On Saturday, April 30th VPA held its 4th annual Mesquite Pancake Breakfast in downtown Phoenix at The Space Between Park. We partnered with Copper Star Coffee, Hickman’s, Downtown Phoenix Inc, and The Orme School to feed over 100 people homemade Mesquite pancakes and to educate over 130 people on the importance of Mesquite as part of our 2016 Edible Tree Series Events. Mesquite trees not only provide valuable shade but they have also served as a nutritious food source for native peoples and animals. Thanks to everyone who came out to our sold out breakfast and tried delicious Mesquite flour--we couldn't have made it a success without you! Below are some photos from the event and to watch a video from it, click here.
(each stack of Mesquite pancakes was served with sides of organic egg quiche, greens & native tepary beans, country potatoes, clean chicken sausage, and coffee)
(how to make mesquite flour)
If you missed the breakfast, we'd like to share the recipe for our delicious mesquite pancakes with you here, and you can still join us on June 8th, 2016 for our Mesquite Presentation and Harvest Demonstration where you will learn how to harvest, store, and use Mesquite pods.
The Mesquite Pancake Breakfast showed how trees--and the food that they provide--can bring a community together. Thank you to all the volunteers and mesquite lovers that showed up!
And thanks again to our food donors and event partners!
Did you love our breakfast? Help us make next year’s breakfast even better by leaving feedback on this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YG56HNG
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9TUdRMhGmeSZk93NmZvaWcyMXM/view?usp=sharing (link to video)
http://vpaaz.org/resources/Documents/Recipes/Mesquite%20Pancake%20Recipe%20-%202016%20PDF.pdf (recipe link)
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