I had to share the announcement of this great event put on by slowfoodberkeley.com
Slow Food Berkeley Celebrates Summer with a Pig Roast and Meatshare Picnic in Tilden
Its time to celebrate summer, and what better way than a BBQ and Potluck Picnic Party in the Early Summer Sun? The picnic will feature:
kegs of local beer, music and a locally raised pig, slow-roasted ala Cubana in “la Caja China.” This method literally translates into China Box and is adapted from the Chinese community in Cuba. When the roasting is complete, the pig comes out crisp and brown on the outside, and succulent and sweet so that it falls apart on the inside. Our roaster is none other than Slow Food Berkeley afficianado Phil Brown.
The potluck style picnic will take place at Padre Picnic Area in Tilden Park, located 1/2 mile from the Botanical Garden, signs will be posted. The time is 2:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon. We are also requesting each person be responsible for bringing their own set of plates, silverware, cups so that we may reduce waste.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This event is open to Slow Food Berkeley members, friends and family. If you are not a member, come anyway! Please bring any instruments, hula hoops; bring twister, and don’t forget the kids!
MEAT BUYING OPPORTUNITY:
Fresh local pork from Devils Gulch Ranch will be sold in 10 pound shares. Limited quantities are available on a first-come basis only. Please bring your checkbook and separate cooler if you would like to participate in our summer Meatshare.
The Place: Tilden Park
The Site: Padre Picnic Area
The Date: Saturday, June 13th 2009
The Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Padre Picnic Site is located on South Park Drive, a half mile from the Botanical Garden, and there is a parking lot closeby. For more information on Tilden Park and a map: