Mesquite pod Flour

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Until 1890, pods from the Mesquite tree produced one of the most valued foods, wild or cultivated, in the Southwestern deserts of North America. The honey mesquite, also known as the velvet mesquite, is a nitrogen-fixing legume tree that produces pods rich in protein and sweet galactomannin‚??a gum-based sugar. Today, the pods are hand-roasted and dried, and then ground using a hammer mill. Mesquite pod flour‚??s sweet, smoky flavor is a valued part of the culinary traditions of the Pima, Tohono O'odham, Seri, Apache, Cocopah, Maricopa and other American Indian trib

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Skeleton Creek

  Aravaipa Canyon, AZ

We offer natural selections from the Sonoran Desert (Arizona and Northwestern Mexico) and the arid southwest. We sustainably wild-harvest native plant foods, primarily mesquite, prickly pear cactus, and saguaro fruit, and we use wild and heirloom grains in our baking mixes. (more...)


Native Seeds/SEARCH

  Tucson, AZ    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Native Seeds/SEARCH conserves, distributes and documents the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seeds, their wild relatives and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwest and northwest Mexico. (more...)


Bean Tree Farm

  Tucson, AZ

Bean Tree Farm is a 20 acre saguaro/ ironwood forest, conservation area and ecological community. We harvest, care for and teach about Sonoran Desert perennial edible plants, herbs, passive solar natural building, permaculture and more. We hold a bi-monthly farmstand, and a CSP (community supported permaculture). (more...)