Avofest unveils festival poster 

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The California Avocado Festival unveiled this year’s poster and T-shirt design, announcing Carpinteria local Lori Shaw as the winning designer.

Shaw’s design was selected from proposals from 30 local artists. Her design stood out for the way it captured this year’s theme, “Back to the Roots.”

“(Shaw) emphasized that inside every avocado pit lays the potential for a whole new tree, which is represented in the center of the poster. She also paid tribute to the spotted rock art that has become popular in Carpinteria since the pandemic. The Channel Islands appear in the background as a beautiful reminder of the splendid views we have in Carpinteria,” a press release from the festival read.

Shaw, a Carpinteria High School graduate and textile designer, has designed products for Big Dog Sportswear, Warner Brothers and Disney. Her Avofest T-shirts and posters will be available for purchase between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market on Linden Avenue, on Sept. 23 and Sept. 30.

Last week, the festival announced it was postponing the scheduled Oct. 2, 2021 festival to 2022, citing Covid-19 restrictions.
 
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Local Lori Shaw was chosen as this year’s designer of the California Avocado Festival’s poster and T-shirt.
 
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Vin Bennett takes first place in Avofest Guacamole 

An easy-to-follow recipe makes for a classic guacamole with a flavor twist of bacon. Considering the collective avocado experience in Carpinteria, the winning guac would have to break new ground, and it seems Ms. Bennett has done just that.

Trader Joe’s One-Stop Shop Guac
Recipe by Vin Bennett

Ingredients:
2 slices of bacon (crisp and crumbled)
3 medium-size ripe avocados
2 tablespoons red onion (thinly sliced and diced)
2 cloves garlic (microplaned/grated)
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Yuzu Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Directions:
Cook bacon slices. Dry on paper towel and crumble. Combine all ingredients and mash and stir until well incorporated. Adjust to taste!
Fry Mi Abuela corn and wheat tortillas (Trader Joe’s) to make chips and enjoy!

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