Join Us Saturday May 19th for our Loquat ‘Pick n Kitchen’!
Come join us as we go through the canyon picking the unique “loquats” from our ‘virtual orchard” and then process this fruit into great treats in our Glen Green pop up kitchen advised by Chef Miller (from the Farmer’s Market Kitchen) and Mihn Phan (from the Beachwood Cafe). We promise you will have a GREAT time on Saturday morning, May 19th.
Saturday May 19th from 8:45am – 12:30 pm (Clean-up 12:30-2pm)!
Glen Green cul-de-sac, just up the street from Beachwood Dr. Look for signs on the street to easily find us!
Here’s the plan:
Urban farming fun as we harvest loquat fruit throughout Beachwood Canyon. All collected fruit will be cleaned and prepared at our on-site kitchen for either donation to local food pantries or tasty treats in support of the new Hollywood Orchard!
Arrive: 8:45am in the Glen Green Cul-De-Sac (If you have to drive, you will have to park on Beachwood Drive and walk up). Bring bag lunch, beverages provided! Kids are welcome.
We will have an orientation, then picking crews and kitchen crews are formed (you can switch later in the morning if you like!)
9am-11 – PICKERS (wear work pants, long-sleeve shirt, bring your own hand clippers if you have one). We will have poles, ladders, shoulder bags, and buckets. Our leaders will give pointers. Trees in the canyon have been pre-identified. We expect to use 300 lbs for the Community Food Pop Up Kitchen.
9-10:am – KITCHENERS Set up pop-up kitchen
10am-12:30pm: Process Loquats (bring paring knife, apron). Our Harvest and Kitchen Crew will lead us in making some taste treats using the uniquely flavored Loquat!
A Clean-up Party starts at 12:30pm with live Canyon Musicians playing.
We have the ingredients/supplies for the recipes! We await the gift of your hands and heart.
Remember to bring along a snack/bag lunch since we will be doing a ‘working lunch’ so we can keep momentum!
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
Please walk, ride a bike or carpool to the Glenn Green cul-de-sac as parking is very limited down on Beachwood Drive. Be sure to check parking signs and please be respectful of our neighbors and where you leave your vehicle.
Thanks for all your great support and we look forward to a fun Pick N’Kitchen day!
-Your Hollywood Orchard Team