Mraz Family Farms Hosts Farm-to-Table Experience
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.