Terrol Johnson, Tristan Reader, Co-founders of Tohono O'odham Community Action

Sharing Desert Foods

     in the Community & Beyond

Desert Rain Café is an important part of TOCA's effort to create a sustainable local food system on the Tohono O'odham Nation.... Our farms produce healthy traditional foods; our educational efforts promote good nutrition; our cultural programs strengthen links between food and identity.... and the café makes traditional foods accessible and affordable for local, busy families.


In addition to providing traditional, healthy and delicious foods to its guests, Desert Rain Café caters community events such as the Tohono O'odham Health Fair and the Half Marathon.


In the process, the café is supporting economic development, both in direct employment of the staff and by purchasing traditional foods from tribal farmers and native desert wild food foragers.


To learn more about the Cafe and see the current menu,  follow the cafe on Facebook