Agua Linda Farm Dinner – August 24
This sounds like a lovely event, a SLLOEW dinner with live music at Agua Linda Farm in Amado. The SLLOEW is in the spirit of Slow Food prepared by proprietors, Stewart & Laurel Loew. The 4 to 5-course set menu will be prepared on site and will feature fresh vegetables harvested that day plus will incorporate grass fed beef and other local foods. The final decisions on the menu will be decided after the harvest, but the star of the show will definitely be Agua Linda’s farm fresh tomatoes. Refreshing non-alcoholic beverages will be provided but feel free to BYOB as well.
Live Latin/Cubano music will start during the rise of the moon in the night sky.
The cost is $40/per person by prepaid reservation only.
It all sounds like to be a one-of-kind evening filled with the freshest of food, great music, and masterful nature. Click here for more details.
The Loew family has Hollywood connections. Read more…
Tucson CSA Shares for Autumn
If you have been reading my column for awhile, you know I have subscribed to Tucson Community Supported Agriculture for the past year. It’s been a joy to experiment with farm-fresh pesticide-free vegetables many of which I never considered purchasing at the grocery store. I have grown to love greens and rutabagas. The experience has made me a more experimental cook plus have a healthier diet. I cannot say that I never met a vegetable that I didn’t like, but I did experiment with most even the scary black Spanish rose.
A CSA works like this: You pay it forward. At a designated time (4 to 7 p.m.) and day of the week (Tuesday or Wednesday), you go to the Historic Y located on University Avenue, a short block from the Epic Café, and pick up your share. There you can mingle with others and sometimes sample delicious recipes or grind your own wheat berries or opt to buy extras like grass fed meat and eggs. If you cannot do it weekly, you can pay for an every-other-weekly share like I did.
I’m going to skip the Fall session but most likely start back again in the Winter. Learn more about Tucson CSA – the pros and cons and delights of eating locally produced food (from a Glendale, Ariz. farm).