Slow Food San Diego

Supports community awareness about healthy local food

Past Events Archive

2010 & older events

Farm Tour at the Hillebrecht Family Farm, 2 hrs
Free tour of the Hillebrecht Family Farm.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Location: Hillebrecht Family Farm
Food and drinks may be purchased.

Farmers Laura Hillebrecht and John Kapusnik have been farming for multiple generations in the Escondido area.  Their produces include corn, tomatoes, citrus, avocados, peaches, apricots, plums, melons, beans, herbs and other fruits and vegetables.  The Farm Stand West will be the location for the farm tour and get together.  Website with map and more information are available from: The Farm Stand West

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Stone Brewing Company Friday Movie Night

Screening of “End of the Line”
Movie: Filmed across the world and featuring top scientists, this documentary reveals the devstating impact of overfishing on our oceans.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
$10 per person
A portion of the proceeds was donated to Passionfish.org to support ocean and seafood sustainability education and to the SFSD Terra Madre 2010 Fund.

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Slow Food San Diego is turning foster teens into farmers. The 2005 annual August fundraiser at Orfila Vineyard launched a sustainable garden headed by board member Scott Murray who is a farmer and teacher at San Pasqual Academy. Slow Food funds were matched by various other local donors. The project, which located on Academy grounds, includes orchards and groves. It is expected to expand to 120-acres and plans are to supply local area restaurants.

San Pasqual Academy is an alternative residential and education option for San Diego County foster teens. Slow Food San Diego is committed to awakening young people to the enjoyment and health benefits of wholesome food. Scott replaced their break junk food with wholesome snacks. At first, kids were skeptical about this new venture; now, they want to know how to get into this cool class. It shows a little love can bring new life back into both the land and the teens who are helping to revive it.  The sustainable farm also teaches them about nutrition, ecologically sound food production and gives them a sense of positive accomplishment through land stewardship.


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