News and Notes
6 Weekends in Phoenix
20 March, 2017
Hi Phoenix FishHuggers, this is the 6 week warning. We're here in the Valley of the Sun through the end of April. Then we'll be busy with our spring/summer/fall harvest season. If you'd like to place an order, schedule an appointment, class or dinner, let us know. Call 602.286.9233 or email us
Sunday, March 12, OPEN HOUSE!
7 March, 2017
Join us this Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10am-2pm (or by appointment) at our home (2031 N 47th St, Phoenix AZ 85008). HUGE section of raw honey, Wild Seafood, Grassfed Beef, Heritage Pork, Delicious California Olive Oil & More! Bring a cooler and bring a friend, families and children are always welcome.
New Mexico All Natural Heritage Pork
6 March, 2017
If you're in Phoenix, grab a taste of our amazing pork today. We offer ground pork, thick cut bone-in FAT pork chops and pork belly. WOW!
Conway Kitty Loves Fish Hugger Sockeye!
20 January, 2017
I LOVE my cat. Seriously, picture in your head the crazy cat lady who talks to her cat constantly like a human and spoils him rotten... yep, that’s me ïŠ I don’t have human children, just my one, one-eyed fur-baby Conway Kitty. He’s a handful and has been since we adopted him, but I still love him to pieces. Unfortunately, over the last couple of years Conway had been suffering from immune reactions to his food. He’s had several infections in his gums and his teeth, and last year had to have 6 teeth pulled. After that, I said “Enough is enough!” and decided I would go on the journey to making his food myself. I mean, I am a Holistic Nutritionist after all! Let’s fast forward through a lot of research, a few recipe flops, and a bit of frustration to get to the good stuff! The crème de la crème of cat food recipes! My research indicated one of the most nourishing foods you can feed your cat is wild-caught salmon, so I decided to try using my beloved Fish Hugger Sockeye. I’m not always good about eating my Sockeye leftovers, so I figured I’d eat my portion of a filet, and make the rest into cat food for Conway. While cooking this recipe, my cat was at my side constantly! He was just hoping for a morsel of something to drop on the floor. After I finished my recipe and gave him his first feeding, he DEVOURED the food. My cat NEVER devours his meals. He’s the finicky cat that eats some, walks away, goes back to eat some more, walks away again and so on. Not with this recipe! My cat ate the ENTIRE serving within just a few minutes and was begging for more. This wasn’t a one- time fluke either! The entire 14 servings of my new Sockeye Salmon cat food were ALL eaten in the same manner! I was blown away... Then, enter his next round of food (which happened to be chicken and liver). I was feeling so proud of my accomplishments with the prior sockeye recipe, I was expecting the same results. Well, much to my dismay, Conway didn’t want one thing to do with the chicken and liver! As I set down his first meal of the chicken recipe, he totally snubbed it and just walked away! He came back into the kitchen crying & begging just hoping there was more sockeye to devour. Well, let’s just say the next few days of feeding were not much fun because he was stuck with the chicken and liver. The coolest part of all of this was when I had my friend over after the week of sockeye salmon feeding. She complimented Conway on how beautiful his coat looked and how much healthier and lively he seemed since she had saw him a month prior! It was in that moment I realized how far he had come along in those 6 weeks since he’d had processed canned food. I truly believe food is medicine, and if you love your fur-babies like I do, I highly recommend making nourishing meals for them too! The coolest part of all of this was when I had my friend over after the week of sockeye salmon feeding. She complimented Conway on how beautiful his coat looked and how much healthier and lively he seemed since she had saw him a month prior! It was in that moment I realized how far he had come along in those 6 weeks since he’d had processed canned food. I truly believe food is medicine, and if you love your fur-babies like I do, I highly recommend making nourishing meals for them too! All The Best, Susan Valandra & Conway Kitty My Modern Monarch
Happy New Year!
29 December, 2016
Hello Phoenix! Just for fun, we'll be attending Roadrunner Park Farmers Market on Saturday, New Year's Eve. Hope to see you there!
AZ & NM December Schedule
29 November, 2016
Hi everyone! We'll be in Phoenix through this weekend (Dec 3/4), then we're off to New Mexico for the rest of 2016. Check out our events calendar for details. The winter growers market in Los Ranchos New Mexico will be on Saturday, December 10 from 10am-12pm. If you'd like to place an order for pick up at this market, please let us know: 602.286.9233 or send email
26 September, 2016
We're now back in Arizona for our fall farmers market season! Please join us now through December 5, 2016 at our markets and events. We're happy to help you put together a bulk freezer order. Give us a call 602.286.9233 or send email
Flower Festival @Los Ranchos Growers Market
22 July, 2016
Join us on Saturday, July 23 from 7am-12noon at the Los Ranchos Growers Market (6718 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos NM) for our 15th annual Flower Festival! Lots of amazing locally grown flowers, plenty of delicious veggies and fruits, live music, face painting and lots of fun for the whole family!
Phoenix in July
30 June, 2016
Hello Phoenix FishHuggers! We will be available at our Phoenix home (near Thomas Rd & 44th St) on Tues/Wed, July 19/20 for those who order in advance. We are accepting orders via email or phone 505.865.4097 (direct) or 602.286.9233 (message only, we'll return your call). Please place your orders by midnight on Saturday, July 16. Further inquiries are welcome.
Need to stock up for the Summer?
23 February, 2016
Your freezer will determine how long the product lasts. Food can maintain quality 2 years or more in a -20 freezer (a dedicated deep freezer, commercial is best, chest is best if space is available). A typical household fridge/freezer combo will average 0 degrees and your product will maintain quality for about 1 year.
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