25062 S Meridian Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
FARM RICH COUNTRY, Mesa's bountiful harvest is proudly shared with visitors.
Here, fresh experiences and a treasured heritage of family farms and long-standing festivals make for lasting memories. Serving as a culinary gateway to Phoenix and Scottsdale, the neighboring farms in and around Mesa are providing a bounty of seasonal goods for visitors to enjoy year-round. Citrus in January, Peaches in May, Olives in October. Travelers can time their visits to experience chef-driven dinners in the most romantic of settings, meet Arizona winemakers that pour from their hearts.
Plan your visit at all these stops on the Fresh Foodie Trail®:
Visit Mesa has placed 10 geocaches at the doorstep to some of the most charming farms and agritourism attractions in Mesa City Limitless®. Head out on the hunt and come hungry while your foodie road trip winds you through peach orchards, dairy farms, citrus groves, and farm stands where you can shop for organic greens, ripe veggies, fresh breads, olive oils, and so much more. After a fun day of hunting and logging your finds, you’ll be in the perfect spot to enjoy incredible gourmet cuisine on the trail. Along your way, collect exclusive stickers celebrating the region’s agricultural heritage. To reward you for your hunt, find and log all 10 caches and Visit Mesa will send you a Fresh Foodie Trail® recipe booklet and complimentary wooden spoon (while supplies last) – on top of earning your official digital souvenir badge!
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A new tour has been developed exclusively with DETOURS American West tour company. The Tour starts in the morning and includes tastings, private tours at each stop and lunch, then returning you to your starting point in the early afternoon. Scheduled departure days are Tuesday & Saturdays, alternate dates can be scheduled as a group with a minimum participation.
Just east of Mesa in the charming town of Queen Creek, visitors can explore the one-of-a-kind Schnepf Farms – celebrating 75 years of operation. This fourth generation family farm and the largest organic peach grower in Arizona is not just a festival or event farm, they are truly a farm where you can come and experience Arizona agriculture at its finest. If planning a day trip, make sure to visit the website and see what’s happening that week on the farm. Guests may be able to experience everything from peach picking to watching a historical re-enactment, enjoying a classic car show, or an antique craft fair, fireworks, one of the unique seasonal farm festivals, ice skating, or just picking veggies in the u-pick garden. Designated an Arizona Treasure by the Governor, Schnepf Farms is open 10 months a year (closed July 5 through Labor Day). Seasonal events include: Pumpkin & Chili Party (October), Winter Wonderland (December), Peach Blossom Festival (February), Dinner Down the Orchard (Spring), Easter Egg-citement, and 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.
A COMMUNITY LIKE NO OTHER, Agritopia is a community on the edge of the rural-urban interface. This modern-day urban village has deep roots having long-served as the Johnston family farm. Rather than a huge field of one crop, a patchwork of numerous specialty crops are grown here that change with the season. Agritopia is lined with intersecting pathways that allow curious visitors to easily view the crops and see firsthand how fertile Arizona's desert landscape truly is. The same-day harvest is sold at the nearby Farm Stand, as well as the being served at Joe's Farm Grill and The Coffee Shop - two free-standing restaurants on-site that were born out of the original Johnston family home and a remnant farm building. All of the produce on the farm is grown under the USDA organic protocol with residents and non-residents engaged in community gardening. The entire community is 160 acres large with 15 acres dedicated to farmland.