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2016 Feast At The Farm

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Join SSMC Board Member, local chef, and winemaker, Dan Peterson for our 8th annual Feast at the Farm fundraiser for Sustainable San Mateo County. Enjoy local farm fresh products paired with exceptional wine. Tour the farm. Meet with local farmers. Experience the stunning beauty of the San Mateo Coast. Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Farm…
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The Good Food Movement

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Here at SSMC, we are learning as much as we can about Food Systems for this year’s Indicators Report focused on the topic. We are excited to be a small part of a much broader movement across the region and the country to make “good food” the norm. Next week, we’re hosting an Indicators Launch…
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Info for Sustainability Awards attendees

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Coming to the 2016 Sustainability Awards? Here are some important notes for you! **TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED** You may contact our office at 650.638.2323 to inquire about additional tickets at the door Visit our Awards page for more information about the awards program and this year’s winners and sponsors. The Basics: Thursday, March 31,…
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Fun & delicious research

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Recently, we took a team trip to KitchenTown, for research purposes, of course. Our main objective was taste the local food system. And after two hours of arduous studies, we can positively affirm that the local food system is delicious. KitchenTown is essentially an incubator for food startups, where local producers have access to state-of-the-art…
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Feast at the Farm is back!

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Join SSMC Board Member, local chef, and winemaker, Dan Peterson for our 7th annual Feast at the Farm fundraiser for Sustainable San Mateo County. Saturday, August 22, 2015 – Farm tour starts at 4:00pm with dinner to follow. Potrero Ñuevo Farm – 1045 Tunitas Creek Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Enjoy local farm fresh…
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El Camino Real: A Historic Perspective

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The path of El Camino Real (Spanish for “the Royal Road”) was blazed by Padre Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California as well as the first nine of 21 Spanish missions between San Diego and San Francisco. The route of El Camino Real changed due to weather, travel…
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2015 Key Indicator: Water

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This year our key indicator is water. That means we will be highlighting ongoing issues about conservation efforts, water supply, and how we assess our water usage levels throughout the year. Water is required in many aspects of our daily life – everybody is affected. Climate change is changing our traditional weather patterns. We are…
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2015 Award Winner Greencitizen: The E-waste Tsunami

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by Nathanael Horton GreenCitizen is pioneering a business model that tackles the electronic waste crisis. They are one of the honorees being celebrated at our March 26th Sustainability Awards Dinner. Ticket sales run until March 19th, so get yours now at sustainablesanmateo.org/awards Our e-garbage is pooling up. This county and adjacent principalities are host to…
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2015 Award Winner Devil’s Canyon: Fermenting Bonds Between People

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Brewing alcohol is an ancient technology and cultural tradition. Before convenient technologies like refrigeration, irradiation, vacuum sealing (canning) – it was difficult to preserve food calories for long periods of time. One method of saving grains is dry storage. Another is fermentation. Early techniques were crude – beer and wines were rude to the taste,…
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Calm Down! Completing our Streets

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All images are sourced from the City of San Mateo’s Sustainable Streets Plan @ http://sustainablestreetssanmateo.com/downloads/ In my first blog post I mentioned that the City of San Mateo is slated to redevelop its streets over the coming years. I feel compelled to write in more detail about these improvements as a cyclist and pedestrian. I…
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