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San Diego Brew Fest @ NTC Liberty Station (at Ingram Plaza)
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 6th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music.   The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately).

Admission is $40 for general admission (2pm to 5pm) and $50 for VIP (1pm to 5pm).  Both include unlimited beer tastings, with VIP admission offering an added hour .  Please keep in mind that the event is limited to 21 and over and no pets are allowed.  For more information, go to

***Tickets are not refundable after 7/16/16 *****

Liberty Station – 2640 Cushing Road , San Diego, CA 92106 – View Map
DAY OUT of TIME Mini-Fest @ World Beat Cultural Center
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On July 25th, we will find out!

According the the 13 Moon Calendar of Natural Time, adapted from the Mayans, July 25th is a day between the years, outside of time.

So often in our fast paced culture, time is viewed as a limiting factor. A DAY OUT OF TIME IS ABOUT REMEMBERING THAT WE ARE LIMITLESS! And that the concept of time is just a tool. We can step into it, to organize and track, measure, and coordinate. But we can just as readily step out of it, to dream and explore and expand and enjoy!


-Time bending LIVE MUSIC
-Mind bending LIVE ART
-Workshops exploring the Mysteries of Time, Space, and Reality
-Interactive Sacred Theater
-Kids Activities
-Conscious Local Food, Drink, & Craft Vendors
& More!

Line Up Coming Soon
Admission is Donation Based

This event will also be the launching pad for ORA PLANNER. This is a revolutionary app for mobile devices that bridges our current time-tracking system, the Gregorian Calendar, and the 13 Moon Calendar of Natural Time. With daily affirmations, easy-to-navigate scheduling ability, and an education in the inner psychological seasons, this app will help you move through the time of your life with intention, productivity, and grace.

Exhibitor Registration is open! contact for details.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available! contact for details.

San Diego 2016 Food Forum and Envision Urban Ag Fair
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

On Saturday July 30th, join us as we celebrate the adoption of Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones in the City of San Diego and discuss opportunities to cultivate food initiatives in our cities.

  • 9:30am-1:00pm: Attend the 2016 Food Forum at City College (1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101) and participate in dialogue on food policy opportunities in our cities including land access, urban agriculture, farmers markets, and community gardens
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Join us at the Envision Urban Ag Fair at SILO (753 15th St, San Diego, CA 92101) to grab lunch and obtain resources to grow food in our cities. Fair will include an urban farmers market, live music, local organic food and beer, seed exchange, composting workshops, resources for growers, cooking demos, and more!

For more details, see event website.

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Slow Food Communications Committee meeting
Aug 9 @ 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.


Sunset Concert with Gregory Page at Suzie’s Farm @ Suzie's Farm
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


From Mindful Fitness event website:

A Nostalgic Evening

Ready for some summertime fun? Spend a carefree evening at Suzie’s Farm enjoying warm summer breezes, a golden sunset and listening to the dreamy music of Mr. Gregory Page.

Gregory Page
This unique English born, US-based singer/songwriter creates compelling songs that are full of cinematic melodies.Mr. Page’s songs capture the innocence, grace, and joy of the early 20th century. His wistful longing for a bygone musical era borders on fantasy, but his beautifully crafted songs – and the sincerity and passion with which he performs them – draw the listener into his seductive world. Gregory’s star shines brightly outside of his adopted country as he tours frequently through Europe and Australia. Click here to learn more about Gregory Page.»

The Location
Suzie’s Farm is a family operated 70-acre organic farm whose mission is to feed San Diegans the freshest and healthiest produce while creating a community of people who are passionate about organic, locally grown produce. The farm is located about 13 miles south of downtown San Diego. Click here to learn more about Suzie’s Farm.»

Join us for an exclusive farm tour before the show just for concert goers! You’ll learn the meaning and importance of organic farming as guides share farming methods, reveal ethno botanical mysteries, and offer tips on cooking and gardening. Meet our pasture-raised hens and taste sun-ripened summer veggies straight from the field!

The Concert
Under a grove of Eucalyptus trees, the music begins and slowly, the light changes and a golden sunset colors the evening. Mr. Gregory Page captures the audience with his engaging lyrics and soothing melodies reminiscent of the 1920’s sweet jazz era. Songs, stories and poetry is weaved together to make this a memorable experience. Mr. Page will be accompanied by Sky Ladd on keyboards and Josh Hermsmeier on drums.

