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Upcoming events

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Andy's Orchard

    Stone Fruit!

    Please join us for a very special gathering at Andy’s Orchard. Andy Mariani is a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association and specializes in artisanal fruit growing. He has been featured in Gourmet and Sunset magazines. He proudly grows/nurtures over 200 varieties of stone fruits, many of which aren’t available in stores. He has many heirloom varieties that are too fragile to transport to stores, but are extremely flavorful. 

    Since he’s in “our own backyard” we have the opportunity to experience the fruits of his labor.

                To learn more about him, please visit  https://andysorchard.com/

    Field Trip Agenda

    9:45 a.m. Sign-In
    10 a.m. sharp Tasting varieties  of peaches, plums, pluots
    and nectarines.
    10:45 a.m. Tour & Harvest Walk    
    Packing shed, drying yard, and orchard harvest walk.

    The Tasting – Andy Mariani will give us an intro to the Fruit Tasting - We can evaluate the balance of sweetness and acidity, astringency, texture/mouth feel, and aroma/bouquet. Or we’re welcome to act like kids in a candy store, and just dive in. Either way, it will be a great experience. Approximately 40-50 varieties will be sliced & in labeled containers for us to enjoy. We’re hoping the Baby Crawford Peaches & Green Gage Plums will be ready for us to sample– but that all depends on the moods of Mother Nature in August! 

    The Tour & Harvest Walk – We‘ll split up into 2 or 3 groups, each led by Andy or one of his skillful docents. We’ll learn about the local agricultural history, discuss varieties, cultivation, and storage. We’ll surely hear a few stories of the farm, which has been in Andy’s family for over 50 years. We’ll then head out to the orchard to some select trees to harvest from. There’s just nothing better than hand-selecting your own fruit, still warm from the heat of the summer sun! 

    We’ll each have a 2-gallon bucket to place our fruit in. We’re welcome to eat what we like in the orchard, compliments of Andy. Any fruit brought out of the orchard will be charged at $2.50 per pound. Also, Andy’s has a little Country Store with fresh/dried fruits, nuts, confections, locally grown produce, and gift items.

    Looking forward to see you at the orchard!

Past events

20 May 2017 Exclusive Bakers Dozen Baking Workshop
09 May 2017 Bakers Dozen May 2017 Program
07 Feb 2017 Cookies: The New Favorite
01 Nov 2016 Bakers Dozen November Program--SOLD OUT
11 Aug 2016 2016 Summer Tour at Pie Ranch
26 Jan 2016 Adding Spice to your Life and Desserts
03 Nov 2015 Noe Valley Bakery: A Recipe for Change
11 May 2015 Buffalo Milk Gelato Farm Tour
28 Apr 2015 Baking with Alternative Sweeteners
28 Mar 2015 Shortbread & Cookie Dough Rolling & Cutting Workshop
07 Mar 2015 Stenciled Buttercream Cake Decorating Workshop
27 Jan 2015 Bakers Dozen January 2015 Program
03 Nov 2014 Dandelion Chocolate Tour & Tasting
30 Sep 2014 Culinary History of Bay Area Food & Desserts
21 Aug 2014 Summer Tour at Pie Ranch
14 May 2014 Semifreddi's Bakery Tour
06 May 2014 Kitchen Success Stories
06 Apr 2014 Crazy for Custard!
04 Feb 2014 Long Live Chocolate Cake!
15 Oct 2013 What's REALLY in our Ingredients?
12 Aug 2013 Swanton Berry Farm Tour
10 Jun 2013 Baking with Varietal Grape Seed/Skin Flours and Oils
07 May 2013 Pastry Chefs Extraordinaire!
05 Feb 2013 You Should Sell This
13 Jan 2013 Macaron Workshop: Not Your Mother's Macarons
09 Oct 2012 Book or Blog with Flo Braker+Panel
13 Aug 2012 Summer Tour: McClelland's Dairy
05 Jun 2012 Luncheon: The Starter Bakery Story
05 Jun 2012 The Starter Bakery Story-Luncheon Meeting
03 Jun 2012 Laminated Dough Class
03 Jun 2012 Forum: Laminated Dough Class
25 Apr 2012 Bakers Math
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18 Feb 2012 February Special Interest: Whole Grains
31 Jan 2012 January Mirror-Mirror Luncheon
24 May 2011 Food Styling & Photography
10 Jul 2010 Harley Goat Farm in Pescadero
13 Apr 2010 Rose Levy Beranbaum
09 Feb 2010 Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Baking
27 Oct 2009 Food Science with Harold McGee and Shirley Corriher
27 Jul 2009 Marshall's Honey Farm Tour
03 Feb 2009 Vanilla Tasting
08 Aug 2008 Elements of Cheese Service, Cow Girl Creamery
04 Aug 2008 Summer Tour to Middleton Farm & Gardens
29 Apr 2008 Who Doesn't Love Cupcakes?
06 Aug 2007 Summer Tour to Andy's Orchard
30 Jan 2007 Kitchen Wisdom of Chuck Williams
18 Nov 2006 Dorie Greenspan
17 Jul 2006 Boudin Bakery Tour
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