Free “Hidden Star Orchards” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
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Jack London Square | Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA
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Sunday, June 4, 2017
Delicious Market Recipes & Free Seasonal Tasting | Jack London Square
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a cooking demo with Johann Smit of Hidden Star Orchards featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Once a dairy farm, the Smit family land was converted to a fruit orchard in 1985. Having studied Agribusiness at Cal Poly State University, Johann assisted his parents with the transition from dairy to fruit, and from conventional farming practices to organic practices.
Johann has worked on growing the business, first adding juices 26 years ago, and then an additional array of value-added products in the last 10 years. Now what isn’t sold as fresh fruit is juiced, sauced, dried, or fermented and sold as apple chips, apple butter, applesauce, preserves, fruit extract, juice, or hard cider. Any remaining leftovers are transported to a pig farm as food for animals.
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