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Celebrity food stars at Chino Farm

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Good Earth/Great Chefs Series presents chef, author and the proprietor of Chez Panisse restaurant, Alice Waters, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at Chino Farms, 6123 Calzada Del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe.


Waters will be signing her new book “The Art of Simple Food II” along with wine expert Kermit Lynch, signing his book “Adventures on the Wine Route.” This event will benefit The Edible Schoolyard Project, Alice Waters’ food education program.

The event is free and will be outdoors rain or shine. Waters and Lynch are the last in its Good Earth/Great Chefs series, all part of a broader farm-to-table fall focus. There is no better place to find Waters than at a farm. She will be signing copies of her latest book alongside her friend 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 there will be live music from East of Echo. Ballast Point will be pouring beer samples, as well. Books can be pre-ordered at or purchased at the event. If you can’t make it to the event, you can pick up signed copies of both books at the farm during regular stand hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chino Farms is a family owned farm, established in 1946 on 50 acres of river-bottom land in Rancho Santa Fe. In 1972, Chino Farm, which specializes in heirloom

varieties of fruits and vegetables, gained widespread recognition when Waters

began using their vegetables at her world-renowned restaurant Chez Panisse. Chino corn, green beans, watermelons, berries and other delicious and rare items can be

found on restaurant menus around Southern California. The stand, open 6 days a week, is

a mainstay for food lovers in the area and a ritual stop for foodies visiting the San Diego


For more information, visit Chino Farms is a family-owned farm, established in 1946 on 50 acres of river-bottom land in Rancho Santa Fe.