Winner of the 2012 San Diego Music Awards for Best Jazz Album, “Shine Shine Shine,” Mr. Page’s talent is exceeded only by his kind heartedness and gentle spirit.

I love to live a bit in the past…it’s somehow appealing,
whereas the future is still uncertain.
” Gregory Page

Lazy days and warm summer nights are a reminder to slow down, breathe, and listen to the music…

Mindful Fitness in partnership with Suzie’s Farm is hosting this fun evening on the farm!

Field-to-Jar DIY Fermentation Workshop at Suzie’s Farm @ Suzie's Farm Stand
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

From event website:

Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club, as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation, in a bucolic farm setting!

In this workshop, you will
– Learn all about food fermentation and how easy and safe it is
– Taste a variety of slow pickled (fermented) summer fruits and veggies
– Make a jar of pickles to take home (and ferment!)
– Enjoy a pint of Bootstrap Kombucha (a fermented tea soft-drink), a local brewer who uses only organic, seasonal ingredients

Cost: $40/single or $75/pair

– Farm tour A: 10:00am to 11:30am (Reserve separately at
– Workshop A: 11:30am to 1:00pm
– Farm tour B: 12:30pm to 2:00pm (Reserve separately at
– Workshop B: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

1. Choose one of two different workshop sessions:
– Session A- 11:30am to 1:00pm
– Session B- 2:00pm to 3:30pm

2. You are encouraged to BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. There’s plenty of space to spread out and create your own picnic!


The Grove at Suzie’s Farm is a 2-acre parcel of land with even ground, lots of natural light and a lovely shaded area dotted by several large Eucalyptus trees. The Grove is planted with row crops along with herbs and flowers.

Ethical Eats: Food Justice Panel and Community Potluck @ Wild Willow Farm
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Slow Food URBAN San Diego presents

Ethical Eats: A Food Justice Panel and Community Gathering

Learn about challenges in our local food system and how we can work together for good, clean, and fair food for us all!

Food Justice Panel Discussion followed by Q&A 4pm – 5pm

Food Justice Panelists include:
* Mia Vaughnes, Founder of Good Neighbor Gardens
* Katrina Meredith, Career Coach at Kitchens for Good
* Tara May, Program Graduate at Kitchens for Good
* Shelly Hahne, Nonprofit Services Manager at San Diego Food Bank
* Moderated by Kathryn Rogers, Food Justice Chair for Slow Food URBAN San Diego

Slow Food Urban San Diego seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in our local food system. Our mission is to reconnect Urban San Diegans with each other, rediscover food traditions and cultural heritage and educate our community about the plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. In addition, we support the mission, tenets, programs and values of Slow Food USA. We seek to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.

Farming is all about food. And food is best when shared with community. At our potlucks, Wild Willow Farm gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, educators, fans and eaters of every stripe.

* FEATURED music and entertainment by The Big Decisions!

* Volunteer with us from 10am-3pm!

* All levels YOGA with Abby Leilani out on the farm at 3pm! FREE with donations for the farm welcome… BYO yoga mat!

* Purchase our seasonal crops and plant starts at the Farm Stand from 4-7pm! We’ll have CHERRY TOMATO plant starts for SALE!! 6-Packs of Lettuce, Tomatoes, Kale, and Herbs will be available for $5… Mix and Match if you like!

* See what’s growing-on at the farm with a hosted Farm Tour starting at 5pm!

* Learn about our Tijuana River Valley home with an interpretive tour along the nature trails, hosted by Marz at 5pm!

* BYO T-shirt + Reusable shopping bag screening until 7pm! ($10 donation)

* If you haven’t tried Mel’s FAMOUS Pizza with farm fresh veggies, get ready for a treat! Food service and potluck opens at 6pm! (Your DONATIONS are graciously accepted!)

* Meet new friends around the Bonfire, or turnip the beet at the Drum Circle after sunset!

* Donations Requested – Thank you for supporting our farm and our work – $5 suggested, OR bring a homemade dish OR volunteer for an hour.

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.

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