Desert Harvesters is a local non-profit dedicated to inspiring and empowering folks to develop a deeper, tastier connection to place.
We seek to empower and inspire:
Desert Harvesters nurtures the next generation of desert lovers and stewards by welcoming inclusion and partnership, creating a succession model that promises a delicious, healthy, wild food future
See NEON for more info!
We encourage folx to re-wild yards and neighborhoods: basin by basin, seed by seed, season to season, harvest to table!
See Desert Seedballs on STORE page
We create written educational materials: award-winning cookbooks Eat Mesquite! and Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living!, educational and visual aids, hand-outs, posters and textiles, artwork, Desert Harvest Series templates, etc. Some items are available on the STORE page
We innovate and celebrate recipes and desert foods: a sampling of La Cocina's desert-inspired food plates created for a Desert Harvesters fundraiser. Find these and other recipes in Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living! and get inspired to create your own new recipes
We cook and play with our food: Experiment by substituting desert ingredients into favorite recipes (like replacing beets with prickly pear fruits in Prickly Pear Borscht), by attuning to seasonal harvests (Dry-Summer Salsa), and by savoring colors, textures, flavors, and desert superfood nutrition