Slow Food San Diego

Supports community awareness about healthy local food

Events – Upcoming

Sat., July 25, 2015
from 2:30 pm to 6 pm

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to Receive a Portion of Dinner Proceeds

Farm Fresh To You, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to consumers’ doorsteps,  and one of its trusted partner farms, Suzie’s Farm, will team up with local chef Jeff Rossman, executive chef/owner of Terra American Bistro, to serve summer bounty’s at a farm dinner on Saturday, July 25, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Suzie’s Farm located at 2570 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, Calif., 92154.

The event will begin with an appetizer and bar reception at 2:30 p.m. followed by a farm tour and talk by Suzie’s Farm’s Lucila De Alejandro and farmer Thaddeus Barsotti of Farm Fresh To You. During the evening, De Alejandro, Barsotti and Chef Rossman will share stories about their passion for sustainable, organic practices and the use of farm-fresh ingredients.  Farm diners will be treated to a four-course meal with wine pairings and beer from San Diego brewery Ballast Point.

“We look forward to a sumptuous meal with seasonal ingredients where our guests can take in the beauty of where their food is grown,” said De Alejandro.

Suzie’s Farm and Farm Fresh To You’s collaboration allowed Farm Fresh To You to deliver in the San Diego region, and we couldn’t be more proud to co-host a dinner in a community that values sustainability and the role of farmers in our society,” said Barsotti. “Giving back to another key community partner, The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, through this dinner reminds us that everyone deserves access to fresh produce.”

Summer Farm to Table Dinner

Summer Farm to Table Dinner

Tickets are $135 per person (including beverages) and can be purchased at:
Farm Fresh To You and Suzie’s CSA members received a special ticket discount code. Customers may also call 1-800-796-6009 to get a code. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dinner options are available.

Chef Rossman will raffle off copies of his new book, Build Your Own Burger.


July 26, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm

Hidden in a valley in Harmony Grove near Escondido, Sky Mountain Permaculture is located on seven acres with the Escondido creek running though it.  Since 2009 Alden Hough has been creating a rainwater harvesting demonstration site on a west facing slope. He has been using large water harvesting earthworks to capture and slow the rainwater that falls and runs onto the property and planting food forests to provide food for humans and wildlife.

Sky Mountain Permaculture, Escondido

Sky Mountain Permaculture, Escondido

A year ago, the Cocos wildfire came through the property causing a huge amount of damage, and the land is in the process of being restored.  With the help of Partners with Fish and Wildlife, Alden is starting a native plant nursery and is hoping to encourage people to start breeding California wild edible plants and other drought tolerant species from other regions of the world.

Join us for a short slide show presentation of the restoration of the land, a tour of the property, a potluck in the woods and a cooking demonstration on a rocket stove using wild-crafted wild edible food.

Please reply to if you plan to attend.  Thanks!
July 26, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm
Suggested donation $30
2855 Cordrey Dr., Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: (760) 975-6523
Maps and directions

What to bring:   
(Potluck items according to the first letter of your last name.)
A-F Dessert
G-M Appetizers
N-S Main Dish
T-Z Side Dish

Harmony Grove, Escondido

Harmony Grove, Escondido


Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 7, 8 and 9, 2015

CRFG, (California Rare Fruit Growers)
San Diego Chapter, hosting the…

California Rare Fruit GrowerFestival

2015 Festival of Fruit at the
Jacobs Center

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

CRFG 2015 Festival of Fruit Press Release


Sunday, August 16th
from 3 pm to 6 pm



Olivewood Gardens Benefit Concert, 
Gourmet Tasting & Art Show

• Guitarist Jimmy Patton
• Chef Brandon Brooks
• Artist Donna Butnik
• Special Duet Performance by Ella

California wines from Handley Cellars Winery & Beer from Mike Hess Brewing Company cash bar, silent auction & free gift bags full of local gourmet goodies. New scrumptious Brooks & Landry charcuterie goods will be available for sale.

The tantalizing tasting menu includes:
Charcuterie Spread
Breakfast in the Garden: smoked pork belly, sweet potato, sweet red pepper, green onion, orange infused hollandaise, ancho chile bread crumbs
Sopa Fria de Aguacate: fresh avocado, lime, hatch chile, red onion, heirloom tomato, cilantro
Yellowtail Crudo: locally caught yellowtail jack, passion fruit and lime, serrano pepper, cucumber, Epazote
Apples & Brie: braised cinnamon apples, baked brie tart, vanilla bean caramel
Triton Garden Spa Water: pineapple mint, organic lemon.

Tickets are $65. All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction benefit the Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center.
Note: this event is being held in a private North Shore Encinitas home. Please park for free outside the association at the Encinitas Library or Encinitas City Hall.



ALSO, Please check out our facebook page for more upcoming events.

You might see them there faster and please post on the facebook page if you know of a good upcoming event.


Cooking Classes you can sign up for yourself for a great slow food event.
Cafe Merlot also with Cooking and Wine Classes

GOOD BYE BOOK CLUBS, hello Cooking Clubs! Join us in our restaurant while we stir up a whole new way to socialize. Watch as our talented Culinary Team prepares your meal in an interactive Learning Environment and gives you tips about how to cook special dishes. 3 hour hands on demonstration includes all food/beverage. Located at the Bernardo Winery.


New sign for the Sage School Garden at San Pasqual Union Elementary where our members volunteer.

San Pasqual school garden

1 Comment»

  Kitty Morse wrote @

Diane: Thank you for including me in this event. It was a pleasure to meet you and other Slow Food members. Let’s celebrate in the North County!

Kitty Morse

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