Jesuit Pear Tasting and Grafting

Shannon Brines, of Brines Farm, will lead a hands-on demonstration of how to graft Jesuit Pear scions onto rootstock from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., March 17, at Bløm Meadworks. The session will include a grafting workshop and a Jesuit Pear tasting. Meads and ciders produced onsite will also be available for purchase during the workshop.

The Jesuit Pear is part of the Slow Food Ark of Taste, a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods, they keep them in production and on our plates.

Each attendee will complete two grafts that they can take home to plant. The tasting menu includes several small portions of delicious dishes made with Jesuit Pears by Detroit-area chefs.

Tickets are $20 for either the grafting workshop and tasting event at, or $35 for both. Additional trees cost $10 each. Location: 100 S. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor. For more information, visit

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