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A Berry Sweet Season!

Spring is here and in sunshiny Southern California that means the start of strawberry season! These perfectly sweet red berries are popping up everywhere these days, on salads at our favorite restaurants, over flowing their little green baskets at farmers markets and if you are lucky hanging on the strawberry plants in your very own yard.  Delicious with everything from home made shortcake to fresh cream, strawberries are also perfect for making jams and jellies. We have been swooning over Rachel Saunders recipe for “Children’s Strawberry Jam” in her scrumptious Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. Rachel also provides some handy tips and tricks for jam making in general throughout her book, making preserving produce easy peasy!

Blue Chair Jam Cookbook by Rachel Saunders

Whether you keep it simple with strawberries and sugar or add in delectable accompaniments like rhubarb, herbs or balsamic making berry jam is the perfect way to preserve the sweet flavor of spring for months to come! Here are a few delicious iders for you to play with!

 

 

 

3rd Annual Slow Food Urban San Diego Food and Seed Swap!

Rejoice! It’s Spring! Slow Food Urban San Diego and San Diego Seed Company are teaming up with Wild Willow Farm and Education Center for a Food and Seed Swap! Bring your tightly sealed home made-jams, baked goods, seeds and cookbooks for an afternoon of trading and recipe sharing. Stick around after the trade for a Spring Gardening class, tour of the farm and the Wild Willow Potluck. It’s going to be a great day!

Please bring your best batch of jam, your Nonna’s sauerkraut recipe, your uncle Willis’s blue ribbon barbecue sauce and your surplus of backyard meyer lemons for trade and barter. Don’t miss this wonderful day on the farm chalk-full of good food, good vibes and good folk.

Food and Seed Swap Schedule
Saturday April 27th
1pm: Check-in for the Food and Seed Swap
1:30-4pm: Swap goodies with others, learn new recipes, get seeds to plant in your garden, and get inspired to live the Slow Food way of life.
4-5pm: Spring Planting Basics class. Learn how to start your garden. There’s nothing better than your own homegrown produce!
5:30pm: Farm tour of Wild Willow Educational Farm

6:15pm: Wild Willow Potluck- bring a dish to share and/or donation for the world famous wood-fired pizza!

 What can I bring to the Food and Seed Swap?
  • Seeds you are saving
  • Tightly sealed food stuffs (pickles, jam, sauces, etc)
  • Baked goods
  • Your surplus produce from your garden and/or fruit trees
  • Old cookbooks
Please be sure to label all ingredients.

Click here to download and complete the Swap Agreement Form.  They will also be available to fill out the day of the event.

 When: Saturday April 27th

Where: Wild Willow Farm and Education Center

2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154

Cost: Free!

RSVP on our Facebook event page!

Questions? Please contact Jenna Barnes at education@slowfoodurbansandiego.org

Join us for a Wooly Pig Carnitas Cook-out!

Turn in your taxes and Join Slow Food Urban San Diego, The Linkery, Chef Jair Téllez of Laja Restaurant in the Valle de Guadalupe and Rancher Sam Woolley of Valley Center for a carnitas cook-out.  Arrive early for a presentation on this Ark of Taste recognized breed and a meet and greet with the Chef and Rancher.

Tickets are $15 for three tacos and a small draft beer or soda.  Tacos will also be sold á la carte for $4/each the day of the event.

Ark of Taste Presentation begins at 12:30 PM

We’ll see you there!