Wednesday, October 17 @ 2pm
The farmer and chef relationship can feel like family, and Farmer Erich and Chef Jeff are so close they seem like brothers. Steadfast Farm recently moved their bio-intensive farming operation - organic-certified fruits, vegetables and flowers - down the road apiece from their original two-acre property, which is now dedicated to its brood of egg-laying hens. Erich's "agrihood" farms are a model of community-based farming. There's so much to learn here. Chef Jeff says his relationship with Farmer Erich has helped him become a better mentor, coach, cook and friend. Jeff is considered a “Local Hero” by the Phoenix culinary community, and the former Truckin’ Good Food chef has continued to advance his neighborhood brunch and coffee spot into an award-winning destination.