Show 228, June 17, 2017: Farmer Luke Girling, Cyclops Farms, Oceanside

Luke GirlingFarmer Luke Girling is an unusual organic urban farmer in Oceanside, CA. He has two acres of farm land tucked into a quiet residential neighborhood with an ocean view.

In addition to his popular Saturday Farm Stand he also supplies fruits, vegetables (by the season) and flowers to savvy young chefs at local restaurants.

An incredible experience at Cyclops Farms is Farmer Luke’s Sunday (once-a-month) Water Bill Dinners hosted on the farm. Young, enthusiastic guest chefs from the area collaborate in preparing a real multi-course farm dinner. Even the heartiest eaters leave fully satiated!

The meal’s backbone is what’s fresh from the farm. Area craft beer and wines paired with each course are curated by Native Wines. The premium bread is from Prager Brothers Artisan Bread in Carlsbad.

“Two Farmtables and a Microphone” is a special evening at Cyclops Farms coming up on July 23rd. It combines visionary ideas and unforgettable cuisine. The guest chef is Lan Thai, “aka Drunken Master Chef of Enclave.”

We’ll get Farmer Luke out of the strawberry patch for a chat.