Nancy Yingst of Yingst Ranch in Littlerock will provide a tour of her peach, pear, plum, and apple orchards for Slow Food members. She is not certified organic but does not use sprays or chemicals. Following the tour we will be provided with buckets and carts to go into the orchards and pick peaches, apples, and pears.
Following the tour we’ll enjoy a group lunch at Valley Hungarian Sausage and Meat. Though sausage will not be made during our visit, owner Maria Watson will prepare a sampling of the many sausages they produce on the premises. She will also serve a Hungarian lunch on the patio (shaded but not air-conditioned), including stuffed cabbage, sausages, pickles and bread followed by walnut or poppyseed kalacs for dessert.
When: Sunday, September 9, 2007, beginning at 10:00am
Where: Meeting at Yingst Ranch, Littlerock, California. Address will be provided when your reservation is confirmed.
Cost: $24.00 per person. Each child under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Cost includes tour and lunch (nonalcoholic drinks and gratuity included). Participants may pick and purchase fruit at the Ranch for 90 cents per pound. Please bring cash, as well as bags or boxes to take home your fruit.
To reserve your place:
FIRST: Email your reservation request to snailwrangler [at] slowfoodla [dot] com with the number in your party (adults and children) and the name of the Slow Food convivium to which you belong.
THEN: Send your check, payable to Slow Food Los Angeles to:
Slow Food Los Angeles
8033 Sunset Blvd #395
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Please include with your check the name under which your reservation was placed. Your reservations will be confirmed by email when your check has been received. Checks must be received by August 30th to hold a reservation. Checks will be accepted only with a prior email, and confirmed reservations are nonrefundable.
++ Maximum of four people per reservation.
++ Please carpool if possible.
++ The event will last approximately 3.5 to 4 hours; there are restroom facilities at the Valley Hungarian.
++ Littlerock is a desert town off the Pearblossom Highway near Lancaster/Palmdale. It will be hot so bring bottled water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and clothes and walking/hiking shoes that are suitable for farm/hilly terrain. Be prepared to get fruice juice all over your shirt.
++ This area is also a center for many types of honey. You can purchase eucalyptus, avacado, and many other varieties at Yingst and other stores in the area. Bring your own honey container to fill up.
++ Grab a date shake at Charlie Brown Farms, located between the orchard and our lunch destination.
++ After lunch, fresh and or frozen sausages, cheese, pirogi, sauerkraut and all kinds of authentic Hungarian fare will be available for purchase.
We hope you can join us!