Working for Good, Clean, Fair Food for All - Slow Food Urban San Diego Convivium of Slow Food International


March Slow Sips!

Join us for Slow Sips on March 19th, 6-8pm, at Fish Public!

This month we have a extra special treat for you! We’ll be celebrating Sustainable Seafood Month as part of our monthly Slow Sips event!

As always, you’ll be able to learn more about getting involved in our grass-roots organization, sign up to be a volunteer, and meet and mingle with like-minded friends. There will be a cash bar and full menu available for ordering. In addition, thanks to a Collaborative Fisheries Research West grant awarded to researchers at California Sea Grant based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and at University of San Diego we are also able to feature  complimentary samples of local seafood prepared by the Fish Public kitchen!

This is a Slow Sips event you won’t want to miss!

Please let us know that you’re coming: RSVP here!

 

About Fish Public: Restaurant visionary Tracy Borkum manifests a quaint 3,500-square-foot seafood eatery in San Diego’s charming Kensington neighborhood with Fish Public, which opened doors in June 2013. Fish offers quality sea fare at accessible price points and draws culinary inspiration from the Atlantic’s Gulf Coast, New England and English Coast as well as West Coast of America, Baja and Pacific Rim regions. Unique offerings include an artisan retail area and a custom chef’s oyster counter with peek-a-boo views into the kitchen. The interior design, spearheaded by Borkum herself, is reminiscent of a Nantucket-inspired beach cottage with a light and airy appeal.

Focal details include whitewashed wood accents and unexpected lighting fixtures fashioned from old fishing nets. Fish Public’s beverage program is comprised of draft craft beers, an international wine selection and an eclectic cocktail menu with all mixers, syrups and infusions made in-house.

Fish Public is located at 4055 Adams Avenue and is open Sunday from 5-9pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 5-9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 5-10pm. Happy Hour is Tuesday-Sunday from 5-6:30pm. For more information please visit www.fishpublic.com or check or call 619.281.4014. For updates visit Fish Public on Facebook at www.facebook.comm/fish.public or Twitter at @fishpublic.

Join Slow Food Urban San Diego at the first annual Good Food Community Fair!

When: Sunday October 27th, 10am-2pm

Location: San Diego Public Market, 1735 National Avenue, San Diego, California 92113

As a celebration of Food Day, San Diego organizations in the Good, Clean & Fair Food communities are gathering for a day of learning, sharing & fun!

Join us at the San Diego Public Market to meet and mingle with San Diegans working towards a sustainable & delicious San Diego.

This is a free community event open to the public. There will be prizes a schnazzy Slow-photobooth and of course…food!

Participating Good Food Community Fair partners include: The 1:1 Movement,Alchemy, California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter, Catalina Offshore Products, Edible San Diego, Feeding America San Diego, Jack Ford, Front Burner FundGolden Coast MeadSan Diego Food BankJeanne’s Garden Program for Children, Leah’s Pantry & EatFresh.org, Meals4Hunger, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, Peace Garden, Project New Village, San Diego Community Garden Network, San Diego County Farm Bureau, San Diego Hunger Coalition, San Diego Public Market, San Diego Unified School District’s Farm to School Program, Seeds@City Urban Farm, Slow Money SoCal, Specialty Produce, Starlite, Totes Upcycled, UC San Diego Pediatrics – School Wellness Program, Susie’s Farm, Veg-Appeal, Whole Foods Market Hillcrest, Wild Willow Farm & Education Center

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Who are we?

On the cusp of the transition to 2013, you may be asking yourself a boatload of questions pertaining to your job, your family, your hobbies. How am I making a difference? Is my job meaningful to me? How can I improve my family life in this coming year? Is crocheting for me?

The answers to those reflections buzzing around in your head can probably be summarized in a few words: love, happiness, community, health, etc. Those simple words can mean a lot of things, but constructing the connotations behind the widely understood definitions can bring you closer to others you discover feel the same way.

Organizations need to define what is important to them too. Slow Food has a few words that have brought us all together and I think the beginning of a new year is a good time to revisit our purpose. How will Good, Clean, and Fair influence your life choices in 2013?

Good:

The word good can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For Slow Food, the idea of good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.

Clean:

When we talk about clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.

Fair:

We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.