Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
And look at our blog for some past events!
−Enviro Fair at the San Diego County Fair!10:00 am – 5:00 pm
From event website:
Join us for the 14th Annual Enviro Fair, Saturday, June 22 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM in the San Diego County Fair Paddock Area. Su-Mei Yu of Saffron Restaurant and Savor San Diego will offer a live cooking demonstration at 1:00PM.
Enviro Fair will stress the importance of recycling, sustainable living, pollution prevention, conservation, and environmentally friendly products. Non-profit organizations will be on hand to illustrate ways Fairgoers can take better care of our world.
New this year, we will be featuring local farmers and their Community Supported Agriculture Programs, or CSAs. There will be exhibitors with environmentally friendly products, plus exhibitors providing cooking demonstrations, along with displays of beautiful, locally grown organic produce throughout the Paddock.
See event website for details and schedule.+10:00 amEnviro Fair at the San Diego County Fair!
−Green Drinks at Starlite Lounge: Fundraiser for Wild Willow Farm6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
Come check out Starlite in Mission Hills! A fantastic farm-to-table restaurant that Edible San Diego Magazine named the the birthplace of the craft cocktail in San Diego. A portion of the sales from the event will benefit Wild Willow Farm!
Our event partner Kilroy Realty will be covering a portion of the bar tab for the first lucky ones to arrive, but we aren’t making any promises so be on time :)
Save the date and tell a green friend!+6:00 pmGreen Drinks at Starlite Lounge: Fundraiser for Wild Willow Farm
−The 11th Annual Beer & Sake Festival6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The 11th Annual Beer & Sake Festival
The Japan Society’s Beer & Sake Festival is a popular and fast-growing charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment. This event is for guests 21 and over.See website for details.+6:00 pmThe 11th Annual Beer & Sake Festival
−Local Habit 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Brewmasters Dinner6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From event website:
We kick off our 2nd Anniversary celebration with our next Brewmaster’s Dinner featuring Craftsman Brewing from Pasadena, CA. We hope you join us as Chef Nick Brune and Craftsman Brewing founder Mark Jilg collaborate to bring you six courses of delicious food paired with six California craft beers.
First Course: Halibut with Mango, Chili, and Coriander paired with Key Lime Wit
Second Course: Avocado Slaw with Apricot, Mint, and Crispy Shrimp paired with Ursa Minor (barrel aged Red Ale)
Third Course: Pear Juice Poached Potatoes with Lavender Chicken paired with Triple White Sage (Belgian-style Tripel brewed with hand harvested white sage)
Fourth Course: Praline Pork Belly paired with Acorn Saison
Fifth Course: Duck with Fried Shallot, Leeks, and Allspice Quinoa paired with Cabernale
Sixth Course: Toast, Butter, and Jam with Sourdough Ale
There will be one 6:30 pm seating for this dinner. Reservations are $60 and include tax, but exclude gratuity. Click here to make your reservation.+6:30 pmLocal Habit 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Brewmasters Dinner
+10:00 amOlivewood Gardens: FREE Community Event
−Urban Farm Cooking Class1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coral Tree Farms is a small family run farm, just off of Requeza Avenue in the heart of Encinitas.
This wonderful day on the farm will start with a tour of Coral Tree Farm (including the cute and cuddly animals). Followed by a cooking demonstration and tasting by Chef Jenn Felmley (MENUS WILL BE POSTED THE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT, AS WE WILL BE USING AS MUCH FARM PRODUCE AS POSSIBLE).
Classes will be held from 1 to 3 pm , $38 Per person, part of the proceeds will go towards Laurel’s (the farmer) future desires for the farm! So come learn, eat and support your local farmer.
Classes will be held outdoors under beautiful palm trees, and we request that you bring your own plate, fork and cup!
After class students will be able to purchase farm produce, local honey and Temecula Valley Spices.don’t forget to bring cash.
Classes are limited to 25 people, please email Chef Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.+1:00 pmUrban Farm Cooking Class
−Good Food Awards Entry Period (all-day)Jul 1 – Jul 31
From event website:
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
In its fourth year, Good Food Awards will be given to winners in ten categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserve, spirits and our newest category, oil. Awards will be given to producers and their food communities from each of five regions of the US. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.
Click here to enter!+Good Food Awards Entry Period (all-day)
−Learn how to become a farmers market vendor!6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Start your business with low cost! Learn all the ins and outs of becoming a vendor at Farmers’ Markets in San Diego County. Learn what sells and what doesn’t, learn about food preparation legalities and what is required by the Department of Environment Health, and how to bring your locally grown produce to the market!
Click here for more information or to sign up!
Course Code Days Date Time Room 1930 W 7/10 6:00-9:00pm Grossmont College (GC)
1930 W 8/14 6:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room A-112+6:00 pmLearn how to become a farmers market vendor!
−Slow Money SoCal Entrepreneur Showcase – San Diego6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
Please join us in San Diego, CA for an evening of entrepreneur presentations as well as appetizers, networking, and a tour of the San Diego Public Market, San Diego’s version of Seattle’s Pike Place Market in the making.
SLOW MONEY GATHERING AGENDA
6-6:30pm Network and nibble
6:30-7pm San Diego Public Market Tour
7pm-8pm Local Entrepreneur Presentations
8pm-9pm Entrepreneur follow-up and network
The following entrepreneurs (and a couple more) who are contributing to building a healthy local food system will be presenting a brief overview of their businesses and growth opportunities. Opportunities for funding, investment, alliance, and relationship can be followed up on directly at the end of the evening.
- San Diego Sustainable Living Institute’s Permaculture Farm
- San Diego Public Market: www.sandiegopublicmarket.com
- Honey Colony: www.honeycolony.com
- Home Town Farms: www.hometownfarms.com
- Golden Coast Mead: www.goldencoastmead.com
- Gastronome Ventures: www.gastro-ventures.com
- Archi’s Acres: www.archisacres.com
Slow Money is a national movement to build an economy that can be maintained into the future. For more info, go here: http://slowmoney.org/vision
Organizers: Frank Golbeck, Doug Raggio
Frank Golbeck is Co-Founder and CEO of Golden Coast Mead, a producer and provider of honey based libations in San Diego.
Doug Raggio is Founder and Managing Partner of Gastronome Ventures, an investment fund and accelerator created to establish artisan packaged food/beverages as a viable asset class.+6:00 pmSlow Money SoCal Entrepreneur Showcase – San Diego
−Garden with Worms with Amy Zink at Wild Willow Farms9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heathly gardens start with healthy soil, and there is no better ingredient than compost to add to your planting beds, or use as mulch. Compost will increase your soils fertility, add micro- and macronutrients, buffer pH and improve soil structure.
This hands-on workshop will give you the knowledge to start composting in your backyard. The first half will go over the basic’s and the second half we will build your own vermicomposting bin.
Amy Zink is the owner & educator of Green Pea Gardens, an edible garden design, education & solutions company. Amy is also the Garden Coordinator at San Diego Cooperative Charter School where she works educating students how to plant, grow & eat healthy food.
Saturday, July 20, 9am to noon
In The Barn @ Wild Willow Farm
Course Fee: $30 w/RSVP, $35 walkup (cash or check only).
Bring a friend and pay $50 for two (RSVP only)
Looking for a “friend”? Visit our Facebook Event Post and connect with others!+9:00 amGarden with Worms with Amy Zink at Wild Willow Farms