What We Do
Berry Good Food believes that a strong local and sustainable food community is good for San Diego and San Diegans. So we educate, connect and support food producers and consumers through a variety of programs and events like affordable cooking classes, expert panel discussions, and farm-to-table dinners.
Free and open to the public, Future Thought Leaders is a thought-provoking series of multidisciplinary panels discussing topics such as the climate benefits of carbon-rich soil, the impact of meat production, strategies for combating food waste, and ways to build a more sustainable seafood system.
Berry Good Garden Grants
Berry Good Food is awarding grants to San Diego County schools and community educational organizations that support garden projects that enhance the teaching of agriculture and healthy eating. Grants range from $500 to several thousand dollars and can be awarded to groups or schools.
The Berry Good Food Academy, our culinary education arm, hosts affordable hands-on cooking classes every third Sunday of the month from February through October at the state-of-the-art Studio Kitchen by Specialty Produce in San Diego with chefs and food artisans from around the county.
Berry Good Food Events
There are no events on the calendar at the moment.
Berry Good Talk
Stay tuned for the next iteration of this podcast, “The Bright Side,” as moderator and BGF board president Jessica Waite speaks to guests via Zoom about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created the need for food system resilience and solutions.
Recent News/Blog Posts
“High Hopes” Panel Discussion (RECAP)
- April 19, 2020
Heart Healthy Valentine’s Gift Basket
- February 7, 2020
Berry Good Book Club
Our book club is growing strong!
What we’ve been reading:
“Growing a Farmer” by Kurt Timmermeister
“American Catch” by Paul Greenberg
“Farm City” by Novella Carpenter
“Blood, Bones & Butter” by Gabrielle Hamilton
“Tomatoland” by Barry Estabrook
Buy these books and other purchases on Amazon using this AmazonSmile link and 0.5% of the price will be donated to the Berry Good Food Foundation.
“I happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.”
– Paul Newman
Join the Cause!
Eleanor Roosevelt once famously stated that “Tomorrow starts today.” Consider volunteering to support Berry Good Food. Engage in this collaborative effort to effect change in our local, bi-regional food systems community.
As a volunteer, you may be called upon to for support at Farm events, the Berry Good Food Academy programs and beyond. We care about the food community from the growers, producers, food makers and all consumers. Our volunteers help deliver meaningful education, training, and social initiatives around the region to people of all ages. Join us by filling out the form at right.
And if you’d like to make a donation, we always welcome the support!