Composting (and future growers of produce for us)
“Welcome to Recycled City, where fresh, local food rises from the ashes of your recycled waste! At Recycled City we make composting easier than ever before! With air-tight buckets, bags of Bokashi, and weekly pick-up services we encourage you to join us in regenerating urban land and creating fresh, local food. If you love local food, you’ll love recycling your compostables because the key to healthy local farms is healthy soil. Currently, precious top-soil is being lost due to deforestation, conventional agriculture, and other destructive practices that remove biomass. This is called soil erosion. On top of this, food comes to us from thousands of miles away and then we send the old and unused food to landfills where it rots away and pollutes our air. By recycling your left-overs and food scraps , you can help create abundant local farms. Instead of participating in a destructive cycle, recycle! Join us! When you collect your compostables, together we will create abundant local farms.”
Veganic, Organic Produce and Farm Box Delivery
We use fresh produce from Sunizona Family Farms in Willcox for our seasonally inspired menus. We make the same organically grown produce available to you. We are a pick-up location for Sunizona’s popular FarmBox program, a system that brings fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farm to the kitchen.
By supporting the FarmBox program, we’re not only making our local economy stronger, but helping our community to be healthier, too. It’s a win-win for all involved. The produce is top-quality and is grown with sustainable, certified organic growing practices. We’re happy to help make it available and affordable here in Mesa. Plus, our FarmBox subscribers enjoy a 20% discount on any purchase on their pickup day!
For as little as $22 per week, a box of organically grown fruits and vegetables is delivered for pick-up at The Cutting Board on Tuesdays. The selection is based on season and availability. An example of a typical FarmBox for 1-2 persons might include vine-ripened tomatoes, assorted greens, eggplant, bell pepper, green beans, cucumber and cabbage, though selections can be customized as well.
Sunizona Family Farms goes beyond organic with veganic growing practices that are free from the use of animal products, employing strictly plant-based materials. This type of growing reduces the risk of contamination from animal-related diseases, hormones and chemicals. The farm sells nearly all of their products locally. Click here to subscribe and sign up for the program.
Sunizona Family Farms is a family owned and operated, certified organic and veganic operation in southern Arizona. Located in a mountain valley, they grow over 50 different types of vegetables and fruits. The sunny, high desert weather combined with climate controlled greenhouses enable them to grow year round.
“Boxed Greens provides an affordable way to enjoy organic fruits and vegetables delivered right to your front door! Committed to supporting small farming operations, we offer a diverse selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year. By taking advantage of many local farms and the long growing season in Arizona, we are able to deliver many wonderful fruits and veggies while maintaining our commitment to supporting traditional farms.”
Garbonzo Beans and Flour
“The legend goes that in 1868, Charles Hayden was making his way up North when he was waylaid by dangerously high waters on the Salt River. While waiting for the waters to subside, he stood on top of Tempe Butte and looked out on the fertile land surrounding him, envisioning an ideal spot to establish Hayden Flour Mills. More than 100 years later we are re-creating Mr. Hayden’s vision. By growing the same heritage grains on the same land, we are bringing back a time when flour was non-hybridized, minimally processed and flavorful. Today we grind heritage and ancient grains on an Austrian stonemill. Each bag of flour is milled fresh by our Master Miller, Ben. All our grains are grown in Arizona on small farms. And we are working with chefs, farmers and conservationists to revive Arizona’s local grain economy in the spirit of Charles Hayden and his 1874 Hayden Flour Mills.”
Olive Oil, Vinegars, Olives and Spicy Beans
“The Queen Creek Olive Mill is a unique Agri-tourism experience that everyone enjoys. As a local,sustainable farm we produce Arizona’s only extra virgin olive oil. For more than a decade we have been experimenting with different olive varieties to establish which varieties grow best in the Arizona desert. Our grove is home to over 16 different varieties with the Frantoio, Grappolo, Pendolino, Maurino, Moraiolo, Coratina, Taggiasca and Mission as the primary varieties planted. Our trees are drip irrigated and the use of pesticides or mold inhibitors is not required as there is no issue with the olive fly or any kind of olive tree molds. Hence our grove is pesticide free.”
“Pure Life Greens is the culmination of years of experience assisting patients and my personal nutritional experimentation. It is the confluence of my studies in Western Medicine emerged with Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Homeopathic principles. All these various influences have led to an understanding of nutrition and energy medicine peppered with a healthy dose of New Thought spiritual philosophy.” – Michael Wheat DC, BSN, BS