2018 was an inspirational year for our growing nonprofit: we were able to bring the world-renowned Food Tank conference to San Diego for the first time, we won our 7th San Diego Press Club Award for our Future Thought Leaders panels, we raised $31,000 for school gardens in San Diego and the Valle de Guadalupe, we awarded scholarships to the next generation of the sustainable farming and fishing community, and we shared cheese, bread, pasta and more at our hands-on Berry Good Food Academy classes.
We would not have been able to achieve this without the help of an enthusiastic community breaking bread with us at these events, and without the help of local and sustainable entrepreneurs who are following best practices and deserve our support in kind.
Those entrepreneurs have collaborated with us once again for our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide by donating experiences and food items that bring us close to the source for local and sustainable products, strengthen the community through shared experiences, and encourage us to look for relationships instead of labels. All proceeds from the purchased items below go toward the programs of the Berry Good Food Foundation. We look forward to growing stronger with you in 2019!
Questions about these gift items?
VENISSIMO CHEESE $60 3 cheeses, salumi, Marcona almonds, nut and fruit cake, crackers, bamboo spreader.
TEMECULA OLIVE OIL CO. $75 California extra virgin olive oil, dipping vinegar, Olive Butter, lip balm, olives. Delivery unavailable; pick-up at a Temecula Olive Oil tasting room only.
SPECIALTY PRODUCE MIXED BASKET $200 $50 gift card, cookbook, apron or sweatshirt, jerky, jam, honey, hot sauce, chocolate, balsamic, almonds, salt. Pick-up in San Diego only; local delivery possible depending on location.
SPECIALTY PRODUCE JAM BASKET $200 $50 gift card, 15 jars of Jackie’s Jams, crackers. Pick-up in San Diego only; local delivery possible depending on location.
CHINITA’S PIES COOKIE BAKING BASKET $50 Chef Christina Ng prepared her fresh-milled heritage Sonora wheat flour for a chocolate chip cookie mix, a set of ceramic measuring cups, 2 tea towels, and an oven glass ornament. Pick-up in San Diego only; local delivery possible depending on location.
ELLYSE’S HOLIDAY FERMENTATION KIT $50 Get a starter kit for pickled cabbage slaw (and healthy probiotic digestion) using local ingredients. Pick-up in San Diego only; local delivery possible depending on location.
ARTISAN CHEESE & BREAD PLATTER $60 Local farmstead artisan cheeses are paired with Chinita’s Pies freshly-baked breads for your holiday gatherings. Pick-up in San Diego only; local delivery possible depending on location.
90-MINUTE GARDEN/FARM CONSULT WITH DARON “FARMER D” JOFFE $250 Optimize your garden or farm site with the best expertise in the field for design, marketing and management. Consultation in person in San Diego or by phone.
2-NIGHT STAY FOR 1 COUPLE IN OLD TOWN TEMECULA WITH OLIVE OIL RANCH TOUR AND TASTING $650 Courtesy of Temecula Olive Oil Company; Includes a deluxe gift basket
TWO TICKETS TO CUCINA URBANA’S BEAST FEAST DINNER $140 Choose from 1 of 4 family-style themed dinners in 2019 highlighting sustainability and seasonal cooking. Gratuity not included.
VESPER VINEYARDS TOUR, TASTING & CHEF’S PICNIC FOR 8 PEOPLE $240 Visit the urban winery in Escondido and enjoy local wine and food.
PRIVATE DINNER FOR 10 PEOPLE AT WHISKNLADLE IN LA JOLLA $500 Whisknladle Chef Ryan Johnston is a pioneer in San Diego for “farm-fresh, made-from-scratch” cuisine. Beverages, tax & tip not included.
DINNER & DRINKS FOR 8 PEOPLE AT CHEF BRIAN MALARKEY’S NEW HERB & SEA RESTAURANT $800 Be the first to try this seafood-centric eatery when it opens in Encinitas in early 2019.
MARETALIA PRIVATE PASTA MAKING LUNCHEON WITH WINE FOR 10 PEOPLE $1,500 Make fresh pasta with Blue Bridge Hospitality Executive Chef Tim Kolanko and discover Italian wines with Beverage Director Teddy Panos in an intimate modern coastal setting in Coronado.
SEAFOOD DINNER & COCKTAILS FOR 12 PEOPLE AT IRONSIDE FISH & OYSTER $1,500 Enjoy a seafood spread at this sleek dining room in Little Italy. Offer not valid Thursday to Saturday or on holiday weekends.
RANCH PICNIC WITH WINE FOR 10-20 PEOPLE AT STEHLY FARMS ORGANICS $1,500-$3,000 Enjoy a farm-fresh family-style feast for 10-20 people that utilizes the best local ingredients (wine included), plus a ranch tour of a working organic and sustainable farm in Valley Center. Minimum 10 people at $150 per person.
BERRY GOOD FOOD ACADEMY COOKING CLASS $25 Join one of our 2019 hands-on culinary classes (chicken, cheese, bread, pasta, canning, fermentation) at the state-of-the-art Studio Kitchen by Specialty Produce.
BERRY GOOD FOOD ACADEMY PRIVATE COOKING CLASS FOR 15-20 PEOPLE $375-$500 Bring a special group of friends or family for a fun and interactive afternoon of cooking with local ingredients.