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December Persimmon Picking (9:00 AM) (Some Satsuma Tangerines and Cherimoya)
We are going back to Nino's Farm for Persimmon Picking. Some Satsuma Tangerines and Cherimoya will be available too! We are offering two different time options: 9:00 AM or 10:30 AM! Please Choose One Time Option Only! This signup is for 9:00 AM If you have never tasted persimmons, come and find out what you are missing. Freshly picked right-off-the-tree ripe persimmons are so much more delicious than store-bought ones, which are usually picked while still green. About We will be visiting a pesticide-free persimmon orchard in North County. Some of you have been there before, so you know that visiting Nino's (our host) orchard is a lot of fun and informative. There will Fuyu and Hichiya persimmons to pick as well as tangerines. When Saturday, December 01, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM PLEASE BE ON TIME! We have two groups back to back, so being on time will help everyone out. Where Orchard is in the Bonsall/Vista area. (The orchard is off Gopher Canyon Road and west of I-15 in Vista). The address will be emailed to the YES RSVP's Friday evening before the event and early Saturday morning. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MEETUP SETTINGS FOR THIS GROUP ALLOWS YOU TO RECEIVE ORGANIZER'S EMAILS. Cost $2.00 per person to reserve your spot(s). * We are charging $2.00 per person to minimize those who are unsure (whether to attend) from saving a spot and canceling at the last minute. No Flake Event! The money will go towards credit card processing and Meetup fees. * No refunds provided. * You are expected to show up if you signed up! Attendance will be taken. If you have paid but really cannot attend, you can have someone else take your place. You will have to let Jeffrey know before the event. Price Fuyu Persimmons - $1.00/pound (minimum purchase five pounds) Hichiya Persimmons - $1.00/pound (minimum purchase five pounds) Tangerines: $1.00/pound (minimum purchase five pounds) Cherimoya - $5.00/pound What to Bring * CASH * Garden Clippers (kitchen shears or very sturdy scissors can work). Please bring extra clippers if you have them to share. * Shopping Bags * No strollers, please. The orchard is hilly and unpaved. LIMITED SPACE! **Do not RSVP unless you are sure you are going. **Please cancel your RSVP at least 48-hours before the event. No refunds but you can have someone else take your place by letting Jeffrey know **Attendance will be taken and No-Shows will not be allowed to RSVP for future limited-space events. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Questions? Please Call - During the event, if you have questions or need directions, please CALL Jeffrey directly We DO NOT check comments on Meetup during the event Jeffrey[masked] ** Please Note - this is NOT a public u-pick orchard. It is a private orchard and home of the farmer. He only allows group visits by invitation. Please do not show up uninvited to his orchard.

Vista/Bonsall Area

Address will be emailed · San Diego, CA


What we're about

Did you know that San Diego County has more small farms (less than 10 acres) than any other county in the nation?!

The purpose of our Meetup group is to learn more about our local food source. Together we will learn what it means for food to be organic vs. pesticide free, hormone free, non-GMO, free-range, sustainability, etc, etc. My goal is to organize events once a month that are educational in nature rather than just a "show up and buy/pick on your own". Although we mainly focus on farms, we do occasionally visit local food purveyors to give a more holistic view of our local food source.

We are not fans of flakes and no-shows. If you are that person, please do not join this group. We will kick people out of the group when they have 2 no-shows for limited-space events.

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DISCLAIMER: Attendance is at your own risk; please abide by the safety rules and precautions outlined by the farm and/or farmer(s). You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. If you bring guests, you will also be responsible for their actions. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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