Archive for September, 2009

Schedule of Events

Tomorrow’s event has a full lineup of chefs, free food, free bags, great information and more. Don’t miss it!

10:00 – 10:30

Press Conference
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Deputy Secretary of Trade Development Robert Tse, L.A. County Agricultural Commissioner Kurt Floren

ALL DAY: 10:00 – 2:00

Fruit & Vegetable Samples – Taste the Harvest Booth

Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Salad – Worldwide Produce Booth

Exhibition of 20 Finalists from the Open Ideas Competition: Redesign Your
Farmers’ Market – GOOD / Architects’ Newspaper / UEPI Booth

Free bags dyed with fruits & veggies from ECOBAGS and Fresh Pressed – GOOD Booth

Afghan Food Samples – East & West Gourmet Afghan Food Booth

Nutrition & Diet Information – Ask a Dietitian Booth

Live Music and Entertainment

11:00 – 12:30

Chef Jeffrey Saad, Spice Smuggler
Chef demonstration SEE-LA Booth


Salsa Tasting Contest SEE-LA Booth


Erik Knutzen & Kelly Coyne, Homegrown Evolution
Self-irrigating planters demonstration GOOD Booth


Sara Marie Paul, Ramirez Farm CSA
Community supported agriculture discussion — GOOD Booth

12:30 – 2:00

Chef Tara Thomas, Traxx Restaurant
Chef demonstration SEE-LA Booth


Carrot Cake Cutting SEE-LA Booth

Mike Blockstein, Public Matters & Sharlene Gozalians, Healthy Eating Active Communities
Stories of Where Do I Get My Five? videos, and MarketMakeovers.org GOOD Booth


Tara Kolla, Silver Lake Farms
L.A. urban farmer, grower of flowers and loofahs GOOD Booth


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The press conference with Mayor Villaraigosa has changed, it will now begin at 10:00am.  Please plan accordingly and join us for a great celebration of the past, present, and future of L.A.’s beloved farmers’ markets.

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3 Days and Counting!

What do Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilwoman Jan Perry, chef Evan Kleiman, food critic Jonathan Gold, L.A. County Ag Comissioner Kurt Floren, and you all have in common? A love of farmers’ markets, of course! Join them, and many many other food and market lovers on Thursday for 30 Years and Growing.

At 10:30 10:00 (new time!) Mayor Villaraigosa will honor the original organizers of L.A.’s first farmers’ markets at a press conference and announce the City’s plan to increase access to good food for all. Join us for this press conference and celebrate after with great food and free entertainment.

Can’t make it to Thursday’s event? Support you local farmers all year by shopping at a market near you. Eating fresh, tasty, and sustainably grown local foods is a choice you can make every single day to improve your health, the environment, and our regional economy. Learn more about the many reasons to eat locally here.

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