REAL FARMERS TEACHING REAL TECHNIQUES
This is a series of educational and inspiring classes taught by local farmers in collaboration with Maya Dailey of Maya's Farm and The Farm at South Mountain.
Participants can choose from a
variety of classes ranging from planting and care for tomatoes to cooking with Maya herself to fabricating poultry and more. More classes to be added in the coming months- stay tuned!
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ABOUT OUR FARMERS:
Carl Seacat began as a backyard grower in the spring of 2002. Since then, he established Seacat Gardens, a Certified Organic operation that has expanded significantly and become known throughout Arizona for premium quality, and often rare, vegetables and plants. Carl is an expert in practicing seed germination as well as a local pioneer in developing techniques to grow winter heirloom tomatoes outdoors. His produce can be found on many acclaimed restaurants statewide.
Dave Jordan, better known as “Dave the Egg Man”, has been a full-time farmer in New River since 2010, but earned his nickname 12 years ago when he began selling chicken and duck eggs at local farmers markets. What started as a hobby for the former car technician became a career as he slowly transformed his five-acre parcel of desert into a productive peri-urban farm called Two Wash Ranch, planting items like carrots, turnips, chard, yu choy sum, garlic, squash, okra and more as well as raising chickens- all of which are currently sold at prestigious restaurants within the Phoenix metro area.
Sally’s career in food and organic farming accelerated when living in Northern California nearly 25+ years ago and, while working as a farmer there, was able to connect with high-end restaurants and chefs desiring farm-fresh food. Later, she arrived in Arizona by way of a position at Blue Sky Farms and has since then, owned her own farm as well as become a state expert in Organic Certification and Production processes.
Maya’s entry into farming began gradually. While working in the restaurant industry in Santa Fe, she grew herbs and sold them to local establishments. After moving to her cousins’ dairy farm in Arizona, the giant step into full-time urban farming came in 2006 when an opportunity arose to take over market-farm production at The Farm at South Mountain. Since then, Maya’s Farm has expanded to nearly seven acres on three properties and has become a local landmark. recently receiving CCOF Certified Organic Certification for all of the Maya’s Farm properties. Maya’s produce, herbs and eggs can be found at Phoenix-area restaurants, farmers markets and by purchasing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share.
Zack Funke graduated from ASU with a BS in Sociology in 2004.
Owner of the Health Foodie, Zack is also the Arizona Representative for the Western Apicultural Society.
Contact us to teach or collaborate on a class at our farm today!.