Tell Us What You Want!

The Paso Robles Food Cooperative Inc. was formed in 2013 by a group of residents with the goal of opening a community-supported food market. While some funding has come from grants from the national organization Food Co-op Initiative, the market will be a member-owned and governed organization with membership benefits while giving purchasing access to the entire community.  Pooling resources brings benefits to everyone. Along with being stocked with fresh, healthy and local products, and household items, a meeting space will be available; serving as a place to gather and promote education and the investment in local food and products. 

According to Treasurer Kermit Komm, the first interim goal of 200 members has been reached; prompting the process of securing a site when 500 members have committed to join the cooperative effort. The next phase is conducting a survey to assess the public’s interest in obtaining local, sustainable, organic and healthy food and ethically-produced products. The survey’s goal is to evaluate what is most important to our community, the needs of our residents as it relates to the area and existing stores.

The survey is available through October 15 at pasofoodcooperative.coop/survey.  

California Impressionists

With an aim to connect the great and timeless legacy of historic California Plein Air art to the 21st Century, Studios on the Park presents California Impressionists: The Masters & The Greats They Inspire, Oct. 3 to Nov. 17.

In this exclusive and exceptional exhibition, 41 of our nation’s premier painters pay homage to their historical counterparts with new paintings inspired by masterworks from artists such as Maurice Braun, Selden Gile, Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, Marion Wachtel, and others.

Exhibition special events include a Presentation & Premiere Party with Jean Stern on Oct. 3; Art After Dark Paso Opening Reception on Oct. 5., and Collecting California with Scot Levitt on Oct. 24. For details, please see studiosonthepark.org or call 805-238-9800.

8th Annual Surfing for Hope

The 8th Annual Surfing for Hope, a fundraiser for cancer patient resources and care groups throughout San Luis Obispo County, will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. Events include a memorial paddle out, surf contest, health fair, and dinner and auction.

The 2019 Memorial Paddle Out, honoring Peaches Olsen, is set for Friday Oct. 11 in Avila Beach. Meet on the beach north of the Avila Bay Yacht Club at 4 p.m.

The schedule of event for Saturday include: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pro-Am Longboard Surf Contest, hosted at the new Vespera On Ocean hotel; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cancer Support & Health Fair; 4 p.m. Surf Contest Awards Ceremony, and a benefit dinner and auction from 5 to 8 p.m. The music lineup features Bear Market Riot, B & The Hive, Cincopate, Lucky Nines, and Surfeza.

For more information, including complete schedule, tickets, entry forms, and vendor applications, see surfingforhope.org.

Getting through this together, Paso Robles