When: This Sunday, August 2, 2009 from 10:00am until 1:00pm
Where: Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles
Slow Food Los Angeles is pleased to be able to help support this year’s event, which invites Los Angeles residents to come together and make jam with fruit harvested and collection from their own yards. From the Machine Project announcement:
The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that the participants provide. The fruit can be fresh or frozen. Fallen Fruit will bring public fruit. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like basil guava or lemon pepper jelly. We’ll discuss the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, the aesthetics of sweetness, as well as the communal power of shared food and the liberation of public fruit.
More information about The Machine Project is available on its website. More information on Fallen Fruit, and about their cooperative project to map public fruit in the Los Angeles area, is available on the Fallen Fruit website.
Tempting photo of jams and jellies from Machine Project.