Every month we meet at various locations to learn the secrets of Santa Barbara's sensational cuisine from the people who produce, market and prepare our food. We visit farms, markets, restaurants, culinary stores, wineries, the marina and many more. Learn and experience what local is all about. Our goal is to bridge the gap between taste, health and the environment by purchasing local food produced by our farmers. This will nourish our body with delicious fresh food and preserve our soil, wildlife, land, farm workers and our community. I am a long time foodie and dietitian who teaches nutrition to chefs at SBCC and works as a dietitian at Sansum Clinic. Feel free to email me to share your thoughts and ideas.
Let's learn about Regenerative Agriculture and ways to mitigate Climate Change from Stefan Selbert, Operations Manager.
Las Cumbres Ranch is a holistically managed cattle ranch on the Central Coast of California. They breed pedigree Bonsmara cattle which are highly adaptable and can thrive in dry, brittle environments while producing exceptional quality beef. Because Bonsmaras are browsers and grazers they are effective fire mitigators. Our cattle are environmentally-appropriate; they build soil fertility, restore biodiversity and sequester carbon in the midst of heat waves and drought condition. At this time the herd is used for pedigree breeding, sale of bulls and land management. Grass-fed and grass-finished beef will be available at the end of this year.
Cost of $25.00 includes farm tour and vegetarian snacks must be prepaid at Meetup (see link below);
Limited to 20 people. Feel free to bring your own beverages if you prefer something other than sparkling water. Although the address is in Santa Maria, if coming from the south, you will take Los Alamos exit and follow google or apple directions.