There you’ll find everything from wineries to craft breweries and a selection of chefs who source their ingredients locally, sure to provide the flavor you need this season.
It’s the perfect culinary getaway with warm weather and affordable hotels, completely free of resort fees.
Mesa has the best al fresco dining experience you won’t have anywhere else: sit under the stars and enjoy one of the popular dinners at Cloth & Flame Tela Peralta in the Superstition Mountains with friends.
You can also dine at one of the outdoor cafes along Main Street; Gardens, patios and wide open spaces welcome diners throughout the season.
Farm to table
Did you know that Schnepf Farms is the largest organic peach grower in Arizona? Voted “Best U-Pick Farm” in both 2012 and 2013 by a trade publication, this fourth-generation family farm isn’t just for festivals or events, it’s actually a place you can go and experience Arizona for the first time. Experience agriculture. that is excellent.
Likewise, the only working olive farm and mill in the state creates a truly unique gastronomic experience: with around 6 thousand olive trees, olives are cultivated and pressed to produce high quality oil.
The most popular ‘spot’ is the Tuscany-inspired olive grove, with more than 100 trees showcasing the diversity of olives grown and harvested in the region.
There you can also enjoy its Italian-inspired restaurant, which uses local and garden ingredients in fresh gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, ice cream, and espresso.
Get a taste of Arizona history when you visit Sossamon Farms, where they grow a variety of traditional grains including white Sonoran wheat, ancient barley, buckwheat and more, which then power America’s first solar-powered mill, Hayden Flour Brewed by Mills.
Plus, you can immerse yourself in a full culinary experience, starting with a tour of Hayden’s flour milling operation, then attending baking classes and educational seminars.
Located in Eastmark, Steadfast Farms is Mesa’s latest offering on the fresh foodie trail; This two-acre commercial biointensive farm grows certified organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers, along with year-round pastured eggs.