Experience local food culture from the farm to the table at the Arizona Farm & Food Festival from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.
The event at the AVA Amphitheater hosted by Casino Del Sol and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance will allow guests to connect with local farms, food artisans, experts, chefs, and advocacy organizations.
Food & Menu Samplings from over 35 chefs
Beer, wine, libation pairings, and samples
Farmer and Growers Pavilion
Live cooking demos
Culinary activities and interactions
Farmers market with growers and purveyors
Distributors and retailers focused on local and sustainable foods
Non-profit and advocacy organizations dedicated to strengthening our local food system
Chef book signings
General admission tickets, $35 in advance or $40 at the gate, include access to the event, activities, and food samples from participating chefs & purveyors. Children 12 and under are free.
Enhanced admission tickets, $50 in advance or $55 at the gate, includes all general admission benefits along with 10 wine, beer, and spirit samplings.
Button Brew House
Dragoon Brewing Co.
Dillinger Brewing Company
Dulce Vida Tequila
Grand Canyon Brewing Co.
Huss Brewing Co.
Iron Johns Brewing Co.
Pillsbury Wine Company
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company
Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila
Three Wells Distilling Company
Kevin Pakulis Band
Live Painting by Judith Gary
Double G Alpacas
The Garden Kitchen
Heirloom Farmers Market
Local First Arizona
Pascua Yaqui Tribe – Department of Language and Culture
Top Knot Farms
Tucson City of Gastronomy
Tucson Quilt Project
Restaurants, Purveyors, and Highlighted Items
Angie’s Kick Ass Salsa
Gourmet Salsa – over 20 fresh ingredients for every batch of salsa
Apple Creek Farms
Lavender Lemonade – a refreshing and delicate lavender lemonade
BOCA Tacos y Tequila is partnering up with Reds Roasters and Grand Canyon Brewing Co.
Taco – slowly smoked beef with a beer reduction and a roasted Chile sauce, served with samples of Grand Canyon Brewery beer
BrushFire BBQ Co. is partnering up with Button Brew House
Chiltepín Smoked Brisket – mesquite-smoked beef brisket brined with Button Brew Chiltepín Red beer, served with samples of Button Brew House beer
Casino Del Sol is partnering up with Double Creek Ranch and High Energy Agriculture
Casino Del Sol is partnering up with Barrio Bread partnering up with Covilli Brand Organics
Covilli Apple Butter – stewed and caramelized Arizona Apples smeared over Barrio Bread with apple salad
Casino Del Sol is partnering up with Pascua Yaqui Tribe Department of Language and Culture and Youth Group
Three Sisters Soup – native beans, corn, and squash
Charro Steak is partnering up with Che West Tortillas and Forbes Meat Co.
Taste the Market Tacos – chorizo topped over flavor-infused tortillas
Chef Chic is partnering up with Hamilton Distillers
Dorado Pork Belly Waffle – Dorado chili glazed pork belly over a potato, cheddar, bacon waffle with Dorado maple syrup, served with samples of Whiskey Del Bac Dorado Mesquite Smoked
Cielos at The Lodge On The Desert is partnering up with Dos Manos Apiaries
Arizona Toast – Arizona fig toast, Dos Manos Honey, local pecan, blue cheese and cranberry on Barrio Bread, served with prosecco
Commoner & Co. is partnering up with Summit Nut Company
Chef Nottingham’s Pistachio Pasta– house pasta, Spanish romesco, sauteed shrimp, local vegetables
Corazon Cafe & Catering is partnering up with Black Mesa Ranch
Menu to be announced
#drunkencocktails is partnering up with Three Wells Distilling Company
Bloody Mary – #drunkencocktails’ Bloody Mary mix with Three Wells Distilling vodka
The Gallery Golf Club is partnering up with Agritopia and Pueblo Vida Brewing Company
Spicy Pork Belly Slider with Majool Date Jam– grilled pork belly on a brioche bun with a sweet date jam spread, served with Pueblo Vida Brewing Company beer
The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol is partnering up with Pillsbury Wine Company and Arbuckles Coffee Roasters
Mango Tea Rubbed Pork Belly with Ginger Congee, Pickled Beet Relish – served with wine from Pillsbury Wine Company
The Grill at Quail Creek is partnering up with E & R Pork
