Farm to Fork Week kicks off with a garden party

Biga's tagline is "cucinato a legno," or wood-fired, like these charred carrots. The downtown San Diego restaurant is participating in Farm to Fork Week, which kicks off Sunday and runs through Sept. 15.
(Photo courtesy of Biga)

Gathering offers guests a glimpse of what to expect during the weeklong culinary celebration

Farm to Fork San Diego welcomes the food community to usher in Farm to Fork Week Sunday with its first-ever kickoff party at the historic Mission Hills Nursery. Guests will enjoy bites and beverages from more than 20 chefs, vintners and other beverage makers. Founded in 2016 by Trish Watlington, the group’s mission is to raise awareness of the local and sustainable food systems while supporting local farmers, the local economy and local families. Farm to Fork Week runs through Sept. 15 and will feature special events, including a farm-to-table restaurant industry mixer and a farm dinner with Garden Kitchen chef/owner Coral Strong. A portion of the proceeds from the party will benefit Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. For a list of participating restaurants, visit

San Diego Farm to Fork Week Kickoff Party: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego. $55-$60.