Known for sunny skies and varied landscape, Arizona is a land of plentiful bounty. With thriving farms, you-pick orchards, sheep ranches, luscious vineyards and certified creameries, discover the Grand Canyon State from the ground up.
Fields of glory
Yuma, in southwestern Arizona, is the winter vegetable capital of the world, producing 90 percent of the nation’s leafy vegetables. Sit in a field of greens while eating them at a local farm, where chefs serve meals prepared from the morning’s harvest. Explore a date or peanut farm, then stop to smell the roses at a public garden.
Sip and savor
Taste award-winning vino at local vineyards in Willcox, the heart of Arizona’s wine country. Bite into crisp fruits and ripe veggies at you-pick orchards, soak in sunshine while hiking, golfing and bird watching or even take a tour of a working sheep ranch.
Situated on the northern border of the Sonoran Desert, uncover Wickenburg’s Old West lore. Take a step back in time at a cattle ranch: purchase organic meats, pick apples, view the wildlife or just be inspired by the Western hospitality on one of the many local dude ranches.
Cream of the crop Resting on the base of the Mogollan Rim, Strawberry’s sightseeing is as inspiring as its outdoor adventure. Observe javelina, boat on scenic lakes or hit the slopes for backcountry skiing. Work up an appetite, then head to a local creamery for velvety goat cheese and rich homemade fudge.
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