Join Us!
June 16th
for Farm Tour Day 2012!

Join Us!
June 8th
6 - 8 PM
at the American Farmland Trust's Rancho La Jolla Reception.

Join Us!
June 30th
starting at 10am  
for the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Diego County Fair

Save The Date:
September 22nd
 for Suzie's Autumnal Equinox dinner!  We're looking forward to the 2 acre sunflower  maze. What about you!?

Save the Date:
October 24th
Food Day 2012.  Keep an eye out for events and learning opportunities. 











Slow Food URBAN San Diego News
Slow Food in Your Neighborhood:
A Digital Conversation with Alysha Stehly and Chris Broomell
A Digital Conversation with Alysha Stehly and Chris Broomell
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is hosting their 2012 Farm Tour Day on June 16.  We caught up with two of the participating farmers for this month's Digital Conversation.

Alysha Stehly and Chris Broomell of Triple B Ranches and Vesper Vineyards are San Diego county natives who returned to their families' farms with the hope of preserving and sustaining their agricultural legacy.  Watch and be inspired by their efforts to maintain and reinvent a viable farming industry in San Diego.  
Slow Food USA News:
Slow Food USA Announces Leadership Changes

Josh Viertel has stepped down as President of Slow Food USA; our chapter would like to thank him for his leadership and wishes him all the best for the future.  Click here to read more. 
Slow Food URBAN San Diego seeks a treasurer to serve on its Board of Directors
Interested candidates should contact the orginization at with their resume and letter of interst.  
Please reference our website for a list of qualifications and responsibilities.  
We look forward to hearing from you!
Coming up this Month :     

2012 Farm Tour Day  

Saturday, June 16th


Join the San Diego County Farm Bureau for a tour of four local farms.  Choose from one of two loops (Oceanside East/Fallbrook or Valley Center) and take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy the San Diego Sunshine and learn some of the ins and outs of this $5 billion dollar industry. Enjoy snacks and refreshments from local food trucks parked along the route.     


Adult tickets are $20. Buy yours here.

American Farmland Trust Reception
Friday June 8th, 6 - 9 PM    

Come out to support The American Farmland Trust and their work in California. The Rancho La Jolla reception will be hosted by William and Michelle Lerach along with  Chef Isabel Cruz and will include an array of food from local farmers and purveyors.

Proceeds from your ticket will go to work educating communities about ways to protect their local farmland and push policy makers for legislation supporting local foods, farmers' markets and farmland protection across the country.    
Junior Livestock Auction at the San Diego County Fair
Saturday June 30th, beginning at 10 am    

Come support our youngest farmers through the Junior Livestock Auction. This auction provides us with the opportunity to support and engage the next generation of farmers. The 63rd annual auction will take place at the main auction ring (or by absentee bid) on Saturday, June 30th beginning at 10:00 a.m.   
Save The Date: Autumnal Equinox Dinner 
September 22nd, twilight


Suzie's Farm is hosting their 2nd Annual Autumnal Equinox Dinner. Activities and attractions will include a 2 acre sunflower maze, a four-course meal from four of San Diego's best chefs, music and "secret garden rooms".  


A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to SFUSD so Keep an eye out for chef announcements and an email with the SFUSD member discount code for ticket purchase.  

Save The Date: Food Day
October 24th, 2012 


Keep an eye out for Food Day events in San Diego.  Slow Food URBAN San Diego Board Members are sitting down with community leaders to assist in planning San Diego's Food Day events. There are many exciting activities in store!

What We did in April:

Cultivating Food Justice 
April 28th - May 3rd

Slow Food URBAN San Diego's Food Justice Committee assisted in planning the 2012 Cultivating Food Justice Conference. Read an account of the conference from La Vida Locavore here.
SFUSD Lacto-Fermentation Class
Saturday, April 21st 9 AM - 3 PM
Ketchup on what you missed. 
Dine On The Dock  
Thursday, May 31st

Read about all the fun we had at this great event

Visit The Rancher: A Bus Trip to Mendenhall Ranch  

Saturday, June 2nd 


Read about this great trip here.


Candice Woo, Steph Johnston, Stacy Slagor, Kate McDevitt, Hillary Noyes, Gayla Pierce, Bill Riedy, Maria de Vincenzo, Chelsea Coleman, Jennifer Leong, Tisha Tyler.
Board of Directors

Slow Food Urban San Diego