Source: Valley Roadrunner

Historical society to host salute to agriculture

March 27, 2014

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 1 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum grounds, 1730 Hill Avenue, in Fallbrook. 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 our 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 Pittinger House, the Museum, the Ford Room, the Rock and Mineral Room, and the Barn – will be open for visitors, and docents will be on hand to guide visitors and answer questions.

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