Slow Food Russian River invites you to walk with other Grav Lovers in the 2017 Apple Blossom Parade.
Our goal is to keep the Gravenstein Apple and all of our Farmers in the spotlight. As we celebrate our beautiful apple blossoms and anticipate a bountiful, healthy harvest, let’s come together in proclaiming “THE GRAVENSTEINS ARE COMING”!
The Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple is on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods we keep them in production and on our plates.
Gravensteins are in danger of becoming broadly extinct because of many reasons, the most observable of which are their difficulty to harvest and the alarming loss of land, as many orchards are being converted to vineyards or rural estates.
Contact person to join the parade Doug Conover
Phone # during the parade: 707-217-7221
We are Division 3, Entry 10. Staged near Bonnardel Ave and Wallace Str.
The parade starts at 10am, so we will meet near the tennis court of Analy Highschool between 9:30am and 10am.
The suggested apparel is green or anything Slow Food. Apple Blossoms are requested if any are still around. Those who wear a hat can get a bumper sticker attached to it when we meet.