Highlights: AZ Farmer + Chef Connection

Tequila made in Arizona

3 Amigos Tequila

Today Circle of Food attended the 7th annual Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection at the Tucson Convention Center hosted by Local First Arizona.

It’s refreshing to talk to people who are passionate about their products and ideas. Here are a few that stuck out in my mind:

3 Amigos Tequila distilled in Arizona, smooth.

Black Mesa Ranch makes the most decadent chocolate fudge with concho chiles, rich with a spicy finish on the palate.

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Black Mesa Ranch fudge

A citrusy beer that had no citrus as an ingredient from Borderlands Brewing Co.

Fresh baked goodies and cold brew from Cartel; try the savory green chile and cheddar scone.

Crow’s Dairy made the best butter pecan goat cheese. I thought I was eating ice cream.

Dante’s Fire restaurant is also the Tucson Pretzel Bread Company. How did I not know that?

Kettle Heroes, gourmet artisan popcorn with a cause – 20% of profits are donated to the Pat Tillman Foundation and other charities.

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Shelly from Nourished Food. She makes rich bone broths and grass fed butters.

Popped, Artisan Popcorn, that could be my dinner. The lemon poppy seed piqued my interest.

A sparkling wine from Sonoita Vineyards.

SpunLight is organic cotton candy in 60 flavors. I tasted the grapefruit. Yum! And I don’t even like cotton candy. You can now buy it online via Etsy!

TepaBurger is a good tasting plant-based alternative to a hamburger. Yes, it was tasty. And they received the Environmental Sustainability award at today’s event. Congratulations!

Zak’s Chocolate creates single origin and house blended chocolates using ethically sourced beans.

Written by Karyn Zoldan, Day #12

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