Harvesting Saguaro Fruit

Processing Barrel Cactus Fruit

Bean Tree Farm is a 20 acre saguaro/ ironwood forest farm & learning center, supplying local desert foods to the community in and around Tucson, Arizona. We harvest, care for and teach about Sonoran Desert food plants and herbs, resource conservation, solar energy, water harvesting, green building, permaculture and appropriate technology.  Growing an innovative farm business and rich educational environment in our community since 1985, our mission and vision arise from a love of place, respect for the diverse cultures and traditions of this region, and the belief that what we do makes a difference- now and for the future.



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Snacking on Cereus (Dragonfruit)

Sampling salsas and chutneys

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