Spring Workshop Series: Harvesting Nopal

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March 19: Harvesting Nopal Workshop & Demonstration

Monika Woolsey of Hip Veggies will be at the market teaching guests about Harvesting Nopal.

Did you know, there are over 1,000 edible plants in the Sonoran Desert? And that one of them, the prickly pear, or nopal, has been a staple vegetable in indigenous diets for centuries? Did you know this plant has been found to have multiple health benefits?  Come learn why Nopal is more than just a pretty landscaping face!

Pre-registration is required HERE A suggested donation of $10 can be made day of workshop.

This Spring learn about Harvesting in the Sonoran Desert at the Phoenix Public Market!  Mark for your calendars April 9th for our Harvesting Mesquite Workshop and Demonstration, with Kate Radosevic from Valley Permaculture Alliance.

Participants will learn:

–health benefits of eating nopales

–which prickly pear you can harvest and eat from your yard

–when and how to harvest prickly pear

–where to buy nopales in Phoenix

–traditional ways to prepare and eat nopales

–cooking techniques and flavor profiles for creating your own recipes

–which chefs in Phoenix are cooking with nopales

–how to cook with nopales in your own kitchen

We will have samples!

A recipe booklet and restaurant list will be provided to all attendees.


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