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Juicy Fruit Express – a Loooong but Successful Adventure

“Adventure” was probably the key word that can describe the FF crew’s day on Saturday when we ventured in a veggie oil-powered bus out to Bako to pick a hundred-plus tree property.  We’ll opt for the less-eco-friendly model next time  (15mph up the Grapevine grade was a wee bit too much even for us hardcore eco-folk) but the time spent getting to and from our location was rewarded with amazing weather, great trees and a spectacular mountain top lunch put together by our host Chris and Jody and their great family – And to keep it all in perspective, 3200 lbs of beautiful Valencia oranges were harvested by our crew – all staying local and 100% going to the Kern County Food Pantry. Thanks to everyone who picked with us.

We even made it on the local ABC affiliate : http://www.turnto23.com/news/23120221/detail.html

Thanks to Dusty Stiles for contributing his photos and to Erica, Marie and Carl for pulling it all off!

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CLIMB ABOARD THE JUICY FRUIT EXPRESS….

We are pleased to announce our first field trip on the JUICY FRUIT EXPRESS!

What is the JUICY FRUIT EXPRESS?  It 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.  We will be partnering with the Community Action Partnership of Kern/Partnership Food Bank in Bakersfield for the event, who will receive 100% of the fruit harvested that day to help feed the hungry. Tickets are only $20.00 per person – this includes your seat on the bus and all food, drinks and refreshments for the day (we will leave from a San Fernando Valley location at 8:00 AM and have you back around 6-6:30 PM that night).

This will be a field trip like no other and will sell out FAST!  [NOTE: SINCE BEING ANNOUNCED on 2/10 WE ARE ALREADY HALF FULL]

So Please RSVP via email to CARL@FOODFORWARD.ORG asap with the following information:

1)    Total number of spots requested and name(s) of pickers

2)    Email address

3)    Your contact phone number

To secure your spot on the Juicy Fruit Express, please send a check or money order for $20.00/person made out to “Food Forward” to the following address:

Food Forward

P.O. Box 48818

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Please note that your spot(s) WILL NOT BE 100% reserved until a check is received.

We look forward to seeing you there!