Upcoming Events
Celebrate the Craft Dinner Series

Set on A.R. Valentien's spacious terrace, join us for four-course experience during the Celebrate the Craft Dinner Series. On October 29, Chefs Jeff Jackson and Kelli Crosson join forces with special guests Drew Deckman (Deckman’s En Mogor), Greg Frey (Golden Door), and Aly Lyng (Georges at the Cove) for a curated menu showcasing regional farms and vintners. A portion of the proceeds benefits Slow Food Urban San Diego.

October 29, 2020
6:00 PM
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
https://www.lodgetorreypines.com/events-calendar
Backyard Chickens "Cluckinar"

Join Solana Center for this free 1-hour webinar where you will learn the basics and many benefits of raising chickens at home. Chickens have a lot to offer: Not only do they produce beautiful, high-quality eggs and protect your garden from pests, they also assist in keeping waste out of the landfill by eating your food scraps! Plus, they are fun pets and are guaranteed to make you smile. Now that’s something to cluck about!

Virtual Cutwater Spirits Sensory Experience

Cutwater Spirits will be hosting another installment of their Virtual Sensory Experience series on Instagram Live (@cutwatertastingroom IGTV). The event is hosted by Cutwater’s Director of Quality + Innovation, Gwen Conley who will guide a tasting session for unconventional, sensory science-backed food pairings with Bali Hai Tiki Holiday Spirit, Cutwater Bourbon and the Whiskey Mule. California residents can pre-order/purchase Sensory Kits, HERE, ($25 each + $5.99 for shipping) while supplies last! Pickup available for local participants at the Cutwater Tasting Room, Wednesday, 10/28 - Friday, 10/30 Orders to be shipped must be placed by Friday, 10/23 Once you’ve received your kit, place the canned cocktail in the refrigerator. Do not eat anything until the pairing begins! Prior to the event’s start, set up your pairing foods in order (see pairing plate suggested guidelines)

Halloween Farm Dinner & Movie

A locally grown multi-course dinner and unique and interactive outdoor dining experience under the Halloween Full Moon!

October 31, 2020
5:00 PM-8:00 PM
W.D. Dickinson Farm | San Diego
http://wddickinson.com
Halloween Celebration with Desserts and Churros

The Gluten Free Baking Co invites you to join us on Halloween! All who arrive in costume will receive a free mini dessert. There will be gluten free pastries available for purchase. Additionally, Madre Churro and Cacao will be doing a churro pop up from 4pm-6:30pm. Churros can be ordered ahead of time. Admissions/Ticket Information: Pre-purchase of churros is highly encouraged to assist with social distancing.

October 31, 2020
4:00 PM
The Gluten Free Baking Company
https://www.madrechurrosandcacao.com/copy-of-contact
Pumpkin Bash At Lions Tigers & Bears

Come dressed in your best costume and watch the rescued big cats and bears devour their pumpkin treats during our Pumpkin Bash. Pumpkins are stuffed with all kinds of delicious goodies and our rescued animals enjoy their amazing fall-themed enrichment. Come watch as they play with their pumpkins and gobble up the goods. This event will take place rain or shine. Pumpkin Bash is limited capacity and will sell out. We will be practicing social distancing and all guests are required to wear a mask. Don't miss out - reserve your space today!

October 31, 2020
10:00 AM
Lions Tigers & Bears
https://www.lionstigersandbears.org/our-events/pumpkin-bash
Achieving Your Zero Waste Potential

Join Solana Center for this 1-hour webinar where you will learn the basics of waste reduction, why it's important, and how to keep at it even with our changing circumstances. We'll dive deeper into the concepts of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and understand why they are said in THAT order. Participants will learn practical tools to start reducing waste today!

Celebrate the Craft Dinner Series

Set on A.R. Valentien's spacious terrace, join us for four-course experience during the Celebrate the Craft Dinner Series. On November 5, Chefs Jeff Jackson and Kelli Crosson join forces with special guests Steven Riemer (Oceana Coastal Kitchen), Paul Arias (The Lodge at Torrey Pines), and Lori Sauer (The Lodge at Torrey Pines) for a curated seafood-focused menu showcasing regional farms and vintners. A portion of the proceeds benefits Slow Food Urban San Diego.

