It’s going to be a stone fruit party Saturday. Everything from stone fruit flavored beer to pork belly tacos with apricot salsa will be available at the 10th annual Stone Fruit Jubilee in Clovis.
Organizers say this is the only event of its kind in the nation, celebrating one of the San Joaquin Valley’s hallmark crops and the organic farmers who produce it for the nation and the world.
Along with sampling special fruit varieties from 11 of the Valley’s premier farmers, you can also indulge in food items made from local favorites, including La Boulangerie Bakery, Casa de Tamales, Mattie’s Wood Fired Pizza, Taste Kitchen, Ampersand Ice Cream, Two Dudes Brewing and La Reina De Michoacan.
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Fresh stone fruit will also be available for sale.
Tara Hamilton, one of the organizers, said the jubilee was envisioned as a sort of throwback to a simpler time when small towns held festivals celebrating the harvest.
“Farmers who toil to nurture their orchards would meet the consumers, laugh and sigh and rejoice with smiling eyes as children and adults were enthralled by the variety of tastes they experienced,” she said.
The farmers who will be showcasing their fruit are: Abundant Harvest Organics, Blossom Bluff Orchards, D.E. Boldt Family Farms, MOA Oasis Garden, Naylor Organics, Sweet Home Ranch, Valliwide Organic Farms, Cardenas Farms, Juarez Farms, Eldon Thiesen Farm and Fruit Fairy Farms.
For more information, check out www.fruitjubilee.org.