Archived Events

2007 MESQUITE MILLING EVENTS

Desert Harvesters Hammermill Operation Training
Sunday, September 30, 2007
2pm
This is a mandatory event for all Desert Harvesters volunteer staff. To get more information on this you must sign up on our desert harvesters email list (see link on left sidebar).

Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Tree Planting
Sunday, October 7, 2007
First thing in the morning
If you want sign up to help plant trees in passive water harvesting earthworks call Brad at 882-9443 or email bradlank@gmail. com . Wear work clothes, bring water, and tools to dig. We’ll start first thing in the morning with a free demonstration on how to plant trees in passive water harvesting earthworks.

Cienega Watershed Pioneer Day
Saturday, October 13, 2007
10:30am to 3pm
Colossal Cave, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
For more information contact JJ at 647-7121 or jerrie@colossalcave.com

Bisbee Farmers’ Market, Mesquite Milling, and Mesquite Pancakes with Prickly Pear Syrup
Saturday, October 20, 2007
8am to noon
Bisbee Farmers’ Market at Vista Park in Warren Section of Bisbee
Contact: Valerie McCaffrey – (520) 378-2973 or vallimac@cox.net .

Urban Farm Mesquite Milling
Saturday, November 3, 2007
9am
Phoenix Downtown Farmers Market, 721 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ.
Directions: SE Corner of Central Ave. and McKinley St, which is 2 blocks South of Roosevelt.
For more information contact Greg Peterson at 606-565-7045 or events@phoenixpermaculture.org. Website: www.phoenixpermaculture.org

9th Annual Cascabel Mesquite Milling Festival
Cascabel Community Center, Cascabel, AZ
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Breakfast: 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Milling: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (If we can finish by then.)
Milling is free for non-commercial home use, though donations
are gratefully accepted. The day will start with a free mesquite
pancake/waffle breakfast.

This event is hosted by the Cascabel Hermitage Association Education Program. For more information contact David and Pearl at david@omick.com or 520-212-4628.
Directions to Cascabel Community Center:
Take I-10 Exit 306 just east of Benson and go north on Pomerene Road. Turn right at stop sign in Pomerene and proceed north on Cascabel Road to mile marker 23. About halfway between mile markers 23 and 24, look on right side for the green and white county address sign #5871 and a “Mesquite Milling” sign. Proceed up the lane to the community center.

3nd Annual Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Mesquite Milling and Mesquite Pancake Chow Down
Tucson, AZ
Thursday, November 15, 2007
4pm to 7pm
This event will occur at the best Farmers’ market in Tucson at the Santa Cruz river park (west side of the river) just south of Speedway Blvd on Riverside Road. It is hosted by the Southside Food Production Network and the Tucson Community Food Bank. For more information call 622-0525. Ask for Dana or Kelley.

5th Annual Desert Harvesters Mesquite Milling Fiesta and Mesquite Pancake Breakfast
Dunbar/Spring Organic Community Garden, Tucson, AZ
Saturday, November 17, 2007
9am – 2pm
The mesquite pancake breakfast starts at 9am and keeps going until everyone is full or we run out of batter. Prickly pear, mesquite, and maple syrups will accompany the pancakes. All ingredients will be organic. A $3 donation is requested for the pancake breakfast. Live music will accompany the good food. Recipe books will be on hand for purchase.

The hammermill will be available to grind your harvested mesquite pods into delicious, nutritious flour. $3 minimum donation (separate from pancake donation) requested for milling.

The event is hosted by, and is a fundraiser for, Desert Harvesters.

Directions to Dunbar-Spring Community Garden
The garden is located at the corner of 11th Avenue and University Blvd. The nearest major intersection is Speedway & Stone. From Speedway & Stone: Go south on Speedway 3 blocks, and turn right on University Blvd. Go 3 more blocks to 11th Ave. The garden is at the northwest corner of University and 11th.


ARCHIVED EVENTS:
2005-6 MESQUITE MILLING EVENTS

Note: There are a number of events this year. Plan to attend at least two if you want to grind your mesquite pods into flour, since there is always a chance that wet weather will cancel a milling.

Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Tree Planting
Tucson, AZ

Saturday, October 8, 2005
First thing in the morning

If you want sign up to help plant trees in passive water harvesting earthworks call Brad at 882-9443 or email bradlank@aol.com. Wear work cloths, bring water, and tools to dig. We’ll start first thing in the morning with a free demonstration on how to plant trees in passive water harvesting earthworks.

Desert Harvesters Hammermill Operation Training
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, October 16, 2005, 3pm

This is a mandatory event for all Desert Harvesters volunteer staff. To get more information on this you must sign up on our desert harvesters email list (see link on left sidebar).

7th Annual Cascabel Mesquite Milling Festival
Cascabel Community Center, Cascabel, AZ
Saturday, October 22, 2005

Breakfast: 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Milling: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (If we can finish by then.)

Milling is free for non-commercial home use, though donations
are gratefully accepted. The day will start with a free mesquite
pancake/waffle breakfast.

This event is hosted by the Cascabel Hermitage Association Education Program. For more information contact David and Pearl at david@omick.com or 520-212-4628.

Directions:Take I-10 Exit 306 just east of Benson and go north on Pomerene Road. Turn right at stop sign in Pomerene and proceed north on Cascabel Road to mile marker 23. About halfway between mile markers 23 and 24, look on right side for the green and white county address sign #5871 and a “Mesquite Milling” sign. Proceed up the lane to the community center.

Colossal Cave Mesquite Milling
Saturday, October 30, 2005
For more information contact JJ at 647-7121

3rd Annual Mesquite Milling at the Tucson Community Food Bank Farmers’ Market
3003 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
8am to noon

Our hammermill will be available to grind your harvested mesquite pods into delicious, nutritious flour. $3 minimum donation requested for milling. The event is hosted by the Southside Food Production Network and the Tucson Community Food Bank. For more information call 622-0525. Ask for Dana or Kelley.

Urban Farm Mesquite Milling
Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, November 5, 2005

This event is co-sponsored by the Urban Farm and Slow Food Phoenix. For more information contact Greg Peterson at FarmerGreg@UrbanFarm.org. Website: www.urbanfarm.org

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Mesquite Milling and Mesquite Pancake Chow Down
Tucson, AZ

Thursday, November 10, 2005
4pm to 7pm

This event will occur at the best new Farmers’ market in Tucson at the Santa Cruz river park (west side of the river) just south of Speedway Blvd on Riverside Road. It is hosted by the Southside Food Production Network and the Tucson Community Food Bank. For more information call 622-0525. Ask for Dana or Kelley.

3rd Annual Desert Harvesters Mesquite Milling Fiesta and Mesquite Pancake Breakfast
Dunbar/Spring Organic Community Garden, Tucson, AZ
Saturday, November 12, 2005
9am – 2pm

The mesquite pancake breakfast starts at 9am and keeps going until everyone is full or we run out of batter. Prickly pear, mesquite, and maple syrups will accompany the pancakes. All ingredients will be organic. A $3 donation is requested for the pancake breakfast. Live music will accompany the good food. Recipe books will be on hand for purchase.

The hammermill will be available to grind your harvested mesquite pods into delicious, nutritious flour. $3 minimum donation (separate from pancake donation) requested for milling.

The event is hosted by, and is a fundraiser for, Desert Harvesters.

Directions to Dunbar-Spring Community Garden
The garden is located at the corner of 11th Avenue and University Blvd. The nearest major intersection is Speedway & Stone. From Speedway & Stone: Go south on Speedway 3 blocks, and turn right on University Blvd. Go 3 more blocks to 11th Ave. The garden is at the northwest corner of University and 11th.

Colossal Cave Mesquite Milling and Pioneer Days
Saturday, October 7, 2006
10am to 3pm
Colossal Cave, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
For more information contact JJ at 647-7121

Tucson Meet Yourself Festival
Saturday, October 14
7pm to 7:30pm
El Presidio Park, Downtown Tucson
A 30 minute presentation and question and answer opportunity on picking, storing, processing, and cooking with mesquite flour.
For more info see www.tucsonmeetyourself.org

Bisbee Farmers’ Market, Mesquite Milling, and Mesquite Pancakes with Prickly Pear Syrup
Saturday, October 21
8am to noon
Bisbee Farmers’ Market at Vista Park in Warren Section of Bisbee
Contact: Valerie McCaffrey – (520) 378-2973 or vallimac@cox.net .

