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Eat at Snooze, celebrate Bacon Day, and support Slow Food! @ Snooze (Hillcrest and Del Mar locations)
Sep 3 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Snooze Bacon DaySlow Food has formed an exciting partnership with Snooze, a restaurant group based out of Denver. Snooze restaurants are retro-style diners which serve breakfast and lunch. They started in Denver and have thoughtfully grown to serve 17 locations in Colorado, Arizona, Texas and California. The restaurant has a strong community focus, has developed an in-depth sustainable waste management program and has also defined a food sourcing program based on its commitment to supporting good food.

Each year, they host various days in the restaurants that are focused on community giving. This year they chose to connect with and support Slow Food USA on ‘Bacon Day’ which is Saturday, September 3.

10% of National Bacon Day sales will go to support the Slow Food national office and local chapters, including Slow Food Urban San Diego!

Are you a fan of Snooze but not yet a member of Slow Food? Right now, Slow Food USA is offering 50% off membership for Snooze fans!

6th Annual National Heirloom Exposition @ Sonoma County Events Center
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

From event page:

Welcome to the 6th annual National Heirloom Exposition. What began in 2011 as a celebration of pure food and sustainable living has become the world’s largest annual heritage farm and garden event. Thousands of people come from around the world to the Expo to celebrate traditional crops, foods, seeds, poultry, and livestock. Featuring the largest display of heirloom produce, many small gardeners and large farmers supply an abundance of fruits and vegetables for exhibiting and tasting. More than 350 related and like-minded vendors include seed companies, tool companies, accessories, food, produce, garden products, and much more.

We welcome individuals, school groups, musicians, volunteers, speakers, musicians, chef demonstrations, and many more. The fun and educational activities are sure to influence the way people view food and our sustainable future. We have an outstanding line up of more than 75 nationally and internationally known food, farm and garden speakers that will impress even the most discerning. Visitors are entertained all day with old-time traditional music.

The National Heirloom Exposition has always been and continues to be a not-for-profit event with all proceeds above expenses being donated to local school and educational garden projects.

Slow Food Communications Committee meeting
Sep 6 @ 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.


Taste of Del Mar @ Del Mar Village
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From event page:

The Del Mar Village Association will be hosting the first evening Taste of Del Mar event on September 8, 2016 in the Del Mar Village from 5 – 8 p.m. This year the focus will be on the culinary arts and talents of Del Mar’s top chefs, along with beer, wine, cider, mead, and distilled spirit tastings, called “Sip Stops.”

Over 20 restaurants will be participating this year including Pacifica Del Mar, Jake’s Del Mar, Kitchen 1540, and Tasting Room Del Mar. Guests can enjoy live music by Second Cousins on the KAABOO stage, as well as other local bands on satellite stages throughout the event. This will be a night to stroll, relax, and enjoy all Del Mar has to offer, while indulging your taste buds and taking in the sunset and ocean views.

Get your tickets early for this one-of-a-kind evening of bite-sized dishes and sipping serendipity! Taste tickets will be $25 per person, or $35 per person with Sip Stops in advance. Taste tickets allow one taste at each of the participating restaurants and Sip Stop tickets allow up to 10 alcoholic beverage tastings.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

Suzie’s Farm Day Hangout @ Suzie's Farm
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Suzie's Farm HangoutHang out with us at Suzie’s Farm and help benefit Slow Food Urban San Diego!

10-11AM: Yoga with Maria (suggested donation $10)

12:30-2PM: Tour of Suzie’s Farm

For $25.00, attendees can get:

  • Farm tour admission
  • SFUSD Canvas Tote
  • Harvest Bag fill up (attendees can fill up their SFUSD canvas tote with items available for harvest during the tour)
SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
San Diego Gourmet Pizza Fest @ NTC Park Liberty Station
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

From event website:

The San Diego Gourmet Pizza Fest is a 21+ outdoor festival showcasing amazing restaurants competing for San Diego’s best gourmet pizza. The pizza will be judged by our attendees and will include 7 beer samples, music and dancing, what better way to spend your day. Join us for a great day lounging with friends listening to music enjoying, tastings and more.

At the festival you’ll get to vote for your favorite gourmet pizza while enjoying at least 7 free beer tastings, music and all while in our great San Diego weather!

There is going to be 2 awards given out: Best Gourmet Pizza in San Diego (judged by an expert panel) and People’s Choice Best Pizza (popular vote).

The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to San Diego Mesa College.

General Admission is $35 for food and beverage tastings-

Taste of the Port @ Port Pavilion
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From event website:

Join us for an evening of celebrating sustainable businesses on the bay! We have the recipe for a good time:

Delicious tastings from waterfront restaurants:
– Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village
– Blue Wave Bar and Grill
– Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa
-Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
– Coronado Brewing Company
and more…

Live green cooking competition with chefs:
– Luiste Gonzalez, Executive Chef, Puesto
– Michael Poompan, Executive Chef, Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa
– Kyle Covar, Executive Chef, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

And celebrity judges:
– Sharon Cloward, President- Port Tenants Association
– Troy Johnson, Food Editor at San Diego Magazine
– Chairman Marshall Merrifield, Port of San Diego and Ginny Merrifield
– Claudia Sandoval, MasterChef Season 6 Winner

Add a pinch of live music and serve over an outdoor patio overlooking the bay!

Get your early bird tickets for only $40 until Aug. 26th!

Terra Madre Gathering: Autumn Equinox @ Terra Madre Gardens
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 pm

From event website:

Inspiring Workshops, Conscious Music, Movement Arts and Ceremony. Connect with the earth through the magical enchanting presence of Terra Madre Gardens. Enjoy her bounty as we Eat from her Organically Nurtured land. Cultivate your growth through our many different environments of education, exploration, and creation. Celebrate this conscious community we are building and the common thread that weaves us together.

Welcome Prism Tribe!
We are excited to connect with you again as we cultivate our growth and celebrate the abundance of life. In each of our gatherings we honor the earth cycles that move through us. Autumn Equinox is a special time when the sun enters 0 degrees reflecting the energy of cosmic balance. It represents the equilibrium of Masculine & Feminine, Day & Night, Darkness & Light. As we spiral into balance we also move from fire to earth, grounding our intentions and witnessing the bloom of the physical and mental seeds we planted earlier in the year. This time is a transitional celebration of abundance, a time to honor terra madre for her bounty and exchange. Our Theme for this gathering that we will collectively embody is “Rooted in Balance, Blooming in Abundance.”

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!

10am: Farm Tour (tickets: (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: (add on a Harvest Bag to harvest veggies from the field!)

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.

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

We can’t wait to palooza with you!

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