Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
And look at our blog for some past events!
−Community Potluck Celebration: Gardening Workshop, Volunteering, Potluck, Wood-fired Pizza, Bonfire (all-day)Sep 21
Schedule for the Day
- 8am-2pm: Farm and Community Yard Sale
- 9am-noon: Gardening 101: The Right Start
- 11am to 4pm: Volunteer on the farm. We need lots of hands as we clean out and organize our storage areas and clean the farm of trash and debris.
- 4pm-5:30pm: Farm Scavenger Hunt
- 5:30pm: Farm Tour led by Wild Willow staff
- POTLUCK 6:30pm with farm-made, organic sourdough wood-fired pizza. Please bring something yummy, enough to share… extra points for homemade dishes using organic and local ingredients. Bonus points for sharing your recipe on a card next to your dish!
- COMMUNITY Dusk Fireside Community and Drum Jam! — BYODrum(s)
About our potlucks: Farming is food. And food is best when shared with community. The third Saturday of the month (mostly), Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, and educators by hosting potlucks featuring our famous wood-fired pizzas. Familiar faces and new smiles are always welcome to these joyous gatherings that include educational workshops, volunteer activities, farm tour, potluck dinner, and drum circle around our cob firepit. Bring a dish to share and warm clothing; rain cancels.
*Please bring something homemade and yummy to share (extra points for using organic, locally grown ingredients). Please label your dish and ingredients used if possible. Also bring your own plate, cup and eating utensils to help us keep this a zero-waste event.
2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154
click here for a map (we recommend you use our map)
NEXT POTLUCK (last one of the year): October 19+Community Potluck Celebration: Gardening Workshop, Volunteering, Potluck, Wood-fired Pizza, Bonfire (all-day)
−Suzie s Farm Autumnal Equinox Dinner (SOLD OUT!)6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This event is sold out.
Adapted from event website:
The Autumnal Equinox Dinner celebrates the turning of the season and the bounty of Summer’s harvest with a four course beer/wine paired meal crafted by some of our region’s most prominent chefs.
Please join us, along with friends and guests, for a night of food, celebration, and community when we gather under the open sky of Suzie’s At Sunset at our Third Annual Autumnal Equinox Dinner.
A portion of net proceeds from this dinner will be donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego.
This is a 21 and older event.+6:00 pmSuzie s Farm Autumnal Equinox Dinner (SOLD OUT!)
−September Slow Sips!6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This month’s Slow Sips is Tuesday September 24th, at The Lodge Torrey Pines Grill & Bar from 6:30 – 8:00. There will be a cash bar and of course as always if you show your Slow Food Urban SD membership card you receive 10% off any food purchases.+6:30 pmSeptember Slow Sips!
−A Taste of the IRC6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
Please join the International Rescue Committee in San Diego for A Taste of the IRC.This is the annual fundraising event for the IRC in San Diego. At the event, you will enjoy
+6:30 pmA Taste of the IRC
- Ethnic dishes prepared by refugee-owned restaurants
- Special dishes created with produce from the IRC New Roots Community Farm (this year, Soda and Swine will create a special meatball using ingredients from the IRC farming programs)
- Local wine and a craft beer made by BNS Brewing and Distilling just for this event
- A special program about the IRC in San Diego and opportunities to financially support our work
−Wild Willow Farm 5K and Vegetarian Chili Brewfest9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FUN-raiser to buy a tractor for Wild Willow Farm
The smell of chili wafts through the air. A craft brew is waiting to wash it down. You are wandering the grounds of Wild Willow Farm to the sounds of live music on a clear September day… This harvest season celebration features a vegetarian/vegan chili cook-off and beer tasting from some of our region’s finest craft breweries, plus a family-friendly 5K trail run/walk in the scenic Tijuana River Park.
Live music from The Big Decisions, farm tours and kid-approved farm fun add up to a great fall day with options for everyone! Get to know our grassroots-developed sustainable farm and education center.
Craft Beer Tasting
Handmade ceramic bowls
SD’s only Vegetarian Chili Cook Off
Running or walking on nature trails
Kids Super Fun Farm Dash
All around family fun!
