Want to pick a peach?

This Saturday, October 24th at 11:00 am, Russ Parsons, the LA Times Food Editor will be on hand at the Peninsula Library at 701 Silver Spur to give a lively talk and sign his books called How to Pick a Peach and How to Read a French Fry. I plan to show up and hand out Bay Laurel Nursery catalogs, trying to drum up interest in planting more peach and nectarine trees on our lovely Peninsula.

Russ will be joined by Frieda Caplan, founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce Company. She specializes in selling rare and unusual fruit, produce, etc. at farmer’s markets and through her website:¬† http://www.friedas.com/

I don’t doubt that if I stand up and introduce myself as the founder of the RPV Fruit¬† Exchange, that it will get a little “off topic” from trying to find peaches at the local farmer’s markets. But you have to admit, nothing could be more local than your own back yard, so I guess they can’t complain about me if they’re truly interested in local and fresh fruit.

So if you want to meet me, and get a fruit tree catalog, come to Russ and Frieda’s talk, buy Russ’ book, and then set up an appointment to have me come to your house and recommend trees (for free!!!)

Pick a peach

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One Response to Want to pick a peach?

  1. Judi Gerber says:


    So sorry I missed meeting you and seeing Russ Parsons again. I wanted to also hear all about Rancho PV Fruit Exchange. Would love to chat with you about it!

    I went to the LA Community Garden Council Garden Gathering, it was a great event.

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