Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brazos Locavores - July Field Trip Announcement

Bluebird Peach Orchard (July 12, 2009)

Ready for another sweet trip? We recently enjoyed berry season at Kings Orchard, but a new season has arrived and Texas has turned into peach country!

Bluebird Orchard, 30 miles northeast of Bryan in Franklin Texas, is home to over 120 beautiful peach trees, some as old as 15 years with varieties that produce from May through August. Join the Brazos Locavores for a field trip through the orchard, meet the owners, and discover the wonderful world of peaches. We’ll also be given a tour through the farm's soap making facility. Two tours for the price of one! Ok, so the trip is free, as usual, but it's just too good to pass up, right?

Here’s the scoop:

What: Brazos Locavore Field Trip to Bluebird Orchard

When: Sunday, July 12 (10:00-2:00 PM)

Where: Meet up at Brazos Natural Foods at 10:00 and carpool out to the farm

RSVP: to Heather at brazoslocavores@gmail.com by Wednesday, July 8. This tour is limited to 30 individuals so be sure to RSVP today!

NOTE: As always, be sure to bring the kids as this is a great educational opportunity as well as wonderfully fun! The farm asks that there be no tree climbing, however, as it can be dangerous for the kids and harmful to the trees. Bluebird Orchard also recommends wearing socks and closed-toed shoes as fire ants are known to lurk around these parts.

For more information on Bluebird Orchard, check out their blog at http://bluebirdorchards.blogspot.com/ or email Heather at brazoslocavores@gmail.com.
Want to learn more about the Brazos Locavores? Visit our website at http://brazosgrows.org/brazos-locavores/

Or to receive field trip announcements directly to your inbox, join the Brazos Locavores Google Group at http://groups.google.com/group/brazos-locovore-adventures.

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