Friday, December 5, 2014

Café @ Rio Joins Traveling Stone Soup Team

Montage of images from past events

Rio Salado’s Sustainable Food Systems Program and Cafe @ Rio team are partnering with Peppermint Jim Crosby from Crosby Mint Farms and Executive Chef "Nick" Nicklosovich from Lansing Community College for Arizona’s 2nd Annual Traveling Stone Soup Tour.

Peppermint Jim and Nick will visit four different farmer's markets, December 11-14, to prepare huge pots of “Stone Soup" to share with the public for a suggested donation of $5, which will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. They will also help the food bank collect canned food donations. The goal is to feed one million people.

Rio Salado employees and students will volunteer their time to help the duo prep on December 10.

Here’s a look at where they’ll be next week:

Thursday, Dec. 11: Sun City Farmers Market
16829 N 99th Ave (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 12: Mesa Farmers Market
263 N. Center St (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 13: Scottsdale Old Town Farmers Market
Brown Ave, and 1st. S (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Sunday Dec. 14: Ahwatukee Farmers Market
4700 East Warner Road (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

To learn more about this program and how you can get involved, visit or visit Peppermint Jim's Facebook page. 

Photo 2:Peppermint Jim Crosby (Crosby Mint Farms), Michael Hodgins (Rio Salado Sustainable Foods Program), Chef "Nick" Nicklosovich (Lansing Community College) and Darren Chapman (Tiger Mountain Foundation).