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Pick Your Own Fruit

glutton Jun 5, 2007 11:51 AM

I was all excited for this coming weekend because I was planning to go up to Palmdale to pick my own cherries. There was going to be cherry pie, cherry jam, cherry ice cream, dried cherries... I was going to spend a day in my kitchen cooking cherries in every imaginable way. Then I saw the orchards' websites and they are all out of cherries, on account of a small, early season with a bit of freezing. That was a downer. Some my question is... where else can I pick my own fruit? It doesn't need to be cherries. I'll pick anything. I just like picking and then cooking with the bounty. I'm in venice, but I was willing to drive to Palmdale, so that gives you some indication of how far I'd be willing to drive.

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  1. kingkong5 RE: glutton Jun 5, 2007 12:03 PM

    I think you'll have to wait until August and September, and raspberries and apples will be available up in Oak Glen.

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      3starchef RE: glutton Jun 5, 2007 01:40 PM

      Went to underwood farms in moorpark this last weekend and picked some amazing strawberry's and blueberries. they also have a nice variety of vegetables that you can pick as well.

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        mandela RE: glutton Jun 5, 2007 01:58 PM

        if you're interested in something a little more adventurous, the fallen fruit project (http://www.fallenfruit.org/) maps urban fruit available for picking in los angeles. maybe you won't have to drive so far after all!

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          glutton RE: mandela Jun 5, 2007 04:58 PM

          I've done this... it's great. It would have been better if I had one of those extendo fruit picker things (the little basket and hook on the end of along pole). does anybody know where I can get something like that?

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            justanotherpenguin RE: glutton Jun 5, 2007 06:56 PM

            home depot, lowe's, etc.

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              Oh Robin RE: glutton Jun 6, 2007 01:38 PM

              Just bought one at Lowe's for my cousin's new house with a lemon tree. $19.99 Look on the aisle with shovels, etc. It's orange.

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