Slow Food OC Grafting Demonstration on YouTube

April 29th, 2011 by Heather Westenhofer


Demonstration of Grafting

One of our terrific members, Priscilla Willis, uploaded this video of the grafting demonstration which was shot during our recent Slow Food OC  Overcrowded Garden tour for all to enjoy! So for those of you would could not make it to the event here is useful information on grafting from Thom.

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What’s In Season – April

April 26th, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke


So for all of us trying to eat healthy, locally and seasonally here is a list of fruits and veggies that are currently in season and that you will find at your local farmer’s market.

  • Asparagus
  • Avocadoes
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Citrus
  • Grapefruit
  • Meiwa and Nagami kumquats
  • Meyer lemons
  • Blood oranges
  • Pummelos
  • Tangelos
  • Mandarins, navel oranges
  • Cardoons
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Dates
  • Escarole
  • Fennel
  • Green Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • New Potatoes
  • Nettles
  • Peas:  English, Snap; pea shoots, pea tendrils
  • Radicchio
  • Sorrel
  • Strawberries
  • Watercress

For an even more complete list by month check out the Southland Farmers’ Market Association.

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Slow Food OC Annual BBQ Tickets Now on Sale

April 25th, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke

Welcome to Bommer CanyonSlow Food Orange County invites Slow Food members and nonmembers alike to its third annual summer BBQ featuring a barbecue chicken dinner, live music by 5 Star Band, opportunity drawing, and guest speaker A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Bommer Canyon was the cattle camp for the Irvine Ranch and is generally not open to the public at large. This is a special opportunity for all of us to enjoy a quality meal in a beautiful outdoor environment.

A.G. Kurasawa, Former California Secretary of Agriculture

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Ryan Adams of Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach and Slow Food Orange County volunteers.

The menu for the evening includes:

Local Tomato & Sweet Onion Salad
Warm Heirloom Potato Green BeanSalad
Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper andSummer Squash Succotash
Barbequed Citrus Marinated Mary’s Free Range Chicken
Irvine Strawberries & Shortcake

Purchase Tickets
Ticket must be purchased in advance and there will be no on-site ticket sales. Tickets prices are Adults: $50, Children 12 & under: $20

Please see our calendar for additional info about this event.

We would like to thank our official sponsors and donors of this event which include Whole Foods, Sorrento Grille, Mary’s Free Range Chicken, Quivira, Stone Brewing Co. and Nika Purified Water.

Download PDF of official BBQ 2011 poster.

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