Just for you, the Casa Grande News let’s you know when the next class will be to learn how to make fresh cactus fruit punch.
Apache Junction resident Jean Groen, author of “Foods of the Superstitions,” will teach visitors how to harvest opuntia cactus fruits and extract the juice from the prickly pear without turning their hands into a “porcupine of cactus spines.”
The class, which is free with regular admission, will be repeated Aug. 23 and Sept. 1.
I guess you need to be midway between Tucson and Phoenix to take advantage of this news. Sorry about that.