Superior Farm-to-Fantastic Main Street Farmer’s Market

For all those who are feeling an urgency to find and procure healthy food, I hope you will find some comfort in knowing our Superior Farm-to-Fantastic Main Street Farmer’s Market is working to make that food available to you as safely and regularly as possible. 

We are investigating programs for you to be able do online shopping and payment at our FMarket. As part of the group (please encourage friends to join if they are able to use our current “pickup in Superior” system), you will be informed every Thursday of developments and food availability.

Thank you for your interest, support and patience as we develop plans to serve our and nearby communities.
We have your well-being in mind with every step we make.

If you have specific questions for me or to learn how to access the order system, email me:
mary4healthyfood@gmail.com

For today, stay safe and sane.
Mary Karlin
Superior F2FFM Coordinator
and Copper Communities Food Hub Coordinator.

Copper Corridor Food Hub Coordinator

The Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition is happy to have Mary Karlin join us as the Copper Corridor Food Hub Coordinator. Please give her a big welcome. Her qualifications and enthusiasm  will help us move towards more and better food choices.

A Native of Northern California, Mary Karlin has lived in Superior, AZ for 10 years.

Once an independent retailer of gourmet kitchen wares and cookbooks in Sonoma County California, Mary offered cooking classes in her home kitchen. Shortly thereafter, she joined a local non-profit, Select Sonoma County, which served to promote the County along with the Sonoma-Made and Sonoma-Grown producers and their products with the assistance of tourism tax dollars. Mary became the Retail Liaison promoting the products and businesses locally in independent grocers, at local and national food and wine festivals, and by organizing retail in-store promotional events around the US.

Mary became a member of the founding staff at the award-winning Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma, CA as the Retail and Cookbook Manager, Hospitality Manager, and Cooking Teacher. She developed culinary tours, winemaker and brewmaster dinners, and large-scale special cooking class events featuring notable culinary personalities. She also worked with the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau for three seasons as Coordinator for the three-month long Sonoma Valley Olive Festival. Mary once served as a Director of Sonoma County Farm Trails, a still-thriving organization founded in the 70’s by local farmers to create a map and guide for local agriculture, inviting the public to visit member growers’ and producers’ properties. 

As an enthusiastic participant in the culinary world for over 25 years, Mary is a popular Cooking Teacher, Food Educator, Cookbook Author, Freelance Food Writer, and Recipe Developer. She is the author of three acclaimed cookbooks (Wood-fired Cooking, Artisan Cheese Making at Home, Mastering Fermentation, all Ten Speed Press). A community food activist in Superior, Mary is the Co-Owner of Brick House Bakers in Superior, a founder of Community Harvesters in Superior, and a team member of Regenerating Sonora, a locally-based non-profit.

 

Pinal County Supervisors Support CCEDC

Thank you Pinal County Board of Supervisors for your ongoing support of the Copper Corridor EDC. We enjoyed sharing our progress and 2020 goals with Supervisor Rios this morning. Your funding has helped us to improve the economic resilience of our region by: increasing tourism promotion, developing our regional food hub, leadership development and assisting low income residents access federal funding for home repairs. We look forward to continuing this work in 2020. #ruralbychoice

New Hispanic Leadership Institute Graduates

Congratulations to the 2019 HLI-Copper Corridor Graduates. December 2, 2019, they celebrated their completion of the program. We also want to congratulate Jim Schenck, he was the recipient of the Pete Rios Public Service Award and Jessica Castillo who was the recipient of the Magallanez Family Community Service Award. The HLI-Copper Corridor has graduated almost 60 leaders from across the Copper Corridor.

Farmers’ Market at Superior Food Court

SUPERIOR WILL SOON HAVE A FARMERS’ MARKET AT THE FOOD COURT!

As part of the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition’s Food Hub project, a seasonal, locally-focused Farmers’ Market will be launched on June 14th at Superior’s newly-renovated Food Court!
This season’s Market will be held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, June thru Sept, 4pm-8pm.

The Food Hub was created via a grant from the USDA for local Copper Corridor independent farmers and food producers to create marketplaces and opportunities for selling their wares and to educate about healthy food. More info re: the Food Hub:www.goodfoodfindsaz.com.

All local independent farmers, home gardeners, and food producers are invited and encouraged to become a vendor in this Superior marketplace as well as the Farmer’s Market in Dudleyville (1st and 3rd Fridays, 9-Noon).

This retail venue is the perfect revenue generator for small-scale farmers, growers and food producers. If needed, our local Food Hub team can assist you in getting your goods ready for market. The Superior Community Kitchen (SCK) at the Senior Center can be rented as a certified commercial kitchen to prepare items such as jams, jellies, salsas, tamales, and other prepared foods.

A SCK handbook with use guidelines is available at Town Hall.

Come join us as part of the Superior Desert Foods Collective to help the Food Hub set roots in our community, and grow to supply an abundance of healthy food to the entire Copper Corridor!

Want to be a vendor? Know someone who does? Got questions? Contact me, your local Food Hub Liaison: Mary Karlin, mary4cheese@gmail.com or text to 707-337-5055 for details. Market Vendor Application forms are available now.

An Informational Meeting for interested parties will be held May 30th @ 5:00, Besich Park. Market Manager Holly Brantley will be on site to answer questions and accept applications.
Spread the word. See you there!

Copper Communities Farmers Market Schedule

Join the Copper Communities Food Hub for the Farm to Fantastic Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market will be in both Dudleyville and Superior following this schedule. Enjoy locally produced and sold food!

Dudleyville 9 am to Noon

  • June 7 & 21
  • July 5 & 19
  • August 2 & 16
  • September 6 & 20

Superior 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • June 14 & 25
  • July 12 & 26
  • August 9 & 23
  • September 13 & 27

The market is still looking for producers. Please contact Holly Brantley at (928) 701-3097 or Shelbi Lindesmith at (330) 592-4842 for more information or to be involved.