Fall 2017 Farmers Market North Scottsdale Begins October 7th

So Much Cheese

Carol has been busy, really busy, all summer making as much cheese as she can before the goats “turn off” the valve during the “baby season.”

The storage refrigerator is full. The aging refrigerator is full. The refrigerator in the laundry room is full.

Trying New Cheese Making Methods

Carol had the opportunity to participate in an Advanced Cheese Making class in Vermont in August. As one of only two students, Carol received special attention and was able to ask questions specific to making cheese in desert climates.

The results have been yummy. New types of cheeses are ready for you to try.


You’ll find Carol at the Farmers Market North Scottsdale, Troon North location beginning October 7th, 9 am – 1 pm. The market has two locations this year: The 1st & 3rd Saturdays will be at 10037 E. Dynamite, “Troon North.” On the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month, the Farmers Market North Scottsdale will be at 8711 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, the “General Store” location. Both markets will run 9 am – 1 pm and offer fresh, local and organic produce, Artisan products, and other local, hand-made items.

Carol has also stocked the “mini-market” with a nice variety of cheese. Stop by the UPS Store #4140 at 28150 N Alma School Rd, Ste #103 (Dynamite & Alma School) if you can’t wait until October 7th.

New Look

With the new season, some things have changed at Rio Verde Naturals.

First, Carol will be selling a lot more cheese!

Second, many of her canned goods will no longer be offered. Because she’s spending more time making cheese, she’s spent less time growing her usually large garden and has processed and preserved even less. Good for the cheese, not so good if you are a fan of Carol’s Pickled Okra, Bread & Butter Pickles, and Fig Jam. There is some fig jam, but it’s a small inventory this year, so be sure stock up before it’s gone.

Carol will continue to offer a crowd favorite – LAVA! Yeah!

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