Maya’s - Grower
Discover fresh local, naturally grown, produce, flowers and more.
The gardens at The Farm have never looked better, thanks to Maya Dailey and her commitment to the belief that food is best when grown locally and served fresh from the garden to the table. Farming is in Maya's heart, Maya's fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers are available for purchase at local-area Farmer's Markets. Maya also offers her products through a Community Supported Agricultural Program (CSA). Check out her website for further details.
Real Farmers Teaching Real Techniques
A series of educational and inspiring classes with local farmers in collaboration with Maya Dailey of Maya’s Farm and The Farm at South Mountain.
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Sally’s career in food and organic farming accelerated when living in Northern California nearly 25+ years ago and, while working as a farmer there, was able to connect with high-end restaurants and chefs desiring farm-fresh food. Later, she arrived in Arizona by way of a position at Blue Sky Farms and has since then, owned her own farm as well as become a state expert in Organic Certification and Production processes.
Carl Seacat began as a backyard grower in the spring of 2002. Since then, he established Seacat Gardens, a Certified Organic operation that has expanded significantly and become known throughout Arizona for premium quality, and often rare, vegetables and plants. Carl is an expert in practicing seed germination as well as a local pioneer in developing techniques to grow winter heirloom tomatoes outdoors. His produce can be found on many acclaimed restaurants statewide.
Dave Jordan, better known as “Dave the Egg Man”, has been a full-time farmer in New River since 2010, but earned his nickname 12 years ago when he began selling chicken and duck eggs at local farmers markets. What started as a hobby for the former car technician became a career as he slowly transformed his five-acre parcel of desert into a productive peri-urban farm called Two Wash Ranch, planting items like carrots, turnips, chard, yu choy sum, garlic, squash, okra and more as well as raising chickens- all of which are currently sold at prestigious restaurants within the Phoenix metro area.
| Maya Dailey
Maya’s entry into farming began gradually. While working in the restaurant industry in Santa Fe, she grew herbs and sold them to local establishments. After moving to her cousins’ dairy farm in Arizona, she added edible flowers and chickens for eggs to her part-time venture. The giant step into full-time urban farming came in 2006 when an opportunity arose to take over market-farm production at The Farm at South Mountain. Since then, Maya’s Farm has expanded to nearly seven acres on three properties and has become a local landmark and fixture of the sustainable farm movement. From the early days until now, Maya has continued to refine her approach to earth-friendly (therefore human-friendly) food production, in which no pesticides, herbicides, or commercial fertilizers are used and recently received CCOF Certified Organic Certification for all of the Maya’s Farm properties. Maya’s produce, herbs and eggs can be found at Phoenix-area restaurants, farmers markets and by purchasing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share.