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Extra Virgin: Queen Creek Olive Mill, AZ

Extra Virgin: Queen Creek Olive Mill, AZ

February 7, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Located near the base of the San Tan Mountains in Queen Creek’s pastoral community, the Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona’s only working olive farm and mill. Here you’ll meet people who are passionate about the artistry of olives. A stone’s throw from Schnepf Farms, the pistachio-colored structure could, at first glance, pass for a […]

Usery Mountain Regional Park, AZ

Usery Mountain Regional Park, AZ

February 4, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Usery Mountin Regional Park, one of ten Maricopa County Regional Parks, is a 3,648 acre preserve at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest. Located on the Valley’s east side, Usery Mountain contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Usery Pass […]

Snowbird destinations: Arizona

Snowbird destinations: Arizona

November 2, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

For many Snowbirds from Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, winter means a migration to Arizona. As a winter destination, there are few places more inviting than the Grand Canyon State. Like many of the other western states, Arizona is a land of paradoxes. Deep canyons give way to rugged mountains. Ponderosa pine forests melt […]