Up & Coming:



The 6th Annual Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection will convene a statewide network of local food producers and buyers interested in expanding their local food offerings.


Farmer+Chef is the state’s only event of its kind, aimed at building food supply chains at the local level. For the first time, the event, which brings together food businesses from across Arizona, will be hosted in Tucson, AZ. 


More info: http://localfirstazfoundation.org/azfarmerchef





Any entrepreneur or food service business that is dedicated to building a better community, environment and economy through local food supply chains has a place at Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection! 

For buyers, this includes: Chefs, restaurant owners and management; hotels, venues and catering businesses; hospitals and holistic health centers; education and government food service procurement; food processors and distributors; elder and youth care facilities, culinary schools and more! 

For Producers, this includes: Farmers (veggies, grains, beans, etc.), ranchers and animal husbandry; bread bakers, cake makers and confectioners; cheese craters, dairies and apiaries; vintners, brewers, distillers and more!


Members of the public and nonprofit community are welcome to join us for any parts of the day as well, and are encouraged to check out our end of day reception, starting at 5 pm.






This cornerstone piece is an all day vendor fair exclusively featuring the best local food products Arizona has to offer. Producers, distributors and value added processors line up with displays, samples of their products and wholesale business to business information. Meet our producers to learn what is and will be in season, and set up future procurement relationships. More info for vendors here.



Breakout Sessions run in tandem with the Suppliers’ Marketplace, offering attendees a customizable experience. Sessions and panels will cover a diverse array of topics important to building up local food supply chains and establishing successful farm to table relationships. A full schedule and speaker info will be released in the coming weeks. 



As the day wraps up, vendors and attendees let loose for an end of day reception that features locally sourced appetizers and Arizona wine and beer. The end of day reception will run from 5-7 pm.






Wednesday, 9/16

12:00 - 7:30 PM



Tucson Convention Ctr

260 S Church Ave

Tucson, 85701



$10 - General Admission

$75 - Vendor Package


More info: 









This month, we’re reading Blood, Bones and Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton.  This memoir follows the unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she learned the essence of hospitality; the soulless catering factories that helped pay the rent; to Hamilton’s own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges.  With this book, Hamilton has proved herself as good a writer and storyteller as she is a chef.


We’ll gather at the home of one of our readers on September 20 at 3pm to talk about the book and share our own culinary creations inspired by the reading.


Please sign up now, so we know you're reading with us, or for more information on our group, send an email to info@slowfoodsouthernaz.org, with “Reading at the Table” in the subject line.

Food Swap - a food exchange

Details: Tap & Bottle on October 19th

Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM


Share your homemade culinary creations with attendees of Slow Foods very first Food Swap - a community gathering to exchange artistic food. Here's the deal: 

       • By participating in this event, you assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold liable food swap hosts, swap venue              owners/providers, or other swap participants.

Interested in hosting a Slow Food Southern Arizona Monday Mixer? Email inquiries at info@slowfoodsouthernaz.org.


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Mail at least 5 days in advance of the event, to:​

Slow Food Southern Arizona

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Tucson, AZ 85751