Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection

  • Clark Memorial Clubhouse (map)

The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection comes to Clarkdale, Arizona and brings together local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level and introduces them to wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, and other businesses and institutions from across the state. The cornerstone of the Farmer+Chef Connection is the Suppliers’ Marketplace, an all-day vendor fair featuring the best local food products Arizona has to offer. Following the Suppliers’ Marketplace, the Local Food Reception will be hosted at Four Eight Wineworks, located just down the street from the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The Reception will allow attendees to casually network over local food and drink, including locally sourced appetizers from Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room and Osteria as well as Arizona wine and beer.

Those planning on attending and wanting to seek accommodations can inquire with the Clarkdale Lodge, which is offering a 25% discount for event attendees. Attendees wanting to book a room at the Clarkdale Lodge should call 928-634-5037 and mention the Farmer+Chef Connection.

General Admission: $20/person all day pass includes access to Suppliers Marketplace and Reception.  Information and tickets are available for purchase at localfirstazfoundation.org/azfarmerchef.