Mesquite beans come from one of the most common trees in Arizona and have many health benefits. Mesquite flour, created from using the mill to grind the beans, is gluten-free, high in protein and is a low glycemic alternative for those with diabetes. The flour is also sweet and can be used as an alternative to sugar. With the purchase of the mill, GrowPhx is looking to bring to the valley a native-tree-to-table experience that can go beyond mesquite beans.
GrowPhx launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the $12,000 needed for purchase and renovations of the unit.
To learn more about the campaign or to donate to the cause, visit: https://igg.me/at/hammermill
I spoke with Greg Peterson from The Urban Farm about the mesquite mill and urban farming in the Phoenix area. If you are at all interested in doing a little urban farming, or if you'd just like to find out about how you can get your mesquite beans milled, take a listen ...