Arizona-grown food is nearly as great to look at as it is to eat. And so, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite Instagram accounts that beautifully capture Good Food in our desert state! Enjoy the visages and find Good Food near you by searching on GoodFoodFinderAZ.com or #GoodFoodAZ on Instagram.
This weather has been so interesting. Our day started with a thick fog and occasional warm weather that would snap to cold and rainy. At least we got the carrots picked before it became muddy. 🥕🥕🥕 #whipstonefarm #farmergibstone #knowyourfarmer #prescott #prescottaz #localgrown #paulden #pauldenaz #slowfood #localfood #localgrown #dumptrailer #farmwork
A 2nd generation produce and flower farmer at Whipstone Farm in Paulden, AZ, Farmer Gibstone shares the story and views where she learns her history and sees her future. Also check out @WhipstoneFarm while you’re at it — some of the most gorgeous photos of food and flowers we’ve seen! The entire feed reads like a spread of all the things you wished you had more of in your life. They have seasonal recipes and local markets to find their produce & flowers at up on their website.
Prescott Farmers Market
The Prescott Farmers Market runs from 10am-1pm on Saturdays at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott. They are a producer-only nonprofit market that features amazing local growers (such as @WhipstoneFarm) at their market…and on their Instagram. Make sure to check them out and support all the local growers and producers (and confirm their seasonal hours here).
3. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company
Today’s Local Burger Monday Special is not an illusion, we promise! Introducing, the Houdini Broccolini Burger! Our premium grass fed beef patty (Quarter Circle H Ranch) is topped with Magnalista round bacon (AZ Fine Swine), melted Colby Cheese (AZ Farms Cheese), Broccolini (Crooked Sky Farms) and Pickled Cabbage (Blue Sky Organic Farms). This burger is then finished with a house made spicy remoulade sauce. Served with house cut chips. Stop in today to get your hands on the Houdini Broccolini Burger before it’s gone!
Arizona Wilderness is a brewery & restaurant in the Town of Gilbert, AZ. On top of brewing delicious beers, they use desert flavors and local ingredients to create brews that are truly local and capture the taste of Arizona. The restaurant is dedicated to using local vendors in their menu…just check out their latest burger.
Bonus! Chris Chappell, longtime team member of AZ Wilderness, will be speaking at the upcoming Arizona Food & Farm Forum about the brewery’s market-based conservation work with the Verde River to start using AZ Grown barley for their malt.
Merchant’s Garden in Tucson, AZ, is a sustainable urban farm that uses hydroponics & aquaponics to grow beautiful food as you can see above. On top of being beautiful, they’re innovative — Chaz and his team were recently awarded a $10,000 grant to install and implement food traceability tools and processes. Learn more here.
Janna of Pinnacle Farms posts stunning photos of her desert farmland in Laveen, AZ. Janna is driven to work with heirloom southwest varieties like White Sonoran Wheat, Chapalote corn, Maktoom Dates and Rio Bavispe pinto beans (which have almost faded into extinction, never to be seen again), to bring back availability of these seeds and find new uses for them. Janna is a great reminder that farming in AZ is often women’s work and a labor of love.
Flagstaff friends and foodies; we have opened enrollment for our Winter Microgreen CSA shares!! We have limited space so snag your spot ASAP. Enjoy fresh and nutritious greens through the Holidays + Winter. Check out our two share options! Find the details for both shares on our website, the link is in our bio!
Roots Micro Farm of Flagstaff, AZ, not only has gorgeous photos of their produce but also has the information about seed spots and CSAs in the Flagstaff area. Also fun? They’ve launched their 11-week series of Beginning Gardener Workshops, so you too can grow healthy and Instagram-worthy food. Make sure to follow them for all the photos and information.
Chef Tamara Stanger
Tamara Stanger is the head chef at Helio Basin Brewing Co in Central Phoenix. Tamara posts the best photos of her kitchen creations. Helio Basin just won runner-up in Excellence in Innovation at Devour Culinary Classic earlier this March. Tamara’s story of becoming a food entrepreneur is as impressive as her food, and we are honored to be hosting her as a speaker and food innovator at the upcoming Arizona Food & Farm Forum this Spring.
Watch Steadfast plant the broccoli from the comfort of your own home, then pick up the broccoli and other beautiful produce from their weekly CSA share or nearby farmers market (they’re at 4 every week). And, if you like their photos, make sure to check out @worthtakeaway, a restaurant in downtown Mesa that often incorporates Steadfast’s fresh produce.
Joe’s Farm Grill
Joe’s Farm Grill is as close to the source as you can get – a restaurant located at The Farm at Agritopia (which is also the host site of the 2018 Arizona Food & Farm Forum). Their food is delicious and Instagram-worthy, and their family’s commitment to urban agriculture is unrivaled in Arizona. And, of course, they support their neighbors – look at this breakfast dish they created with Schreiner’s Sausage!
Chef Danielle Leoni
Danielle Leoni is the owner and chef extraordinaire at The Breadfruit & Rum Bar in Downtown Phoenix. Danielle is always utilizing local produce for dishes at the The Breadfruit, just like the cabbage above from Blue Sky Farms. @thebreadfruit is the only Arizona restaurant certified by the @BeardFoundation @SmartCatchSea and the @montereybayaquarium@SeafoodWatch programs as a purveyor of sustainable seafood.
Love these accounts and want more? Follow @goodfoodaz and #GoodFoodAZ to celebrate Arizona homegrown food, and keep tabs on our NEW series of springtime Instagram takeovers to discover more Good Food near you.
Blog post contributed by Local Food Events Intern Samantha Battaglini.