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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Farm to Fork with the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia

  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 4949 East Lincoln Drive Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253 United States (map)

Blue Sky Organic Farms (photo by Jenelle Bonifield)

Explore Arizona's diverse agriculture landscape in a rare, behind the scenes look alongside Omni Scottsdale's Executive Chef, Marcos Seville. Reserve your spot for an exclusive tour of select local farms followed by a true farm-to-table dining experience with the featured farmer showcasing the products collected early in the day for a hand-crafted meal, artfully paired with local wines. Meet the passionate purveyors that are bringing local produce to Arizona's kitchen table Each experience includes an exclusive seasonal tour, chef prepared meal, local wine pairings and round-trip transportation. Each event is limited to just 16 people. 

DANZEISEN DAIRY
May, 26 2017| 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | $125 per person
Head to Danzeisen Dairy, located in Laveen Village, AZ where they proudly offer the freshest milk in the state. This farm serves premium quality goods in their signature glass bottles, direct to local grocers. Jeff Memmelaar shares the family's traditional techniques which they have been preserving for more than 50 years. 

TRUE GARDEN
September, 2017| Date and Time TBD | $125 per person

Join us as we visit True Garden, the premier vertical aeroponic food farm in the Southwest. This first-of-its-kind facility, operated by solar power, is designed to drastically reduce the region's agricultural water consumption while making local, living produce available year-round in the hot desert regions of Phoenix and Southwest.

ARIZONA MICRO GREENS
November, 2017| Date and Time TBD | $125 per person

This tour heads off to one of Arizona's true entrepreneurships in Cave Creek, AZ. Started by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, Arizona Micro Greens includes a green house that was created at the George B. Brooks Sr. Community School, which provides some of most flavorful micro greens to the area's best restaurants and resorts.