GRAZE at the Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Thursday, April 13, 2023 ♦ 5pm-8pm
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is partnering with local farmers, chefs, beverage purveyors, and ag organizations to host a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Grazers get to taste the bounty from San Diego County through locally grown and curated bites and beverages. This is an opportunity for 300 people from our community to view the variety of San Diego Agriculture while interacting with our local farmers and purveyors. The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization that works to support the more than 5,000 farms in San Diego County.
Here is a taste of some of the local farms, purveyors, and organizations that will be exhibiting!
Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farms Inc.
Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farms Inc. is a farm located in the rural area of Escondido in the greater North County San Diego that has been growing mushrooms since 1952. They pride themselves in providing the freshest high-quality product to neighboring grocery stores, restaurants, farmers markets, and direct retail from their farm. They have diversified their product and services to fresh exotic mushroom and growing kits and continue to give away their spent compost to the community!
Rio Del Rey
Rio Del Rey is a specialty farm growing organic dry heirloom beans of the highest quality using sustainable farming practices. Their goal is to preserve long heritage and bring ancient origins in the Americas to you.
Julian Farm & Orchard
Julian Farm and Orchard is a U-Pick farm and agricultural experience located in Julian. Their farm offers daffodils, berries, flowers, apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees. They feature activities such as axe throwing, climbing wall, farm animals, an antique tractor-pulled hay ride, straw bale maze, pumpkin patch, Christmas at the farm, and skating rink.
Sinderud Cattle Co
Sinderud Cattle Co raises high quality registered and commercial angus cattle in the San Diego backcountry.
Rancho Monte Vista
Rancho Monte Vista is a 4th generation run citrus and avocado farm in Pauma Valley. Andy Lyall is on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Farm Bureau and the Upper San Luis Rey Resource Conservation District.
Diamond B Ranch
At 101 years old, Diamond B Ranch is a sixth-generation cattle ranch in the San Diego Backcountry. They raise high quality beef and poultry and sell direct to consumer.
Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers
Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers provides and extensive selection of Protea, Pincushions, Banksia, Kangaroo Paws, Leucadendron, Filler Flowers and Foliages, as well as plants. Many of their varieties are hybrids – grown only by Resendiz Brothers. They take pride in growing and shipping their own products, while offering warm, friendly and knowledgeable customer service.
Flying F Ranch
Flying F Ranch raises Black Angus Beef and offers whole and half shares to locals of San Diego County. They utilize registered Black Angus genetics to amplify their carcass quality and overall end product. The ranch has been run by the Cauzza family since 1921 on the outskirts of San Diego. The ranch started as a dairy operation and then slowly over time transitioned to only beef cattle.
Quarter Moon Farms
Quarter Moon Farms is a local Ramona homestead trying to live off the land and looking to share that experience with others. They produce goods including soaps, candles, and fleeces.
Carlsbad Strawberry Co
Moosa Creek Nursery
Moosa Creek Nursery is a grower of California Native plants and supporting habitat.
Hilliker's Ranch Fresh Eggs
Hilliker’s Ranch Fresh Eggs has been family owned and operated since 1942. Located in Lakeside, Hilliker’s produces cage-free, vegetarian eggs that are sold along with other goods at their storefront. Hilliker’s also sells to stores and restaurants around San Diego County.
Since 1950, family owned and operated Hollandia Dairy has been in beautiful San Diego County, producing, processing and distributing award winning, farm fresh milk and nutritional dairy products to the families of Southern California. Come join us to learn where real California milk comes from on Thursday, April 13 for Graze at the Fields.
Bantle Avocado Farm
Bantle Avocado Farm is a small family farm primarily growing natural, pesticide and herbicide free Hass avocados. They also grow lemons, passion fruit, French lavender, and maintain a small apiary for pollinators.
Rio Del Rey
Rio Del Rey is an organic farm specializing in new and rare varieties of heirloom dry beans. It also grows organic corn for masa and unique chiles for chefs and homecooks specializing in smoked chili jams.
JR Organics Farm
J.R. Organics Farm, CCOF certified in 1986, is 100% organic and committed to growing produce in the purest way possible. They are passionate about growing the most delicious organic produce around and sharing it at local farmers markets and in their CSA farm box.
Grubb and Nadler Nurseries
Grubb and Nadler Nurseries is a wholesale container nursery providing California appropriate plants to independent garden centers, landscapes, and landscape designers on the West Coast.
Five Suits Brewing
Beach House Winery
Pacific Coast Spirits
Raging Cider & Mead Co.
Adobe Hill Winery
Viewpoint Brewing Co.
Lionsgate Estate & Vineyard LLC
American Harvest Vodka
The Plot restaurant makes delicious, high-quality, and sometimes boundary-pushing food that is completely plant-based. They source from local, regenerative farms as much as possible, and grow much of their produce onsite in their 16 large garden beds and additional planting space.
Marinade on Main
Marinade on Main is a farm to table restaurant. Their menu selection is derived from fresh ingredients, local produce and proudly served alongside their favorite Beer and Wine sourced from Ramona and San Diego County.
