Save the Date: Party for the Start of California Avocado Season

AVOC106H-Season-Opener14-Blog-HeroMid-April marks the official start of the 2014 California Avocado season, and to kick this season off right, we’re throwing a Facebook party!

You’ve been waiting patiently all winter long, but now it’s officially time to don your imaginary party hats and join other fans and our experts for a series of live chats about the beloved California Avocado!

You’ll have a chance to ask questions and share with others for the chance to win California Avocado prize packs.

Each prize pack comes with:

  1. A (1) shipment of some of the first California Avocados of the season
  2. A (1) California Avocado t-shirt
  3. A copy (1) of Chef Ivy Stark’s new cookbook Dos Caminos Tacos – 100 recipes for everyone’s favorite street food
  4. A (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card

We choose two winners per chat session randomly, for a total of six prizes over the course of a week.


Here’s The Scoop:


You and other California Avocado lovers. So please share the invite!

What & When

A week-long celebration including three 1-hour live chats, from April 14-18 during lunchtime (12-1p.m. PDT), with the following California Avocado experts:


California Avocado Grower, Doug O’Hara

Monday, April 14th (click to add the event to your Facebook calendar)

Doug has been growing avocados for about 20 years with groves in Valley Center, CA and Camarillo, CA. He believes that “you have to love what you do in order to produce something great from the ground up.”


Registered Dietitian, Emily Schiller

Wednesday, April 16th (click to add the event to your Facebook calendar)

Emily is our Registered Dietitian (RD) and specializes in making nutrition information easy to understand and relevant to a variety of audiences. Have an avocado nutrition question? Emily is the person you want to chat with!


Chef Ivy Stark*

Friday, April 18th (click to add the event to your Facebook calendar)

Among New York’s top chefs, Ivy Stark currently serves as the Corporate Executive Chef for Dos Caminos. She is also releasing her second book, Dos Caminos Tacos – 100 recipes for everyone’s favorite Mexican street food.



On the California Avocado Commission Facebook Page. Look for a status update at the start of each chat! The conversation happens in the comments, so be sure to participate for your chance to win!


I hope you can join us! In the meantime, please share this invitation with your friends using any of the icons below AND leave a comment with any questions or topics you’d like to cover during our chats.


*Chef Ivy Stark is a paid participant in the California Avocado Commission’s Artisan Chef Program.