Celebrate Heritage Foods on Saturday, March 15, 2014, @ 7:00 PM at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts

Celebrate Heritage Foods on Saturday, March 15, 2014, @ 7:00 PM at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts

Treat yourself to a celebration of heritage foods at the Sea of Glass Center for the arts, Saturday March 15th 7-9pm 330 East 7th St. Tucson, ½ block west of 4th Ave.

This celebration is the culmination of a ground-breaking collaboration of local farmers, millers, chefs, bakers, and brewers to revive White Sonora Wheat, the oldest variety to reach the Arizona deserts as a farmed crop, dating to the late 1600’s.

Experience a bit of living history through your palate as you taste and learn about ancient grains, only recently revived, from local culinary artists eager to share their craft.

Don Guerra from Barrio Bread will be sharing about artisan breads using local and heritage grains.

Jonathan Buford from Arizona Wilderness Brewing, one of the country’s most praised microbreweries, will speak about incorporating Sonora White Wheat into their craft brews.

Steve Sossaman of Sossaman Farms in Queen Creek, AZ will speak about growing Sonora White Wheat and other heritage grains.

JD McLelland, film producer and director will speak about his documentary film, “The Grain Divide.”

Chefs and agriculturists from Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage will speak on the cultivation and use of Sonora White Wheat.

Free samples and literature will be served. Admission is only $5.00. Call (520) 398-2542 for tickets!

For those in financial need, call (520) 603-9932 at least one week in advance of show to inquire about Avalon Gardens’ Hands-In-The-Soil or other work reciprocation program.

Proceeds go to scholarships for the nonprofit programs – Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program for teens and adults and Avalon Gardens Internships.

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