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.
Alan’s Shoe House helps customers find the right footwear for them from such brands as New Balance, Dunham, and Ecco. Though each location stocks a unique inventory, all staff members have the knowledge to aid clients after a thorough training in shoe fitting, foot anatomy, and Footloose. In addition to the shoe selection, patrons can peruse a selection of T-shirts, polos, shorts, and warm-up jackets to outfit bodies for athletic and laid-back activities.
Artisan Salon's professional face defuzzer Aisha Reeves extracts offending strands from brows, lips, and chins in 15-minute sessions ($15) and strips hairy shadows from full faces in slightly more time ($40). Efficient waxing treatments leave faces feeling smooth enough to host curling competitions on. Other salon specials (not included with this Groupon) pamper bodies with reflexology and zen shiatsu techniques.
The talented nail techs atBuzio Spa at Envy Spa and Salon transform dingy phalange helmets into sparklers fit for any Fourth of July parade or professional patty-cake-a-thon. The relaxing 90-minute treatment begins with a pedicure administered in a private treatment room, in which clients can enjoy complimentary coffee, soda, or water. After an aromatherapy-oil-infused foot soak, feet are further freshened by a sugar scrub, which sloughs off dry skin cells and softens hardened calluses back to their friendlier, less-abrasive selves. Next, a nail pro gently curtails cuticles, trims and files tips, and massages feet into a bliss-filled slumber. Guarding against interappendage quarreling, a manicure gives equal treatment to arm-enders, softening hands with a customized essential-oil-infused salt scrub before nudging them toward nap time with a massage and reading of Goodnight Moon.
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 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.