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Memories Grown Ripe Here at 7th Annual Jubilee
A dozen local farmers bring this dream to life June 21st for the Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee’s seventh year. Summer’s organic fruit, “real” fruit, is a labor of love. The journey begins after fall’s first frost. Trimming trees, physically and symbolically, sculpts productive branches to make room for new life. Shears are guided by watchful farmer’s eyes and an experienced pruning crew’s deft hands. Before spring’s sun warmed branches into wakefulness, the ground was nourished with water to deepen roots. As the leaves unfurled and flowers blossomed, with nervous anticipation, the farmer watched forecasts to ensure late frost wouldn’t destroy new life. Bee’s buzzed happily from blossom to blossom, pollinating and spreading tree-love without fear of pesticides. Our Jubilee’s plum, pluot, apricot, aprium, peach and nectarine varieties might number over fifty. Some are heirlooms that perish easily but melt on your tongue. These rarely find their way into a supermarket. Most of these farmers’ harvest is shipped thousands of miles away and some are found in T&D Willey’s and Abundant Harvest’s local CSA subscription boxes.
We invite you to share a day in our dream. The festival takes place on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. at MOA Oasis Gardens, a 10-acre farm at 5790 Indianola Ave. Clovis, CA. Tickets are $5 and kids under 12 are free. Tickets are sold at the gate. The jubilee has developed a strong following over the last six years and is not to be missed by foodies, locals and rural tourists. This fun filled evening includes fruit tasting , live entertainment, Farm Tours, Kids Craft corner, Jam Making demonstration by Joyce Kierejczyk, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Flower arranging and keynote speaker, Bay Area restaurateur, chef and author Jesse Ziff Cool.