The CADO

The CADO A community and pop-up museum celebrating California's favorite fruit - the avocado.

🥑 🥑 Long time no (guac) talk! 🥑 🥑 🥑 Some of you may have heard hints about The CADO opening this summer at the San Diego...
04/17/2020

🥑 🥑 Long time no (guac) talk! 🥑 🥑

🥑 Some of you may have heard hints about The CADO opening this summer at the San Diego County Fair. Guess what? You were RIGHT. We had spent the last several months working on a few totally new exhibits, updating original ones, and bringing together fresh ways to experience our favorite fruit. While it’s disappointing that COVID-19 has postponed the opening (fingers crossed for next summer!), the pandemic hasn’t changed our mission.

🥑 We created The CADO around a shared delight in avocados and a drive to unpeel the journey from tree to toast. Of course, the pop-up experience was how this physically manifested, last summer, but we’ve built an AVObsessed community that reaches far beyond IRL.

🥑 To all those on the front lines of this fight: you are heroes! To all our growers who ensure we have food: we see you and we celebrate you! To anyone whose life has been affected by this: our hearts are with you!

🥑 Now more than ever we need to share stories about our farmers whose dedication to the crop is unwavering. We also need to support them. We need to share moments of delight - that feeling when you twist open the fruit and see that green gradient in all its glory. ✨ So, please buy local fruit (it’s CA avo season!) and share your stories, recipes, uses, etc with us! Have ideas? Requests? Stories to share? We’d love to hear. Leave ‘em in the comments 🙏🏽

🥑 We’ll do whatever we can to spread the kind of JOY that only comes from a perfectly ripe avocado.

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- Anne + Mary

The CADO's cover photo
04/17/2020

The CADO's cover photo

Only ONE more day left to hear Jason Mraz school you on how avocados grow from tree to toast in CA. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Get tix online f...
09/21/2019

Only ONE more day left to hear Jason Mraz school you on how avocados grow from tree to toast in CA. ⁣⁣
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Get tix online for our final days of The CADO because missing out is the pits.
Thecado.co/tickets
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Curious about where the idea for the first avocado museum experience came from? Our co-creators dished on The CADO origi...
09/19/2019

Curious about where the idea for the first avocado museum experience came from?

Our co-creators dished on The CADO origin story to Under The Influence Podcast. Listen in before our season comes to an end THIS SUNDAY.

Listen to the interview:
http://bit.ly/TheCADOxUTIP
Buy tickets to our final weekend:
http://thecado.co/tickets

Last chance to STAY HASSY, SAN DIEGO at The CADO!!⁣⁣⁣⁣If you’re AVObsessed, get tickets to the final four days of the wo...
09/18/2019

Last chance to STAY HASSY, SAN DIEGO at The CADO!!⁣⁣
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If you’re AVObsessed, get tickets to the final four days of the world’s first avocado museum experience. ⁣⁣
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You’ll experience 6 rooms of interactive, educational and photogenic installations - all about avocados! ⁣⁣⁣
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Pop-up in North County ends 9.22 (THIS SUNDAY). ⁣⁣⁣
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(PC: Whitney Eckis)

🥑YUM🥑⁣Don’t miss the chance to visit The CADO and Taste of San Marcos for a full sensory experience THIS SATURDAY. ⁣⁣1-4...
09/13/2019

🥑YUM🥑⁣
Don’t miss the chance to visit The CADO and Taste of San Marcos for a full sensory experience THIS SATURDAY. ⁣

1-4pm⁣
$50 VIP tickets include:⁣
🍽 Gourmet local bites⁣
🍻 Unlimited sips⁣
🎟 The CADO admission⁣
😍 The CADO signature tote⁣

https://tasteofsanmarcos2019.brownpapertickets.com/
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Note to self while waiting for the 3-day weekend to begin and avocados to ripen. #worthit ⁣⁣⁣⁣To celebrate, we may have ...
08/31/2019

Note to self while waiting for the 3-day weekend to begin and avocados to ripen. #worthit ⁣⁣
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To celebrate, we may have a secret ticket bundle - this weekend only. Hint: it’s the opposite of extra. ⁣⁣
Take a look at tickets: www.thecado.⁣co/tickets
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What do Fridays and ripe avocados have in common?⁣....They both require a ton of patience while counting down the days. ...
08/16/2019

What do Fridays and ripe avocados have in common?⁣
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They both require a ton of patience while counting down the days. ⁣

And Friday is here! Celebrate with us tonight - we are open til 9.
🎟: Thecado.co/tickets

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(pc: @torianneknox via Instagram in the Ombré Enclave)

08/09/2019


Are you ready to avo good weekend?

