Friends of Fire Mountain

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Shop for Local, Organic Veggies at Cyclops Farms

cyclops logo If you haven’t driven down Avocado Road lately then you may have missed it, but you’ll want to make a detour on either Tuesdays or Saturdays to get fresh vegetables and flowers at great prices. Cyclops Farms, a family owned and run CCOF certified organic farm, broke ground at 1448 Avocado Road in February and is serving up flowers and vegetables to residents and local markets and restaurants like Cream of the Crop and The Privateer.

Founder, Luke Girling, attended Oceanside High, graduated from The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems farming program at The University of Santa Cruz in 2013 and has been the farm manager for the farm to table experience at West Steakhouse and Bistro West for the last two years. He, his wife, and two young children started farming their own yard in south Oceanside and launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise what they needed to fund the expanded location on Fire Mountain.  There’s a great video from the Kickstarter campaign that tells all about the project on the Osider web site – be sure to check it out here.

Fire Mountain prides itself on riding that line between urban and rural Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 4.02.50 PMand Cyclops Farms is a perfect addition to that vibe – taking what was once an empty yard that kept residents guessing what might happen to it, they created something that residents can be a part of and benefit from. The farm to table operation will be growing certified organic seasonal veggies and they anticipate that some of the out-of-the-ordinary items they offer will inspire people to cook creatively.

When you talk to Luke, his passion for healthy food shows and his excitement about the farm and the community will make you just as excited to eat healthy veggies and support this business. When we stopped by the farm they had tons of different types of peppers (from mild to hot) as well as tasty tomatoes, three kinds of squash and fresh, pretty flowers. They plan to have pumpkins available starting this weekend and you can bring the kids and pick out your own. Support your local farmer by bringing home healthy, safe foods!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 4.42.33 PMCyclops Farms : 1448 Avocado Rd. Oceanside, CA 92054
Farm Stand Hours: (Updated 11/28/2015)
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am- 12:30 pm

Check the Cyclops Farms Facebook page for updates on what’s available


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Fire Mountain Social Club at Privateer Coal Fire Pizza

IMG_9602IMG_9606Thanks to everyone who came out to the first Fire Mountain social club event and to the Privateer Coal Fire Pizza, who hosted the gathering. The atmosphere was fun and the food was fantastic! Definitely great times with our awesome Fire Mountain neighbors.

If you missed it don’t worry, there are more chances to mingle coming up. Be sure to mark your calendars for the end of summer BBQ on August 24th. More info coming soon!

 


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Fire Mountain Social Club Events to Visit the Privateer Coal Fire Pizza

The Friends of Fire Mountain invite you to join us for a new series of social events. We will be visiting restaurants and other businesses with ties to the Fire Mountain community. It’s a great way to get to know a business that you might not otherwise know about or maybe didn’t realize they’re your neighbors!

We’re starting in Oceanside with the Privateer Coal Fire Pizza, a business owned by life-long Fire Mountain residents who have been best friends since 2nd grade at Palmquist Elementary. For more information and a menu visit their web site: http://www.theprivateercoalfirepizza.com

This exclusive event is open to the first 20 people to RSVP and everyone joining us will receive a free fountain drink with their meal. RSVP in the form below!

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Event: Friends of Fire Mountain Social Club Meeting

Location: The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza: 1706 S. Coast Hwy.Oceanside, CA 92054

Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm

What: Dinner* with your neighbors and a chance to get local at the Privateer!

*This is a no-host event, we have secured seating and a beverage special but payment is your responsibility.
RSVP Here:

 Any questions please email or email FriendsOfFireMountain@gmail.com

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Thanks to everyone who came out May 3rd  to the Friends of Fire Mountain Clippings and Coffee Event!

There was a big turn out and most everyone had some unique and beautiful plants to share…combine that with donuts and it was definitely a nice way to kick off the weekend.

Check out a few photos below and look for info on our next event here on the site and on NextDoor.com


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Fire Mountain Networking Group Meeting – February 4, 2014

FOFMNetJoin Fire Mountain businesses for the Friends of Fire Mountain Networking Group Meeting Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. at Café Rosarita, 1816 Oceanside Blvd.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of building the foundation for this group representing the businesses in your own neighborhood.

Order dinner or an appetizer in support of this local business as we discuss opportunities for  increasing awareness of your business among Fire Mountain Residents.

Meeting agenda is as follows:

7:00-7:15 Introductions, visiting and ordering dinner

7:15-8:15 Each business owner will have an opportunity to give a brief introduction of their business and hand out any marketing materials and business cards.

8:15-8:45 Brainstorming period, a chance to share your expectations for the group and share any ideals you may have for promoting businesses in our community.

PLEASE RSVP: Email by clicking here —> SusanBaillie


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The SPOT Home and Garden Sale plus a Ton of Local Weekend Events!

This weekend is shaping up to be BUSY! If you haven’t noticed all the local events on the side bar here’s the run down:

Screen Shot 2013-10-03 at 4.10.08 PMFriday October 4th, 7am Through Sunday October 6th 3pm: The Home and Garden sale benefitting SPOT is always a sure thing if you want to pick up some really great plants, especially gorgeous succulents. I picked up a pepper plant a couple years back and it’s still going crazy in my garden! The sale starts tomorrow, follow this link for more information.

October 5th, 9am: The Surfrider foundation is holding a beach clean up starting at the Oceanside Pier. Everyone is welcome to help!

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October 5th at 10am: Always fun for the pets and great people/pet watching is the The Mission San Luis Rey annual St. Francis Festival and Blessing of the Animals. Animal adoption organizations are on site and hey! animals need blessings too!

October 5th 12pm: The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is a family style event and will have both domestic and craft beers from the likes of Stone Brewing on hand. Check the web site for details.

October 5th 12pm: The Vista Rhythm & Brews Music Festival presented by Mother Earth Brewing and Back Street Brewery kicks off it’s second year. Tickets are $30 and you can get them right here.

Octover 5th, 4 pm: The 3 mile Walk to end Alzheimers starts at 4:00 pm at the Oceanside Pier. If you can’t make it to the walk, support Fire Mountain locals the Swifts reach their goal!

October 5th 6:30 pm: Photojournalist and author Kirk Lee Aeder is giving a book talk and signing at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Special guests, former pro surfers, Mike Cruikshank and Peter “PT” Townend will also make an appearance

Screen Shot 2013-10-03 at 5.37.46 PMOctober is Kids Free Museum Month! There is a long list of museums and attractions all over San Diego county including the Oceanside Museum of Art,  The California Surf Museum, the Encinitas Lux Art Institute, The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, The Birch Aquarium, the SD Model Railroad Museum and many more with free admission for kids the entire month of October. —UPDATE: Even more FREE attractions can be found here, including Legoland, Sea World and more!

October 6th, 10am: The Oceanside Museum of Art has upped Free Museum Month by hosting Free Family Art day this Sunday. The museum is free and kids and parents can create small works of art that reflect the exhibits currently on view

Weekends in October: Legoland Brick or Treat has fireworks and a “Brick or Treat” trail for the kids. Definitely a good way to get your money’s worth out of that costume!

With a high temperature of around 87° should be nice weather for any of these events, so go on, get out and do something!


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On September 29-30, 2012 the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with Genentech will present Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor. The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For a full schedule of events check out the North County Times

Be ready for a some walking, as parking is limited!