Check out the videos that accompany Local Favorites, our monthly Arizona Highways feature.
April 2023: Like so many of our favorite places, this one started out simple. But since then, it’s expanded to a point where the ranch is now selling up to 400 pies a week, along with fruits, vegetables, honey, jam, grass-raised beef and raw milk.
March 2023: Although Paris is more than 5,000 miles from Bisbee, the croissants and pastries at this wonderful bakery are deliciously reminiscent of what you’d find in the City of Light.
February 2023: The renaissance of Old Town Cottonwood is attracting more than just foodies. Cyclists are finding their way, too, and the first stop for many of them is the Verde Valley Bicycle Co.
November 2022: Tawney Weir describes her art as “minimal maximalism,” a style that focuses on simple shapes and clean lines that are highlighted by bold colors.
September 2022: Julia Child once asked, “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” The same kind of thinking drives the folks at Proof, which churns out one of the best green olive boules in the Valley of the Sun.
August 2022: After reading this, there’s a chance you’ll think, That’s interesting, and move on. Mostly likely, though, you’re going to rush out to buy a four-pack. Or a six-pack. This isn’t just any hot sauce.
June 2022: Many things draw people to the White Mountains, with Mother Nature at the top of the list. There’s great pizza there, too. And even olive oil. In fact, this popular place in Pinetop-Lakeside sells dozens of flavors from around the world.
May 2022: There are many reasons to wander up and down Roosevelt Row in Phoenix, including this fashionable hat shop, which specializes in fedoras and flat caps by more than a dozen different designers.
April 2022: The Boyers describe their bakery as a ‘mom and pop and their children’ shop.” The local devotees in the West Valley of Phoenix call it a great place to grab a ham and cheese croissant and a “Carmallow Latte.”
March 2022: After milking cows on a family farm that dates back to 1919, the Crows sold their cattle and decided to raise goats.
February 2022: What started out as a modified generic ice chest has evolved into a 75-quart, “bombproof” cooler that can withstand an attack from a grizzly bear.
January 2022: Although it's housed in an old J.C. Penney store, the inventory at this Bisbee boutique is anything but mainstream.
November 2021: Brothers Aaron and Rudi Sinykin left the world of corporate franchises in 2013 to start a company that was more meaningful to them.
October 2021: The designers at Wood Evolution are turning urban wood into home decor.
September 2021: The BonDry is helping hikers and mountain bikers find a solution to dry their hydration bladders more efficiently.
July 2021: A group of adventurous guys decided to try their hand at distilling spirits and Adventurous Stills was born.
June 2021: A self-proclaimed craft dabbler, Tracy Conklin makes all of her soaps and scrubs from scratch.
April 2021: When it comes to Big Marble Organics' signature ginger beer, it's all about the bubbles.
March 2021: At Phoenix's Americano Foods, delicious nut butters and social responsibility go hand in hand.
February 2021: Leftover components from beer production become biscuits for four-legged friends at Flagstaff's Woof 66 Treats.
January 2021: Flagstaff-based Peak Scents specializes in "skin care for the wild-hearted."
November 2020: The Bike Barn has been keeping cyclists in Phoenix happy since 1957.
October 2020: See what goes into creating the unique puzzle designs at Phoenix's Whimsy Wood Puzzles.
September 2020: See what Pine Creek Canyon Lavender Farm, in the small Mogollon Rim town of Pine, offers its visitors.
August 2020: Sweet treats are on the menu at Flagstaff's Sweet Shoppe Candy Store.
June 2020: More than 75 years of great flavors and great service at Tumacacori's Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Co.
May 2020: Refresh Glass, founded by Ray DelMuro, turns discarded wine bottles into functional works of art.
March 2020: Helen Gomez, executive director of Ben's Bells, talks about spreading kindness around the world.
February 2020: Rich Glisson, owner of Heritage Hats in Phoenix, talks about how he got into the hat business.
January 2020: Tim Macy on making everyone feel welcome at Macy's European Coffeehouse and Bakery in Flagstaff.