The fine art of local at Cafe A La C'art

This post guest written by LFA Intern Loran Shamis. August2015MixerThe Tucson Museum of Art and Café a la C’art were the perfect duo for our August mixer.  Café a la C’art is the ideal spot to enjoy a house made pastry while sippin’ on some wine on their cool, canopy patio. This wonderful, hidden gem of downtown Tucson provided an extensive array of tasty treats to all those who attended the August Mixer.  Owner, Mark Jorbin demonstrated Café a la C’art’s ability to host and entertain great parties, so spread the word about their amazing catering service! All of our attendees were given complimentary passes to the Tucson Museum of Art and we had lots to announce about some great upcoming events!

GrapesToGlassThis September 12th Maynard’s Market is going above and beyond by hosting a fundraiser to support Local First Arizona! From 1-4 during the Second Saturday celebrations downtown, Maynard’s is hosting Grapes to Glass Art and Wine Festival in order to showcase local wine producers. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Local First Arizona Foundation.

Are you a vendor looking to purchase local food in wholesale volume? Or, are you producer seeking to sell in wholesale volume? The Farmer Chef Connection is the perfect place to make future business connections. This statewide conference is, for the first time, in Tucson this year. It’s an awesome opportunity for local producers and local vendors to network in a conference setting. This event will take place on Wednesday, September 16th from 12-5:30 PM at the Tucson Convention Center. Learn more and register for this one of a kind event!

Registration for our award-winning Downtown Tucson Small Wonders Maps is open. Receive an early bird discount by registering before August 31! Do not miss this great opportunity to be featured alongside great local businesses in the unique Tucson Small Wonders maps. Email Erika for the early bird code- [email protected]

Want to find more ways to get involved in Local First AZ?  Member 101 Sessions are a great way to get started! Every month, we hold online educational sessions where you can discover how to get more involved with local movement. Learn more about our organization, membership opportunities and more! Session runs about 30-45 minutes. RSVP here for the next one!  Interested in learning more about the benefits of Sustaining Membership in Local First Arizona?  Find out more here.

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Our next mixer will be hosted by Vantage West Credit Union in Marana.  Due to limited capacity at this venue, all attendees MUST RSVP in advance.  Attendance for this event is capped and only listed RSVPs will be admitted.  Please RSVP here to attend.

Thank you to all the great businesses who attended -

A&E Recycled Granite, L.L.C. A-1 Mattress Inc. Acupuncture Pain Relief Center America's Mattress Arizona Heritage Tours, LLC Arizona Jewish Post AZPM - Arizona Public Media Barbara McNichol Editorial Best Western Inn Suites Breakout Studios Brown Bear Studio Burns Pest Elimination Cady Ltd. Casa de la Luz Hospice Chilttepica ,Salsa Community Renaissance CSI Point of Sale Consulting Custom Quarters LLC Dependable Personnel, Inc. Downtown Tucson Partnership Envoy Mortgage Fermata Media Group Film Creations LTD Flowers, Rieger & Associates FoodInRoot Green Valley Pecan Intestinal Health Institute IPA Family JAZ Landscape Design & Consultation Jennifer Mead Creative Kat Black ACS KXCI (Independent Media Partner) Mama's Hawaiian B-B-Cue (Sustaining Member) Many Hands Artist Cooperative Marion Integrative Wellness Maynards Market + Kitchen (Sustaining Member) McMichael LLC Merit Foods MJE Handyman Service MJGrushka Consulting MOCAshop Ms. Fix-It Home Solutions Munger Chadwick New York Life Picture Rocks Cooling & Heating LLC RBar Energy Roadrunner Auto Glass and Window Tint Sky's Sunlight Southwest Solutions The Downtown Clifton Hotel (Host for our next great LOCALIST event) TMAL Art League Top Knot Farms Tucson Coffee Roasters Tucson Federal Credit Union Tucson Museum of Art Tucson Originals (Sustaining Member) Tucson RV Storage Volta Western Sky Communications Yellow Brick Coffee