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15 of LA’s finest chefs signed the Locally Grown Food Pledge as part of the 30th anniversary celebration. Chefs pledge to continue to buy local foods for use in their restaurants and when possible increase their local food orders. Chefs are getting local foods direct from farmers at LA’s farmers’ markets or through specialized distribution firms with local food lines.

 Cook like the pros…… buy from your local farmers’ market! 

Ben Ford signs the Locally Grown Food Pledge

Ben Ford signs the Locally Grown Food Pledge

The Los Angeles Locally Grown Good Food Pledge

We the undersigned support and encourage the use of Good Food: food that is healthy, affordable, and fairly and sustainably grown. Farmers’ Markets are an important source of Good Food and we are proud to be part of a county with the largest number of farmers’ markets in the country.

We recognize that food purchases have the power to reform the food system, sustain local family farmers and their employees, support sustainable farming practices, reward good environmental stewardship and increase access to fresh and healthy foods in the restaurant and food service environment.

By signing this pledge we declare our commitment to the growing Good Food movement and join with other concerned food consumers to provide lasting support for Good Food in our foodshed, which is from San Luis Obispo County to San Diego County and inland.

We will continue to buy and serve locally grown food in our restaurants and pledge to increase it as much as possible.

Name & Restaurant

Jaime Martin Del Campo               La Casita Mexicana

Ramiro Arvizu                                   La Casita Mexicana

Evan Kleinman                                  Angeli Caffe

Michael Cimarusti                           Providence

Nancy Silverton                               Mozza

Tara Thomas                                     Traxx

Mary Sue Milliken                           Border Grill & Ciudad

Kenneth Mc Caskill                         Engine Co. No. 28

Neal Fraser                                        Grace & BLD

Benjamin Ford                                 Ford’s Filling Station

Eric Greenspan                                The Foundry on Melrose

Paul Buchanan                                 Primal Alchemy Catering

Michael Poompan                          Renaissance Hotel-Long Beach

Eric Clkosky                                      Farmers’ Kitchen

Claud Beltran                                   Worldwide Produce & Noir Food and Wine


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