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SonRise Ranch

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FARM:  SonRise Ranch

ORGANIC: Yes

GROWING:  Grassfed/Pasture Raised Beef, Pig, & Lamb

WHER WE USE IT:  San Diego & Los Angeles Events

LOCATION:  Carmel Valley, California

WEBSITE:  Son-RiseRanchStore.com

 

Just south of San Jose in the Carmel Valley, is where you’ll discover the SonRise Ranch.  The SonRise Ranch is a family run farm serving organic grass fed beef, humanely treated, antibiotic free pork and truly free-range chicken. Their family takes great care of the way the raise their livestock and it shines through in the meats they produce.  They also have an amazing on sight butcher offering the public delicious cuts of meat, flavorful aged steaks, homemade sausages, and their very own pet food.

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Categories: Farms
Sep18
By Eric

Lakeside Organics

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FARM:  Lakeside Organics

ORGANIC: Yes

GROWING: Organic Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Leeks, Radishes, Spinach, Beets, Celery Root, Parsnips, Turnips, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Squash, Beans, Winter Squash

WHER WE USE IT: San Diego Events

LOCATION:  Lakeside, California

WEBSITE:  LakeSideOrganic.com

 

Lakeside Organic Gardens is the largest family-owned and operated solely organic vegetable grower/shipper in the USA.  They produce a wide variety of outstanding crops, 365 days a year.  From herbs to squash, Eco Caters enjoys using their organic vegetables across our menu.  We are proud to support Lakeside Organic Gardens and we think you will too after tasting the care that Lakeside’s family puts into their crops.

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Categories: Farms
Sep18
By Eric

Stehly Farms

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FARM:  Stehly Farms

ORGANIC: Yes

GROWING: Lemons, Limes, Avocados,

Grapefruit, Oranges, Strawberries

WHER WE USE IT: San Diego Events

LOCATION:  Valley Center, California

WEBSITE:  StehlyFarmsOrganics.com

 

This third generation California farm is dedicated to growing organic produce and educating the public on the lasting benefits of sustainable farming.  Eco Caters Chef’s use Stehly Farms fruits and vegetables through our dishes, adding bright citrus flavors, and bursts of color.  We can’t wait for you to taste these gems-of-nature for yourself at your upcoming catered event or the next time you come in for one of our food tastings.

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Categories: Farms
Sep18
By Eric

Bartel’s Farms

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FARM:  Bartel’s Farms

ORGANIC: Yes

GROWING: Organic Grassfed Beef

WHER WE USE IT: San Diego & Los Angeles Events

LOCATION:  Eugene, OR

WEBSITE:  BartelsNW.com

 

Bartel’s Farms is a family run farm that raises exceptional beef.  Just off  the Pacific coast in Oregon, this ranch has been raising cattle since 1898.  They pride themselves on 100% full traceability from farm to table by means of clear separation of 100% Grass Fed Natural cattle, and Certified Organic beef throughout the entire process.  Their beef is full of flavor and you can even  taste the grass!

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Categories: Farms
Sep18
By Eric

Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa

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VENUE:  Hidden Valley Retreat

STYLE:  Woods with 3 Cabins

ADDRESS:  24360 Old Wagon Rd Escondido, CA

WEBSITE:  HiddenValleySpa.com

CONTACT:   relax@hiddenvalleyspa.com

 

The Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa is a unique destination venue for your retreat, outdoor wedding or reunion. This historic natural estate is conveniently located in the hills of Escondido and offers an 11-acre garden paradise with modern accommodations, meeting rooms and enjoyable amenities. We welcome groups with up to 42 overnight guests and can provide you with as much, or as little, planning support you might need.

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Categories: San Diego Venues
Sep17
By Eric

Helen Woodward Animal Center

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VENUE:  Helen Woodward Animal Center

STYLE:  Aminal Shelter & Classroom

ADDRESS:   6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

WEBSITE:  AnimalCenter.org

CONTACT:   858.756.4117

 

When’s the last time your heart melted with an audible “Awwwwwwwwwooo”?  Has it been a while?  Then perhaps it’s time to pay a visit to the Helen Woodsward Animal Center.  Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private, non-profit organization in San Diego County that, for over 40 years, has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people.  The facility is a great place for a classroom or workshop event, and your contribution is going to a great cause.

