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Agave Heritage Festival: Opening of Agave Roasting Pit

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Part of Agave Heritage Week! Celebrate the opening of the agave roasting pit and taste roasted agave fresh from the earth oven! Paul and Suzanne Fish, Emeritus Professors of Anthropology and Curators of Archaeology at the Arizona State Museum, explain the prehistoric use of the agave plant. Jesus Garcia of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum opens the earth oven, demonstrating the ancestral practice of agave roasting. Carolyn Niethammer demonstrates how to cook agaves at home. There will also be agave spirit tasting interpreted by Doug Smith from Exo Roast Co.

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  • 929 W. Mission Ln.
    Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Mission Garden
  • $45 for adults / $15 under 21