Blue Sky Organic

Blue Sky Organic sells their produce at their store front from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Reader Viola DuBay, who lives in Estrella Mountain Ranch, is hungry:

“I am asking if you have any possible opening day for both Culver’s and Sonic on Estrella Parkway in Goodyear?” she emailed. “I am anxious to use them both — so close to home.”

Greg Landon, who also owns the Verrado Culver’s in Buckeye, said he is shooting for an August opening of the Goodyear Culver’s, at 130 N. Estrella Parkway.

As for Sonic Drive-in at 85 N. Estrella Parkway, Business Briefcase is still working on tracking down the opening day — but it should be soon, as the restaurant chain is hiring crew members for that location.

“It never gets dull here!” promises the hiring notice. “Motivated individuals who are team players and committed to keeping our drive-in restaurants clean and safe.”

The retro hamburger stand is also looking for managers and “skating carhops.” 

To apply or for more information, visit

•Also hiring: Blue Sky Organic Farms, at 4762 N. 189th Avenue, Litchfield Park;

Blue Sky is hiring everything from experienced organic farmers to part-time staff to interns.

For those not looking for a job, but interested in fresh, locally grown produce, this is the place:

“Blue Sky Organic Farms has completely shifted from its mainstay of wholesale selling to smaller local avenues of business mainly at farmers markets, its store location at the farm and its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Boxes,” said a press release.

Blue Sky Organic Farms saw a 150% increase of CSA - also known as farm-to-table - boxes in recent months. 

Blue Sky Organic sells its produce at its storefront from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 

•Someone has to feed all the new people coming to the West Valley, right?

Buckeye and Goodyear are two of America’s fastest-growing cities, and neither seems to be slowing down.

Building permits at both cities are up over last year and city councils are jogging along to keep up with requests.

The Buckeye City Council June 16 agenda includes:

Request for approval of a final plat for Village at Sundance Parcel 3B, for up to 67 homes.

Request for approval of a final plat for Village at Sundance Parcel 4, 132 homes.

Request for approval of a final plat for Village at Sundance Parcel 5, for up to 116 single-family lots.

Request for approval of a final plat for Sun City Festival Parcel A1 Phase 4,  at the northwest corner of Sun Valley Parkway and Canyon Springs Boulevard, for up to 33 age-restricted homes.

Not to fall behind, at its June 10 meeting, Goodyear City Council approved:

A final plat subdividing 15 acres into 48 single family lots at the northeast corner of Mountain Vista Drive and CantaMia Parkway.

A final plat for Estrella Parcel subdividing approximately 14.86 acres into 62

The rezoning of 82 acres at Riverside Park/Goodyear 82 to general industrial, allowing for building heights up to 70 feet.

The latter is a shift away from the developer’s original planned area development of a residential/commercial area.

The reason, as agenda material summarizes, is the Arizona State Department of Transportation revised plan for the future State Route 30, which would now run right through the Goodyear 82 property.

“Based on staff and applicant concerns regarding the property being developed as single-family residential, adjacency to a future freeway as well as existing high-capacity power lines . . . both supported a rezone to a more appropriate industrial land use.”