Monthly Archives: June 2014

Raw Emory Oak Acorns

Upcoming DEMO – Acorns: an Abundant & Delicious Food Resource

 Desert Harvesters’ Pre-Monsoon Mesquite Milling
 Sunday, June 22, 2014
 403 N. 6th Ave.,Tucson, AZ      

6am to 9am

with local herbalist & forager, John Slattery

At 8a John will be conducting an informative, hands-on demo on our local acorns. You will learn about the two main varieties of oak in our area which produce tasty and reliable acorn harvests each year, how to identify them, how and when to gather, how to process, and solar acorn bread baking for all to taste after the presentation.

Desert Tortoise Botanicals delicious, iced Prickly Pear drinks will be served, and a selection of products will be available for sale. More information about foraging in the Sonoran desert will be available at our booth.

Come down and talk to us about the exciting lifeway and pastime of foraging in the desert!

Desert Harvesters’ Pre-Monsoon Mesquite Milling (flyer)

 Hosted by Exo Roast Co. and Tap & Bottle
 403 N. 6th Ave.,Tucson, AZ

PosterBring Your Own Mesquite Pods! Pods for milling must be clean, dry, and free of mold/fungus, stones, leaves, and other debris.

 Cost: $3/gallon of whole pods, with a minimum of $10.

There will also be:
 • native wild foods demonstrations – Acorns, Palo Verde peas
 • Exo’s mesquite-, mole-, and chiltepin-infused coffees,
 • Mesquite baked goods and cactus fruit popsicles
 • Sale of seeds and seedlings of the best-tasting native bean trees and chiltepines — so you can plant yours in time for the rains.