More than Honey and Sweet Sips Networking

Honey tasting.

Honey tasting.

Big thanks to everyone who came out for our Sweet Sips networking event in July at Local Habit. Mead tastings by Golden Coast Mead, honey tastings offered by Wild Willow Farms and local beekeepers from the San Diego Beekeepers Society and special honey-based dishes by Chef Jimmy. A sweet time, indeed.


Natalie from Golden Coast Mead serving up some mead.

And thanks to all who joined us for the re-screening of the More than Honey documentary. This is an amazing, intriguing, beautiful and quirky film. Please see it if you haven’t already.

For those of you interested in learning more about bees and what you can do locally, here are a few great local resources:

San Diego Beekeeping Society holds classes and meetups to encourage responsible beekeeping. Lots of expert members there. You can find a list of beekeepers on their website who perform live bee removals and other bee resources in the county.

Wild Willow Farm is a non-profit organization offering beekeeping classes (also farming classes). The instructor is very knowledgeable about bee issues locally and globally and can tell you about hosting a hive on your property.


Paul and Cathryn, our friends from Wild Willow Farm.

Girl Next Door Honey offers beekeeping classes and workshops, one-on-one consulting, a host-a-hive program and performs live bee removals.

If you need to remove bees from your property, please consider live removal by one of these folks or those listed on the Beekeeping Society website. Bees are important to our food supply and need a helping hand. Stay tuned for future bee-related events.


Enjoying honey and mead.

Road to Healthy Meals in Our Schools with Chef Ann Cooper

Meet the leader of the School Lunch Revolution, Chef Ann Cooper, a.k.a. “The Renegade Lunch Lady” and author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children.  Chef Ann is on a mission to ensure that every child in America receives healthy, delicious food every day in school.  Hear her thoughts on how San Diego area schools can make simple, yet significant changes to improve lunch programs. Pre-lecture reception with local food artisans and community food groups 6-6:30 PM.   Co-presented by Slow Food Urban San Diego and Whole Foods Market

Thursday, February 18, 2010; 6:30-8 PM

Advance registration recommended.

$5 per person

For more information or to register, contact 619/255-0203 or visit

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

December Metro Mixer – SOLD OUT

This event has SOLD OUT
December Metro Mixer
Wednesday, December 16
Vela Restaurant
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Slow Food Urban San Diego Metro Mixer Save the Date!
Wednesday, December 16, 5:30 p.m. at Vela Restaurant in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
We’re celebrating our first year as a Slow Food chapter and Slow Food International 20th Anniversary and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support and participation.  Please save the date, December 16, to join us for a free farm-to-table mixer at Vela Restaurant, coupled with a Super Food Drive for the San Diego Food Bank.  
Sign up at to be included in our invitation email list. 
To attend: RSVP to the invitation that is emailed.