family owned and operated

Local & Certified Naturally Grown

About

We are a Certified Naturally Grown family operation on 3 acres located along the Sonoita Creek in Patagonia, AZ. We strive to keep our produce and soil strong and healthy while also conserving water.

Meet the farmer:

Summer Lewton(Owner/Head farmer):

Q. How long have you been interested in farming?

A. I’ve always been interested in how things grow and are made.

Q. Why are you passionate about farming?

A. I’m passionate about food and feeding people. I’m always telling my kiddos that food is medicine. It’s an amazing feeling to put a seed in the ground and watch it grow.

Q. Can you tell us an interesting fact about farming that you think most people wouldn’t know?

A. An interesting tid-bit is lettuce and leafy greens are best harvested at 55-60 degrees. It locks in the sweet crisp flavor we all love.

Q. What is your favorite fruit/vegetable to plant or harvest?

A. My favorite crop to plant is butternut squash because we direct seed that. My favorite crop to harvest is cantaloupe.

Q. What is your favorite time of year to farm?

A. My favorite time of year is every day. I love each day that mother earth offers. Each plant thrives in it’s season. I love change, it is always such a pleasure to say hello to cooler days after summer and say hello to warmer days after winter.

Q. How many hours a week do you put into farming?

A. 24/7.

Q. Tell us why you think its important that our youth learns to farm/garden:

A. I think it is important for our youth to learn to farm because it is a basic life skill. We no longer teach home economics in schools. It is so important to get outside, play in the dirt, be in the sun and grow something!

Q. What do you hope to see in the future for Dirty Girl Farmette?

A. My hope for Dirty Girl is a thriving company with happy plants, happy employees, and very happy customers-no matter what size we are!

 Weston Alford(Farmer and Summer’s right and left hand):

Q. How long have you been interested in farming?

A. About a year since getting out of the military, I became interested in where our food was coming from and how it was grown.

Q. Why are you passionate about farming?

A. I believe health starts with what people put in their body. The only way start being healthy is to eat healthy, I enjoy the hard work it takes to farm and knowing that I’m providing a healthy nutritious food for the people of Arizona that keeps that passion alive.

Q. Can you tell us an interesting fact about farming that you think most people wouldn’t know?

A. I can’t think of a fun fact behind farming but I think people underestimate the hard work that’s put into farming especially in a cng(certified naturally grown) environment like we are.

Q. What is your favorite fruit/vegetable to plant or harvest?

A. To plant, anything direct seed because it’s the easiest. My favorite crop to harvest for winter would be onions, and summer would be cucumbers

Q. What is your favorite time of year to farm?

A. For farming, summer because it’s busier and we have more crops in the ground. You harvest every day.

Q. How many hours a week do you put into farming?

A. Depends on the season, but typically 40 or more

Q. Tell us why you think its important that our youth learns to farm/garden:

A. If our kids don’t learn how to grow food, then where are we gonna get it? They are the future and it’s an important trade to know.

Q. What do you hope to see in the future for Dirty Girl Farmette?

A. Of course I want to see it grow and succeed as a business but also staying true to its value as a product for our customer and as a family run business. We strive for excellence and will always work to be sure our customers receive the very best.

 Abe Aguilar(Farmer)

BUY

Restaurants:

Retailers:

Duquesne House
Website
357 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 394-2732

The Wagon Wheel
400 Naugle Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 394-2433

The Cafe – Puckles Place
3280 AZ-82, Sonoita, AZ 85637
(520) 455-5044

Windsong Peace and Leadership Center
Windsong Ln, Nogales, AZ 85621

The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
Website
686 Harshaw Rd, Patagonia, AZ 85624
(866) 394-2520

Time Market
Website
444 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 622-0761

Stray Dogs
Website
78 W River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 888-7878

 

Patagonia Pies
Facebook Page
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(443) 244-0221

Mercedes
330 Naugle Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 394-2331

Falora Pizza
Website
3000 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 325-9988

Feast
Website
3719 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 326-9363

5 Points Market & Restaurant
Website
756 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-3888

Agustin Kitchen
Website
100 South Avenida del Convento #150, Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 398-5382

 

Red Mountain Foods
Facebook Page
347 McKeown Ave., Patagonia, AZ 85624
520-394-2786

The Patagonia Market
292 Naugle Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
520-394-2962

Rincon Market
Website
2513 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85716
520-327-6653

Abundant Harvest Cooperative
Community Food Bank
Website
100 South Avenida del Convento #200, Tucson, AZ 85745
520-622-0525

Delgado’s Food Service
Facebook Page
741 S Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
520-777-5141

Nogales Farmers Market (Friday Evenings)
Website
163 East Morley Avenue, Nogales, AZ 85621

Aqua Vita
Website
2801 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716, United States

The Food Conspiracy Co-Op
Website
412 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 624-4821

PRODUCE

MEDIA

Summer:

  • White Onions
  • Red Onions
  • Summer Squash
  • Slicer Cucumbers
  • Pickling Cucumbers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Mini Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Butternut Squash
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Pie Pumpkins
  • Green Beans
  • Purple Okra
  • Basil
  • Eggplant
  • Cantaloupe

Winter:

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Lettuce Blend
  • Curly Kale
  • Tuscano Kale
  • Red Beets
  • Golden Beets
  • Radish

Patagonia Regional Times – September 2015 -Volume 5, Issue 8

CONTACT

Dirty Girl Farmette
PO Box 901
Patagonia, Az. 85624
520-604-1521

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