Flavor Chef Catering
The Wise Ox
When North County residents want a premium cut of meat, they can now head to The Wise Ox at The Beacon in La Costa, a chef-driven butcher shop where they’ll find the same beef, pork, lamb, and chicken used across Trust Restaurant Group, all hand-cut by butchers who know their meats.
Located in beautiful Cardiff by The Sea, Waverly is a full-service restaurant with full bar & specialty cocktails. The all-star team at Waverly includes Michelin Bib Gourmand Award winner (Kettner Exchange), Chef Brian Redzikowski and Co-Bar Managers Eric Johnson and Leigh Lecap.
Black Hat Breads
Indulge USA supports mission-driven suppliers, who are forging a new leaf in American agriculture through sustainable and regenerative practices. Their aim is to bring ingredients that are grown respectfully by kind people and cooked with loving hands, to your next gathering event.
Ag Organizations & Support
San Diego County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures
If you have ever gone to a farmers’ market, checked out at a grocery store, pumped gas or wondered if that produce was truly organic, you have benefitted from the Dept. of Agriculture, Weights & Measures. While you go about your daily lives, we protect you against the spread of harmful pests, monitor pesticide use, and ensure price accuracy and proper package labeling.
San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) is a botanical oasis designed to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and protect the natural world around us. A 37 acre urban oasis with over 5,300 plant species and varieties, and 29 uniquely themed gardens, including demonstration gardens and a family-friendly Incredible Edibles garden designed to teach visitors about different gardening techniques and food that can be grown in our climate throughout the year. A premiere institution for botanical science and conservation, SDBG is actively involved in conservation horticulture, botany and applied plant sciences to address our biggest local and global issues—from food security and climate change to land management and home gardening.
University of California Cooperative Extension
As part of the agricultural community, the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) helps farmers implement more-efficient growing methods and solve pest management problems. UCCE academics and staff are mobilizing to address the threat of a changing climate. As stewards of the land, they help develop smart water-use strategies, conduct wildfire education, and help preserve natural areas and farmland.
San Diego County Cattlewomen
The San Diego County Cattlewomen are a diverse group of ladies promoting the San Diego County Beef industry through events, ag in the classroom, and advocacy.
San Diego County Flower and Plant Association
San Diego County Flower and Plant Association is a trade association of commercial cut flower and potted plant growers and supporting firms in Southern California that was established in 1947. Their mission is to strengthen, advance, and support the floriculture industry in Southern California.
San Diego County Water Authority
The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $253 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 24 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.
San Pasqual Valley Soils
Affiliated with the Frank Konyn Dairy, the last remaining commercial dairy operation in San Diego County, San Pasqual Valley Soils operates a compost/mulch production operation providing landscapers and farmers a source for soil conditioners, customized soil blends, and aggregates. They are the only source of an organically certified cow manure compost in the region.
San Diego Fishermens' Working Group
The San Diego Fishermens’ Working Group represents San Diego fishermen so we may speak with one voice on all matters that affect San Diego commercial fishing.
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation envisions a region where all cities collaborate to preserve resources through a closed-loop system that keeps materials out of our landfills and waterways, returns nutrients to our soils, and helps create a systemic change at all levels to address climate crisis. In connection to agriculture, our team offers free assistance in applying to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Healthy Souls Program (HSP), which provides financial assistance to California farmers, growers, and ranchers for implementation of one or more HSP agricultural management practices to improve soil health.
MiraCosta College Horticulture Program
The MiraCosta College Horticulture Program is a community college program offering courses and certificate and/or degree opportunities in Landscape/Design Architecture, Sustainable Organic Production, Nursery Management and Production, a Pathway to PCA, Sustainable Landscape Management, Irrigation, Wine and Viticulture.
Edible San Diego
Edible San Diego – bringing people together around local food and drink since 2010.
Specialty Produce is a family owned and operated food service and retail fresh produce and grocery supplier located in San Diego. A premium provider for more than 30 years, Specialty Produce continues to be a leader in service, product quality, and technology.
Mission Resource Conservation District
Mission RCD promotes the conservation of soil, water and other natural resources in San Diego’s North County to ensure a healthy ecosystem and provide economic benefits and quality of life for landowners and the general public. As an independent, non-regulatory Special District, MRCD engages with its community to restore and solve complex habitat, agriculture, water and other environmental challenges. MRCD provides education, technical assistance and resources and works closely with growers and producers on best management practices for healthy soils, sustainable agriculture, invasive weed abatement, water management and climate change adaptation.
Agri Service Inc.
Agri Service Inc. provides organic recycling services and operates full-service compost facilities in Southern California. Agri Service is dedicated to serving the environment by reducing landfill waste, creating beneficial soil amendments, and sharing the most up-to-date industry standards with our customers and the community. Working with local and state agencies to develop green waste facilities, Agri Service helps cities and counties in managing and reducing their waste flow in an environmentally and economically sound manner.
Pigment is a houseplant and succulent retailer in San Diego.
Alexandra Rae represents Harvest Joy as a way for people to discover where their food comes from. Resources to learn about farm facts, seasonal fresh produce ideas, and brand recommendations.