[Bach] San Francisco Bay Area 7th Annual Red Savina Group Buy's Pick Up starts Saturday, Sept. 18th - Notification 4

Art Pierce pierces at cruzio.com
Mon Sep 13 11:12:14 PDT 2004

Re-run for people who missed this notice on 9/9, 9/10, 9/11 & 9/12.

Hi Chile-Heads,

No, you haven't missed out on anything, this is the first notice. I'll 
post it also on 9/10 => 9/17 to Chile-Heads-Digest to make sure 
irregular readers have more of a chance to join in.

This year, on a trial basis, I'm fronting our group buy with my own 
money for 300 lbs. If  I don't sell at least 200.333333 lbs. to recover 
my costs - the rest goes to Grey Bears - I'm turning this group buy over 
a year earlier to Scott Ashkenaz - who holds a hotluck for ~300 people 
every April or May - and Allen Pierce, my son - who works at Driscoll 
Strawberry Associates and arranges for a cooler truck on its regular run 
to stop by and pick up the boxes of red savinas from the cold storage 
place and bring them to Grey Bears' cooler - in 2005 instead of in 2006 
when I retire up to Oroville, CA.

The orders will be available in 5-lb. boxes. at $15/box.

170# has already been reserved by email.

Smaller orders than 5 lbs. will be on a first come, first serve basis.

So just bring cash or a check made out to Art Pierce to Grey Bears and 
pick up your red savinas.

Grey Bears
2710 Chanticleer Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
Location Map: http://tinyurl.com/4epy8

The chiles will be ready to be picked up 10 AM =>3 PM Saturday & Sunday, 
8:30 AM => 3:30 PM Monday through Friday, 9/20 => 9/24
and again 10 AM =>3 PM Saturday & Sunday, 9/25 => 26.

Discolor disclaimer:
The red savinas authorized by Frank & Mary Garcia of GNS Spices are 
grown by CJJ Farming out of Santa Maria, CA and are grown in 
Bakersfield, which is hotter than the just inland areas where we've been 
getting them from in the past - usually a warmer night time soil 
temperature increases capsaicin percent. Sal Barajas of CJJ says there 
is some visual discoloration on some of the chiles from the cucumber 
mosaic virus, but only the appearance may be affected on some of the 
chiles, not the flavor or heat. May have photos of these chiles for 
emailing to you on your request sometime this week.


Art Pierce
714 Almond Drive
Watsonville, CA
1.831.724.7204 (h)
1.831.840.3537 (c)
pierces at cruzio.com

The website at http://www.allenlee.com/hotshop/ (aka Bay Area Red 
Savinas by Art Pierce <http://www.allenlee.com/hotshop/> ) is back in 
working order

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