Pick your produce at local farms

By Maria Johnson
Staff Writer

From pick-your-own organic produce to grass-fed beef, local Arizona farms and orchards provide fresh food to any visitor. Explore the state and visit one this summer to support local business. Make sure to call ahead to verify hours and produce availability.

Folded Hills Orchard
Organic apples, blackberries and peaches.
Location: 1240 E. Willow Point Road, Cornville. (Distance: 1.5 hours)
Phone: (928) 634-4649

Windy View Acres Family Farm
Eggs, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, broad beans, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash and tomatoes.
Location: 1960 South Hopi Trail, Dewey. (Distance: 40 minutes)
Phone: (928) 632-4525

Date Creek Ranch
Apples and peaches. Grass-fed lean natural beef.
Location: Wickenburg. From Phoenix take Highway 60 to Wickenburg, then Highway 93 N. Take a right turn at highway mile marker 177.5 onto Date Creek Ranch Road. Four miles of dirt road lead directly to the ranch. (Distance: 1.5 hours)
Phone: (928) 231-0704

Schnepf Farms
Organic apricots, peaches, plums, sweet corn and other vegetables.
Location: 22601 E. Cloud Road, Queen Creek. (Distance: 2.5 hours)
Phone: (480) 987-3100

Desert Oasis
Eggs, baked goods, preserves, jams, jellies, naturally grown grapefruit, lemons, oranges and organic and not-hormone-fed turkeys.
Location: 12901 S. 186th Ave., Buckeye. (Distance: 2.5 hours)
Phone: (602) 309-9090

Tolmachoff Farms
Beets, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes and other vegetables.
Location: 5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale. (Distance: 2 hours)
Phone: (623) 386-1301

Agua Linda
Naturally grown beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes and other vegetables.
Location: 2643 E. Frontage Rd. I-19, Exit 42, Amado. (Distance: 4.5 hours)
Phone: (520) 398-3218

Adams Family Farm
Eggs, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes and other vegetables.
Located: 17455 S. Round Mountain Rd., Dewey. (Distance: 45 minutes)
Phone: (928) 632-8155

This article appeared in the May 2011 print edition of The Raven Review.

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