When the Smiths pulled up their roots in British Columbia and moved to Arizona, they brought their love of agriculture with them. But they started small?just growing English cucumbers in a greenhouse. Today, the family-run farm has hugely expanded, and 95% of their "veganic", organically-grown produce is distributed in-state.
Year-round, the greenhouses give shelter to a wide variety of vegetables, including micro-greens, herbs, lettuces, kale, beets, carrots, onions, cucumbers, eggplants, and tomatoes. Depending on the season, FarmBoxes are packed with the customer's choice of assorted locally-grown produce that is freshly harvested from the earth, plucked from a shrub, or stolen from a wood nymph that very week.
Doc Kendrick, born in Kentucky during Abraham Lincoln's presidency, inspired his progeny to found a spice company rooted in the time-honored traditions of hunting, fishing, and grilling. Joe and Brittany Garnett, the current owners of Doc Kendrick Spice Company, stock their virtual and farmers'-market shelves with all-natural, locally made spices, rubs, and blends that complement game meat, farm meat, and space meat alike. A recipe page recommends uses for their preservative-free powders, such as Doc's apple pie, spiked with Doc Kendrick's Twice as Nice pie spice, or Doc's antelope chili, which gets its flavor from a salt blend, garlic rub, chili powder, and jalapeño granules. A selection of quick bread mixes adds speedy carbs to any meal, and the sampler spice blend makes a nice birthday or Baby's First Bank Heist gift.
The licensed aestheticians at Just StringZ spin innovation with centuries-old practices to keep skin looking healthy and polished. Threading treatments lasso stray strands using interlaced cotton strings, while speed-waxing services grip groups of hairs and ferry them away fast, yielding results that can last up to eight weeks. Trained in the art of Dermalogica face mapping, aestheticians decipher the proper products and regimen that will best suit their clients' skincare needs, before a jaunt to the skin bar allows faces to test each recommended product before buying or emailing their wish list to Santa. For those looking to accessorize their natural beauty, the salon also offers Swarovski body art, henna tattoos, and ear piercing, as well as cosmetics by glominerals.
Ignite Fitness?s trainers help clients eradicate unwanted weight through a trifecta of group fitness classes, one-on-one personal training, and nutrition coaching. Their signature boot camps do much of the calorie torching. Filled with quick bursts of cardio and strength training, workouts change each day to ensure that muscles never fall into a predictable routine. Instructors also lead yoga classes and sport-specific personal training, which add to the variety, while also targeting their own specialized muscle groups. While much of their focus remains on group classes, instructors also take time to help guests achieve individual goals, scheduling both private personal-training sessions and rehabilitation sessions.
The Seasoned Woman's shelves teem with unique ladylike gifts from wine glasses hand-painted with sassy slogans to soothing medicine pillows. Nightshirts emblazoned with witty cartoons envelop female forms scented with lavender, eucalyptus, and other Thymes body washes and lotions. Reiki candles promote harmony, health, and hibernation as their light dances across angel-themed baubles such as music boxes and trinket dishes. Books, jewelry, and kitchen accessories round out the shop's verdant leaf-strewn displays, which double as backdrops during special events such as aromatherapy classes.
Award-winning extra-virgin olive oils from both hemispheres line shelves inside Tubac Olive Oil, sharing space with bottles of traditional aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Visitors can explore the fruity, nutty, and peppery notes of oils pressed in Egypt, Greece, and other countries or opt for mild Moroccan olive oil, which the shop's specialists infuse onsite with flavors such as bacon and black truffle. Balsamic vinegars that have been smoked or steeped with flavors such as espresso make sophisticated dressings and sauces. Patrons can also peruse olive-oil-based soaps and beauty products.