Sunny oranges and hot-day lemonade seem like the definition of summer so why is winter the big harvest time for citrus? Cruel world of nature, why do you torture us with your weird paradoxes? At the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture's Citrus Celebration, philosophical outlooks are welcome but severely challenged by the gigglefest in the Orange Smile Digital Photo Booth. It's hard to stay serious with a big hunk of Valencia wedged in your piehole ask us how we know. The stars of the show are many and juicy, from little Mandarins to those hulking Pomelos, from clove-scented blood oranges to misunderstood Oro Blancos (they're a grapefruit-Pomelo cross, so don't call them grapefruits.) In their honor, blind taste tests, cooking demonstrations, and chatty farmers put all your sweet and sour quandaries to rest.
Sat., Feb. 7, 10 a.m., 2009