Mraz Family Farms Hosts Farm-to-Table Experience

  • Jun 06, 2017
On May 20, Visit Oceanside, Green Oceanside, the South Morro Hills Association, and Feeding the Soul hosted San Diego-based food writers, news media, community members and fellow growers at the grove owned by Mraz Family Farms in South Morro Hills, CA. The farm-to-table experience — dubbed the O’Side Feast — was part of an effort to promote agritourism, preserve farmland and support sustainable farming in the Oceanside, CA region. 
 
The California Avocado Commission (CAC) took part in the sold-out event with a table showcasing recipes, information materials and fresh California avocados. Joining the Commission for the farm-to-table experience were a variety of farm stands showcasing locally grown produce and gourmet products. Local restaurants, brewers and winemakers shared samples of their cuisine and beverages with attendees as they enjoyed live music and entertainment. Jan DeLyser, CAC vice president marketing, provided the attendees with an overview of the unique qualities of California avocados.
 
The week prior to the O’side Feast, Grammy Award winner and California avocado grower Jason Mraz donned a California Avocados t-shirt for an interview with CBS News Channel 8 in San Diego to discuss sustainable agriculture while walking through his avocado grove. 
 

At the O’side Feast Jason Mraz spoke with CAC staff and autographed California avocado artwork.

CAC representatives with Jason Mraz.

Angela Fraser and Jan DeLyser of CAC flank Justin Jonte, farm manager of Mraz Family Farms.

CAC Vice President of Marketing Jan DeLyser promoted California avocados to the attendees.

California avocado artwork autographed by the singer/songwriter.

Patte Hughes, who works with Gilligan Groves, and daughter Colette Hamilton sampled the food from local restaurants.

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