Are you 21 or over, interested in the local food movement, preserving urban-facing agriculture, and open to learning more about local agriculture in general to help promote and sustain San Diego farming? Then this is the event for you!
On Thursday evening, April 25, San Diego County Farm Bureau will host the first annual one of a kind tasting and education event at the world renowned Carlsbad Flower Fields.
It will be an opportunity for 300 people from our community to taste our local bounty and view the variety of San Diego Agriculture, while interacting with the farmers and purveyors who grew and made it.
Here is a taste of what guests can expect: several stations each offering a unique small plate creatively prepared by San Diego Chefs. Each plate will be paired with one of San Diego’s local beverages. Local growers of the ingredients used in each small plate and the purveyors of the paired beverages will be available to talk shop with the public.
Guests will receive conversation starters, speak with an array of partners involved in agriculture, and view static displays to learn more about what it is like to farm in SD County. Farmers of the area will be in attendance, equipped with generations of agriculture stories and an overall picture of farming in San Diego County.
Tickets are $55, or $45 for Friends of Farming and San Diego County Farm Bureau members, and can be purchased online at www.sdfarmbureau.org/graze-at-the-fields.
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization supporting the more than 5,700 farms within the county. Ranking 12th in the nation, San Diego boasts top crops in cut flowers, nursery, avocados, tomatoes, citrus, poultry, mushrooms, and strawberries. Almost 70% of San Diego County Farms are 1-9 acres and nearly 20% are operated by women. San Diego County has more certified organic growers than any other county in the nation and is home to 45 certified Farmers Markets. The mission of the Farm Bureau is to foster San Diego agriculture through education, public relations, and public policy advocacy in order to promote the economic viability, sustainability, and community building of agriculture. For more information, visit www.sdfarmbureau.org.
For questions contact: Taylor Zumstein
Event and Marketing Coordinator
San Diego County Farm Bureau
(760) 745-3023, firstname.lastname@example.org