We're loco 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 Pick on Saturday, April 29! 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. 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.
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.