Annual Mesquite Milling
This festive, one-day event is held in the fall of each year to encourage the use of this local food, once a staple of indigenous people living in the area. Participants bring mesquite pods gathered during the previous summer for processing into nutritious and delicious flour using a large, community-owned hammer mill. Free milling is for non-commercial, home use. Mesquite pancake/waffle breakfast is served prior to milling. Local food potluck follows milling.
The mesquite milling is now hosted and co-sponsored by the Cascabel Community Center, with the cooperation of Desert Harvesters of Tucson, who bring out their hammermill to help with milling.
When: Fall of each year
Where: Cascabel Community Center, Cascabel, AZ