Calling all foodies! We are excited to share the Mesa Fresh Foodie Trail® Tour with the valley. This agritourism journey through Mesa, Queen Creek and Gilbert gives visitors a fresh taste of local flavor. Tours will begin in the fall, just in time for perfect Southwest weather. Here are the stops you can look forward to on the newest Arizona food tour.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
A simple visit to Arizona sparked an idea to move from the automotive industry in Detroit, and begin producing their very own olive oil. Brenda and Perry Rea now grow their very own organic, and delicious, extra virgin olive oil. During this stop guests will take part in the Olive Oil 101 tour to learn about the history of the olive mill, standards of olive oil and its health benefits, and why it is important to know your farmer. See the olive tree groves, the process of creating the olive oil and of course sample the tasty product.
Founded by Ray and Thora Schnepf, Schnepf Farms is today’s largest organic Peach grower in the state. Still family operated, Schnepf Farms is visited by thousands of people every year coming to pick their own peaches and vegetables, weddings, events and more. On this stop along the Foodie Trail you have an opportunity to explore the farm grounds and get a sweet treat!
Started in the last 1920’s, the family farm has grown to produce successful and diverse crops for the valley. This includes the Farm at Agritopia which is comprised of a commercial farm and community garden. While at Agritopia, guests will enjoy a locally sourced organic lunch from Joe’s Farm Grill.
Hayden Flour Mills
The family owned flour mill on Sossaman Farms focuses on growing native seeds and a minimalistic process. Hayden Flour Mills showcases flavorful grain and its importance to the everyday diet.
The Mesa Fresh Foodie Trail® Tour operates on Friday and Sunday at $179 per person. Comment below with the location you’re most excited about visiting on this food tour.