Keep track of all the delicious Slow Food URBAN San Diego events here!
−Wild Willow Farm 5K and Vegetarian Chili Brewfest9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FUN-raiser to buy a tractor for Wild Willow Farm
The smell of chili wafts through the air. A craft brew is waiting to wash it down. You are wandering the grounds of Wild Willow Farm to the sounds of live music on a clear September day… This harvest season celebration features a vegetarian/vegan chili cook-off and beer tasting from some of our region’s finest craft breweries, plus a family-friendly 5K trail run/walk in the scenic Tijuana River Park.
Live music from The Big Decisions, farm tours and kid-approved farm fun add up to a great fall day with options for everyone! Get to know our grassroots-developed sustainable farm and education center.
Craft Beer Tasting
Handmade ceramic bowls
SD’s only Vegetarian Chili Cook Off
Running or walking on nature trails
Kids Super Fun Farm Dash
All around family fun!
There is a lot of new stuff growing down on the farm and the funds raised at the event will help Wild Willow Farm purchase a tractor to till our fields and better feed our community with nutritious fresh food, quality education, and healthy living.
Help us grow the farm by participating in this fun event! The Wild Willow Farm 5K and Chili Brewfest is looking for vegetarian chili cooks, runners, eaters, drinkers and volunteers! Register HERE to participate in the run and/or cook off! See details of the event HERE.
We also need volunteers so if you aren’t a runner you can still be a part of the fun!
Sign up HERE to volunteer.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org+9:00 amWild Willow Farm 5K and Vegetarian Chili Brewfest
−Feeding America Gala, 2013, Sunset Soiree5:00 pm – 11:00 pmJoin ten-time Grammy™ winner Bonnie Raitt for an evening that promises to be something to talk about! Sip handcrafted cocktails and dine under the stars at the Del Mar Paddock and Turf Club with Master of Ceremonies Larry King. 100% of the proceeds benefit Feeding America San Diego and its critical hunger-relief and nutrition programs. Together, we can solve hunger. -See more here.Click here to buy tickets+5:00 pmFeeding America Gala, 2013, Sunset Soiree
−UC San Diego Food & Fuel for the 21st Century: Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series (all-day)Oct 3 – Oct 24
Our Energy Future
Food and Fuel for the 21st Century and the Center for Energy Research, two Organized Research Units at UC San Diego, are kicking off the campus-wide Advanced Energy Initiative with a Public Lecture Series called Our Energy Future. Over the course of four Thursday evenings in October, academic experts from UCSD will present TED-style talks on topics such as energy production and use, climate change, the social and economic issues of energy, and how energy relates to food and water. Catered receptions will follow each night of presentations to provide valuable networking opportunities for faculty, students, and the San Diego community. These lectures will be filmed and serve as the introductory lectures of a Massive Open Online Course scheduled to launch in early 2014.
Click here for more details about the individual talks, dates and times, and to register.+UC San Diego Food & Fuel for the 21st Century: Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series (all-day)
−Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon11:30 am – 1:00 pm
From event website:
Project New Village will host its 2nd Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church Campus, 1962 Euclid Ave.
Our guests will be treated to tasteful, healthy seasonal food; hear about the work of the People’s Produce Urban Agriculture Initiative and enjoy cultural expressions provided by local artists. Tickets are $35.00 per person $250.00 per table of eight. For more information about this annual celebration of the life, lessons and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, an uncompromising advocate for food and social justice, or to purchase tickets call (619) 262-2022, email us at email@example.com, or find us online at: www.projectnewvillage.org+11:30 amFannie Lou Hamer Legacy Luncheon
−Patchwork Show: Edible Edition (all-day)Oct 5 – Oct 6
Patchwork Show: Edible Edition, a creative food summit that takes place at SOCO in Costa Mesa, Ca on October 5th (11-8pm) and 6th (11-5pm) 2013.
