Nothing tastes better than a ripe tomato
Let’s do a rain dance. The rain last night was glorious.
Coming soon: Lee Lee
Tucson is about to go global in a big produce way when Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket comes to town. Lee Lee, already well known in Phoenix, opens later this month at 1900 W. Orange Grove.
This Saturday receive a free breakfast at all three Sunflower Markets locations when you donate school supplies for the Shyanne Kindness Project. Because of budget cuts, Tucson’s schools will not be able to buy supplies which means economically-stressed children will go without. Locations: 4282 N. First Ave., 4645 E. Speedway, and 7877 E. Broadway @ Pantano.
Thursday-Santa Cruz River Farmers Market
You can always use your credit, debit, and EBT cards. Probable produce available includes purslane*, garlic, tomatoes, okra, squash, Asian melons, red and yellow fleshed watermelons, and much more from 4 to 7 p.m. on the NW corner of Speedway and Riverview.
Saturday-Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market
At this rustic southeast venue not only will you find farmers but plenty of artisans at well. For now, let’s stick to food – mesquite flour, dog biscuits, heirloom tomatoes, mini cucumbers, baby lettuce, summer melons, green onions, Brussel sprouts, handmade tamales, fresh breads, and much more from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail. You can use WIC checks here with certain farm vendors.
8th Annual Roasted Chile Festival
Save September 19 for the 8th Annual Roasted Chile Festival at the Rincon Valley Market. More info coming later.
What’s purslane? It’s a weed of some kind…
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