Local resort improves garden, adds its own crops to the menu - Tucson News Now

Local resort improves garden, adds crops to menu

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A local resort is bringing new meaning to the term 'fresh produce' by growing a garden and adding the bounty to its menu offerings.

The Westward Look Resort has an 1,800 square foot garden on its property, but recently expanded the garden to 3,000 square feet in an effort to provide resort guests with locally grown produce.

According to the Westward Look landscape manager, Raymundo Ocampo, he was harvesting more than 120 pounds of tomatoes a week earlier this summer.

The garden boasts about 15 varieties of tomato, peppers, pomegranates and swiss chard.  This produce has helped save the kitchen nearly $1,000 on its food budget, according to Executive Chef Antonio Rodriguez. 

Rodriguez also said what he serves depends on the season and the availability of ingredients. There are 20 different dishes on the menu that highlight ingredients available now from the garden.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Shooting reported on Campbell near Sunnyside High School

    Shooting reported on Campbell near Sunnyside High School

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:09:52 GMT

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan spokesman with the Tucson Police Department.  

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan spokesman with the Tucson Police Department.  

  • Rep. Grijalva: We planned to get arrested

    Rep. Grijalva: We planned to get arrested

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:47:39 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The southern Arizona Congressman sat down for an interview with Tucson News Now, two days removed from his arrest, booking, and release from jail on a charge of Civil Disobedience on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

    The southern Arizona Congressman sat down for an interview with Tucson News Now, two days removed from his arrest, booking, and release from jail on a charge of Civil Disobedience on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 

  • PCSD releases totals for "hands free" ordinance violations

    PCSD releases totals for "hands free" ordinance violations

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:21:22 GMT

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county are Cardinal and Valencia and Ajo and Palo Verde. 

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county are Cardinal and Valencia and Ajo and Palo Verde. 

Powered by Frankly