Foodies Feeding the Hungry

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Foodies feeding the hungry are at the Farmer’s Markets. Some of them have actually seen a 20 – 30% increase of attendance and sales over the few years. Most of the supermarket chains are trying to offer local farmer’s produce, other local producers are they thinking they should be competing with the Farmer’s Markets? They have figured out that people want fresh produce not tired produce. And their spin is about helping local farmers sell to … Read more

Adopted 52 Grandparents

Sedona Pies Adopted 52 Grandparents, those who are either forgotten about or just don’t have enough friends and family who visit. Gave gifts from the heart. “The kids and parents really enjoyed being part of the event today. Even though we only had a few students that could join it really was a school effort : ) We are from Ramblewood Elementary School in the Franklin McKinley School District. Happy Holidays!” Melissa Balamurugan, Teacher. My introduction: … Read more

Wouldn’t it be nice, Pies

 “Wouldn’t it be nice, Pies.” It would be nice to have a place to serve pies and coffee even if it was one afternoon a week, like on a Sunday? Sometimes, it’s just nice to go somewhere and have a delicious slice of pie and coffee.. We’ll see what comes up. Have you placed your name on the Guest List for the Underground Culinary Club yet? I’ve had some good responses for people wanting to attend. … Read more

We have Berry Pie – not the bird kind

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The story about Fresh Blackberries “If reason were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason for compulsion” Henry IV, Shakespeare. Shakespeare sure knew how to turn a phrase, didn’t he? For instance some refer to the blackberry as a Bramble Berry, not our friend Will. He knew the best way to describe this bountiful berry was by its rightful given name. The Blackberry. The distinction between blackberries and raspberries revolves around fruit … Read more

Local Grain Project for Arizona

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The local grain project for Arizona, by today’s standards, many mills were powered by water Many mills were not converted to electricity until the 1920’s. Overtime stone mills were replace with a rolling milling process. Hayden Flour Mills is a local grain project , by re-introducing heritage wheat and corn as a local food crop in Arizona. In the 1800’s the abundant crops of Arizona Pima and Maricopa Indian farmers provided the food the fed the … Read more

New Trends: Cause Giving

Let’s take a look at the new kind of trends which are called Community Philanthropy or cause giving. We’ll see more buying in bulk and a likely uptick in home freezer sales. People and companies stepping up to incorporate food philanthropy, so that it’s almost an automatic. Food drives will be enhanced by that $1 donation at the grocery checkout lane, In a tough economy, food and drink remain essential purchases. So it’s natural to begin … Read more

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