Visit Queen Creek's Famed Agritourism Destinations!
Queen Creek Olive Mill
25062 S. Meridian Road
Arizona’s only family-owned and operated working olive mill and farm, where olives are grown and pressed for the production of high quality extra virgin olive oil. Experience their Olive Oil 101 class (offered hourly) and enjoy complimentary tastings of oils, olives and vinegars. Visitors are invited to dine at the Mill’s Tuscan-inspired eatery featuring fresh gourmet sandwiches, paninis as well as soups, salads, gelato and fresh roasted espresso from Superstition Coffee. Relax in their olive grove with libations at The Pit, featuring specialties from the grill.
24810 S. Rittenhouse Road
Visitors can explore the one-of-a-kind Schnepf Farms – celebrating 75 years of operation. This fourth generation family farm and the largest organic peach grower in Arizona is a must-do in the Phoenix area. If planning a day trip, make sure to visit the website and see what’s happening that week on the farm. Guests may be able to experience everything from peach picking to watching a historical re-enactment, enjoying a classic car show, or an antique craft fair, fireworks, one of the unique seasonal farm festivals, ice skating, or just picking veggies in the u-pick garden. Designated an Arizona Treasure by the Governor, Schnepf Farms is open 10 months a year (closed July 5 through Labor Day). Seasonal events include: Pumpkin & Chili Party (October), Winter Wonderland (December), Peach Blossom Festival (February), Dinner Down the Orchard (Spring), Easter Egg-citement, and 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.
Hayden Flour Mills at Sossaman Farms
22100 S. Sossaman Road
Taste Arizona history at Hayden Flour Mills, a family-owned flour mill focused on native seeds and growing hand cultivated heritage grains with minimal processing. Sossaman Farms has been growing wheat for more than 100 years in Queen Creek and visitors can enjoy a full-sensory culinary experience that starts with a tour of their milling operation. Hayden Flour Mills showcases flavorful grain and its importance to the American diet highlighting everything from artisan breads, pasta and wheat berries to Bourbon, craft brews, grain-based oils and more. Retail store inside.
The Pork Shop
3359 E. Combs Road
The Pork Shop is home to the best pork in the country. From fresh cuts of pork to seven types of smoked bacon, this third generation farm also sells a collection of fresh sausages, snack sticks, lunch meats and more. Their gourmet sausages include green chili, potato, beer brats, andouille and jalapeno flavors – as well as a line of cheese sausages and brats.
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