Sunday, September 16, 2007

My Eat Local Directory to San Diego

This directory has a heavy emphasis on organic/sustainable foodstuffs. I have made a sincere effort to include items that are not only produced here in San Diego, but that also contain ingredients that are grown here. When that is not the case, I have marked it with an asterick. Follow the link to find out more.

BEER

Craft breweries of San Diego NEW!

BREAD

Hillcrest Farmers' Market*

CHOCOLATE

Eclipse Chocolat*

CHUTNEY

McFadden Ranch

COFFEE ROASTERS  NEW!!

Click here*

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Be Wise Ranch (produce)

Garden of Eden Organics (produce)

J.R. Organics (produce)

Rainbow Ranch Farms (poultry)

Seabreeze Organic Farm (produce)

Tierra Miguel Foundation (produce)

EGGS

Hillcrest Farmers' Market

Kinder's Farm Fresh Eggs (certifed organic)

La Jolla Open Aire Market

McFadden Ranch

FISH

Catalina Offshore Products

HONEY

Hillcrest Farmers' Market

Kinder's Farm Fresh Eggs

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Co-op

JAM/CONSERVES

Jackie's Jams

McFadden Ranch

MEAT, PASTURED/GRASS-FED

RC Livestock  NEW!!

MUSHROOMS

Hillcrest Farmers' Market

NUTS, MACADEMIA

Grovestand.net

OLIVE OIL

La Jolla Open Aire Market*

Temecula Olive Oil Company (certified organic)

PASTA

Peggy's Pasta* NEW!

PESTO

Basiltops

POULTRY

Kinder's Farm Fresh Eggs (Turkey, Chicken)

Rainbow Ranch Farms (Turkey, Chicken, Game Birds)

PRODUCE

Borrego Springs Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Carlsbad Farmers' Markets  NEW!!

Chula Vista Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Coronado Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Del Mar Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Escondido Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Hillcrest Farmers' Market

Horton Square/San Diego Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Kinder's Farm Fresh Eggs

La Jolla Open Aire Market

La Mesa Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Leucadia/Encinitas Farmers' Market  NEW!!

North Park Farmers' Market

Ocean Beach Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Co-op

Oceanside Farmers' Markets  NEW!!

Pacific Beach Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Poway Farmers' Market  NEW!!

MJ Ranch & Orchard (U-Pick apples & pears)

Rancho Bernardo Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Scripps Ranch Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Solana Beach Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Temecula Farmers' Markets  NEW!!

Third Ave/San Diego  Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Tierra Santa Farmers' Market  NEW!!

USCD/La Jolla Farmers' Market  NEW!!

Vista Farmers' Market  NEW!!

RELISH

McFadden Ranch

RESTAURANTS/CATERING

Delyte's Catering NEW!

JSix

The Linkery

Lodge at Torrey Pines

Modus

Roots Kind Food

Spread

Starlite

Stone Brewing Company

Waters Fine Catering

SALSA

Classy Sassy Salsa

SALT

South Bay Salt Works

TOFU

San Diego Soy Dairy* NEW!

WEDDING CAKES AND DESSERTS

Michele Coulon Dessertier

WINE

Click Here  NEW!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in LA and I've been looking for a local milk source as well. Did you look into Organic Pastures at all? http://www.organicpastures.com/

Melanie Lytle said...

Anonymous - I haven't done much research on Organic Pastures past determining that they were up in Fresno, although I know their raw milk is available for purchase in L.A. Depending on how you define local (see my definition here: http://localtarian.blogspot.com/2007/09/comon-im-not-that-stupid-how-grocery.html), a Fresno dairy may work for you.

The only organic dairy I know of in the L.A. area is Rockview Farms, but I've chosen not to support them. You can read why here: http://localtarian.blogspot.com/2007/08/organic-milk-from-factory-farms-cause.html.

Thanks for commenting!

Tracy said...

Thank you so much! This is a fantastic guide and was the inspiration for my "Sustainable Christmas Dinner" experiment. (http://genuinegenie.blogspot.com/2007/12/sustainable-christmas-dinner.html)

Melanie Lytle said...

I'm so pleased you found it helpful! I hope you keep reading.

Andy said...

Just wanted to let you know that your input regarding CSAs inspired us to sign up for J.R Organics. Thanks and see you at HFM :)

Alice Q. said...

I like your new template, and your list. Starlite is another good restaurant for local ingredients, and Waters Catering uses a lot of local/organic stuff too - they have even switched to biodegradeable disposables - hooray!

Melanie Lytle said...

Thanks, Alice!

Melanie Lytle said...

Andy - I hope your CSA experience with JR Organics has been a positive one! Perhaps we'll meet up at the Hillcrest Farmers Market one of these days!

Jess said...

Unfortunately I've heard that San Diego Soy Dairy gets their soybeans from the Midwest. Do you know if this is still the case?

Melanie Lytle said...

Jess - Yes, you're right, the Soy Dairy sources their soybeans from the heart of soybean country: the midwest! But, as the eat local mantra goes, when you can't buy local, buy from a local business. I wanted to make sure people knew that even though they can't buy locally grown soymilk, they can still support a local business that processes them locally (a big part of the process) and contribute towards our local economy and community. I've marked items that meet this distinction with an asterisk. Thanks for commenting!