Join us on Sunday, November 10th!



The Branch Out began as an event to “branch out” throughout Ventura County to grow deeper relationships with our farmers, backyard fruit donors, volunteers, and agency partners, and to celebrate the work of Food Forward while inspiring others to join us. Now in its 4th year, this Branch Out promises more of the same: good food, good brews, and good times as we celebrate another successful year of rescuing and donating surplus produce across Ventura.

This year, Topa Topa Brewing Co. has generously offered to host us at their soon-to-be opened space on Colt Street!

November 10, 2019
1 to 4 pm
Topa Topa Brewing Co., 4880 Colt Street, Ventura, CA 93003
All ages
Free Admission, with beer and food for sale



Depending on the weather, we’ll either be outside in the beer garden or inside in the brewery itself. Topa Topa will be slinging amazing brews all afternoon and donating a portion of sales back to Food Forward! We’ll have live music playing good tunes and delicious food for purchase from Chef Tayo Waugh’s SO Truck. Plus, we’ll be bringing back our exciting raffle that’s made possible by our generous Ventura County sponsors and throwing in a silent auction to boot.

Be sure to RSVP via Eventbrite so that we know you’re coming. Like always, the Branch Out is family-friendly. If you have any questions or to become a sponsor, please contact Alia Haddad, Events and Partnerships Manager, at or (818) 764-1022 ext. 111. 



Thanks to our generous sponsors


And to our fabulous raffle and silent auction sponsors

Andria’s Seafood
B. on Main
Beacon Coffee

Betty Belts
Bungalow by Fig
Cafe Fiore
Cafe Nouveau
Dargan’s Irish Pub
Finney’s Crafthouse
Carol Goldstein
Hearts Delight
House of Stone Inc.
Island Packers

Leashless Brewing
Limon y Sal
Lure Fish House
Papa Lennons

Red Tandem Brewery
Rosie Lee Imports
Senior Craft Shoppe
Tobie & Eddie Mitchell
Ventura Meat Company
Ventura Spirits
Vom Fass
We Olive
The Wine Closet

…and more to come!