Asian Pulled Pork Asian – pulled pork, wonton, jicama slaw
GRINGO Grill + Cantina is partnering up with Delgados Food Service and San Xaviers Cooperative Association
Native Fry Bread of Tohono O’odham– native fry bread with cholla bud pico de gallo, cactus syrup and tepary bean hummus
Gypsy Caravan, LLC. is partnering up with Presta Coffee Roasters
Menu to be announced
Heirlooms Farmers Market is featuring Taste of the Farmers Market
Samples and products from local vendors around Southern Arizona including Southwinds Farms, Robbs Family Farm, Chochise Family Farms, Wild Child Gardens, Sleeping Frog Farms, Sunflower Sprouts & Superfoods, English Family Fruit Farms, Fiore Di Capra Goat Cheese, Southwest Bee Supply, Tortilleria Arevalo, We Be Jamin’ Farm, Durazo’s Poco Loco Salsa, Breadsmith, Bajo Tierra Kitchen, Cafe Francais
Jonathan’s Cork is partnering up with Top Knot Farms and Shamrock Foods
Duck and Chicken Liver Pate– puree of chicken and duck liver with shallots, mushrooms, and a splash of cognac
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa partnering up with White Lion Tea
Cranberry & Hibiscus Tea Tres Leches – Citron cake with cranberry and hibiscus crema, cranberry compote, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings, served with samples of cranberry hibiscus tea
Kingfisher is partnering up with Iron Johns Brewing Co.
Lemony’s Fermented Foods is partnering up with Fermented Tea Company
Purple Rain Sweet Rolls – sourdough sweet bread with floral accents of lady earl grey, bergamot, lavender, and jasmine. topped with a kefir frosting infused with hints of lavender, served with Purple Rain kombucha and Purple Haze CBD Hemp Kombucha
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort partnering up with Pivot Produce
Apples – mesquite smoked apple pie, acorn flour streusel, served with fresh pressed apple cocktail
Maynard’s Market is partnering up with Merchant’s Garden AgroTech Inc.
[POPPED] Artisan Popcorn is partnering up with SEED FOOD Seasonings
Truffle Artisan Popcorn – Artisan Popcorn featuring Truffle Finishing Seasoning by SEED FOOD Seasonings, plus Molé Negro Pretzels featuring Molé Seasoning by SEED FOOD Seasoning and Prickly Pear Artisan Popcorn
Prep & Pastry is partnering up with Hayden Flour Mills
Hayden Mill French Toast – Hayden Mill brioche, candied nuts, macerated berries, and chia whipped butter, served with rose petal mimosa
Varieties of wine
Queen Ceviche is partnering up with Arevalos Farm
Frijol Mechudo – Arevalos Farm’s own genetic creation, “Frijol Mechudo” organic dry bean served refried with locally-made, non-GMO corn chips, Queen Ceviche salsas, and cotija Mexican cheese
Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink is partnering up with 5 Sons Ranch and Dillinger Brewing Company
Local Polenta with Local Lamb Sugo – freshly milled polenta with braised 5 Sons Ranch lamb paired with Serrano Seduction beer by Dillinger Brewing Company
Rigo’s Restaurant is partnering up with Larry’s Veggies
Menu to be announced
Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila
Food pairing with tequila tasting – mango with silver, aged sharp cheddar with reposado, dark chocolate and orange with añejo
Seis Kitchen is partnering up with Dragoon Brewing Co.
Braised Barbacoa Taco – taco with Arizona-grown beef barbacoa braised in Dragoon’s Session Stronghold beer, served with Dragoon Stronghold Session Beer
Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House are partnering up with Forbes Meat Co.
Porchetta Sausage with Pickled Nopales and Spaghetti Squash Slaw – a herbaceous Tuscan style pork sausage with hints of citrus and chiltepin along with crisp pickled nopales and spaghetti squash vinegar slaw with golden raisins and toasted pepita seeds
Yellow Brick Coffee is partnering up with Elgin Distillery
Caffeinated Cocktails – hand-crafted coffee cocktails made with locally roasted coffee and Arizona Distilled liquor, served with samples of Nitro Cold Brew, hot coffee, and spirits
AVA Amphitheater at Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. For more information, visit saaca.org.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran’s Fats. Although he is best known locally for his work for Tucson Foodie, his work has also appeared in publications such as Bon...