CASCABEL MESQUITE MILLING and LOCAL FOODS POTLUCK
November 10, 2007
9 AM to mid-afternoon
Join us at the Cascabel Community Center
for a fun, festive day of
processing and eating native mesquite, plus tons
of other local foods dishes.
The day begins with a mesquite pancake
and waffle breakfast served
from 9 to 10 AM.
-Then, from 10 AM to 2 PM,
we will mill your collected mesquite
pods. Milling is free for non-commercial
home use. (Donations
gratefully accepted.) Cascabel Hermitage Association and
Harvesters will both have their mills running.
will play during the milling.
-A native/local foods potluck will
-We will be firing up the earth oven, so bring a dish
with mesquite meal or other local foods to bake. The kitchen
will also be
available for preparing food.
What to bring:
pods you have gathered, which
should be CLEAN (free
of gravel, twigs,
etc.) and BRITTLE DRY. (Test for dryness by
bending pods. They should snap
--containers for finished mesquite meal
--hat and sunscreen
for native/local foods potluck if desired
Exit 306 just east of Benson and go north on Pomerene
Road. Turn right at
stop sign in Pomerene and proceed north on
Cascabel Road to mile marker 23.
About halfway between mile
markers 23 and 24, look on right side for the green
and white county address
sign #5871 and a sign for mesquite milling. Proceed
up the lane to the
Cascabel Community Center. Allow about 1 1/2 to 2 hours
time from Tucson.
--Please contact us
if you need a ride or can offer one and we'll
share the information.
event is being sponsored by the Cascabel Hermitage Association
and the Cascabel
See you there!