What we’re about
For 13 years, we have toured farms and food events in Santa Barbara County. Beginning in 2024 we will cook and enjoy food, garden, volunteer and continue farm tours and more in SB and possibly other communities to learn more about our food system. We are collaborate with Slow Food International www.slowfood.com
Each month we meet at various locations to learn the secrets of Local cuisine from the people who produce, market and prepare our food. We visit farms, markets, restaurants, culinary stores, wineries, the marina and many more. Our goal is to bridge the gap between taste, health and agroecology. I am a long time foodie and dietitian who teaches nutrition at Westmont college and to chefs at SBCC and with the School of Extended Learning. 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. I 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)See all
- Farm Tour and Happy Hour at Pilgrim Terrace GardensPilgrim Terrace Homes, Santa Barbara, CA$25.00
It's time to get together for a farm tour with food to share and conversation at Pilgrim Terrace. The Terrace Foundation is growing food in a variety of ways and feeding seniors along with educating our community. We will learn about their Tower Gardens, soil garden, microgreen production and bees. And afterwards we will sample taste fresh vegetables from the garden with a yummy spread and wholesome bread. There will be wine and sparkling water; feel free to bring anything to share. We will also learn about the Community Supported Agriculture program that is currently accepting new members.
Cost is $25.00 to cover food, wine and donate to our hosts. Payment is required to rsvp; if you prefer, you can Venmo me @gerri-french. Feel free to call me at (805)705-8248
For information about the Terrace Foundation:
- Eco Hero Award 2024 to Albert K Bates, a special Earth Advocate at the LoberoNeeds location
Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network:
Join us to honor, Albert K. Bates, Biochar Pioneer, Global Ecovillage Network UN Delegate, Environmental Lawyer and Permaculture Teacher. The Eco Hero Award will be given to him for being an Advocate for the earth and its ecosystems for 50 years, and author of 20 books, He has been described as a good natured optimist and hard core realist.
Tickets can be purchased at the Lobero Theater
To learn more, go to this Link
- Taste Makers Market in Summerland March 9Needs location
Taste Makers Market features over 40 artisan vendors who bring a variety of baked goods, farm to table, mixology and confections as well as a pinch of home and garden to Summerland's Home Crush Store. The vendors are all local farmers, artisans and mixologists who share a commitment to sustainable agriculture and food. In addition, there will be live music. See you there!