What is Eco Farm?
This year marks the 33rd Annual EcoFarm Conference, the oldest and largest gathering of ecologically sustainable agriculture advocates in the West. For 33 years, they have convened to create, maintain, and promote healthy and just food/farming systems. The multi-day conference yields myriad opportunities for over 1,500 participants to network with colleagues, discover the newest ecological agricultural research and techniques, and build, both individually and as a community. We are very lucky to have this event right in our small town of Pacific Grove.
Every night for the conference, from Thursday to Sunday, we will be celebrating the organic local harvest at happy girl in LOTS of different ways. Connecting people through food and ideas. Our food is organic and local and house made from scratch. We make all of our own pickles and jams in house. We are trying to walk the walk and talk the talk! (and dance and sing too!)… Come join in the fun! Thursday,
Thursday, January 24th 6-9pm
Dinner and the live music of Anne and Pete Sibley
On the menu: Lasagna, salad and garlic bread. $$ about $15 for dinner. No reservation required.
Music: “Their harmonies are warm, tight and soulful; and their performances simple, poignant and unforgettable.” Nashville Public Radio We even have local music!
Friday, January 25th 6-9 pm
Dinner and pickle packing party and the live music of the Baysiders
On the menu: Chili, cornbread and salad. $$ about $15 for dinner. No reservation required.
Music: The Baysiders are a lively group playing many styles of jazz and will rock your socks off!
Pickle party: Now is your chance to make your own jar of pickles! Time for ACTION! We will have everything you need and it will be ready by the time you leave to take home. $5 per jar. This is a fundraiser for Live Earth Farm discovery program, which connects hundreds of kids with the farm every year. Be a part of the revolution!
Saturday, January 26th
Fermentation workshop with Sandor Katz – SOLD OUT!
This is sure to be a very special night. We have been working on the ingredients for months (and some for years, like our 5 year old miso). There will be a collection of fermented foods made in house and thoughtfully curated from artisans in the area including goat milk ferments and olives from Charlie Cascio and Jersey milk ferments from the Big Sur Forrest family. There will be many house-made ferments including a hard cider and mead. Good times. $55 per seat. Tickets sold at café or at happygirlkitchen.com.
Sunday, January 27th 6 pm
Featuring the skills of local legendary chef, Matt Millea and the amazing harvest of Live Earth Farm, this dinner is sure to delight. There is a great energy that is created at these events that fulfill many yearnings for community, good food, good fun and connection. $55 Per seat. Tickets sold at café or at happygirlkitchen.com