I was at a conference outside Phoenix the last few days, and in between meetings I managed to get out and look around a bit. There’s a lot of beauty in the contrast between the dry desert and the areas that are artificially or naturally irrigated (river banks, golf courses, farmland, etc). And, wouldn’t you know, there was a little farmer’s market I was able to visit. A lot of the produce was similar to what we can get here in DC, but there were a few things that were specific to the area. Imagine being able to get citrus and olives and dates at your local market!