We had a lot of fun, and learned a lot, at the 16th annual Enviro Fair | Locally Grown Festival on June 6, 2015. Scroll down to see what you missed, so you can plan to join us in 2016!
Enviro Fair | Locally Grown Festival activities
Interested in learning how to receive a box of fresh local produce each week? Talk to a local farm offering Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) programs that include a variety of produce andor meats. Do you love Farmers Markets? Stroll through our gardens, filled with fun, non-profit organizations sharing ways we can all better support the environment. Additionally, live music and guest speakers will be presenting throughout the day.
Farm to Table Dinner
Looking for an unforgettable dining experience? Buy your ticket to the Farm to Table Dinner, a garden affair featuring five courses paired with award-winning wine and beer. Chef Barry and participating farmers will walk you through each pairing in this exclusive dining experience.
Speaker presentations will be on the Flower & Garden Show Stage.
Carlos Michelon, San Diego County Water Authority The Drought and Watersmart Landscapes
Carlos Michelon is a Principal Water Resources Specialist for the San Diego County Water Authority. He is the lead for landscape-related water conservation initiatives. His Sustainable Landscapes Program is a public-private partnership among six partners including the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego, and Surfrider Foundation. The SLP program aims to produce multiple benefits for water conservation and watershed protection through design standards, education programs, and financial incentives.
A Tribute to The Life and Work of Loren Nancarrow For more than 30 years, Loren Nancarrow educated and enlightened area television viewers with his knowledge of earth and climate. He was an outspoken conservationist and environmentalist who was unafraid to air his opinions. As a weatherman, anchor, and reporter, Nancarrow was a 5-time Emmy winner. He also was a co-author of four organic gardening books. Join us at 11:45AM to recognize Nancarrow's significant environmental contributions.
California Women in Agriculture Women, Farming, and Food Did you know that San Diego is home to almost 6,000 farms? That nearly 27 percent of San Diego farms are owned by women? Or that San Diego is the leading producer of nursery crops? Join California Women for Agriculture's newest San Diego Chapter in this one-hour presentation that will debunk common misconceptions about agriculture and get you excited to buy locally. Whether you work in the ag industry, support the environment, or like to eat, this is a presentation you won't want to miss.
Leana Bulay, Interpretative Ranger for the San Dieguito River Park Get Acquainted with the River Park
Leana Bulay has been with the San Dieguito River Park for more than five years. She is responsible for school and community outreach programs, interpretive material design, research coordination, and volunteer programs. Before working with the Park, she worked with the U.S. Forest Service and several environmental non-profits in California, Washington, and Costa Rica.
Sarah Coryell, Assistant Sales Manager, Cali Bamboo
Sustainable Flooring Options for the Modern Homeowner
Sarah Coryell is a green building expert and veteran Sales Manager at Cali Bamboo. Hailing from North Carolina, she received a marketing degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before relocating to San Diego. An outdoor enthusiast, gardener, and Surfrider supporter, Sarah realized the importance of quality building materials in her home when she became a parent. A strong advocate for flooring options that are eco-friendly and low-VOC, she will speak about creating a safe and sustainable foundation for your business or home.
Go green and ride your bike to the Fair on Saturday, June 6 (10:00AM-7:30PM). Bike valet and $2 tickets to return to the Fair are available to participants. Learn more about biking to the Fair, including routes and bicycle-friendly roadways.
Abundant Harvest Organics
For the last six years, we have been servicing most areas of San Diego County, delivering organic produce boxes from the fields to the city within hours. We also provide a growing add-on menu to complete your grocery shopping online, delivering fresh produce to your door or a convenient drop-off site. abundantharvestorganics.com
Blue Heron Farm Bed and Breakfast
Blue Heron Farm has been certified organic since 1992. Main crops are baby lettuce, sugar snap peas, heirloom tomatoes
and strawberries. Many other fruits and vegetables are grown in the fertile soil, including mangoes, several citrus varieties, pomegranates, guavas, beans and squash. blueheronfarmbandb.com
The Brandt family has been in the farming business since the early 1900s with a family farm located in California raising all-natural cattle without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or beta agonists. brandtbeef.com
California Avocados Direct
A full-service avocado subscription and gift company. Products include avocado varieties not found in stores as well as traditional avocado subscriptions and gift boxes. californiaavocadosdirect.com
Connelly Farms is located in Ramona and run by mother-and-son duo Ann and Ryan Connelly. In 1985, they started growing vegetables and fruits to sell directly to consumers and in 2005, they started installing Micro-Farms around the county. connellyfarms.com
Established in 2003, Da-Le Ranch is a small, sustainable family farm, practicing humane and healthy livestock and egg raising. They are Southern California's first farm to offer multi-species meats in both local Farmers Markets and CSA Programs. Throughout the Southland, the farm serves local customers a variety of USDA processed beef, lamb, pork, rabbit, chicken, turkey, duck, quail, pheasant, and goose cuts. da-le-ranch.com
Farm Fresh To You
Farm Fresh To You brings fresh, seasonal organic produce from our family farm right to your doorstep. You choose the box type, size, and frequency of your deliveries. farmfreshtoyou.com
Sage Mountain Farms
Sage Mountain Beef green-fed beef offers a CSA program in the Riverside and San Bernardino County areas. They guarantee the weight of meat each month and are USDA Certified Organic growers. sagemountainfarm.com
Stehly Farms Organics
Located in Valley Center, this citrus, avocado, berry, and vegetable farm does it all, from Farm Tours and events to CSA programs with local schools and businesses. This year, Stehly will be a featured farm in the Farm to Table Dinner. stehlyfarmsorganics.com
Sustainable Urban Agriculture Program
The Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at San Diego City College is the only accredited higher education agriculture education program in San Diego County focusing on food production. The program is committed to providing high-quality academic and vocational training in sustainable agricultural practices. sdcity.edu
True Pasture Beef
True Pasture Beef provides individuals with the power to promote positive social change in the way beef is raised, giving you the opportunity to buy beef that is environmentally sustainable and locally raised. Our beef is pasture-raised and 100 percent grass-fed. We never use hormones or antibiotics on the cattle and we never use herbicides or pesticides on the ground. It is the cleanest and truest pastured beef available. truepasturebeef.com
For exhibitor booth information, contact the Enviro Fair Office at 858-792-4298. The Enviro Fair | Locally Grown Festival at the San Diego County Fair is sponsored by Albertsons and Vons, San Diego County Ford Dealers, and Think Blue.