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“The Immovable Feast” at the Santa Monica Public Library

Thanks to Laura Avery and Jodi Low for a reminder about the first offering in the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Library Panel Series for 2010: “The Immovable Feast”:

When: Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Where: Santa Monica Public Library, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica (MLK, Jr. Auditorium)
Cost: Free and open to the public

Fruit trees can produce well into their eighties, but their permanence can also be a liability when the effects of drought, insect invasion, changing customer demand, and delayed innovation combine to decrease production. This panel of experienced tree fruit growers and experts will discuss how they protect flavor and quality by applying age-old growing practices to bold innovation in their search to grow “the perfect fruit.”

Participants will include David Karp, “Fruit Detective,” author, and Los Angeles Times’ farmers market columnist; John Tenerelli of Tenerelli Orchards; Bob Polito of Polito Family Farm; and Steve Smith of Mud Creek Ranch. The discussion will be moderated by Laura Avery, supervisor of the Santa Monica Farmers Markets.

Post-discussion snacks for attendees will be prepared by CJ Jacobson of The Yard in Santa Monica.

MLK Auditorium seating is limited and available on a first arrival basis. Overflow seating will be available in the 2nd floor multipurpose room. Doors open at 6:45pm, lecture begins promptly at 7:00pm. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services call Library Administration at 310.458.8606.

For more information about the Santa Monica Farmers’ Markets, visit their website.