Turlockers are preparing for Fava Day, May 9, by cleaning and shucking beans ahead of the big event.
Turlock’s Fava Day is hosted each year at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in order to raise money for children with cancer and their families.
Joe Fagundes started the event in 1995, but fava beans have long played a role in the feast of St. Joseph in Catholic culture. According to catholicculture.org, when dried, roasted, and blessed, fava beans are considered lucky, and legend has it a person who carries a fava bean will never go broke.
This Around Turlock photo was submitted by Sherry Brown