Friday, June 23, 2017

Quick Bites: Eat a Cactus

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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Ever thought to sample a cacti? This Monday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. is your chance to find out what some of your favorite succulents actually taste like!

Take a trip downtown to the Food Conspiracy Co-op, 412 N. Fourth Ave., and experience a hands-on demonstration with Jill Lorenzini of Desert Harvest that examines “cool cacti” and their nutritional value. Learn about cactus fruit, pad nutrition, harvesting seasons, identification and best tools and practices. Sample fruit from our Arizona state flower and gnosh on pickled cholla buds.

Pre-registration is required in advance of the class and tickets are $10. For more information, contact Food Conspiracy Co-op at 624-4821.

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