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June 4 Serviceberry Workshop

FREE & open to the public! – Join us to learn how to identify, harvest, and prepare Serviceberries.  These early season fruits, also known as Saskatoons or June berries will be ripe for the picking, come learn what to do with them!

Come for a chance to win a FREE POTTED SERVICEBERRY ready to go into your own yard!

Location: Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove St, Asheville 5:30-7PM

Tasty, nearly ripe serviceberries!

RSVP TODAY! (the workshop is FREE, but reservations are requested)

This workshop will help participants identify Serviceberry trees in the community, know when to pick the ripe fruits, and give some easy cooking instruction to eat fresh, prepared, jellied, or frozen berries throughout the year.   

Instructors are Tom Celona and Cathy Cleary. Tom is a fruit and nut enthusiast who has a special place in his heart for finding, picking and eating tasty edibles all around the city. Cathy’s a local chef and author. Her recent book, Southern Harvest Cookbook, explores the tasty culinary traditions of our region.

The City of Asheville is home to many tasty edible plantings on public property, including a healthy population of Serviceberries, Paw Paws and Persimmons. This workshop is conducted in partnership with the City of Asheville and the Office of Sustainability’s Asheville Edibles program, working to implement food growing and use initiatives as part of implementation of the Food Policy Action Plan.

Stay tuned for details for the Fall session featuring tasty PawPaw and Persimmons fruits.  

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