Mesquite Pod Flour

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Mesquite Pod Flour 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. Traditionally, the pods were toasted over hot coals at midday and then ground into a fine flour with grinding sticks and stones. Today, the pods are still hand-roasted and dried, but are currently 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 tribes. Currently, the Tohono O'odham and Seri people, as well as Sonoran Hispanics in Arizona are employed in the survival of this cherished flour.

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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...)

Rocking 45 Farm, LLC

  Yuma, AZ

We are a small farm and producer of humanely raised chickens and now ducks, who produce a variety of colored eggs. The hens are free-range and scratch on our 5 acre farm. (more...)

Quail Hollow Farm

  Overton, NV    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Our farm is located in the beautiful Moapa Valley of Southern Nevada overlooking the scenic Valley of Fire and Red Rocks. We are about 50 miles north of Las Vegas nestled in a small agricultural community just 10 miles from the north end of Lake Mead. (more...)

Native Seeds/SEARCH

  Tucson, AZ

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...)

Luna Fibre Farm

  Chaparral, NM    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Luna Farm is a small homestead that sells seasonal produce to include micro greens, farm eggs and varied herbs. Season starting May through December. Open Saturdays 8 am to noon only.(more...)

Bean Tree Farm

  Tucson, AZ

Bean Tree Farm is a 20 acre saguaro/ ironwood forest farm and botanical sanctuary. We care for, harvest, create and offer tours and workshops on Sonoran Desert living: perennial edible plants, herbs, desert foods cooking, natural building, permaculture and more. (more...)