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Friday, May 18, 2018

Foodways Summit is coming to the LBC!

The Foodways Summit is coming to Long Beach!

MAY 23 TO MAY 31, 2018

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.

Foodways Summit is a week of events:  tours, panels and parties that celebrate and explore the local food movement in Long Beach, CA. Events include: 

Opening Mixer, May 23rd -  an evening of storytelling and resource-sharing by women entrepreneurs in local food. You'll hear and taste the handiwork of women food entrepreneurs like Dina Amadril (LB Creamery), Terri Henry (DineLBC), Kat Lukat (Wide Eyes Open Palms), and Aliye Aydin (“A Good Carrot” blog).

DTLB Taste & Walk, May 25th - a tasty tour of local food producers who source their food responsibly, and get to try locally-crafted chocolate, juice, tea/coffee and hear about where the raw materials come from by the purveyors to learn how our food choices affect the world.

Agrihood: NLB Garden Bus Tour, May 26thtour of North Long Beach’s grow sites including farms, gardens and edible landscapes, a school food discussion with Primal Alchemy’s Chef Paul Buchanan at a school cafeteria and a food waste talk with LA Kitchen’s Robert Egger and Food Finder’s Patti Larson at an urban farm.

Memorial Day BBQ, May 28th - a meet and greet with Long Beach's favorite master of meat. 

Wasted, a Taco Tuesday about diverting waste, May 29th - a gathering to divert throw away food into tasty tactos at an urban farm. 

Transforming School Food, May 30th - discuss school food with LBUSD and how LA approaches good food purchasing by government and institutions.  

Closing Reception, May 31st - join local food media and friends to close out a week of learning, sharing food and fun.

The purpose of the Foodways Summit is to gather and connect the local food movement together and with new partners, storytellers, farmers, gardeners, helpers, leaders, investors, chefs, food brands, educators, food buyers & distributors, health professionals, residents, seniors, youth, organizations, students, newbies, partners and supporters.

At each Foodways Summit event , you can expect to taste something, visit somewhere, meet somebody, learn something and share something.

Long Beach Foodways Summit is brought to you by:

Long Beach Fresh, dedicated to expanding Long Beach’s local food economy and infrastructure in ways that benefit local communities.

Longbeachize, award-winning publication covering local food, housing issues, art, bike advocacy, urban development and equity.

For more information and to get tickets to any of the above events, see the Foodways Summit website: Foodways Summit

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