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Oct
8
Sat
Pumpkin Palooza @ Suzie's Farm
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From event website:

Pumpkin Palooza is a fun, family-oriented farm experience centered around fall’s signature crop: the wondrous pumpkin! Our sunflower field is still in bloom so we are also offering sunflowers!

U-Pick organic pumpkins in our 2 acre patch full of funky varieties in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Feel the crunch of dried pumpkin vines under your farm boots as you hunt for the perfect one to pick. Availability depends on Mother Nature and farmer ingenuity. Pumpkins are priced by size (ranging from $3-$50).

Reserve your spots on our wildly popular Suzie’s Farm Tours (link below). Enjoy wood-fired pizza from our very own cob oven with organic ingredients straight from Suzie’s fields! Juice Wave SD and Harvest Kitchenwill be offering up delicious food. EscoGelato for dessert! Jam out to live music by Fanny and The Atta Boys! Swing by the TReX owl booth to meet Henson the Owl and learn about these beautiful raptors. Kids love the farm! Face painting and pumpkin carving! Photograph a fall-themed family portrait! Bring a picnic!

Pumpkin Palooza is a free event to attend and is open to the general public.

NOTE: Leashed dogs are allowed in the Grove only (accompanied) and NOT in the fields, must clean up after your pet!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10am: Farm Tour (tickets: http://bit.ly/suziesbook) (add on a Harvest Bag to harvest veggies from the field!)
10am – 2pm: U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
10am – 2pm: U-Pick Sunflowers
10am – 2pm: Farm Stand
10am – 2pm: TRex (Total Raptor Experience) – Photos with Henson (the beautiful Owl)
10am – 2pm: Face painting and pumpkin carving
10am – 2pm: Juice Wave SD
10am – 2pm: Harvest Kitchen
10:30am – 1:30pm: Live music by Fanny and The Atta Boys
12:30pm: Farm Tour (tickets: http://bit.ly/suziesbook) (add on a Harvest Bag to harvest veggies from the field!)

RECOMMENDATIONS
This is a working farm, y’all! Please wear long pants, close-toed shoes (no sandals!), and bring a hat. Layers are recommended, as the farm is often cooled by the breeze on even the sunniest days. In addition, we suggest you bring drinking water and sunscreen.

PRICING:
Admisssion – FREE!
Sunflowers – $1/stem (recommend bringing a knife/scissors)
Pumpkins – Priced by size. $3-$50.

We can’t wait to palooza with you!

Cultivating Conversation: A Dine and Learn Series @ Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From event website:

Visit Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center for an intimate outdoor dinner, guided tour, and thought-provoking discussion in our beautiful garden setting. Engage with local experts and enjoy authentic farm-to-table cuisine from a celebrated San Diego restaurant.

This month’s topic is: “Naturopathic and Allopathic Medicine: A Partnership in Healing”

Featured Restaurant
Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop is an East Village staple that recaptures the simple and pure tastes found in locally grown, natural and organic ingredients. Executive Chef Victor Jimenez and Chef de Cuisine Christopher Osborne’s menu will include garden-inspired dishes that showcase healthy whole grains, produce, and proteins.

Featured Speaker
Dr. Shidfar Rouhani
Bastyr University
Shidfar Rouhani, N.D., D.C., is a naturopathic physician and Associate Professor of pathology and neuroanatomy at Bastyr University California. Dr. Rouhani utilizes all modalities of naturopathic medicine, including herbal medicine, physical medicine, clinical nutrition, IV and injection therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy. He received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Western States.

More information: (619) 434-4281 or info@olivewoodgardens.org

Oct
10
Mon
SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact LisaJoy@slowfoodurbansandiego.org for more info.
Oct
11
Tue
Slow Food Communications Committee meeting
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Communications committee is responsible for sharing the SFUSD good, clean & fair food word with San Diegans. Newsletters, stories, Facebook, Instagram, oh my. Join us. We have wine.

email: sarah@slowfoodurbansandiego.org

Oct
15
Sat
Pumpkin Palooza @ Suzie's Farm
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From event website:

Pumpkin Palooza is a fun, family-oriented farm experience centered around fall’s signature crop: the wondrous pumpkin! Our sunflower field is still in bloom so we are also offering sunflowers!

