Eating the World

Carl Seacat's Perfect Summer Farmers Market Food Day

Carl Seacat is a mainstay of many Valley farmers markets. Seacat grows his produce in the West Valley on Blue Sky Farms farmland as well as up in Cottonwood during summer/fall months. You can find his produce at markets around the valley including Roadrunner, Downtown Phoenix Public Market, Old Town Scottsdale and Flagstaff. His produce is prepared in some of the finest restaurants around the state. He's even started foraging Arizona mushrooms to grow his business.

This former software company owner who planted the first thing I ever grew in his backyard the spring of 2003 is now the "voice" of the local grower due to his passion and honesty he shares frequently on twitter (@seacatgardens).

Here is his perfect food day -- using food gathered from his favorite vendors at markets from all over the Valley. First, his actual day gathering the goods with photographer Tim Lenz and the perfect meals designed by Chef Gwen Ashley Walters:

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