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Enviro Fair



Join us for the 15th Annual Enviro Fair on Saturday, June 21 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM in the San Diego County Fair's Paddock Area.

Sponsored by Albertsons/Sav-on, the San Diego County Ford Dealers and Think Blue, Enviro Fair will stress the importance of recycling, sustainable living, pollution prevention, conservation, and environmentally-friendly products. Non-profit organizations will be on hand to illustrate ways Fairgoers can take better care of our world.

Think Blue

Fairgoers can learn firsthand about organic and sustainable farming. Buying locally grown produce picked at its peak is the healthiest way to eat fruits and vegetables, plus you can support the local economy at the same time. Chefs and farmers will partner to show you how to prepare some of this produce with free (limited) samples.

Returning this year are local farmers and their Community Supported Agriculture Programs, or CSAs.


Enviro Fair Stage Schedule

Bill Calhoun, emcee

10:00AM
Open


  1:00PM
Joel Greene on the
San Diego Showcase Stage
11:00AM Cooking demonstration
and tasting
  2:00PM Cooking demonstration
and tasting
12:00PM Whitney Riggs,
Label GMO San Diego
  3:00PM Cooking demonstration
and tasting


Blue Sky Ranch

Joel Greene

In 2001, special guest speaker Joel Greene, founder and host of Curiosity Quest and Curiosity Quest Goes Green created the series as a way of bringing families together through quality entertainment. Curiosity Quest began as a local cable access show and in the following four years began airing on KVCR TV, Ch. 24-PBS. Curiosity Quest and Curiosity Quest Goes Green now air on over 120 stations nationwide and accumulating 15 Telly Awards.

Green will appear on the San Diego Showcase Stage from 1:00PM-2:00PM

Facebook: facebook.com/CuriosityQuest
Website: curiosityqueststore.com

Blue Sky Ranch




Community Supported Agriculture

Blue Sky Ranch

Blue Sky Ranch

Located in Lakeside, California, Blue Sky Ranch prides itself in offering full and timely community-supported agriculture boxes on a weekly and bi-weekly basis. They also provide weekly recipes specific to the fruits and vegetables in the boxes and host educational classes and more to teach members how to utilize their produce.

Contact: Taj Chaffin, Website: www.farmatblueskyranch.com



Cook. w/ CSA

Cooking with CSA

Cooking with CSA in San Diego was established by the founders of The Healthetarians, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids, inspiring teens and empowering young adults to take responsibility for their health. They design a recipe subscription service to teach adults how to live healthier lifestyles and help strengthen their relationship with food and the environment.

Contact: Sarah O'Toole,Website: www.cookingwithcsa.com

 

De-Le Ranch

Da-Le Ranch

Da-Le Ranch's Basic Mixed Meat CSA is a 10 lb. package of farm-fresh chicken, beef, lamb and pork. There are other CSA options available. The CSA shares are available for pickup at half a dozen San Diego County locations, and as many in both Orange and Riverside Counties. A share may be picked up weekly, every other week, or monthly, depending on the family's needs. Meat cuts are farm choice, and pricing reflects the most economical method of buying from our small, sustainable, family farm. All animals are raised under healthy, clean, natural and stress-free conditions, with sustainability in the forefront of the operation. We practice organic principles, but are not certified.

Contact: Dave, Website: www.da-le-ranch.com/about-us.html

 

Eli's Farm

Eli's Farms

Eli has been growing fresh produce and selling at local farmers markets for almost 20 years. Eli's Farms is a small family farm located in North San Diego County. All produce is grown locally in Fallbrook, California.

Contact: Eli and Daniel Hofshi, Website: www.elisfarms.com

 

 

Sage Mountain

Sage Mountain Farm

Sage Mountain green-fed beef CSA in Hemet, California, is owned and operated by Phil and Juany Noble. They offer a certain number of shares each 6- or 12-month cycle based on the number of animals raised. These shares are distributed once a month at pre-arranged locations. They also guarantee the weight of meat each month and are USDA Certified Organic growers.

Contact: Phil Noble, Website: www.sagemountainfarm.com

 

Suzie's Farm

Suzie's Farm

Suzie's Farm is a 140-acre USDA-certified organic family farm located 13 miles south of downtown San Diego. Founded by Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro in 2009, Suzie's Farm grows more than 100 varieties of seasonal vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits. The Suzie's farm-ily includes 85 employees, a handful of happy farm dogs, and a fleet of 300 egg-laying hens. Their mission is to feed San Diegans the freshest and highest quality produce while cultivating a community of people who are passionate about organic, locally grown produce. The Suzie's community supported agriculture is the only single-farm CSA in the area and subscription can be weekly or bi-weekly in a small or regular size box with recipes included!

Contact: Wyndellen Wilbur, Website: www.suziesfarm.com


Parking and transportation tips

The Fair will operate three FREE off-site parking lots with FREE shuttle service to the O'Brien Gate. Parking on the grounds is $10. For information about these free lots, see our Parking page.

Or, take the COASTER to the Fair, and save money with our Weekend Fair Tripper combo ticket! For just $15, you get a round-trip fare on the COASTER train, a shuttle from the train station to the West Gate, and adult Fair admission. You'll save up to $9, plus you won't have to pay parking fees! For more information on this option, see the Public Transportation page.

For further information on Enviro Fair, please contact the Fairgrounds' Resource Conservation Office at 858-792-4298.