Spring Celebration May 15th at Newport Beach Farmers’ Market

May 3rd, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke

One of OC’s newer farmers’ markets,the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market, www.newportbeachfm.com,  is holding is holding a spring celebration on Sunday May 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The days events and festivities will include:

  • Cooking demos
  • Kid zone
  • Live jazz band
  • Raffles
  • Give aways
  • Yummy samples

Vendors at the market during various times of the year include: Arnett Farms *, Beyond Bok Choy *, Ha’s Apple Farm, Hopkins AG, Lynne’s Honey, Maldonado Flowers, Menos Farms, McGrath Farms *, Pudwill Farms *, Sahu Subtropicals *, Tenerelli Farms *, Valley Center Growers and Winchester Orchids.


The market is located at Lido Marina Village 3400 Via Oporto in Newport Beach.

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Slow Food OC Annual BBQ Tickets Now on Sale

April 25th, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke

Welcome to Bommer CanyonSlow Food Orange County invites Slow Food members and nonmembers alike to its third annual summer BBQ featuring a barbecue chicken dinner, live music by 5 Star Band, opportunity drawing, and guest speaker A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Bommer Canyon was the cattle camp for the Irvine Ranch and is generally not open to the public at large. This is a special opportunity for all of us to enjoy a quality meal in a beautiful outdoor environment.

A.G. Kurasawa, Former California Secretary of Agriculture

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Ryan Adams of Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach and Slow Food Orange County volunteers.

The menu for the evening includes:

Local Tomato & Sweet Onion Salad
Warm Heirloom Potato Green BeanSalad
Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper andSummer Squash Succotash
Barbequed Citrus Marinated Mary’s Free Range Chicken
Irvine Strawberries & Shortcake

Purchase Tickets
Ticket must be purchased in advance and there will be no on-site ticket sales. Tickets prices are Adults: $50, Children 12 & under: $20

Please see our calendar for additional info about this event.

We would like to thank our official sponsors and donors of this event which include Whole Foods, Sorrento Grille, Mary’s Free Range Chicken, Quivira, Stone Brewing Co. and Nika Purified Water.

Download PDF of official BBQ 2011 poster.

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Second Film in OC Great Park Series Tomorrow Night

April 20th, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke

King Corn Trailer

The second film in the Orange County Great Park Film Series Food For Thought is coming up and will be shown on Thursday, April 21. The title of the film is King Corn and it is a humorous and touching documentary about two best friends who decide to move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn a crop as pointed out both in Food Inc. and by author Michael Pollen is found in one form or another in a majority of the processed foods we all buy at the grocery store. While it does trace a year in the life of two friends, the film is really about the history of corn in modern America and the filmmakers’ relationship with the crop they’ve decided to grow.

Picnicking begins at 6:30 p.m., Film at Dusk. Programs will be held at the Great Park’s Farm & Food Lab. The films will be held outdoors on the lawn. Lecture will provide seating under tent.

Admission is free.

Location is near the Sand Canyon exit for the 5 Freeway. For directions or more information please visit www.ocgp.org or call 949-724-7420.

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