Did you hear? We're loopy for loquats! And these delicate fruits are ripening quickly in this warm April sun. We're predicting they'll be at their peak at the end of April, so let's get together and harvest this crop before it's too late.
Please join us for a Loquat Quick Pick on Saturday, April 30! We'll be harvesting neighborhood loquats, cleaning and processing them, and turning a portion into salsa. The majority of the harvest will be donated to A Place Called Home. As an added bonus, our beloved Chef Minh Phan will be doing a cooking demo with the families of A Place Called Home when we deliver the fruit. Join us for our loquat harvest and you'll be helping to improve our LA community.
We'll need some hands to help pick the fruit, and A LOT of hands to process it. The loquat, commonly called Japanese plum, is a very delicate, juicy, yellow-gold fruit, that typically contains 2 or 3 large brown seeds. The skin is thin and needs to be handled with care, thus making the cleaning process a bit slower. The pay off is big, however, and once you taste a tree-ripened loquat you'll realize it's worth the effort. Plus, everyone can take home a jar of freshly made salsa de loquat just in time for Cinco de Mayo! What's not to love?!
Want to be on a picking crew? Wear long sleeves and sunscreen, and bring pruners, water and gloves. Want to be a kitchenista? Please bring rubber gloves and a non-precious dishtowel. Want to try your hand at both? That's great! We'll all be meeting at 2556 Glen Green Street (midway up the cul-de-sac) at 9am. We can't wait to see you!
If you must drive, please park on Beachwood Drive, as parking is very limited on Glen Green.