Join Slow Food Orange County for a tour the Carlsbad Aquafarm located on the Aqua Hedionda Lagoon and discover the wonders of the lagoon. The five acre business has been sustainably raising oysters, mussels, abalone, brine shrimp and different species of algae since 1985. The aquafarm's products go nationwide to chefs, restaurants, and wholesalers; the aquafarm also raises seahorses, seaweed and octopuses for aquariums.
Enjoy a tour of the facility and afterwards a tasting of some of the delicacies the farm harvests. Tasting will be prepared by Chef Linda Elbert and will include freshly prepared mussels and shucked oysters, served along with a salad and bread.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, you must bring a photo ID with you and each guest must be at least 16 years of age.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Exit on Canon and take a right then a right onto Carlsbad Boulevard and then one further and the entrance is on the right.
Alternatively exit at Carlsbad Village Drive and turn right, then a left onto Carlsbad Boulevard, drive a couple of miles along the ocean with the lagoon and the farm on the left (speed limit is 30 so beware) and the entrance to NRG will be on the left.
The guards at the gate will stop everyone, show them where to park, and check photo ID’s against the guest list.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring alcohol to this event.
Please do bring a photo ID is required as one is required to enter the facility. Please bring your own chair, along with plates, utensils and napkins if possible non-disposable to keep our footprint to a minimum, to sit and enjoy the tasting after the tour.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For additional questions please contact Stacey at email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your ticket is tranferable please let us know before April 26th.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your printed ticket or show us ticket on your smart phone.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds for these tickets.
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Slow Food Orange County
Slow Food is an international member-supported non-profit organization. Its aim is to spread food culture, to develop sensory and taste education, to protect biodiversity and to promote quality in food, the environment and social life. Slow Food wants good, clean and fair food to be accessible to, and appreciated by, all.
Slow Food Orange County is a local chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. which works to carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. The Orange County convivium is a member-supported organization made up of a diverse group of food enthusiasts.
Members include home and professional chefs, growers, wine connoisseurs, and lots of ordinary people who enjoy cooking and eating good quality food and wines. Please join or contact us for more information about our programs and initiatives.