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FARMERS’ MARKETS
Community Food Bank: 3003 S. Country Club Road, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Saturdays (622-0525)
Downtown Farmers’ Market: South lawn of the Main Library, 101 n. Stone Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Wednesdays (326-7810)
El Con Farmers’ Market: El Con Mall, west wing between Robinson’s May and J. C. Penney, 1 to 6 p.m., Fridays (918-8911)
Oro Valley Farmers’ Market: Town Hall at the corner of La Canada Drive and Naranja Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, (warmer months, 8 a.m. to noon, 918-8911). First Sunday Farmers’ Market: Main Gate Square, 810 E. University Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Sunday of the month (622-8613)
Plaza Palomino: 2970 N. Swan Road, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays
Rincon Valley Farmers’ Market: 12000 E. Old Spanish Trail, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays (591-2276)
Tucson Farmers’ Market: St. Philip’s Plaza, southeast corner of River Road and Campbell Avenue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sundays (918-9811)


FOOD NOT BOMBS VOLUNTEERS
Centro Digna. 824 S. Sixth Ave. Cook and serve free vegan meals to hungry people. Planning meetings take place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Cook and serve on Saturdays at noon. 882-2179.


GLEANING TUCSON
Donate your extra fruit to the Community Food Bank. They will harvest and pick it up from your home. Call 622-0525 ext. 466 for information.


PHOENIX RESTAURANT USES INGREDIENTS FROM TRIBAL FARMS
As mentioned in Food & Wine:
Kai is a Phoenix restaurant with a mission. Serving an innovative menu of Southwestern dishes like blue corn-crusted chicken with chipotle-molasses sweet potatoes, and plantain-crusted pork tenderloin in mole with cactus salsa, Kai uses ingredients supplied by tribal farming communities. Tucson chef Janos Wilder consulted on the menu. Chef de cuisine Sandy Garcia is a member of the San Pueblo tribe. Kai is located on the Gila River Indian Community about 15 minutes south of downtown Phoenix. Exact address: 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. (602-225-0100)

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