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Arizona Local Foods

Guide to Eating Locally in Arizona


Eating locally in Arizona is a tasty proposition. Chiles, dates, and citrus all grow in abundance. Find great local food in Arizona with this guide to farmers markets, seasonal produce, food festivals, and more. Know about something I've missed? Tell us about it!

Arizona Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

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From rich dates to insanely sweet oranges and wonderfully flavorful chiles, find what's in season when in Arizona when with this Arizona Seasonal Produce Guide.

Arizona Farmers Markets

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Find a farmers market that sells Arizona-grown produce (not to mention grass-fed beef, local honey, and other delights) near you with this list of Arizona Farmers Markets.

Arizona Favorites: Chiles

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Chiles - whether fresh or dried – are an important part of both traditional and contemporary Arizona local eating. I have tons of info about chiles, including guides to fresh chiles and dried chiles, not to mention recipes for delicious Baked Chiles Rellenos and Cream of Green Chile Soup, as well as simple instructions for How to Roast and Peel Chiles.

Arizona Favorites: Dates

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Arizonans can remain starch locavores and eat dates, which is an enviable position to be in. There is even a town called Dateland, surrounded by 12 acres of date palm orchards, where every date dream you've ever had can come true. Learn more About Fresh Dates here.

Arizona Food Festivals

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Check out these festivals to celebrate the ingredients and people making Arizona food unique.

Arizona Food Blogs

See how others are eating locally in Arizona. Find ideas and inspiration for your own local foods efforts with these Arizona Food Blogs.

More Arizona Local Foods

Arizona is filled with local eating delights, including JH Grass-Fed Beef, a family-owned ranch that sells its tasty wares at Phoenix-area farmers markets.

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