Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase just over a week away (10/23, 2-5pm in Encinitas)!

By Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Director Just over a week from today, dozens of San Diego County farms, produce distributors, sustainable businesses, and food systems advocates will all be showing up in a field in Encinitas, CA. Why would such an interesting (and busy!) group of people do such a thing? Well, because coming … More Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase just over a week away (10/23, 2-5pm in Encinitas)!

California Thursdays Expanding in San Diego County

By Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Director The California Thursdays program of the Center for Ecoliteracy is changing the culture and practice of school food. This year, CHIP is partnering with Center for Ecoliteracy expand participation in the program by San Diego County schools districts. This Thursday and Friday (Oct. 8th and 9th) we have been honored … More California Thursdays Expanding in San Diego County

How CHIP Helps Local Farms Sell to Institutions: The Story of Eden Tropics

By Elizabeth Vaughan, CHIP Food Systems Coordinator This is a story about the success of an up-and-coming Southern California farm in selling their fresh, local, and sustainable produce to schools, and CHIP’s efforts to get them on the path to success. CHIP has spent years working 1-on-1 with farms across Southern California to build the … More How CHIP Helps Local Farms Sell to Institutions: The Story of Eden Tropics