Fresh Fruit Potluck San Diego @fruitarians

Let's have some nice time sharing a meal of fresh fruit. In 2018, I started hosting fruit potlucks - fruitlucks - in Oceanside, California on second Sundays. In 2020, we planned to meet every first Friday at five (5) pm, but had only two events. In 2022, I hope to continue.

Answers to Already Asked Questions:

  • What kind of fruits should I bring?
    Any kind, sweat or non-sweet, but tasty, ripe, and undamaged.
  • What if I do not want fresh fruits or cannot get any?
    Bring seeds, vegan salads, or fruit drinks, juices, or tea or coffee. Or bring fruits that others would likely enjoy.
  • Do I need to bring drinks?
    Only if you want to bring something special. We will have tap water and hibiscus herbal tea.
  • How much fruit should I bring?
    Enough to satiate 1-2 people. For example, 2 pounds of grapes, or 6 large apples, or a melon.
  • Why only fruit?
    1. Fruits are one of the most environmentally friendly, ethical, healthy, and universal foods.
    2. Fruits are easy, no cooking, no special ingredients that someone might not like.
    3. Nobody else in my area organizes fruitarian events, the are rare everywhere, and as a long-term fruitarian I want to do something about it. Even vegan, vegetarian or plant-based gatherings are hard to find.
    4. People should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables (including non-sweet fruits like tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, or cucumbers) to live longer and healthier.
    5. A fresh fruit meal might become an example to form a nice habit: once a month, a week, or even daily fruit only lunch or dinner.
    6. It is worth my effort to organize a fruitluck privately because restaurants rarely offer fruit dishes.
    7. I want to try to give good people a friendly environment to find friends - without advertisement, money pressure, distractions, but with a pleasant view on a tiny orchard. 

Thank you and keep in touch!

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Please review all the details below and RSVP. Twice we gathered outside in the garden on picnic blankets.

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  • Title: Fruit Potluck in Oceanside
  • Description: An environmentally-friendly and healthful semi-formal food event in North County San Diego, Southern California.
  • Properties: private, informal, recurrent
  • Goals: fun, communication
  • Details and previous answers (message me with any additional questions):
  • What: Bring a dish of fruit - fresh, clean, and ready to serve, your favorite or seasonal.
  • Who: fruitarians, vegans, vegetarians, interesting people, a person who you would like to accompany you
  • Why: To appreciate the importance of environmentally-friendly, ethical, and hopefully healthy foods.
  • Place: Oceanside, California, Airport neighborhood, North of 76 and Benet (or Foussat), on a hill behind a small river, the house is on the right, at the round end of the short destination street, easy street parking
  • Organizing: by invitation only, please tell me whether you are coming, and whether you want to bring someone, within 3 days, and please send me a note if you would like to attend and I have not messaged you for some reason
  • Caution: in the dark, find the way to the entry along ground solar lights to the right from the only street lamp, in the garden, step only on the white stones (to not stumble and to save seedlings), no AC, a small fan, the window breathe should be fresh
  • Setup: one large room, leave your shoes on, hard floor, guest bathroom in front of the main entry diagonally to the left (North), the first door in opposite to the kitchen direction, 28 persons capacity with soft seating
  • Dress Code: simplicity is welcome, smart casual
  • Food and Drinks: bring your favorite drinks, only vegan (no milk or eggs), fresh fruit
  • Arrangement: food arranged Swedish style, one counter for all refreshments, pick and pour your drink, select your food yourself, take as much as you like, bring your drink and plate to your seat
  • Dishes: open kitchen near the big table - please find what you need, all silverware is in a big drawer to the right of the refrigerator, all the dishes are in a glass shelf by the bigger kitchen window, to the right - drinking glasses, standard wine (24), highball (12), tea (9) and smaller coffee (9) glass cups, to the left - white porcelain plates and small bowls, bigger glass bowls (4), serving plates (5)
  • No Need to Bring: one-time use plastic items


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