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Categories: San Diego Venues
Sep17
By Eric

Hazy Meadow

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VENUE:  Hazy Meadow 

STYLE:  Western Ranch/Outdoor

ADDRESS:   15466 El Monte Road Lakeside, CA

WEBSITE:  HazyMeadow.com

CONTACT:   linda@hazymeadow.com

 

Hazy Meadow is a fun, old-west themed meadow, with a panoramic view of the rustic California landscape.  Located in San Diego County, Hazy Meadow is a great escape from the city.  Equipped with a small ranch house for the wedding party or small party, and a large groomed yard for celebration.  The old western town adds charm and character perfect for a child’s birthday party or the kid in all of us.

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Categories: San Diego Venues
Sep16
By Eric

The San Diego Rowing Club

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VENUE:  The San Diego Rowing Club

STYLE:  Ocean front/Clubhouse

ADDRESS:   1220 El Carmel Place San Diego, CA

WEBSITE:  SanDiegoRowing.org

CONTACT:  gartyevents@sandiegorowing.org

 

In the summer of 1888 the Pacific Coast Steamship Wharf, a protected area of San Diego Bay, became the birthplace of the San Diego Rowing Club.  Since then it has become a flagship for the community and a scenic spot for weddings and special events.  The clubhouse has a beautiful contemporary design and the view of Mission Bay is even better.

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Categories: San Diego Venues
Sep16
By Eric

Uncorked Wine Walk and Concert

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Eco Caters, your organic San Diego catering team had so much fun at the ‘Uncorked Wine Walk and Concert’!  We met amazing people, rubbed elbows with fashionistas, and had a great day in the sun.  

The ‘Uncorked Wine Walk’ spread out over five distinct wine gardens at the Westfield UTC Mall, each highlighting bottles from California’s Temecula Valley wineries.  Wines were carefully paired with mouthwatering appetizers from our San Diego catering team, along with incredible cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company.

All the wines served were provided by The Temecula Valley wineries, which is a collection of 31 vineyards growing over 50 varietals of grapes, joining together to support one another.  Along with fabulous wines, they also have delicious winery restaurants, intimate bed and breakfast inns, and lush resorts.

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ABOVE:  Our San Diego caterers served grilled mango rubbed with smoked pepper.  A simple appetizer with just enough kick to keep you on your toes.

Something that sets us apart from other San Diego caterers is our passion for all things organic and local.  Each and every dish we serve to our guests is FDA Organic, and carefully sourced from small local farms or neighborhood farmers markets.  Our San Diego catering team works hard to ensure that our clients receive the freshest ingredients Mother Nature can provide.

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Each of the wine gardens was designed with fun bursts of color by Rhapsody Rentals.  They cleverly decorated each space with pillows and artwork by the iconic pop-art of  Andy Warhol, creating buzz for the new Andy Warhol exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art.  Go see the exhibit before it’s too late!

Eco Caters, your organic San Diego caterer would like to acknowledge photographer Arlene Ibarra, for allowing us to share these lively photos from the event, decorations by Rhapsody Rentals, the beautiful flower arrangements by Flowers By Azalea, and the superb mixologists from  Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

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EVENT STATS

San Diego Catering:  Eco Caters

San Diego Photographer:  Arlene Ibarra

San Diego Event Rentals:  Rhapsody Rentals

San Diego Flourist:  Flowers By Azalea

San Diego Cocktail Company:  Snake Oil Cocktail Co

 

Categories: San Diego Catering
Sep16
By Eric

Get Smart Web & WorkSpaces

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VENUE:  Get Smart Web & WorkSpaces

STYLE:  Business Event Space/Meeting Rooms

ADDRESS:   2888 Loker Ave E #111 Carlsbad, CA 92010

WEBSITE:  GetSmartWorkSpaces.com

CONTACT:  info@getsmartworkspaces.com

 

Small companies are always having to rent out or reserve time for meeting rooms, board rooms, or to host business events, but thanks to Get Smart Web & WorkSpace, your problems are over!  They have a great selection of meeting rooms and outdoor space to fit whatever business needs you are looking for.  Their pricing is very reasonable, and they are super friendly.

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Categories: San Diego Venues
Sep09
By Eric
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