Historical Society to host “Salute To Agriculture” on May 10

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Historical Society and the San Diego County Farm Bureau will present a “Salute to Agriculture: Honoring 100 Years of Agriculture in San Diego” on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum grounds, 1730 Hill Avenue, (Rocky Crest Road and Hill Avenue).

A unique collection of agricultural memorabilia and historical photos will be on display and a broad sampling of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and others goods from farmers and growers throughout the area will be available as part of an extensive raffle.

Components of the San Diego agricultural economy will be featured, including olives, citrus, avocados, nurseries, grapes and wineries, macadamia nuts, cut flowers and indoor plants, to mention a few.

Agricultural-related agencies – such as the UC Cooperative Extension and the Mission Resource Conservation District – will also provide displays and information.

The formal program will include remarks by Eric Larson, executive director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, accompanied by a slide presentation entitled “Celebrating 100 Years of Agriculture in San Diego County.”

The program will also include comments related to agriculture in Fallbrook from Janet Silva Kister, co-owner of nationally-recognized Sunlet Nurseries. The finale of the program will be a “Salute to Farmers and Growers” – the community’s expression of gratitude to local farmers and growers for their dedication and commitment to their industry.

At the conclusion of the program, a series of items will be raffled while guests tour the grounds and enjoy the agricultural displays. Refreshments will also be served at the end of the program.

All of the Historical Society’s buildings – the Pittenger House, the museum, the Ford Room, the Rock and Mineral Room, and the Barn – will be open and docents will be on hand to guide visitors and answer questions.

The event is open to the general public and free of charge.

8 Responses to "Historical Society to host “Salute To Agriculture” on May 10"

  1. Lee   April 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    That’s the spirit! This is more like it!

    Fallbrook. San Diego. Agriculture. Rural lifestyle. Free of charge.

    NOW we are talking!!! Thank you to all the organizers!!!!!!! Please come visit this wonderful event!!! To those who have recently moved here to Fallbrook, come check it out, please. Come see what Fallbrook is all about, why it is such a special place, and why we all love it!

    Let’s be good Fallbrookers!

  2. Ryan   April 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Hmmm….I’m thinkin’ the Marijuana greenhouses found in Fallbrook might be excluded from this event. I’m just sayin’

  3. @Ryan   April 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

    That was funny – thank you for making me laugh…especially after the habitual repetitive nonsense in comment #1.

  4. Maker of Gardens   April 12, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Fallbrook should be established as a Agricultural preserve in order to sustain the rural agriculture and also be given special discounted agricultural water rates to growers & farmers.
    Are hills are turning brown and water is being turned off and avocado trees and other crops being lost.
    This was once called the avocado capitol of the world…..doesn’t look bright for the future.
    Special opportunities for farmers need to be put in place, not only for this area but other agricultural communities if farming is to continue and have a future for young people wanting to go into farming.
    The world of Permaculture should be advanced and block gardens established to grow, share and have fresh wholesome produce grown for our families.
    Understanding that we are in a cycle of low rainfall and drought conditions, so look into retrofitting your irrigation system into a more efficient watering delivery system………Mulch….mulch…..mulch

  5. Lee   April 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

    @ #4 Maker of Gardens

    Agreed 100%!

  6. Fallbrooker   April 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Tell it to the incumbent County Supervisor Bill Horn who supports at every opportunity any developer who wants to put in a subdivision

  7. Liveoakparker   April 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I just have one question for Lee. How long have you lived in town? I’m just wondering. You sound like a lifer. Did we go to school together?
    Me I have been here 50 years and am 52 years old

  8. Lee   April 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    @ #6 Fallbrooker

    Agreed 100%! I almost didn’t recognize him at the Avo Fest: he was actually walking . . . among THE PEOPLE.


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