The Arcosanti Community and Slow Food Prescott hosted its second annual Mesquite Harvest and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday 22nd. With 90 people attending a sold-out event, we are calling it a success and are hoping to expand in the future.[text by Colleen Reckow, photos by Sue Kirsch]
Harvesters collect mesquite bean pods from trees on site at Arcosanti. The pickings were a little sparse as the pods are still ripening, but the experience was a chance to learn and ask questions.
Mesquite trees are legume plants and produce bean pods that ripen mid-summer. The pods can later be milled into a highly nutritious and sweet flour.
This report continues on Monday, Sept. 1. 2015.