Volunteer food harvesting and tea tasting on tap

September 9, 2013 by  

Children who have never grown their own fruit and vegetables will have an opportunity to do so at the harvest event coming up this weekend.

This Kids’ Day of Service will allow families to canvas local Orange County backyards and pick excess fruits and vegetables from residents who wish to donate the food to the local emergency food network.

This program is sponsored by the Harvest Club of Orange County and the Orange County Food Access Coalition. Volunteers should meet at 9152 Loma Street in Villa Park, only 20 minutes from Brea.

Those who volunteer will receive a free salad lunch for their services. Volunteers should wear old clothes they do not mind get dirty and bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses if they have them. Water and a snack are also advised. It begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 14.

Afterwards, Brea residents may want to try out tea tasting at 3:00 pm at the Green Zone, 534 E. Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel. There is already beer and wine tasting held here, and now residents can try Rishi as well.

Participants will learn the origins of organic teas, what is the perfect temperature for brewing, tasting notes to look for, and the different aromas of teas. Brews available for tasting include Jasmine Pearl, White Peony, and the classic Earl Grey.

Catalog printing is one way to keep track of the different types of teas available to customers for either in store purchase or by mail order.