Ecology Center (The) – San Juan Capistrano

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Ecology Center Community Table
Interactive Outdoor Kitchen
The Ecology Center
The Ecology Center Outdoor Seating
Features:
  • Community Table
  • Chefs Table
  • Order Online
  • Takeout
  • Curbside Service
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
Additional Information
Price Range:
  • $11 - $30
Location Type:
  • Venues and Parks
Entertainment Schedule:
Contact Info
949.443.4223
32701 Alipaz St., San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 92675

Cradled by the coast on one side and the chaparral on the other, The Ecology Center is a 28-acre certified regenerative organic farm (one of the few left in the county) and community hub. Over the course of twelve years, and with a village of staff and volunteers, Founder and Executive Director Evan Marks transitioned The Ecology Center from a one-acre plot into its current 28-acres and a thriving marketplace for regeneratively organic grown flowers, vegetables, fruit, and plants. Year-round, Southern California visitors can enjoy ecological experiences at The Ecology Center, from field trips to culinary adventures, a robust farm stand, and a CSA program now serving the greater region. Through its Nourishing Neighbors initiative, The Ecology Center gives back 20% of what it grows to feed local food-insecure community members, with the goal of nourishing 750 families per week. Additional information and updates can be found on The Ecology Center’s website and on Instagram.

The Ecology Center seeks to bring all members of the community together in a solutions-based educational setting to create a healthy and abundant future for all of Orange County. The Center highlights empowering and cutting-edge environmental perspectives that can be applied to the way we live our lives, making it possible for us to coexist with a thriving environment.

The Farm Store is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A space for all to join together and celebrate, while empowering a regenerative local economy.

The Farm Stand will be closed every Tuesday and Thursday until further notice due to COVID-19 alerts

Aug
13
Fri
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano
Aug 13 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano | San Juan Capistrano | California | United States

Chef Tim Byres will live on the farm in a 24’ Airstream and build a working open-air hearth, which will serve as the focal point for the constantly evolving, experiential dinners that explore the cultural and ecological cuisine of the San Juan Creek bioregion.

Part fine dining, part performance art, each event will take guests on a journey through the farm and property, offering experiences like brickmaking, live music, art, and conversation, all culminating in a multi-course open-sky dinner from Chef Byres.

Only 40 spots available per event.

Aug
14
Sat
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano
Aug 14 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano | San Juan Capistrano | California | United States

Chef Tim Byres will live on the farm in a 24’ Airstream and build a working open-air hearth, which will serve as the focal point for the constantly evolving, experiential dinners that explore the cultural and ecological cuisine of the San Juan Creek bioregion.

Part fine dining, part performance art, each event will take guests on a journey through the farm and property, offering experiences like brickmaking, live music, art, and conversation, all culminating in a multi-course open-sky dinner from Chef Byres.

Only 40 spots available per event.

Aug
20
Fri
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano | San Juan Capistrano | California | United States

Chef Tim Byres will live on the farm in a 24’ Airstream and build a working open-air hearth, which will serve as the focal point for the constantly evolving, experiential dinners that explore the cultural and ecological cuisine of the San Juan Creek bioregion.

Part fine dining, part performance art, each event will take guests on a journey through the farm and property, offering experiences like brickmaking, live music, art, and conversation, all culminating in a multi-course open-sky dinner from Chef Byres.

Only 40 spots available per event.

Aug
21
Sat
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano
Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano | San Juan Capistrano | California | United States

Chef Tim Byres will live on the farm in a 24’ Airstream and build a working open-air hearth, which will serve as the focal point for the constantly evolving, experiential dinners that explore the cultural and ecological cuisine of the San Juan Creek bioregion.

Part fine dining, part performance art, each event will take guests on a journey through the farm and property, offering experiences like brickmaking, live music, art, and conversation, all culminating in a multi-course open-sky dinner from Chef Byres.

Only 40 spots available per event.

Aug
27
Fri
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano
Aug 27 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Award-Winning Chef Tim Byres Takes Up Summer Residency at The Ecology Center @ The Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano | San Juan Capistrano | California | United States

Chef Tim Byres will live on the farm in a 24’ Airstream and build a working open-air hearth, which will serve as the focal point for the constantly evolving, experiential dinners that explore the cultural and ecological cuisine of the San Juan Creek bioregion.

Part fine dining, part performance art, each event will take guests on a journey through the farm and property, offering experiences like brickmaking, live music, art, and conversation, all culminating in a multi-course open-sky dinner from Chef Byres.

Only 40 spots available per event.

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Opening hours:
Sun. 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Mon. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM