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Just wondering if the VPA is planning to host the mesquite and carob milling again this year.  Hope so - I have some screwbean mesquites that I need to harvest.

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Yes but not by the VPA.

Don, If not VPA, who?  I don't want to drive down to Tucson if I don't need to.  I have already passed up several opportunities in the Tucson area based on the earlier plans for VPA to host/organize an event.

The milling has not been fully planned for here Yet! but will be shortly.....hang on a bit.....

Well still dont have all the details but basically its Nov 2nd, at Tempe Farmers market under the freeway.

more later.

Any more details on the milling on Nov 2nd?

I am sorry to say that the milling got canceled before it even started. Costs too high and too little time to promote....were the reason for canceling.

I know this is a long way but its worth the whole day adventure....

Sixteenth Annual
CASCABEL MESQUITE MILLING and LOCAL FOODS POTLUCK
November 8, 2014
8:30 AM to mid-afternoon

Join us at the Cascabel Community Center for a festive day of processing
and eating native mesquite, plus tons of other local foods dishes.   Pass
this announcement on to anyone you think would be interested.

 8:30 to 10 AM:  Mesquite pancake and waffle breakfast

10 AM to 1 PM:  Milling of your mesquite pods

1 PM:  Native Foods and Local Foods Potluck

While the milling is going on, there will be a variety of other
 activities:

~ Enjoy Local musicians, Miller McPherson and Lynn Smith-Lovin.

~Help make mesquite flour tortillas.

~Try a prickly pear popsicle and purchase mesquite flour products from a
local vendor.

~Help roast veggies and other goodies in the earth oven.

~Taste mesquite smoothies and get the facts about mesquite

 We will needs lots of volunteers to sort pods and run the Mill.
If you can help, respond to this email.

What to bring:
~the mesquite pods, which should be CLEAN and BRITTLE DRY.
~containers for finished mesquite flour
~containers for the chaff portion of your milled pods
~hat and sunscreen and your own water bottle
~dish for native/local foods potluck if desired

This event is being sponsored by the Cascabel Conservation Association
and the Cascabel Community Center.

Donations gratefully accepted for breakfast and milling.

Directions:
From Benson, north on Pomerene RD. (Exit 306).  Right at stop sign and
continue on Cascabel RD.  Pass Mile Marker 23, then watch on
right for #5871 and "Mesquite Milling" sign.

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