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Farm feasting (for real)

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I know you hear it all the time, but please trust me. This is real farm-to-table, OK? This Saturday, May 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., nibble on just-picked plates prepared by chefs from Novo Restaurant, Granada Bistro, and Thai Bounty (you'll also dine on tender veggies prepared by plant-based chef Angelica Peach). Sip on wines from Wild Horse, Opolo Vineyards, and Baileyana along with non-alcoholic 'booch provided by Whalebird Kombucha. For dessert? SLO Almonds is whipping up a treat. Live music and dancing? For sure! Tunes will be provided by B and the Hive. Where is all this taking place? A fancy tasting room? A swanky restaurant? Nope! I told you this is real farm-to-table, and I meant it. This entire soiree is hosted at City Farm SLO, the 19-acre parcel of greenery nestled along Highway 101 between Los Osos Valley Road and Madonna Road. Relax under the pergola and see just what this volunteer-run farm has produced this spring. If you've yet to stop by, you might be surprised to see flourishing student gardens, an outdoor kitchen, food forest demonstrations, and more. Owned by the city and managed by Central Coast Grown, this tucked-away farm off the beaten path stands as a testament to how we can all preserve our fertile growing grounds for future generations to come.

Silent auction and ticket proceeds go toward helping support Central Coast Grown's volunteer-run educational and agricultural programs. For tickets, go to atasteofspring.brownpapertickets.com or email info@centralcoastgrown.org. You can also call (805) 769-8344 for more information. The farm is located at 1221 Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo.

Hayley Thomas Cain has both hands in the dirt. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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