Summer BBQ Fest on Saturday, August 23rd


Join us for a special book signing, food tasting, and grilling demonstration as we partner with Sunset Magazine to present The Great Outdoors Cookbook. This event will feature demonstrations using a variety of outdoor cooking techniques such as solar, charcoal, and wood-burning, using Chino produce. The event will run from 11 am – 1 pm, and in addition to selling this book, we will have our usual pantry items available.


Stay tuned for news of our 2014/2015 season, which we are excitedly planning now. And come see us over the summer on the weekends at Chino Farms as we roll out our pop-up pantry whenever the farm stand is open. It’s the perfect place to shop for a hostess gift or to get something to compliment your produce. You can also keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter (@goodearthseries).




Next: Ruth Reichl signing her latest book, Delicious!

The Good Earth / Great Chefs series is enormously pleased to have Ruth Reichl coming on Sunday, May 18 from 11 AM-1 PM at The Chino Farm. This should be a lively spring event, with music provided by Prairie Sky, and small bites offered using seasonal produce from the farm. We will also be continuing with our pop-up pantry, which features such items as high quality olive oil, letter press note cards, kitchen towels, fresh baguettes from Darshan bakery in Encinitas, and much more.

Ruth Reichl is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me With Apples. She was also thRuth Reichl_headshot © Fiona Aboude Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet magazine for ten years, and the restaurant critic for both The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. In this, her first novel, Reichl takes the reader to the vivid realm of downtown New York restauranteurs and artisinal purveyors, all through the eyes of Billie Breslin, a young woman with an incredible palate who starts a new job at a food magazine. It’s a beautiful coming of age story that also offers the reader a tasty peek behind the scenes of the New York food scene.

We will be selling her book at the event, but if you’d like to pre-order, please click on the PayPal link below, and we’ll have it waiting for you at the event (or at the farm stand during regular hours if you can’t make the event).


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Next up: David Tanis with his latest book, One Good Dish

HEADSHOT. David Tanis. Credit Andrea GentlThe Good Earth / Great Chefs series is delighted to host David Tanis and his latest book, One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal, on Sunday, March 30, from 11 AM – 1 PM at The Chino Farm.

David Tanis is the acclaimed author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, named one of the 50 best cookbooks ever written by Britain’s Guardian/Observer; Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys, nominated for a James Beard Award; and One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal (Artisan 2013). His professional cooking career includes nearly 25 years as chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. He now lives in New York City and writes the weekly New York Times column City Kitchen. About this book, The Washington Post raved “trust David Tanis to keep it real. . . . The oeuvre [of One Good Dish] is modern and American, unfussy and charming.”

We are also excited to launch our new pop-up pantry at this event, featuring some of our favorite hand-selected specialty items such as virgin olive oil, anchovies, capers, caramels, as well as silk-screened kitchen towels, letter pressed notecards, and aprons.

We will be selling Mr. Tanis’ current and previous books, and will serve small bites inspired by the recipes in One Good Dish. If you’d like to pre-order the book and have it waiting for you at the event, please click on the Pay Pal link below and follow the steps. If you aren’t able to pick up your book at the event, we will have it waiting for you at the stand during regular hours.

We hope to see you for what is sure to be a unique and fun afternoon on the farm!

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We are also selling copies of his previous books. To purchase, click on the link below:


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Good Earth / Great Chefs wrapping up a busy fall season

Our last event of the fall season–Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch–was fun and successful, despite the rain. We’ve posted photos below courtesy of Mike Newton, who was gracious enough to photograph our event again. We are also grateful to Ballast Point and Bottaro Wood Fired Pizza, for keeping the crowd happy with beer and pizza. Thanks also to Kermit Lynch for providing delicious wines for guests to sample. And a very special thanks to our team of volunteers, who help us so much with these events.

This last event was a special fundraiser for Alice Waters’ passion project, The Edible Schoolyard Project. In addition to using the kitchen and the garden as curriculum tools across all subject areas, she aims to provide a free, organic, healthy lunch to every school child. To learn more, please click on the link above.

There are still signed copies of Alice’s book for sale at the stand, and at this site on our Shop page, in addition to the Rigel Stuhmiller towels and calendars, and signed copies of David Kinch’s Manresa and Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton Hachisu.

We are busy planning our 2014 season, which will include David Tanis and Ruth Reichl. Be sure to check back here for more information.


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Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch on December 7

We are pleased to be rounding out our fall season with a special event featuring Alice Waters and her friend Kermit Lynch. This event will benefit The Edible Schoolyard Project, Alice Waters’ food education program, and will feature a fun afternoon of books, food, wine, and live music.

There is no better place to find Alice Waters — chef, author, and food activist — than at a farm. She will be signing copies of her latest book alongside her friend Kermit Lynch, whom she describes as a “revolutionary wine merchant who, almost single handedly, has brought about a new understanding of wine as a unique expression of land, tradition, and people.”

Bottaro Pizza and their mobile pizza oven will be there making pizzas using seasonal vegetables from Chino Farms, and we will have live music from East of Echo. Ballast Point will be pouring beer samples as well. This is sure to be a popular event, so we recommend that you guarantee your books by pre-ordering copies from us at the PayPal links below; we will have them waiting for you at the event, or if you can’t make it to the event, you can pick up your signed copies at the farm during regular stand hours. These books will make great holiday gifts, along with some other special items we’ll be selling that day.


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Deborah Madison to kick off fall season

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We are pleased to announce that Deborah Madison of Greens Restaurant will kick off the fall season of the Good Earth / Great Chefs series on October 6, 2013. She is the author of eleven cookbooks and is well-known for her simple, seasonal, vegetable-based cooking. We will be sampling some of her food using seasonal vegetables from Chino Farm, and local brewery Stumblefoot will be pairing some of their favorite beers to accompany the food.

To pre-order the book and have it ready for you at the event, click below:

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