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Farm to Bay 2018

Enjoy sampling from 30+ restaurants, wineries and breweries.

Live Auction  •  Animal Encounters  •  Live Entertainment

Thank you for joining us for the 9th annual Farm to Bay, a unique fundraising event that brings together some of the region’s finest restaurants, breweries, and wineries in support of wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast Discovery Center. 

With your support, the event generated $145,000 in gross revenue, our highest ever, and net proceeds of $110,000! Additionally, our sustainability team reported over 90% of waste was diverted from the landfill which makes Farm to Bay a Zero Waste event.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will support wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast all year long. 

Check out photos from this year’s event!

Photos from Event 

Photo Booth provided by Camera Camper 

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For more information about partnership opportunities, contact Jessica LaFave at (619) 409-5906 or jessica@thelivingcoast.org.



| Chef Matt Gordon |
– Urban Solace Restaurant Group – 
Chef Matt Gordon is a veteran of the restaurant industry. He opened Urban Solace in the fall of 2007 and Solace & the Moonlight Lounge in the summer of 2011. He has headed numerous kitchen operations ranging from formal fine dining to bustling, high volume corporate restaurants. Matt and his team use high-quality ingredients to create unforgettable menus and events every day.  

| Chef Will Gustwiller |
– Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro –

Since 2004, award-winning Chef Will Gustwiller has been committed to complex flavors in elegant forms, with warm and friendly service. Today, Eclipse Chocolate proudly presents nearly 100 different handcrafted confections and a full-service restaurant menu featuring daily brunch and nightly dinner, as well as regular special events. Will won Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games in 2017.  

| Chef Miguel Valdez |
– Farm to Table Chef – 
Born and raised in Logan Heights, Chef Miguel Valdez has made a name for himself in the restaurant industry, previously as the executive chef at The Red Door in Mission Hills, known as one of San Diego’s original farm-to-table restaurants 

  Featured Food Partners
Amore Cheesecakes   |   Big Front Door   |   Cravory Cookies
Dang Brother Pizza   |   George’s at the Cove  
Jimbo’s Naturally   |   Loews Coronado Bay Resort   |  Mission Ave Bar and Grill
Nomad Donuts  |  Rubio’s Coastal Grill   |   San Diego Convention Center
Sprout’s Farmers Market, Chula Vista and Eastlake  |  Sushi on a Roll 
Top of the Market  |  Veradina  |  WooBar!   |   Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub

 Featured Beverage Partners
3 Punk Ales   |   Barefoot   |   Bay Bridge Brewing  |  Boochcraft  
Chula Vista Brewery   |   Cool Down Coffee  |  Cutwater Spirits 
FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery   |   Golden Coast Mead  |  Granite Lion Cellars 
Groundswell Brewing Co.  |  Quigley Fine Wines   |   Second Chance Beer Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.   |   Wiens Family Cellars  |   ZICO Premium Coconut Water



Presenting Sponsors


Preservation Sponsors


Conservation Sponsors


Restoration Sponsors


Recycle Sponsors

Jim Biddle  General Dymanics Lewis-Group MA-Engineers San Diego Foundation
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