Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Potluck and Tamale Party

Oh it's that time of year again when you rush rush rush, shop shop shop, bake bake bake and wrap wrap wrap. How about a relaxing celebration with your gardening friends and fellow co-opers to appreciate all we have grown, gathered and shared throughout this past year ?
Pineapple Coconut Raisin Pecan Dessert Tamales

Lisa has graciously volunteered her backyard again for our Holiday Party. We will be steaming up some of the tamales from last month's cooking gala, so our bent is Mexican. Think rice, beans, enchiladas, quesadillas, aqua frescas (fruit drinks), rompope (eggnog).  More tamales would be great also as we have more dessert tamales than savory ones.

Sunday December 16th, 2012
Lisa's House
6476 Hummingbird Street
12 noon 

Hope you can make it, because you all make it special. 
Happy Holidays and Happy Gardening!  


Monday, November 12, 2012

Chili Today and Hot Tamale

Being in Mazatlan over fall break has inspired me to share some of the wonders of Mexico with the Produce Exchange. And what better way than to make tamales. It's not particularly difficult, just a lot of steps. So many hands make it easier and of course more fun.

Sunday Nov 18th - Tamale Making Party starts @ 10 am
Produce Exchange @ 12 noon
Maureen's House
9572 El Cajon Street
Ventura, CA 93004
Please RSVP for Tamale making 805.340-8756

I'll gather up the masa and hojas. So bring your favorite filling, an apron and a beverage or snack to share.

Monday, July 30, 2012

3rd Anniversary Prodcue Exchange & Potluck

Celebrate Good Times Come On...... 
All you generous, loyal gardeners and exchangers.

Can you believe we've been doing this for 

3 years?
This year's theme is PIE - sweet or savory pies, tarts, turnovers, empanadas, calzones, quiche or galettes.

Bring your favorite and come share some of the others.

Sunday August 5th
Lisa's House
6476 Hummingbird Street
12 noon

Remember this is a free neighborhood exchange of all the Fruits,
Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers that we grow in our yards.
A collective in which we all get to enjoy some of what everyone grows
in exchange for contributing what we don't want or won't use ourselves.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A little cheesey

Liz and Gary will be hosting the upcoming Produce Exchange on 
Sunday July 15th at their home at 
1682 Ocean Ave at
12 noon.

Liz has offered a cheese 
making demo to show the relative simplicity of this process. 
C'est Cheese!

I'm just bringing the rosemary bread to go with....
Hope to see you there.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ventura County Fair Entry Dates

For those of you wanting to enter your flowers or produce in the 2012 Ventura County Fair,

 here's some dates to remember................

Ventura County Fair Entry Dates -
Produce I – July 31, 2012 – 8 AM – 6 PM
Produce II – August 8, 2012 – 8 AM – 11 AM
Potted Plants & Collections – July 29 - 12 PM–5 PM & July 30 – 8 AM-12 PM
Wheelbarrow Competition – July 29 – 12 PM–5 PM & July 30 – 8 AM-12 PM
Roses & Arrangements – August 4, 2012 – 7 AM – 10 AM
Cactus, Terrariums, Dish Gardens – August 6, 2012 – 7 AM – 10 AM
Dahlias & Arrangements – August 9, 2012 – 7 AM – 10 AM
Cut Flowers – August 11, 2012 – 7 AM – 10 AM
Baked Foods – Monday, July 30, 2012 – 7 AM – 1 PM

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Produce Exchange is back in the swing of things

School's out, fog's in and those little seedlings that you planted are finally taking root. You might even have some tomatoes ready soon. Until then, harvest your zucchinis and rhubarb and kale and come out for an exchange of your extras.

Saturday June 23rd 
12 noon
Jim and Marion's House
340 N. Dos Caminos