• Berry Good Food

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

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  • Berry Good Food

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

    Donate Now

Who We Are

Berry Good Food is a nonprofit 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

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.

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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.

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School Gardens

Berry Good Food is awarding grants of up to $10,000 to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations with garden projects that promote healthy food education in San Diego County.

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Cooking Classes

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.

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Berry Good Food Events

Liquid City Cheese Expo 2023
Sunday, April 30
Bringing together a curated list of SAN DIEGO top breweries, coffee roasters, distillers, kombucha and cider makers, this one day EXPO...

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Berry Good Talk

Listen to the Berry Good Food podcast hosted by Board President Jessica Waite as we engage in dynamic conversation about how to make healthy and informed choices about what we eat, and how to support local efforts to make these healthy choices available to all. BGF was honored to receive two San Diego Press Club Awards for its podcast in 2020.

Watch the latest iteration of the podcast, “The Bright Side,” on our YouTube channel and read about it on our blog as Jessica speaks to community advocates via Zoom about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created the need for food system resilience and solutions.

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Recent News/Blog Posts

BGF Announces 2022 School Garden Grant Winners
  • January 15, 2023

Berry Good Food is pleased to announce that it has awarded a total of $15,000 to seven San Diego County schools...
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BGF Community Raises $44K to Fund Local School Gardens
  • September 30, 2022

Berry Good Food resumed its “Seeds for the Future” fundraising dinner with a bang this year by hosting three uniquely styled...
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“The Magic of Mushrooms” Panel (RECAP)
  • January 7, 2022

On October 24, 2021, Berry Good Food held its 10th Future Thought Leaders panel discussion, “The Magic of Mushrooms: Revolutionizing the...
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“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!


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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.

Want to join the club? Email alysha@berrygoodfood.org for more information.

Contact Berry Good Food

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

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

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