Directions to Bisbee Farmers’ Market:
Heading east go past old Bisbee and go past big mine pit to traffic circle, then at traffic circle take Bisbee Road, go past Dairy Queen to the end of the road and you’ll see the park and farmers’ market.

Tucson Botanical Garden Mesquite Milling
Saturday, October 28, 2006
10am to 2pm
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way
For more information contact Mary Sisson Eibs
520-326-9686, ext. 39
volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org

Urban Farm Mesquite Milling
Sunday, November 5, 2006
9am to 1pm
Ahwatukee Farmers market
4700 E. Warner Road,
Phoenix, AZ
This event is co-sponsored by the Urban Farm and Slow Food Phoenix. For more information contact Greg Peterson at FarmerGreg@UrbanFarm.org. Website: www.urbanfarm.org

Directions to Ahwatukee Farmers market:
When coming into Phoenix take Interstate 10 to the 51 (Piestua peak
parkway) North to Glendale
Exit left (West) to 13th Place – about 6 blocks
Turn left (south) to 6750

4th Annual Desert Harvesters Mesquite Milling Fiesta and Mesquite Pancake Breakfast
Dunbar/Spring Organic Community Garden, Tucson, AZ
Saturday, November 11, 2006
9am – 2pm
The mesquite pancake breakfast starts at 9am and keeps going until everyone is full or we run out of batter. Prickly pear, mesquite, and maple syrups will accompany the pancakes. All ingredients will be organic. A $3 donation is requested for the pancake breakfast. Live music will accompany the good food. Recipe books will be on hand for purchase.

The hammermill will be available to grind your harvested mesquite pods into delicious, nutritious flour. $3 minimum donation (separate from pancake donation) requested for milling.

The event is hosted by, and is a fundraiser for, Desert Harvesters.

Directions to Dunbar-Spring Community Garden
The garden is located at the corner of 11th Avenue and University Blvd. The nearest major intersection is Speedway & Stone. From Speedway & Stone: Go south on Speedway 3 blocks, and turn right on University Blvd. Go 3 more blocks to 11th Ave. The garden is at the northwest corner of University and 11th.

2nd Annual Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Mesquite Milling and Mesquite Pancake Chow Down
Tucson, AZ
Thursday, November 16, 2006
4pm to 7pm
This event will occur at the best Farmers’ market in Tucson at the Santa Cruz river park (west side of the river) just south of Speedway Blvd on Riverside Road. It is hosted by the Southside Food Production Network and the Tucson Community Food Bank. For more information call 622-0525. Ask for Dana or Kelley.

8th Annual Cascabel Mesquite Milling Festival
Cascabel Community Center, Cascabel, AZ
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Breakfast: 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Milling: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (If we can finish by then.)
Milling is free for non-commercial home use, though donations
are gratefully accepted. The day will start with a free mesquite
pancake/waffle breakfast.

This event is hosted by the Cascabel Hermitage Association Education Program. For more information contact David and Pearl at david@omick.com or 520-212-4628.

Directions to Cascabel Community Center:
Take I-10 Exit 306 just east of Benson and go north on Pomerene Road. Turn right at stop sign in Pomerene and proceed north on Cascabel Road to mile marker 23. About halfway between mile markers 23 and 24, look on right side for the green and white county address sign #5871 and a “Mesquite Milling” sign. Proceed up the lane to the community center.

11th Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Tree Planting
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, November 19, 2006
First thing in the morning

If you want sign up to help plant trees in passive water harvesting earthworks call Brad at 882-9443 or email bradlank@gmail.com . Wear work clothes, bring water, and tools to dig. We’ll start first thing in the morning with a free demonstration on how to plant trees in passive water harvesting earthworks.

End of season hammermill cleaning and pizza pig out
1333 W. Alameda, Tucson, AZ
Saturday, December 2, 2006
2pm
Come help clean the hammermill so we can put it in storage until next year’s milling season. Plenty of free pizza will be served to all those helping out. This will also be a great chance to share stories from this year’s very successful season, while brainstorming/sharing ideas for the future!