Farm to Bay 2015 Wrap-Up

Living Coast Discovery Center Raised a Record-Breaking
$96,000 at our Annual Farm to Bay Event

Farm to Bay Shark & RayThe Living Coast Discovery Center raised $96,000 in net proceeds at its annual Farm to Bay event on Aug. 8, making it the most successful fundraiser in the center’s history. The funds were generated through a combination of sponsorships, ticket sales, auction proceeds and Raise the Paddle donations and will be used to support coastal wildlife, education and sustainability programs at the Living Coast throughout the year.

Sponsors included Beth Sabiston with ChameleonSDG&E, UTC Aerospace Systems–Aerostructures, Unified Port of San Diego, Sprouts Farmers Market–Chula Vista and Eastlake, Mission Federal Credit Union, BAE Systems, Baldwin & Sons, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Republic Services, AT&T, General Dynamics NASSCO, Hoffman Hanono Insurance, Kathleen and Ben Vallejos, Miller Hull, Pacifica Companies, Seven Mile Casino, The Securities Center Inc., Waitt Foundation and Wells Fargo.

Farm to Bay is the only San Diego tasting event set within a protected national wildlife refuge, where guests can enjoy a unique, intimate nature and wildlife experience alongside dozens of native species.

Volunteers as Farm to BayIn keeping with the Living Coast’s commitment to the environment, the Farm to Bay Event Committee, led by the City of Chula Vista Sustainability Task Force, has taken the necessary steps towards producing a zero-waste event. This year, as a result of their efforts, 86 percent of event waste was recycled or composted and diverted from landfills. The team continues to build upon its successes each year by utilizing more earth-friendly materials and processes. Since 2013, overall waste has been reduced by 57 percent (819 pounds).

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Thanks to our great partners!

 Food and Beverage Partners:

  • 1500 Ocean at Hotel Del Coronado
  • Agave Coffee and Café
  • Bread & Cie Bakery
  • Cool Down Coffee
  • Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro
  • Kitchen 4140
  • Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
  • Rubio’s Coastal Grill
  • Seasons Restaurant at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara
  • Sprouts Farmers Market, Chula Vista and Eastlake
  • Sushi on a Roll
  • Suzie’s Farm
  • Tabletop Commons
  • The Fishery
  • Tidal at Paradise Point Resort
  • Trader Joe’s Eastlake
  • Truffle Gateau
  • Viva Pops
  • Waypoint Public
  • ZICO Premium Coconut Water


  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
  • Bay Bridge Brewing
  • Duck Foot Brewing Company
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company
  • Mike Hess Brewing
  • Rough Draft Brewing Company
  • The Lost Abbey


  • California Fruit Wine
  • Quigley Fine Wines
  • Wiens Family Cellars


  • Azunia Tequila
  • Greenbar Craft Distillery
  • Kill Devil Spirit Co.
  • Kindred Distilled Spirits
  • Old Harbor Distilling Co.