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.
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 https://peppermintjim.com/humanitarian-events/ 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).