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Welcome to Edible Phoenix

Edible Phoenix is a quarterly publication promoting the abundance of local foods in Phoenix and its surrounding Valley communities. We celebrate the Valley’s farmers, food artisans, chefs, and food-related business owners by sharing their stories with consumers and building ties within the community. Filled with engaging stories and enticing photography, Edible Phoenix is at the forefront of the Valley’s culinary awakening. Isn’t it time you knew about the farmer at your local farm stand? If you are interested in:

  • Eating delicious, locally grown, seasonal foods
  • Getting to know the people who grow, produce, cook and sell our food
  • Supporting school gardens, food banks and other food-based community programs
  • Learning more about the Valley’s dining, markets, food events, festivals, classes, cookbooks, and day trips

Edible Phoenix is for you.

Congratulations to the 2014 LOCAL HERO AWARD WINNERS


Desert Roots Farm, Queen Creek

Chef / Restaurant:

Charleen Badman, FnB Restaurant, Scottsdale

Food Artisan:

Sweet Republic Ice Cream, Scottsdale

Sweet Republic

Beverage Artisan:

Travis Nass, The Last Drop, Paradise Valley

Last Drop at Hermosa


Garden Pool, Mesa

Garden Pool

Food Purveyor/Shop:

The Meat Shop, Phoenix

Local Hero Hall of Fame

And kudos to the three-time Local Hero Award Winners that have been retired to the Local Hero Hall of Fame

Four Peaks Brewery

Four Peaks Brewing Company

Maya’s Farm

Phoenix Public Market / Community Food Connections

* Local Hero Awards voting takes place every fall and is open to all readers of Edible Phoenix. Winners are recognized in the Spring issue of the magazine and at the annual national meeting of Edible Communities.