Crop Production

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Arcadia Edible Garden Tour November 23: Tickets on Sale Now

    For a twice-yearly tour that focuses on edible gardens, the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour happening November 23 also includes a heck of a lot of animals. This tour offers a variety of examples of sustainable living in Phoenix with orchards, front-yard gardens, large properties, small properties and ani ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Steff Koeppen Strips Down for an Acoustic Set At Coffee Plantation in Scottsdale Tonight

    Drip, drip, drop. There's nothing quite as soothing as a nice little December shower to cool the senses. Unless of course if you throw in a nice hot cup of coffee and some acoustic musings by Tucson pop rockers, Steff Koeppen and the Articles. Koeppen along with a violinist from her band will be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Truck Farm: "Whimsical Musical Documentary" at FilmBar Aug. 22

    ​Sustainable urban agriculture has a new face. It's 1/1000th of an acre and in the back of a pick-up truck. Ian Cheney, co-author of King Corn, has created a new documentary titled Truck Farm. Truck farm is described as a "whimsical, musical documentary about the quirky world of urban agricult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Happy Bon Iver Day!

    Bon Iver​Construction paper? Check. Squiggly scissors? Got 'em. Magazine cut-outs of kittens? Definitely. No, we're not helping our kid sister make a collage; we're making ironic D.I.Y holiday cards to celebrate Bon Iver Day. That's right, y'all, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed July ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Why Arizona Wine Isn't a Non Sequitur

    Growing grapes and making wine in Arizona? Is that even possible? Better question: Is that even drinkable? If you've been around the block to Sonoita, Willcox and the Verde Valley, you know that the answer to both of those questions is an overwhelming affirmative... but if you're like us, we're stil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010


    Learn about the green that makes more green

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Monday Night Martha: Dr Pepper Brownies Closed for Business: Coffee Plantatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Pistachio Growers in Arizona Bracing for Impact of Salmonella Warning

      Arizona pistachio farmers are hoping the government soon lifts a blanket warning against eating the nuts, which was issued after a California batch tested positive for salmonella. So far, there's no indication the illness-causing bacteria infects any Arizona products, but ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Update on New Pho Place

    Quel coincidence! A friend just stopped by for lunch at that new Mill Avenue pho joint I blogged about earlier today, Pho Thang Long. Apparently it's run by the same people who own Pho Mesa, another fine spot for Vietnamese noodles (502 S. Dobson). Good to know. On a related note, it appears that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Caffiend: Coffee Plantation's Eye Opener

    The first time I ever made coffee in my life, I almost killed somebody. It was my sophomore year in high school, and I was the "singer" in a punk/metal band called Legion of the Dead. The guitarist asked me to make coffee at practice one day, and, never having made coffee and with no frame of refere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2007

    Truffles 'n' hazelnuts galore

    Truffle season is behind us, but foodies who like to plan ahead (waaay ahead) should get in on this: trees inoculated with French black truffles. There's a year lead-time, and it would take a few years to produce truffles, but it'd be worth it just to harvest your very own little aromatic morsels. ... More >>

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Place To Experience Autumn

    The Farm at South Mountain

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Margarita

    Old Town Tortilla Factory
    6910 East Main, Scottsdale

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place for Coffee and Dessert Under the Stars

    Coffee Talk
    48 North Robson, Mesa

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Iced Tea

    The Coffee Plantation
    Biltmore Fashion Park
    24th Street and Camelback
    (and other Valley locations)

  • Dining

    December 16, 1999
  • News

    August 29, 1996

    Bean a Long Time Coming

    Starbucks, the high-powered gourmet coffee-house chain, finally finds grounds for expansion into Arizona

  • Dining

    June 13, 1996
  • Dining

    February 2, 1995