Patchwork Edible features:
-an outdoor marketplace for handmade craft and artisan food vendors
-food trucks, restaurant pop-ups and a beer/wine/craft cocktail garden
-hands-on workshops, kids activities, art installations and a food business education annex with lectures, book signings and panels
The event draws on the flourishing local craft food movement and the strong following Patchwork Show’s art + craft festivals have gained through 25 festivals over seven years. Patchwork Edible is free to attend and brings visionary chefs, food bloggers, restaurateurs, attendees and craft and food artisans together for two days of shopping, eating, drinking, sampling, education and activities.]
Click here for more info.+Patchwork Show: Edible Edition (all-day)
−5th Annual Taste of North Park11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walk along the streets of North Park while you take in the diverse culture, hip shopping, and North Park’s famous eateries. Sample craft beer from San Diego’s best while meeting the people who make the finest brews in the region. For one ticket price you will enjoy over 35 restaurants and 12 specialty brews. Each restaurant location will offer bite size tastes of house favorites while the galleries and boutiques offer a chance to shop and mingle while sipping award winning micro-brews.+11:00 am5th Annual Taste of North Park
−11th Annual Celebrate The Craft11:30 am – 3:00 pm
From event website:
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 eleventh annual gathering to “Celebrate the Craft” will take place on Sunday, October 6th at The Lodge at Torrey Pines®. For the past ten 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.” The food and wine portion of the festival reaches its peak on Sunday, with a full day of cooking demonstrations by participating chefs from San Diego’s premier restaurants. Growers, vintners, and culinary artisans from some of California’s most renowned farms, bakeries, wineries, and confectioners were 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.+11:30 am11th Annual Celebrate The Craft
−San Diego Farm Bureau s Feast on the Farm 20135:30 pm – 9:00 pm
From event website:
Join Chefs Vincent Grumel (Vincent’s) and Patrick Ponsaty (Bellamy’s) and your favorite San Diego farmers for a gourmet meal beneath the stars; an extraordinary evening crafted by a partnership of farmers, ranchers, winemakers and chefs to celebrate San Diego’s unique agricultural offerings.
The four-course meal will be comprised completely of local food provided by the farmers themselves. Local winemakers will be on hand to give you the best pairings with the details only the growers themselves can impart to the guests enjoying their craft. Join us as we partake in the County’s best ingredients being elevated into the finest meal in San Diego.
If you have Special Dietary restrictions, please call Lindsey at 760-745-3023.
Tickets $150, available until October 1.
Proceeds to benefit the San Diego County Farm Bureau.+5:30 pmSan Diego Farm Bureau s Feast on the Farm 2013
−Baja California Culinary Fest 2013 (all-day)Oct 24 – Oct 27
From event website:
The Culinary Event you can’t miss!
Considered one of the best Gastro-tourism events of the Country, the upcoming 3rd installment of the Baja Culinary Fest will have the participation of 25 guest chefs, food lovers, sommeliers and culinary schools among many other involved guests from around Mexico and Southern California.
A group of Baja chef’s had the initiative to start the “Baja California Culinary Fest”, thanks to the several attractions Baja has to offer, including the climate and location. In 2012, the festival was awarded the prize for best tourism product of the country in the Gastro Tourisim category, in that year’s “Tianguis Turistico.
This year it will be no different, with outstanding guest chefs such as: Juantxo Sanchez, Maria Teresa Ramirez Degollado, Jorge Vallejo, Pedro Ortega, israel Montero, Josefina Santacruz, José Miguel García, Gerardo Vazquez Lugo, Francisco Ruano, and the wine maker Hugo D’Acosta, along with several local chefs like Miguel Angel Guerrero, Javier Plascencia, Roberto Alcocer and to name a few.
See the program and purchase tickets here!+Baja California Culinary Fest 2013 (all-day)
−Annual Fall Festival of Forks & Corks4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Lifestyles INFOCUS Fundraising & Silent Auction Fall Festival of Forks & Corks at the Bernardo Winery.
This annual event features Unique Foods & Tastemakers, Fine Wines & Microbrews, Chocolatiers, Dessert Specialties, Relaxation Spa & Holistic Services, Silent Auction, Raffle Drawings and live entertainment! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Diego Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.
Contact Melissa Flanders for more information+4:00 pmAnnual Fall Festival of Forks & Corks