Drought is about water, isn’t it? Well, yes…and no. Drought is about food too.
On Sunday, October 11th from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Slow Food Urban San Diego will be presenting the Good Food Community Fair: Water-Wise San Diego at Quartyard in downtown, 1102 Market Street,San Diego. The fair is a celebration of artisanal food and craft drinks, cooking demos, art and music, and includes discussion panels with local farmers, fishermen, chefs, food producers and breweries, and more!
Entrance is free. Special programming and events will cover good, clean and fair food in a time of drought. Mix and mingle with San Diegans as we work together towards a sustainable & delicious San Diego.
The featured events for the festival include:
11:00 a.m. — Get Your Fix
Fair Trade Coffee Roasting: Engaging conversation on Café Virtuoso’s practices of purchasing 100% organic fair trade coffee beans from farms around the world; how to roast beans in house; how to conserve water at a café and roasting facility in Barrio Logan. Samples of Café Virtuoso’s latest cold brew paired with donut holes (presenter: Savannah Britton of Café Virtuoso)
Noon — More than Honey
Girl Next Door on How to Help our Bees
1:00 p.m. — Heritage Pigs
More than Bacon: Krystina Cook from Cook Pigs Ranch, located in Julian, CA and founded in 2012, will describe how their ranch raises heritage pigs in a humane and regenerative forest/pasture combination that benefits the environment and supports the local economy. Nick the Butcher will demonstrate how to breakdown a whole pig and explain why it’s so good!
2:00 p.m. — Craft Beer and Local Hops
A Community Dialogue: Three local breweries (Green Flash, Duck Foot Beer, Stone Brewery Co.) and a hop farm (Nopalito) will discuss how the drought has affected their businesses and ways in which they are shifting practices to deal with the drought. Beer flights will also be available at the Quartyard bar. The audience will have the opportunity to sample the dish. Food donated by Specialty Produce. (Panelists: Erik Jensen, Head Brewer of Green Flash, Tom Modifica, Water Treament at Stone Brewing Company., Brett Goldstock, Chief Fermentation Officer of Duck Foot Beer, and Jordan Brownwood, Farmer/Owner of Nopalito Farm & Hopyard. Moderated by JuliAnna Arnett, local food systems expert.)
All Day — Kids & Plastic Awareness Area:
“Life on the Farm” activities for kids led by University of San Diego students 1Bag1World, a local non-profit dedicated to uniting girls and women locally and globally to eliminate our plastic footprint and illuminate the strength and beauty of women and our oceans, will “up-cycle” t-shirts into reusable tote bags with kids and adults. Bring an old t-shirt and learn how to recycle it into your new favorite farmers market bag.
Watch Cabrillo National Monument artist in resident, Cat Chiu Phillips, as she builds a portion of her “float” for the annual Rose Bowl parade out of recycled plastic goods found on San Diego’s beaches. Kids and adults can help Cat build the float and learn about the plastics on our beaches and in our ocean.
The San Diego Surfrider Foundation booth will showcase their ocean friendly restaurant campaign along with their other good works for San Diego’s oceans and beaches.
All Day — Local Seafood Demos:
Learn about our local seafood, fishermen, chefs and markets at our seafood station. See live animals and the fishing gear used to catch them. Learn how to filet and clean your own fresh seafood from the pros. Plus samples! California SeaGrant, Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, Catalina Offshore Products, Land & Water Company, NOAA Fisheries, SoCal Fish.
11:30 a.m.: How to Clean and Prepare Sea Urchin and Rockfish (Tuna Harbor Dockside Market fishermen)
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Sushi samples at the Slow Food food tent (Chef Rob)
11:30 a.m.: – 2:30 p.m.: Sea urchin samples (SoCal Fish)
12:00 p.m.: How to Filet and Prepare Yellowtail (Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore Products)
12:30 p.m.: Albacore tuna: A Traditional Sushi Breakdown (Chef Rob Ruiz from Land & Water)