We are excited for live music again on our front lawn tonight (and every Thurs/Fri), 5-8pm, thanks to North City. dave booda plays music sometimes rewrote some lyrics for The CADO last night. ⁣

Join us! thecado.co/tickets ⁣
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Get ready to learn more than you ‘gram. “The Cado is a walk-through museum installation where visitors can learn about t...
08/07/2019
Pop-up avocado museum has finally ripened in San Marcos

Get ready to learn more than you ‘gram.

“The Cado is a walk-through museum installation where visitors can learn about the nutritional facts of avocados, their importance to San Diego’s agricultural industry, shopping tips and the history of the Hass avocado, the black-skinned variety that now makes up 95 percent of the state’s total crop.”

Exhibit created by two Encinitas sisters opened June 27 in a retail space near Cal State San Marcos

🥑7.31 is THE DAY. National Avocado Day!🥑We’re celebrating all day with:An AVOmazing tote + ticket promo50% of The CADO t...
07/31/2019

🥑7.31 is THE DAY. National Avocado Day!🥑

We’re celebrating all day with:
An AVOmazing tote + ticket promo
50% of The CADO tote for past ticket holders
Giveaways
Flash avo day deals from local faves
Special announcements
Instagram stories
And more!

Get on the Ripe List ASAP for access:
https://mailchi.mp/thecado/avoday

Have you ever seen avocado pink?? We collected over 1,000 avocado pits and collaborated with local artist Kristin Morris...
07/27/2019

Have you ever seen avocado pink??

We collected over 1,000 avocado pits and collaborated with local artist Kristin Morrison to create The Pit Stop installation. Each of the 40 muslin triangles covering our geodesic dome are dyed naturally from the 🥑 pits, resulting in a range of blush pink hues.

Watch out Popeye! Are avocados the new spinach?Alexandra from Harvest Joy (photo cred) thinks so. Learn more about your ...
07/25/2019

Watch out Popeye! Are avocados the new spinach?

Alexandra from Harvest Joy (photo cred) thinks so.

Learn more about your favorite superfood this weekend.
Tix to The CADO: thecado.co/tickets

Sunday Funday. AC included. Open until 6pm today. Tix 👉🏽 thecado.co
07/21/2019

Sunday Funday. AC included.

Open until 6pm today.

Tix 👉🏽 thecado.co

07/12/2019

Welcome inside of a pixelated avocado, the Ombré Enclave. We love how everyone shows their unique style here! Keep those Instagrams coming.

We were inspired to create the ombré color gradient as a large-scale installation because of a nutrition fact: the darkest part of the fruit (near the peel) is the most nutrient dense.

Visit The CADO at North City to see it IRL - thecado.co/tickets

Ticket Hours:
Thursdays 10-7:30
Fridays 10-9
Saturdays 10-9
Sundays 10-6

Taking avocados v seriously. Probably because we are excited to announce new Sunday hours. The CADO is now open at 10 am...
07/11/2019

Taking avocados v seriously.

Probably because we are excited to announce new Sunday hours. The CADO is now open at 10 am and we just released tickets for the extra hour on Sunday mornings.
Thecado.co/tickets

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Less of this. Reducing use of single-use plastic water bottles is just one way we can think like an avocado farmer. Rath...
07/02/2019

Less of this.

Reducing use of single-use plastic water bottles is just one way we can think like an avocado farmer. Rather than thinking only about convenience and aesthetic, let’s consider our resources and the ramifications of our choices even more. Find this installation in our Sustainability Room.

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🥑 Welcome to The CADO🥑Doors to the world’s first avocado museum experience officially open today at 10am. Get tickets on...
06/27/2019

🥑 Welcome to The CADO🥑
Doors to the world’s first avocado museum experience officially open today at 10am. Get tickets online now 👉🏽 thecado.co/tickets

Meet you there?

RIPE PLACE
North City
250 North City Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078

RIPE TIMES
6.27 - 9.22
Thurs // 10-7:30
Fri // 10-9
Sat // 10-9
Sun // 11-7:30

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All shapes and sizes 💛#DYK Hass avocado trees in California produce up to 200 pieces of fruit each year. The same trees ...
06/16/2019

All shapes and sizes 💛

#DYK Hass avocado trees in California produce up to 200 pieces of fruit each year. The same trees often grow fruit of varying sizes but that isn’t ever something to worry about. Small or large, they are all creamy, delicious, and packed with superfood goodness.

Thanks to Imperfect Produce for these little 🥑🥑🥑 and a reminder that it’s what on the inside that counts.

Do you have your tickets yet? Thecado.co/tickets
06/15/2019
PACIFIC

Do you have your tickets yet?

Thecado.co/tickets

Calling all millennials! The CADO is headed to San Marcos on June 27 to celebrate the trendy superfruit gracing Insta feeds.

