Community Collaborations

500x500jpegThe Fig & The Knife is a small business owned and operated by Chef Janette Gomez. But our success is in part to wonderful partners and collaborators in our community.  We love brainstorming and creating with other business in the Phoenix area and beyond. Below are a few we love to work with.  If you love us, you’ll probably love them!

Visit localfirstaz.com to learn about the great upcoming events in the community.  We may be there!


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Although, most of the time I create dishes on the fly, trusting my palate and instincts and rarely follow a recipe to the letter, I have on occasion written recipes.  You can see a sampling of those on my recipe page.  Additionally, I was honored to be included in a few editions of our quarterly local publication, Edible Phoenix. As a freelance contributor, I not only write the recipe, but also photograph the supplemental images and the In Season featured image.  Pick Up a copy around town every quarter!

Visit: ediblephoenix.com 


Screen Shot 2020-05-19 at 1.39.31 PM2020 has ushered in new ways to go through our day to day and altered our shopping  habits. In light of the pandemic; and adhering to self isolation, home delivery of groceries has become a new normal vs. a luxury. Additionally, it has been overwhelminly heartwarming to see how much the community wants to support local. Several services have popped up, but I chose to partner with The PHX Sampler because they not only fill the need of local, artisanal products delivered right to your door, they also strongly believe in telling the story of the product maker with its customers.  It’s about community and learning who is making your food.  If you love, or want to fall in love with our products you can order direct from us for local and national delivery.  But, if you’re in the Phoenix area and want to experience a weekly variety of local makers, check them out. You may find one of my products in your delivery! Visit thephxsampler.com


unnamedIf you believe in getting to know who makes your food and haven’t heard of TasteMakers then prepare to be amazed. Emmy-winning Cat Neville tells the stories of local farmers, chef’s and food artisans who are redefining American Food & Drink on her show, We are Tastemakers airing on PBS and CreateTVChannel. Recently, they introduced Makers Market, where they continue to show their support for food makers. This online platform brings our products to the national level, while still maintaining our local handcrafted philosophies and practices. Experience the videos on their website and shop from a collection of local food artisans like myself and others. . . all in one cart!!

To learn more Visit: WatchTasteMakers.com.  To Shop: TasteMakersMarketplace


Screen Shot 2020-02-14 at 6.19.01 PMOur products pair perfectly with many ingredients. We encourage you to get creative and find your own, but we are also here to help you along.  We’ve teamed up with Liz of EFF to bring delicious pairings with those looking for Gluten Free & Vegan Baked Goods. Check out her site to learn of the tasty goods she’s made incorporating our products. Or in some cases, you can purchase a DIY Kit with a select product from each of our lines! Additionally, Elizabeth Schardt, CPT, PN1 and I can help bring complete packages to you.  Stay tuned for Instructional Videos and other fun projects. Visit: eatfreefoodie.com


Screen Shot 2020-05-19 at 2.07.05 PMLike our collaboration with Eat Free Foodie above, we’ve teamed up with local Phoenix Bohemian Baker, Alex Hotko of Hotko Bread Company.  Stay tuned for ongoing collaborations. Currently, you can purchase what we’ve coined a Fancy French Toast Kit – which includes her amazingly delicious Houska Bread, our flagship Fig & Apricot Spread and when available our seasonal Fairy Fig Dust Premium Spice Blend. You can order direct from HotkoBreadCo.com.


F1B4494E-F76F-4F99-BD09-6577BBD3D677We only use the. highest quality ingredients in our products.  When we create our Chef Inspired specials and dishes, we always use Hatun Olive Oils. They have a great line of flavorful oils, such as Sweet Garlic, Chili, Basil, Bergamot and more. Find your favorite and bring home your own bottles. They are usually right next to me at the Farmers Market here in Phoenix. But you can also learn more on their site. hatunoliveoil.com


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52 Saturday’s a year, rain or shine the team at Phoenix Public Market, now known as Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market organizes a market nestled in the heart of downtown!!  They opened up the market to us in early 2018, and we have made this our home ever since.  The community involvement, both from the staff and all those that make the journey across the valley to shop, eat and chat with us, makes heading out before the sunrises worth while!  Come say hi, and buy local! 

Visit: downtownphoenixfarmersmarket.org 


Uptown Logo  In 2020, we’ll be branching out to various markets and events around the Phoenix area.  Beginning in the spring, you can find us at Uptown Farmers Market, where you can experience 100 different local vendors, AND US! We’re excited to expand to new areas of the valley and speaking to a whole new community of neighbors. Check our calendar for upcoming Saturday and Wednesday pop ups. To see what Uptown is all about Visit: uptownmarketaz.com


When we are not at at the markets or an event, we are usually busy in the kitchen.  So to ensure the community is able to pick up our products, you can find us in select boutiques around town. Although, they may not have our full line, they have many of the area favorites.  Contact them directly to see what is in stock.

Here are a few of our currently locations. Click on Image to visit their website.

   


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Lady ChangeMakers are women who are out in the world making beautiful things, selling services that help make the world better, or women who are throwing one hell of an event to uplift other women. It’s a directory for people fo find and support women owned businesses. To find a service and support Visit: ladychangemakers.com


Check back soon for new collaborations.  We have several new relationship seedlings, and once they have bloomed we’ll update this page!  If you’re interested in collaborating, contact us!