Tucson's venerable Westward Look Resort maintains an awesome garden that provides much of the produce for their restaurants. The hero of this "eat local" effort is Raymundo Ocampo, a native of Oaxaca Mexico. Check out this cool video to learn more!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: