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Bring some honey, and your honey, to honey mesquite fest on Sat. in Marana

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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2011 12:30 pm | Updated: 1:42 pm, Fri Sep 23, 2011.

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona's Marana Heritage Farm, 127375 N. Heritage Park Drive, will host its Honey Mesquite Festival this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ribbon-cutting for the new composting program will take place at noon.

Activities include live entertainment, food vendors, a petting zoo, beehive demonstrations, mesquite milling, seed planting, farm tours and children's activities.

In addition, there will be cooking contests for foods prepared using a solar oven and for salsa using ingredients from native desert plants. Advance registration for the cook-offs is required; call Cie'na Schlaefli at 449-3154.

The event is free; however, attendees are asked to bring donations of peanut butter and honey for the Marana Community Food Bank.

The Marana Heritage Farm is a partnership between the Marana Heritage Farm of Southern Arizona, the Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Department and many community members.

For more information, call 449-3154.

 

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