What we're about

Every month we meet at various locations to learn the secrets of Santa Barbara's sensational cuisine from the people who produce, market and prepare our food. We visit farms, markets, restaurants, culinary stores, wineries, the marina and many more. Learn and experience what local is all about.Our goal is to bridge the gap between taste, health and the environment by purchasing local food produced by our farmers. This will nourish our body with delicious fresh food and preserve our soil, wildlife, land, farm workers and our community. I am a long time foodie and dietitian who teaches nutrition to chefs at SBCC and works as a dietitian at Sansum Clinic. Feel free to email me to share your thoughts and ideas.

** Recently I have started to post food and farm events by other organizations, mostly non-profits. It has crowded our calendar and may be confusing;some of these events charge a fee that may seem extravagant. I try to only promote events that meet our goal of education and fun. I do not always attend these events although I wish I could.

Upcoming events (3)

Regenerative Farm Tour, Lunch and Community Conversation

HIDDEN CANYON RANCH + FARMS

$45.00

Let's meet at various beautiful spaces for Community Conversation about Nutrition and Agriculture along with a simple meal; this is the beginning of a series.
Join Erin O'Bryan for a farm tour of her extraordinary 40+ acre ranch located in the Santa Rita Hills area of Lompoc. They ranch and farm according to regenerative, sustainable and organic principles. Erin's walking tour will cover everything from their vineyards and gardens, to their composting operation, livestock, and the many other animals. Be prepared to be on your feet with moderately strenuous walking. Close-toed shoes are always best, especially if you want to go in the enclosures with the animals. After Erin's tour we will sit down under the oaks and enjoy a light lunch prepared with their farm fresh, organic produce. There will be a few secret food products to taste and time for conversation; bring your questions and suggestions for future events.
Wine and gifts from her farm will be available for purchase and you can also byob. Cost is $45.00 for the farm tour and lunch with part of the proceeds going to the Terrace Foundation. https://www.theterracefoundation.org/
The tour is limited to ~20 people. Feel free to contact me if you would prefer to pay with Venmo: use Meetup or [masked]
www.gerrifrench.net

October date pending for Tasting Wine from a Regenerative Organic Farm

I'm sorry to say that we need to postpone this event until October - it continues to be very hot in Paso Robles and Farmer Jason recommendds we wait until October. Details to come
Visit www.tablescreek.com for information about the farm

Farm Tour with White Buffalo Land Trust

350 Asegra Rd

Sponsored by the White Buffalo Land Trust; RSVP link below for event...
Join the Land Stewardship team at the White Buffalo Land Trust for a journey around our flagship farm in Summerland. Discover innovative ways we are increasing biodiversity, building healthier soils, supporting a healthier water cycle, and improving climate stability across 12 acres. Explore diverse, climate appropriate cropping systems nested in unique microclimates on the farm, and experience first hand what a thriving, regenerative food system can look and feel like.
We look forward to having you out to the farm!
For information: https://www.whitebuffalolandtrust.org/

This is a family-friendly event! Covid protocols are in place and details are sent out upon RSVP. Suggested donation of $15 per adult paid to sign up for this event AND event is limited.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/field-day-tour-at-wblts-summerland-flagship-farm-tickets-161820566671

For any questions: please contact [masked].

Past events (464)

Sold Out! Mother Oak Farms Tour, Citrus Salad with Sourdough

702 E Calle Laureles

$20.00

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