November 5, 2020
6:00 PM
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
https://www.lodgetorreypines.com/events-calendar
Hops + Harvest Beer Dinner with Burgeon

Join us on November 7th to kick off San Diego Beer Week with a coursed dinner curated by Burgeon and the award-winning team at MIHO Catering Co! We're bringing the community together with food, beer, and music including a LIVE virtual concert brought to you by The Casbah featuring Low Volts + Jonny Wagon and the Tennessee Sons!

Smart Ways to Fight Food Waste

Nearly 40% of food produced worldwide is wasted. You have the power to help change this statistic by making small changes to your daily life and habits. If you would like to be a part of this change, join our webinar! Solana Center’s experts will walk you through some easy steps on how to prevent food waste at home. In this 1-hour webinar, you will learn practical solutions to reduce food waste in your home. Our speakers will share how incorporating these solutions into your daily life can be a great way to help the environment and save money!

November Farm Tour

W.D. Dickinson Farm is a small plot, certifed organic, urban farm growing heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs on the grounds of the historic Wallace D. Dickinson homestead.

November 14, 2020
2:15 PM-3:00 PM
W.D. Dickinson Farm | San Diego
http://wddickinson.com
“Be About It,” a FREE Facebook and Instagram Live Concert

Seven local artists repping seven local nonprofits. Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation has partnered with local writer and performing artist Gill Sotu for “Be About It,” a FREE Facebook and Instagram Live concert celebrating community organizations through performances. Each local entertainer will perform a custom set that pays tribute to the focus of each organization, followed by a short live discussion between entertainer, organization and Sotu about how San Diegans can engage with the nonprofit. In between each performance, children from the Diamond Education Excellence Partnership (DEEP) will share short poems and illustrations about the importance of community. Local artist Hue Love (msha.ke/huelove/#about-me) will also do a live painting throughout the concert.

November 14, 2020
10:00 AM
Virtual
http://bit.ly/BeAboutItEvent
San Diego Women in Food

Females in Food founder Chelsea Ford's presentation "How to Grow Your Profits".

Ongoing! 16th Annual Mama’s Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale Now Open

The holidays are right around the corner and Mama’s Kitchen is hard at work to once again ring in the season with its highly anticipated Mama’s Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale. The annual event helps raise critical funds for the nonprofit to provide nutrition services to San Diegans vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and now chronic kidney disease. Mama’s Kitchen is San Diego’s only free, countywide, home-delivered meal program for individuals and families experiencing these critical illnesses. The event will implement new procedures this year, such as drive-through pie pickup, to ensure a healthy holiday season for all. San Diego’s top pastry chefs, caterers and bakeries will donate their time and talent to bake 3,000 traditional Thanksgiving pies to help Mama’s Kitchen reach its goal of raising $125,000 during the six-week sales period to fund 50,000 meals to benefit the organization’s clients. This year’s bake sale brings back beloved bakers, including Behind the Scenes Catering & Events, Sugar and Scribe, Twiggs Bakery & Coffeehouse, Wyndham Destinations, Jenny Wenny Cakes and more, as well as new bakers like Southside Biscuits. Each pie sold allows Mama’s Kitchen to cook, prepare and deliver 12 nutritious meals to our neighbors battling critical illnesses.

November 25, 2020
Holiday Pop-Up Market

Slow down this holiday season with a soul-filling, stocking-stuffing afternoon at W.D. Dickinson. Entrance to this event is free. A pop-up holiday market rooted in the tactile richness of handmade goods, music and connection with the makers. • 15 local artists and makers • High-quality handmade goods • Learn as you shop with in-booth classes • Music and lounge areas

December 12, 2020
12:00 PM
W.D. Dickinson Farm | San Diego
http://wddickinson.com