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Lodestar Gardens Markets – HIGH HARVEST sharing season

Let the VEGETABLES speak for themselves  . . .   Let our CUSTOMERS speak for themselves . . .   Find us every Friday @ Cafe Bocado in Pinetop, AZ     11 am-3 pm Find us every Saturday thru September @ Show Low Farmers Market 9 am-1 pm Workshop and Farm Tour information: (928)587-1660 or email  

Lodestar Pesto PERFECT! Show Low Farmers Market this Saturday August 2nd

We grow four varieties of basil for our pesto. We keep the young basil plants under light-weight shade cloth and plant them with giant marigold plants for pest protection and additional shade during the hottest months of the summer. We treat them with TLC and it pays off in our pesto. THIS WEEK our pesto will be available at the Show Low Farmer’s market Saturday Read More →

Singing Hands Workshops in Full Swing – Registration Open for August 4-15 Session

Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Aug 4-15 Spend time creating in the ceramic studio, writing by the pond, and learning from the gardens. $20/day covers ceramic materials costs and lunch made with food from our gardens. Make your summer more memorable. Register in one of the following ways: email– visit us at either Pinetop or Show Low Farmers Markets call for more information: Read More →

Lodestar Gardens @ Markets – July 18 & 19

This week we offer: leafy greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard, bok choy, arugula, our mixed greens packages), carrots, beets, green beans, zucchini, wheat grass trays, and of course, our PESTO!   This week’s produce feature: TURNIPS–Nature’s hearty nutritional gift. Delicious uses for turnips: The following recipe has been tested by Lodestar Gardens staff, and we think it’s a winner! BALSAMIC AND BEER BRAISED SHORT RIBS Read More →

Lodestar Gardens @ Cafe Bocado & Show Low Farmers Market – Non-Chemical Produce ALL Summer

We are on the porch @ Cafe Bocado EVERY Friday 11am-3pm offering you local produce harvested same day.     We are at the Show Low Farmers Market ALL summer EVERY Saturday 9am-11am. Residents and Visitors check out our summer workshop offerings and farm tour schedule. This week July 11 & 12 we feature Turnips, the great under-rated vegetable that your grandparents routinely ate. Here’s Read More →

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