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An Evening of Seafood with Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products @ Solare Ristorante
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you love seafood? If yes, this could be the most special dinner you’ll have! This is because Solare Restaurant will have the amazing Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products here for an “Evening of Seafood”. The short summary is that we know of no one that knows more about seafood … and who has stronger opinions! … than Tommy. And he is an excellent speaker with fun charisma and he will both delight you and scare you with his talk. It is $75/person for the dinner with Tommy Gomes and Solare, and a special 5-course dinner has been designed by Chef Accursio.

For more information and to RSVP, call (619) 270-9670 or visit their website at

Collaboration Kitchen – Miguel Valdez – The Red Door @ Catalina Offshore Products,
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Collaboration Kitchen Featuring Miguel Valdez of The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar

Join us on Sunday, April 24th beginning at 5pm for an evening filled with cooking, eating, socializing and educational seminars lead by Miguel Valdez from The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Alcohol will be provided so please remember this is a 21+ event.

Don’t wait to purchase your tickets, we usually sell out! 

We promise you will learn something new!  Feel free to bring a bottle of wine or beer if you would like (some like what they like)! Also bring an appetite, and dress warmly for a fun filled night of seafood & fresh produce education and tastings, brought to you by Specialty Produce and Catalina Offshore Products.

100% of proceeds from Collaboration Kitchen go to local San Diego Charities. This specific event will honor: Tour de Fresh

Vinavanti Cellar School : Sparkling Wines @ VINAVANTI, AN URBAN WINERY
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CellarSchoolImageThe Cellar School Series : Wine Appreciation & Fermentation 101

On the second Sunday of every month we turn our cellar into a classroom for those who want to dive a little deeper into the world of wine and fermentation. Whether it’s wine tasting, wine making, or wine pairing we have you covered! Keep an eye out for special guest speakers and topics such as cheese & spirits!

May 8: Pet-Nat vs Champagne and the like with the winemaker!

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Re:Source – A Series of Unwasted Food Pop-Up Dinners
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the San Diego Food System Alliance for the first in a series of Unwasted Food pop-up dinners where local chefs and partner restaurants will prepare dishes from ignored or un-coveted food that would otherwise go to waste.

The San Diego Food System Alliance is launching Re:Source, a series of Unwasted Food pop-up dinners where celebrity chefs will use creativity to transform ignored or un-coveted food that would otherwise become ‘waste.’ This pop-up series is inspired by successful initiatives in other cities.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the San Diego Food System Alliance in its mission to build a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system in San Diego County.

Re:Source aims to…

  • Raise awareness of the staggering volume of food that is wasted
  • Inspire new applications for the overlooked byproducts of our food system
  • Redefine food waste as an important resource

April 6th: The Red Door
May 10th: The Land & Water Co

June 21st: Cafe Gratitude


San Diego Food System Alliance Showcase: Food System Changers @ Leichtag Commons
Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wild Willow Sundown Brew Run 5k @ Wild Willow Farm & Education Center
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sundown Brew Run 5K at Wild Willow Farm has BREW,CHILI,MUSIC, and FARM FUN in store!

The 5th annual Wild Willow Farm 5K is moving from the early morning to the late afternoon! Relax and enjoy the farm in the cool of the evening on Saturday, June 11, with the race starting at 5pm.

This 6th farmiversary celebration features a 5K trail run or 1K native plant walk, a selection of chili, local beer and kombucha!

Our goal this year is to raise $6000 for the many programs of Wild Willow Farm! You can help by:

– Registering to Run for Agriculture, Education, or Community!

– Starting a Farm-tastic Fundraising Team!

– Donating to help our causes and celebrating with good food, bubbly brews, and sweet sunset tunes!

KEEP US GROWING: Run for Agriculture
Sponsor the efforts of a hard-working Farmer!

Support our efforts to keep our Farming 101 program economically accessible for future farmers! We subsidize our education program to keep tuition reasonable for our community.

RUN FOR THOSE WHO SERVE: Run for Community
Support families and individuals who keep our farm growing! Our thriving program needs your support. Help us reach our $2000 goal to fund 3 months of Saturday volunteering.

Proceeds from the sale of brew tickets will help support our Agriculture and Education fundraising efforts!

Proceeds from the sale of chili tickets will help support our Community fundraising efforts!

Know some friends that would love to get involved?  Invite them to donate just $6 towards your personal fundraising goal in celebration of the 6 year anniversary of Wild Willow Farm!

SFUSD Education Committee Meeting
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Monthly meeting of SFUSD’s Education Committee. Contact for more info.
Slow Sips at Vinavanti Urban Winery and Tasting Room @ Vinavanti Urban Winery and Tasting Room
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

slowsipsJoin us for Slow Sips at Vinavanti Urban Winery and Tasting Room! Slow Sips are networking and community-building events put on by Slow Food chapters. It’s one of the ways we celebrate food as a cornerstone of community.

San Diego County Fair Whole Life Festival @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Whole Life Festival

(formerly Enviro Fair)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Free with Fair admission


Whole Life Festival logo

smbullet Learn how to help the environment
smbullet Meet local farmers
smbullet Explore the eco-friendly marketplace, with products and services for mind, body & soul
smbullet Discover a wholistic approach to a healthy lifestyle
smbullet Listen to a guest speaker or watch a demonstration
smbullet Succulent Workshop: Create your own succulent planter in this free workshop, 11:00AM-3:00PM, with Charity Wings Art & Craft Center and Green Acres Nursery.
smbullet The Children’s Garden: Explore this interactive and educational garden filled with activities including make-n-takes, ladybug releases, scavenger hunts, storybook time and guest presenters.
smbullet The Garden Bar and Wine Nook Exhibit: Taste award-winning wines from The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and learn about our commercial and homemade wine competitions.

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