• The Berry Good Food Foundation

    Envisioning a region where all people can choose local, sustainably produced food.

    Get Inspired & Involved

  • The Berry Good Food Foundation

    Envisioning a region where all people can choose local, sustainably produced food.

    Get Inspired & Involved

Who We Are

The Berry Good Food Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization. We want to tackle the barriers—educational, economic, systemic, infrastructural—standing between people in our region and local, sustainably produced food. Will you ?

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What We Do

The Berry Good Food Foundation 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, from cheesemaking classes to expert panel discussions to farm dinners.

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Free and open to the public, this thought-provoking series of multidisciplinary panels present varying viewpoints on sustainable food-related topics, such as the climate benefits of creating carbon-rich soil, the impact of meat production and consumption, strategies for combatting food waste and ways to build a more sustainable seafood system. UCTV videotapes the panel discussions, distributing the broadcast through its networks.

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Berry Good Book Club


Join Us in Reading our Second Book:

“American Catch” by Paul Greenberg

This award-winning author travels the U.S. to understand why 91 percent of the seafood Americans consume is foreign. Book Club members will pose questions for the BGFF Future Thought Leaders panel on sustainable seafood on November 16th.

Buy the book and other purchases on Amazon using this AmazonSmile link and 0.5% of the price will be donated to the Berry Good Food Foundation.

Want to join the club? Email for more information.

Berry Good Food Events

Food Justice: Future Thought Leaders panel discussion
Friday, April 21

Join us for Food Justice, our first multidisciplinary panel discussion of 2017 addressing the economics, ethics, and access surrounding farmers and...

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Recent News/Blog Posts

Leichtag Foundation Awards $7,500 to the Berry Good Food Foundation
  • April 8, 2017

The Berry Good Food Foundation is honored to receive a grant of $7,500 from the Leichtag Foundation, an organization in Encinitas... Read More »

BGFF Presents Scholarships to Three Local Fishermen
  • December 13, 2016

On November 17th, 2016, in partnership with the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, the Berry Good Food Foundation awarded... Read More »

BGFF Holiday Gift Guide 2016
  • December 9, 2016

Need some gift ideas for your favorite foodies this year? We’ve got you covered! BGFF founder Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach reached out... Read More »


“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 the Berry Good Food Foundation. 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!


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Contact Berry Good Food Foundation

Feel free to drop us a line at any time using the form at right, or via email at: .

Snail mail can be sent to:
10531 4S Commons Drive, Suite 146
San Diego, CA 92127

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