U-Pick organic pumpkins in our 2 acre patch full of funky varieties in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Feel the crunch of dried pumpkin vines under your farm boots as you hunt for the perfect one to pick. Availability depends on Mother Nature and farmer ingenuity. Pumpkins are priced by size (ranging from $3-$50).

Reserve your spots on our wildly popular Suzie’s Farm Tours (link below). Enjoy wood-fired pizza from our very own cob oven with organic ingredients straight from Suzie’s fields! Juice Wave SD and Harvest Kitchenwill be offering up delicious food. EscoGelato for dessert! Jam out to live music by Fanny and The Atta Boys! Swing by the TReX owl booth to meet Henson the Owl and learn about these beautiful raptors. Kids love the farm! Face painting and pumpkin carving! Photograph a fall-themed family portrait! Bring a picnic!

Pumpkin Palooza is a free event to attend and is open to the general public.

NOTE: Leashed dogs are allowed in the Grove only (accompanied) and NOT in the fields, must clean up after your pet!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10am: Farm Tour (tickets: http://bit.ly/suziesbook) (add on a Harvest Bag to harvest veggies from the field!)
10am – 2pm: U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
10am – 2pm: U-Pick Sunflowers
10am – 2pm: Farm Stand
10am – 2pm: TRex (Total Raptor Experience) – Photos with Henson (the beautiful Owl)
10am – 2pm: Face painting and pumpkin carving
10am – 2pm: Juice Wave SD
10am – 2pm: Harvest Kitchen
10:30am – 1:30pm: Live music by Fanny and The Atta Boys
12:30pm: Farm Tour (tickets: http://bit.ly/suziesbook) (add on a Harvest Bag to harvest veggies from the field!)

RECOMMENDATIONS
This is a working farm, y’all! Please wear long pants, close-toed shoes (no sandals!), and bring a hat. Layers are recommended, as the farm is often cooled by the breeze on even the sunniest days. In addition, we suggest you bring drinking water and sunscreen.

PRICING:
Admisssion – FREE!
Sunflowers – $1/stem (recommend bringing a knife/scissors)
Pumpkins – Priced by size. $3-$50.

We can’t wait to palooza with you!

San Diego’s 2nd Annual Mac n’ Cheese Fest @ County of San Diego Waterfront Park
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

From event page:

Do you have the best Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego?

The Mac n’ Cheese Fest (**a 21+ event only**) will showcase incredible restaurants throughout the county by engaging in a friendly competition between chefs/restaurants with you as our guest judge who will select the best Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego County!

We are expecting delicious gourmet mac n’ cheese along with some of your favorite local breweries.

This is a 21+ event ONLY.

General admission is $35 and includes mac n’ cheese tastings and 10 beer tastings.

All proceeds from ticket sales to the event will be donated to the World Wide Network of Learning, a California Nonprofit IRS 501(c)3 whose mission is to “Engage, mentor, and cultivate young leaders in order to positively impact our cities, community and world.” Any donation is tax deductible. You may visit us at www.worldwidenetworkoflearning.org

Oct
22
Sat
Pumpkin Palooza @ Suzie's Farm
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

From event website:

Pumpkin Palooza is a fun, family-oriented farm experience centered around fall’s signature crop: the wondrous pumpkin! Our sunflower field is still in bloom so we are also offering sunflowers!

U-Pick organic pumpkins in our 2 acre patch full of funky varieties in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Feel the crunch of dried pumpkin vines under your farm boots as you hunt for the perfect one to pick. Availability depends on Mother Nature and farmer ingenuity. Pumpkins are priced by size (ranging from $3-$50).

Reserve your spots on our wildly popular Suzie’s Farm Tours (link below). Enjoy wood-fired pizza from our very own cob oven with organic ingredients straight from Suzie’s fields! Juice Wave SD and Harvest Kitchenwill be offering up delicious food. EscoGelato for dessert! Jam out to live music by Fanny and The Atta Boys! Swing by the TReX owl booth to meet Henson the Owl and learn about these beautiful raptors. Kids love the farm! Face painting and pumpkin carving! Photograph a fall-themed family portrait! Bring a picnic!

