Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Local Fruit?

Although I served as the messenger for this story, the intent is clear: if you live in the Pasadena/Altadena area and have time and/or fruit that needs gleaning from your trees, the Arroyo Time Bank wants to hear from you!

Tons of fruit are going to waste in our region. Let them help serve nutritious, delicious fruit and juice to some of the areas neediest families.

Send them an email at, and see how you can make a difference.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bake Sale for Japan

Mothercluck Artisanal Jams, Jellies, and Preserves, along with other local artisans, will be participating in an old fashioned bake sale to benefit the Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake victims. The Bake Sale for Japan event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2.

If you are in the Los Angeles region, please check out any one of the 27 host sites for the event. The funds raised will benefit a Japanese aid group called Peace Winds Japan.

Mothercluck's items will be sold at the Chef's Center of California, 45 N. San Gabriel Blvd., Pasadena. If you know anyone in the 'hood, please encourage them to support this tremendous cause.

Together, we can make a difference to help those in need.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Buy Local! -- SALE This Weekend, Sat., April 2

Meet the farmers behind Ardenwoods Edibles and Winnetka Farms as they have a seedling and seed sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 2. Ardenwoods is located in Pasadena (contact me for address info). 

If you buy local, you'll KNOW where your starter plants come from! Start from beautiful, organic, HEALTHY seedlings and you will eliminate the problems you might face later this summer. Plus both nurseries carry varieties you won't find elsewhere -- guaranteed!

Mothercluck Artisanal Jams, Jellies, and Preserves also will be selling their delicious, small batch jams. Stop by, shop, taste some jam, and say hello!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Food for Thought

Delicious meal worms for the chickens. Gone in seconds.

I really do need to begin harvesting my own maggots.

Suggestions anyone?