Food Forward’s Fresh Juice – April 2010

Hello Food Forward Volunteers!

We are proud to announce this month’s Fresh Juice announcing April’s picks and events. Below are the calendared events:

Please RSVP via to marie@foodforward.org with the following information to reserve your spot(s):

1)      Date of pick requested

2)      Total number of spots requested and name(s) of pickers (please include ages of children if they are under 18)

3)      E-mail address

4)      Cell phone # you can be reached at on the day of the pick

Please note: the exact address of the pick will be given out only to confirmed pickers 48-72 hours prior to the pick.

NEW POLICY IN EFFECT: Volunteer participation is crucial to the success of our organization. Typically, there are long standby lists for each pick. When volunteers do not show up, not only does it prevent somebody who wants to volunteer from doing so, it ultimately diminishes the amount of fruit that is harvested for the hungry. If for any reason you are not able to attend the pick that you signed up for, please contact the pick leader or Marie at marie@foodforward.org or Carl at carl@foodforward.org.  If you fail to notify us two times, we will be forced to suspend you from the volunteer pool.

3-27 and 3-28 Saturday and Sunday – No Reservation Needed

Event: Tomatomania

Start Time:      9:00 AM

End Time:       5:00 PM

Where: Tapia Brothers Farm on Hayvenhurst and Burbank, Encino, CA

Details: Come visit Food Forward’s table at Tomatomania, kindly hosted by the Tapia Bros Farm, and take advantage of your first (and most likely ONLY) chance to buy Food Forward’s CAN IT First Vintage Canned Meyer Lemons! Come soon as these lemons are absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS and will sell out FAST!

4-1-10            Thursday

Event: Citrus Pick

Start Time:      10:00 AM

End Time:       12:00 PM

Where: Mission Hills/San Fernando Valley

Spots Available: 2-3

Details: Join FF on our first April Fool’s Day pick!

4-2-10              Friday – No Reservation Needed

Event: Food Forward Casual Foodie Meet Up

Start Time:      6:00 PM

End Time:       ?

Where: The Brig Parking Lot on Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA

Details: In an answer to Food Forward folks wanting to “get social,” we’re having an informal meet up on April 2nd at the First Friday Gourmet Food Truck gathering in Venice – meeting for eats and drinks starting at 6pm. Look for the FF folk in t-shirts and NO fruit picking allowed!

4-4-10              Sunday

Event: Easter Sunday Tangerine & Tangelo Harvest

Start Time:      10:30 AM

End Time:       12:30 PM

Where: Chatsworth

Spots Available: 8-10

Details: Come join Food Forward on our first Easter Sunday fruit harvest and take a break from the egg hunt to help hunt and harvest tangerines & tangelos for the hungry!

4-7-10              Wednesday

Event: Sunset Pick

Start Time:      5:30 PM

End Time:       7:00 PM

Spots Available: 4

Where: San Fernando Valley, TBD

Details: Come join Food Forward on a sunset pick – a great way to relax after a long day of work!

4-10-10            Saturday

Event: The Juicy Fruit Express

Start Time: 7:45 AM

End Time:  6:00 PM

Where: Bakersfield, CA

Spots Available: 3

Details: Come join Food Forward on our first field trip to Bakersfield, CA! The Juicy Fruit Express is a vegetable oil run bus that will take 40 of us to an amazing citrus orchard in Bakersfield for a huge orange pick and BBQ on Saturday, March 6th. Tickets are only $20.00 per person – this includes your seat on the bus and all food, drinks and refreshments for the day.

4-14-10            Wednesday

Event: Sunset Pick

Start Time:      5:30 PM

End Time:       7:00 PM

Spots Available: 4

Where: Sherman Oaks

Details: Come join Food Forward on a sunset pick – a great way to relax after a long day of work!

4-14-10            Wednesday

Event: Lemon Pick

Start Time:      10:30am AM

End Time:       11:00 AM

Spots Available: 1

Where: Pico/Robertson area

Details: Come join a daytime lemon harvest – one beautiful tree!

4-17-10            Saturday

Event: Citrus Harvest

Start Time:      10:30 AM

End Time:       12:30 PM

Spots Available: 6-8

Where: Granada Hills

Details: Come harvest navel oranges, valencia oranges, lemons and grapefruits!

4-17-10            Saturday  – No Reservation Needed

Event: Earth Day South Los Angeles

Start Time:      11:00 AM

End Time:       6:00 PM

Where: Normandie Avenue Elementary School

4505 South Raymond Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Details: Come visit Food Forward’s table at Community Services Unlimited’s Earth Day celebration! Interested in volunteering at the table with the Food Forward team? Contact marie@foodforward.org for more details.

4-18-10            Sunday

Event: Citrus Pick

Start Time:      10:30 AM

End Time:       12:30 PM

Spots Available: 6

Where: Valley Glen/San Fernando Valley

Details: Come harvest a beautiful (and tall) Grapefruit tree!

4-18-10            Sunday – No Reservation Needed

Event: Earth Day Festival

Star Time: 9:30 AM

End Time: 1:00 PM

Where: Pasadena

Details: Come visit Food Forward’s table at the All Saints Church in Pasadena for their 10th annual Earth Day Festival. Interested in volunteering at the table with the Food Forward crew? Contact marie@foodforward.org for more details.

4-22-10            Thursday

Event: Earth Day 2010 Pick at CSUN

Start Time:      4:00 PM

End Time:       7:00 PM

Spots Available: 20

Where: Nordhoff St. and Zelzah Ave., Northridge, CA

Details: Come join Food Forward on our first Earth Day pick at CSUN!

4-22-10            Thursday – No Reservation Needed

Event: Earth Day 2010: A Promise for the Planet

Start Time:      12:00 PM

End Time:       5:00 PM

Where: SPACELAND

1717 Silverlake Blvd.

Silverlake, CA

Details: Come visit Food Forward’s table at Sustainable Silverlake’s Earth Day event. For more information, visit www.sustainablesilverlake.org. Interested in volunteering at the table with the Food Forward crew? Contact marie@foodforward.org for more details.

4-24-10            Saturday

Event: Citrus Pick

Start Time:      10:30 AM

End Time:       12:30 PM

Spots Available: 6

Where: Tujunga

Details: Come join Food Forward on our second annual pick at the Fish Lady’s home, home of 2 great citrus trees and one truly magnificent Koi pond!

4-25-10            Sunday

Event: Citrus Pick

Start Time: 10:30 AM

End Time: 12:30 PM

Spots Available: 6

Where: Pasadena

Details: Come join us as we return to a property in Pasadena to harvest oranges and then move to a 2nd property a block away to harvest grapefruits!

Great News!!!  Food Forward is now officially a non-profit 501(c)(3). Your monetary or equipment donations are greatly appreciated!

We look forward to seeing you at a pick very soon!

Sincerely,

The Food Forward Team

818-554-8696 (Carl’s cell)

http://foodforward.org

twitter: @foodforwardla

Facebook group: Food Forward

P.O. Box 48818

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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