Celebrate Food Day

Celebrate Food Day in Tucson by enjoying local and heritage foods at The Santa Cruz Harvest Dinner, a moveable feast of sorts. This 3-course meal will include a variety of locally-grown and place-based foods.

Sunday, October 23 from 3 to 7 pm

1st course - appetizers at an urban Tucson farm.
2nd course - main dish at a market plaza.
3rd course - desserts at a restaurant in an historic building.

All sites are conveniently located on a bike route, less than two miles apart.

Tickets are $25 ($10 for 12 and under). Print the dinner ticket order form and reserve your seat at the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance website.

In addition to a delicious 3-course meal, the Santa Cruz Harvest Dinner will also feature:

* Tour of the Community Food Bank’s newest urban farm
* Book signing with Carolyn Niethammer and her newest book Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants
* Salad dressing demonstration by Kids Can Cook
* Tucson Village Farm will prepare a salad with produce from their farm
* Chef Ramiro Scavo and his team from Pasco Kitchen will serve the entrée
* Arizona Heritage Food Wagon display
* Mole tasting by Mano Y Metate
* Free re-usable grocery bag featuring the Santa Cruz Valley Harvest brand

Please also consider sponsoring this event - we need your support to make this inaugural annual feast a success! Form available here.

Food Day is a nation-wide event on Oct 24 that brings together families, community organizers, educators, farmers, chefs and local officials as a united front for change in our food system.

The Santa Cruz Harvest Dinner will also feature the public unveiling of the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance’s regional food brand, “Santa Cruz Valley Harvest: The fresh taste of our heritage.” The Santa Cruz Valley Harvest brand will allow consumers to more easily recognize local, fresh, heritage foods in grocery stores, at farmers markets, and in restaurants. Increasing consumer awareness of the availability of local and heritage food products helps preserve the agricultural varieties native to the region, supports a healthy local economy, and reduces the environmental costs of long distance transportation of foods.