At GrowPHX and at The Urban Farm, we have hosted several classes on: How to choose the tastiest mesquite pods, How to safely harvest, How to get them ready for milling, and even How to store pods if you can’t get to a milling right away. We are adding related videos and information as we collect it. Check these out!
Mesquite: Harvest it, Mill it, Eat it!
with Peggy Sue Sorensen and Mike Clow
This is the class we held in May 2021. Peggy & Mike discuss several elements of proper harvesting, preparing for milling, and some tasty examples of how to add mesquite to your menu.
Mesquite Pod Harvest & Processing
with Peggy Sue Sorensen
A class from June 2020 during the Urban Farm’s Victory Garden Challenge, Peggy Sue of The Desert Kitchen, teaches us key elements on harvesting and processing your mesquite pods!
How to Store Mesquite Pods
with Greg Peterson, Don Titmus, Peggy Sue Sorensen and Brad Lancaster.
This is the class in June 2020 while we delayed the Mesquite Pod Milling Event. We discuss several elements around the topic of storing mesquite pods until the next milling event.
ReWilding, ReEnlivening, & ReHydrating
with Brad Lancaster
A June 2019 class during our Mesquite Education Program. Famous for his Water Harvesting teachings, Brad has been harvesting mesquite pods for decades as well as helping others through the DesertHarvesters.org in Tucson.
Mesquite Mini Posters
From Desert Harvesters
Our mesquite processing mentors down in Tucson have compiled a collection of informational data sheets on Best Harvesting Practices, Aflatoxin, and frequently asked questions about Mesquite Pods. They have also included links to additional reading materials. And If you want THE very best cookbook for native plants to the southwest (not just mesquite), visit their store page.