On Wednesdays, we paint pink. #sneakpeek
06/13/2019

On Wednesdays, we paint pink.
#sneakpeek

This summer, step inside the world’s first avocado museum experience popping up in North County from 6.27-9.22.Tag  or s...
06/10/2019

This summer, step inside the world’s first avocado museum experience popping up in North County from 6.27-9.22.

Tag or share with your avo half and reserve your tickets to The CADO ripe now! http://bit.ly/RipeTickets

🥑 WE AVO BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🥑Tickets to The CADO go on sale June 10th at 10am. ⠀⠀Missing out is the pits. Tag your avo-obs...
06/05/2019

🥑 WE AVO BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🥑

Tickets to The CADO go on sale June 10th at 10am. ⠀

Missing out is the pits. Tag your avo-obsessed crew, set an alarm and plan your visit to the pop-up experience celebrating California's favorite fruit.

The CADO will pop-up in San Diego (North County) from June 27 - September 22, 2019 and tickets will be released for Thursdays - Sundays.

The CADO's cover photo
05/28/2019

The CADO's cover photo

Ripe on: 6.27We’re excited to share that the pop-up avocado museum experience celebrating CA’s favorite fruit is officia...
05/28/2019

Ripe on: 6.27

We’re excited to share that the pop-up avocado museum experience celebrating CA’s favorite fruit is officially opening this summer in North County (San Diego for 12 weeks.

Tickets on sale soon. Sign up for early access to The CADO tickets: http://bit.ly/CADOemail

Guac the vote.
11/06/2018

Guac the vote.

🥑Final day + exciting news!!!🥑We just hit our minimum crowdfunding goal of $15,000 on Indiegogo! And we’re not done yet....
10/31/2018

🥑Final day + exciting news!!!🥑

We just hit our minimum crowdfunding goal of $15,000 on Indiegogo! And we’re not done yet.

Today is the last chance to scoop up tickets to Premiere Week + our surprise perk of The CADO Sticker Pack! It is our most requested merch and we’re excited to share it with you.
Scoop it up before midnight: http://bit.ly/TheCADOonIGG

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Materials for one of our most iconic rooms at The CADO. Any guesses?Discover the room reveal in our Indiegogo story. 👉🏽 ...
10/16/2018

Materials for one of our most iconic rooms at The CADO. Any guesses?

Discover the room reveal in our Indiegogo story.
👉🏽 http://bit.ly/AvoRoomReveal

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Sharing a recipe sneak peek from 🥑The Avocado Cookbooklet🥑.Get it exclusively on Indiegogo now 👉🏽 bit.ly/AvoCookbookletW...
10/14/2018

Sharing a recipe sneak peek from 🥑The Avocado Cookbooklet🥑.

Get it exclusively on Indiegogo now 👉🏽 bit.ly/AvoCookbooklet

We’ve curated 5 delicious “California style” recipes for you, like the “Avocado Blueberry Cloud Smoothie” by Jessi Agadoni of Merfleur.

Will you lend a hand?Tomorrow, we are opening the all-hands-on-deck harvest for The CADO with an Indiegogo campaign. Per...
10/01/2018

Will you lend a hand?
Tomorrow, we are opening the all-hands-on-deck harvest for The CADO with an Indiegogo campaign.

Perk alert👉🏽 And we will have 🥑perks, from $5 - $5k, as a THANK YOU for our supporters. We can’t wait to unpeel them.

Don’t forget👉🏽 Our pre-launch early access tickets (4 for $99!) go up in price starting 10.2. Get in on it now!
https://bit.ly/2zK2w6A

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The CADO's cover photo
09/26/2018

The CADO's cover photo

They had us at avocados. Who’s in?
08/31/2018
Food & Wine

They had us at avocados. Who’s in?

We have a feeling they won't have any problem finding avocado lovers to participate. 🥑

Home is where the avocado is. #NationalAvocadoDay
07/31/2018

Home is where the avocado is. #NationalAvocadoDay

Great things - much like California avocados - can take a little extra time and California sunshine to ripen. We are har...
05/30/2018

Great things - much like California avocados - can take a little extra time and California sunshine to ripen. We are hard at work building The CADO and, due to some unforeseen construction delays, it will take longer than expected to come to fruition. We aren’t willing to compromise quality or guest experience, which means that The CADO will now open late summer 2018.

If you already purchased tickets, please check your email because you’ve got mail. All ticket holders will be refunded and put on our early access list to sign up for a new date as soon as the dates are announced.

They say patience is a virtue. One that California growers possess and we all aspire to. We invite you to continue following our journey here and look forward to meeting at The CADO.
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San Marcos, CA
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So, The (official) CADO was cancelled/postponed, but it's at Sculpture & Cocktails??? What is going on here?
Hi! I bought two tickets for June 16th, and I'm looking to exchange them for two tickets in June 23rd! Let me know if you are interested! 🥑🥑🥑
Can’t wait to see The Cado. But I have to wait until October.