Drink beer, swat flies, and enjoy a thick slice of pie at The Farm at South Mountain. This unexpected escape from city life is literally located on an intersection, carefully hidden behind canopies of pecan trees, and you don’t see it coming. Turning in to “the farm,” you are immediately met with a wondrous sense of tranquility. Stop in the Farm Kitchen for a delicious sandwich, sweet potato salad, and financier cake. Then choose among dozens of picnic tables on the extensive park greens that lace the compound. Bring the dog, stroll the grove, count pecan trees, pick mulberries and grapefruit right off the trees, and discover your new favorite Arizona wine. At The Retreat you can relax and rejuvenate with a Swedish massage, then stop in at Maya’s farm for some gorgeous flowers or root vegetables. The Morning Glory Café is a popular breakfast destination — the farm-fresh eggs, Maya’s vegetables, and fresh herbs have made this a signature spot. Free WiFi is always available at the farm; if work beckons, you couldn’t ask for a batter setting.
6106 South 32nd St.
*Confidential deal: With a sandwich or salad purchase you will receive a free chocolate chip cherry walnut cookie. Hit “Print” now, and present at the time of purchase.