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Event Announcement: Weiser Family Farms Tour

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit an important local farming resource. If you’re not familiar with Weiser Family Farms, check out a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. We hope you’ll join us at the farm tour!

Come celebrate the summer bounty on Slow Food’s July farm tour of Weiser Family Farms in Tehachapi!

Weiser Family Farms is a well-known favorite among farmers’ market shoppers and chefs. Their organic produce includes many varieties of fingerling potatoes, the best of the summer melons, nantes carrots, mulberries, and much more.They have been most gracious to invite us to come for a tour, a harvest of select produce, and a luncheon prepared by chef Evan Kleiman of Angeli Caffe.

When: Sunday, July 31, 2005, 8:00am until 4:30pm. We’ll meet at 8:00am at Parking Structure 4 in Santa Monica, located at 1321 2nd Street. We’ll depart promptly at 8:15am, and expect to return between 4:00pm and 4:30pm.
Cost: $55.00 for Slow Food members; $75.00 for nonmembers. Price includes the bus transportation, tour, lunch, drinks, and harvested produce. Reservations must be made by July 25; details below.

We will meet in Santa Monica to board a tour bus which will take us out to the farm. Upon arrival at the farm we will be greeted by the Weiser family, including Sid Weiser, who started farming when he purchased an apple orchard nearly 30 years ago. Alex Weiser will conduct the farm tour and discuss organic production, heirloom varieties, seasonality, and the importance of certified farmers’ markets. We will enjoy a wonderful summer feast prepared by Evan featuring just-harvested fruits and vegetables from the farm, and as a special treat for you carnivores, there will also be a freshly roasted suckling pig.

There will also be time for harvesting fruits and vegetables, and for enjoying the serenity of the farm. You will also be able to purchase additional freshly picked produce at a farm stand set up by the Weisers.

We also suggest that you bring:
1. sunhat
2. sunscreen
3. comfortable closed-toe shoes
4. a bottle of water
5. a cooler for produce
6. money for additional purchases

To make a reservation, email mindypfeiffer [at] sbcglobal [dot] net by July 25. Checks should be payable to SLOWLA and sent to:
Jordan Vannini
P.O. Box 91536
Pasadena, CA 91109

This event is limited to 50 people, so reserve your place soon! Your check will confirm your reservation. Please note: Once you have paid, if you change your mind, we will not be able to refund your money. No exceptions!