Pumpkin Palooza is a free event to attend and is open to the general public.

NOTE: Leashed dogs are allowed in the Grove only (accompanied) and NOT in the fields, must clean up after your pet!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10am: Farm Tour (tickets: http://bit.ly/suziesbook) (add on a Harvest Bag to harvest veggies from the field!)
10am – 2pm: U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
10am – 2pm: U-Pick Sunflowers
10am – 2pm: Farm Stand
10am – 2pm: TRex (Total Raptor Experience) – Photos with Henson (the beautiful Owl)
10am – 2pm: Face painting and pumpkin carving
10am – 2pm: Juice Wave SD
10am – 2pm: Harvest Kitchen
10:30am – 1:30pm: Live music by Fanny and The Atta Boys
12:30pm: Farm Tour (tickets: http://bit.ly/suziesbook) (add on a Harvest Bag to harvest veggies from the field!)

RECOMMENDATIONS
This is a working farm, y’all! Please wear long pants, close-toed shoes (no sandals!), and bring a hat. Layers are recommended, as the farm is often cooled by the breeze on even the sunniest days. In addition, we suggest you bring drinking water and sunscreen.

PRICING:
Admisssion – FREE!
Sunflowers – $1/stem (recommend bringing a knife/scissors)
Pumpkins – Priced by size. $3-$50.

We can’t wait to palooza with you!

Oct
30
Sun
14th Annual Celebrate the Craft, benefiting SFUSD! @ The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

From event website:

Celebrate the Craft

California is a state rich in extraordinary beauty and agricultural abundance, with a tradition of craft and culinary innovation. That’s why gourmets converge each year in beautiful La Jolla, California for a unique celebration of California’s beauty, bounty, and craftsmanship.

The Fourteenth annual gathering to “Celebrate the Craft” will take place on Sunday, October 30th at The Lodge at Torrey Pines®. For the past fourteenth years, “Celebrate the Craft” has been one of Southern California’s premier showcases for regionally grown ingredients and innovative cooking and winemaking.

As in years past, the celebration featured the finest food artisans from across California’s broad culinary spectrum, which demonstrated, discussed, showcased, and tasted their way through the vast array of premium food products available throughout the state. “Celebrate the Craft” delights anyone eager for food prepared with natural ingredients and careful craftsmanship. “The growing season runs year-round in our neck of Southern California, and the local agricultural community takes full advantage, affording us a unique variety of the freshest produce,” said Jeff Jackson, Executive Chef at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines and an innovator of fresh, regional cuisine. “With a daily abundance of fresh food to work with, it’s little wonder our local chefs are so creative.”

Growers, vintners, brewers, and culinary artisans from some of California’s most renowned farms, bakeries, wineries, breweries, and confectioners will be on hand to share their skill and enthusiasm.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego’s premier Five-Diamond resort, embodies the very best of Pacific coastal living. Designed in the Arts & Crafts tradition of architects Charles and Henry Greene, The Lodge is a loving homage of California Craftsman architecture, emphasizing authentic materials and craftsmanship, respect for the natural landscape, and integration of indoor and outdoor living.

Continue to check www.celebratethecraft.com for updated information.


Celebrate the Craft

A portion of the proceeds of Celebrate the Craft will be donated to:
Slow Food Urban San Diego, a 501(c)(3) organization
302 Washington St. 216, San Diego, California 92103
EIN No. 35-2352310
This contribution is not tax deductible.

Nov
6
Sun
Healthy Holidays Cooking Class @ Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

From event website:

Join us for a fun, informative, and hands-on cooking class.
Transform your holiday meal into one that not only tastes good, but that is good for you, too!

At this class you will:
Harvest produce from the garden
Make a complete holiday meal
Take home some bounty from the garden

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Class time:
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $45/person OR
$40/person if you register for three or more. If you have problems registering, please call us at 619-434-4281 or email info@olivewoodgardens.org.

Nov
8
Tue
Slow Food Communications Committee meeting
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Communications committee is responsible for sharing the SFUSD good, clean & fair food word with San Diegans. Newsletters, stories, Facebook, Instagram, oh my. Join us. We have wine.

email: sarah@slowfoodurbansandiego.org

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