Juicy Fruit Express – a Loooong but Successful Adventure
“Adventure” was probably the key word that can describe the FF crew’s day on Saturday when we ventured in a veggie oil-powered bus out to Bako to pick a hundred-plus tree property. We’ll opt for the less-eco-friendly model next time (15mph up the Grapevine grade was a wee bit too much even for us hardcore eco-folk) but the time spent getting to and from our location was rewarded with amazing weather, great trees and a spectacular mountain top lunch put together by our host Chris and Jody and their great family – And to keep it all in perspective, 3200 lbs of beautiful Valencia oranges were harvested by our crew – all staying local and 100% going to the Kern County Food Pantry. Thanks to everyone who picked with us.
We even made it on the local ABC affiliate : http://www.turnto23.com/news/23120221/detail.html
Thanks to Dusty Stiles for contributing his photos and to Erica, Marie and Carl for pulling it all off!