Fresh Talks: Exploring Local Food Issues at the Friday DTLB Farmers Market

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Fresh Talks: Exploring Local Food Issues at the Friday DTLB Farmers Market

Join the local food movement and statewide food system visitors! Learn about Microenterprise Home Kitchens & food issues facing Long Beach

By Long Beach Fresh

When and where

Date and time

Friday, April 7 · 10am - 2pm PDT


Downtown Long Beach Farmer's Market 315-412 The Promenade North Long Beach, CA 90802

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About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us Downtown for LB Fresh's series of talks on local food issues, happening concurrently with the Friday DTLB Certified Farmers Market. Come and engage with the local food community while enjoying delicious treats from the market, such as Caile Burgers. Our guest speakers include food leadership organizations across the state, local food leaders and program officials.

We will kick off our talks with an informed discussion on Microenterprise Home Kitchens Ordinance, a new state law that has made selling home cooked meals legal for 250 new businesses in California. We’ll hear from Denise Blackmon of Soul Goodness, an authentic home kitchen-based business in Riverside. We’ll also hear about food issues facing our state including how Central Coast farmers are shifting from wine production to olive oil due to climate change. This is a great opportunity to learn about important local food issues, support local food businesses, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Friday Farmers Market.

About the Foodways Summit:

The Foodways Summit is a multi-day, multi-site exploration of potential and emerging innovations in local food, with the goal of expanding healthy food access, education, and opportunities. Supporters are encouraged to become a Foodways Champion .

About the organizer

Organized by
Long Beach Fresh

Our Mission

To increase the production, distribution and consumption of healthy, local foods in Long Beach, California

Food in America is broken: Inequalities in food access and overconsumption of processed foods, chemicals and GMOs are affecting public health and the environment in disastrous ways.

Communities are organizing to fix the gap: Local farms, chefs and activists are educating citizens and establishing sustainable, local food growth and distribution. Urban agriculture is becoming an increasingly viable source of fresh affordable foods.

We believe in helping all three parts of a local food economy work together: Eaters (consumers), Feeders (establishments ranging from schools and hospitals to restaurants, distributors and co-operatives) and Seeders (local farms and growers). Eaters, Feeders and Seeders comprise the agricultural cycle of supply, distribution, and demand. If Eaters, Feeders and Seeders can become more connected, both supply and demand for local food production will scale up and become a change agent in public health and the local economy.