What can ou whip up with pecans?

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Wednesday is the deadline for Maricopa food establishments to sign up to participate in the Pecan Pride Celebration during Stagecoach Days.

Visitors and new residents are often surprised when they learn that Maricopa was once a fertile farming area adorned with hundreds of acres of pecan groves. In recognition of Maricopa’s deeply rooted agriculture history, the Pecan Pride Celebration will take place during the City of Maricopa’s Stagecoach Days, celebrated Oct. 10-25.

Local food establishments are invited to participate in the Pecan Pride Celebration by featuring products/menu items that include pecans. The featured item must be made available for purchase during the regular business hours from Oct. 10 through Oct. 25. Everything from pecan pies, butter pecan frappuccino, pecan feta salad, brown sugar pecan scones and pecan pepper jelly to salted caramel pecan shakes can be promoted for sale during the celebration. This is a limited time feature that will drive the community into your business.

Stagecoach Days is a two-week series of activities held annually in October to commemorate and celebrate the founding of our community and its rich cultural history. Organizations come together to promote cooperation and volunteerism, generate community spirit, recreation and enhance the economic welfare of the community.

To register your feature item and business as a participating merchant, contact Karie Karpes, recreation specialist, events & general, at karie.karpes@maricopa-az.gov, 520-316-6848.

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