Saturday, October 24, 2009

Brazos Locavores - November Field Trip to the TAMU Pecan Orchard

We have another exciting trip planned for November! The Brazos Locavores will experience a Texas favorite offered right here in the Brazos Valley – the TAMU Pecan Orchard.

The original owners, respectful of the land, wanted to share it with others and preserve the land for generations to come. They first established the orchard in the 40’s, soon after creating a second orchard in the 80’s. In fact, they just completed the final addition in February 2009. Today, the orchard contains more than 20 acres of land, making up the 3 orchards.

The TAMU Pecan Orchard is located 8 miles out side of College Station, Texas off Highway 60. This is a trip that you don’t want to miss! We will be touring the beautiful venue while learning about the various pecan trees, the different types of pecans, as well as on-going experiments taking place at the orchard. Even better, with this being pecan season, we will have the opportunity to purchase bags of pecans harvested on-site.

Here’s the scoop:

What: Brazos Locavores Field Trip to TAMU Pecan Orchard

When: Saturday November 7th (1:00- 4:00)

Where: Brazos Natural Foods (we’ll be meeting in the parking lot at 1:00 and carpooling out to TAMU Pecan Orchard)

Who: Everyone! Don’t forget to bring the kids!

RSVP: to brazoslocavores@gmail.com by Wednesday, November 4th so that we can let the Orchard know and prepare for the number of attendees

See you there!

2 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh, an actual pecan orchard! I am swooning in envy! ;) Have a great time on the field trip!

Heather @ SGF said...

Theresa - Yep! I've been looking forward to this trip all year. Pecans and just coming into season, so it's going to be a really great trip!