There is a lot of new stuff growing down on the farm and the funds raised at the event will help Wild Willow Farm purchase a tractor to till our fields and better feed our community with nutritious fresh food, quality education, and healthy living.
Help us grow the farm by participating in this fun event! The Wild Willow Farm 5K and Chili Brewfest is looking for vegetarian chili cooks, runners, eaters, drinkers and volunteers! Register HERE to participate in the run and/or cook off! See details of the event HERE.
We also need volunteers so if you aren’t a runner you can still be a part of the fun!
Sign up HERE to volunteer.
Questions? Email email@example.com+9:00 amWild Willow Farm 5K and Vegetarian Chili Brewfest
−Feeding America Gala, 2013, Sunset Soiree5:00 pm – 11:00 pmJoin ten-time Grammy™ winner Bonnie Raitt for an evening that promises to be something to talk about! Sip handcrafted cocktails and dine under the stars at the Del Mar Paddock and Turf Club with Master of Ceremonies Larry King. 100% of the proceeds benefit Feeding America San Diego and its critical hunger-relief and nutrition programs. Together, we can solve hunger. -See more here.Click here to buy tickets+5:00 pmFeeding America Gala, 2013, Sunset Soiree
−UC San Diego Food & Fuel for the 21st Century: Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series (all-day)Oct 3 – Oct 24
Our Energy Future
Food and Fuel for the 21st Century and the Center for Energy Research, two Organized Research Units at UC San Diego, are kicking off the campus-wide Advanced Energy Initiative with a Public Lecture Series called Our Energy Future. Over the course of four Thursday evenings in October, academic experts from UCSD will present TED-style talks on topics such as energy production and use, climate change, the social and economic issues of energy, and how energy relates to food and water. Catered receptions will follow each night of presentations to provide valuable networking opportunities for faculty, students, and the San Diego community. These lectures will be filmed and serve as the introductory lectures of a Massive Open Online Course scheduled to launch in early 2014.
Click here for more details about the individual talks, dates and times, and to register.+UC San Diego Food & Fuel for the 21st Century: Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series (all-day)
−Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon11:30 am – 1:00 pm
From event website:
Project New Village will host its 2nd Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church Campus, 1962 Euclid Ave.
Our guests will be treated to tasteful, healthy seasonal food; hear about the work of the People’s Produce Urban Agriculture Initiative and enjoy cultural expressions provided by local artists. Tickets are $35.00 per person $250.00 per table of eight. For more information about this annual celebration of the life, lessons and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, an uncompromising advocate for food and social justice, or to purchase tickets call (619) 262-2022, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find us online at: www.projectnewvillage.org+11:30 amFannie Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon
−Patchwork Show: Edible Edition (all-day)Oct 5 – Oct 6
Patchwork Show: Edible Edition, a creative food summit that takes place at SOCO in Costa Mesa, Ca on October 5th (11-8pm) and 6th (11-5pm) 2013.
Patchwork Edible features:
-an outdoor marketplace for handmade craft and artisan food vendors
-food trucks, restaurant pop-ups and a beer/wine/craft cocktail garden
-hands-on workshops, kids activities, art installations and a food business education annex with lectures, book signings and panels
The event draws on the flourishing local craft food movement and the strong following Patchwork Show’s art + craft festivals have gained through 25 festivals over seven years. Patchwork Edible is free to attend and brings visionary chefs, food bloggers, restaurateurs, attendees and craft and food artisans together for two days of shopping, eating, drinking, sampling, education and activities.]
Click here for more info.+Patchwork Show: Edible Edition (all-day)
−5th Annual Taste of North Park11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walk along the streets of North Park while you take in the diverse culture, hip shopping, and North Park’s famous eateries. Sample craft beer from San Diego’s best while meeting the people who make the finest brews in the region. For one ticket price you will enjoy over 35 restaurants and 12 specialty brews. Each restaurant location will offer bite size tastes of house favorites while the galleries and boutiques offer a chance to shop and mingle while sipping award winning micro-brews.+11:00 am5th Annual Taste of North Park