This past weekend was the first Viva La Local Food Festival. What a wonderful way to promote our local farmers, restaurants, brewers and wineries. It was held at Rillito Park. The weather was perfect and the crowds enjoyed the delicious food choices and libations. It was a one stop location to experience all Tucson has to offer.
The Sunday Heirloom Farmers Market was relocated from St. Philips Plaza to the park. This is one of the most popular markets in Tucson. Look at this yummy, fresh, locally produced lettuce.
You could purchase locally grown plants for your home garden. There’s nothing like freshly picked herbs!
One thing Tucson has plenty of is sunshine. You can use it to power your very own solar oven. There were several getting ready to cook with the sun.
If you planned to drink alcohol, you were required to have your ID checked and a wristband before entering the event. Locally owned vineyards were well represented. People were enjoying wine and locally made beer too.
Our locally owned restaurants were well represented too. You could enjoy their food for only $5 a plate.
Of course there was live entertainment throughout the day, local of course.
It was a fun first year event. Tucson has much to offer with our farmers markets, wineries of Southern Arizona, locally produced beers and whiskey, hundreds of locally owned food destinations and of course our great weather. We are truly a culinary destinations. Please share with us your favorite locally owned place to eat in Tucson? When you support our local restaurants and farmers, everyone is a winner, especially your taste buds!