We had seen some of Singh Farms items noted on menus throughout town and hard about them again when we were at a cooking demonstration. After that, we decided it was time to make the trip down and see what it was all about.
As you get off of the 101 at Thomas heading east, you will notice what looks like an oasis on the north side of the road. Once you spot the wood chips lining the driveway, you know you have arrived.
Prior to making any purchases, we took a stroll over the grounds. We could see lots of produce growing everywhere and it was fun to try and identify it all. The grounds are also home to a log cabin, a huge tee-pee and a fun chicken coop with lots of “residents” to watch. We also saw a beautiful peacock strolling around.
Once we had a chance to look around, we went back to the entrance area where there the fresh produce and other items were being sold. All items are seasonal and that day we purchased some delicious grape tomatoes, fresh hummus, mini apples and some greens. We also saw some amazing looking bread, homemade dips and spreads, melons, squash and honey.
There was also a woman making the freshest, ice-cold lemonade served in jelly jars. We got a couple of glasses that disappeared quickly in the Scottsdale heat. And, the best part is that the proceeds from the lemonade sales go to charity.
Singh Farms also offers a variety of Gardening, Landscape and Cooking Workshops. For Fall 2011, some of the courses include Veggie Gardening Basics, a Desert Wildflower course, several herb classes including growing, them cooking them and preserving them as well as a Composting class. If you would like more information, simply email them or visit their Facebook page.
Tip: Singh Farms is only open a couple of days per week since it is a working farm, so you will want to call ahead for days and times.
NW Corner of Loop 101 and Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Call for Days/Hours: (480) 225-7199
– Closed until September 3rd, 2011.