I don't know how many of you know about Singh Farms, but it is one of Scottsdale's treasures in my book. Located just east of the 101/Thomas , north side of Thomas, it is a working organic farm established 10 years ago on 20 acres of 'worthless' land leased from the Salt River tribe. A family affair, the Singhs have turned it into an oasis of fruit trees/bushes, vegetable beds, goat herd, free range chickens, and more that is open to the public as a farmers' market every Saturday from 9 - 1. There is a sample room stocked with heirloom fresh vegetables, canned sauces and relishes made from their produce, artisan breads to die for, chevres and butters made from the milk of their own herds, eggs from their chickens, and whatever else is in season. Also on premises is an outdoor kitchen where every week 3 different sample plates are offered for a nominal charge of $5. Created with the assistance of a grant from ASU, Singh Farms takes the university's plant wastes (landscaping, foods, etc.) and turns it into mulch for use on the farm. This not only creates a rich organic growing medium for their produce, it also saves the University around $200,000/year on landfill costs. Truckloads of the mulch are sold for $20 to locals seeking to improve their own yards and fields. Some of the Valley's most noted chefs feature Singh Farm produce on their menu (that's how I first found out about it). Sometimes during the snowbird season , evening cooking classes are offered at the farm showing amateurs innovative ways to use their delectable offerings. The classes and Saturday mornings are the only time the farm is open to the public - the rest of the time it is a working operation, Several acres of plantings are invitingly set up with meandering paths, seating areas, and information about the farm and all these are open during public hours.
Hope I see you there!
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