Los Angeles

Bringing the South Central Farmers’ Produce to Market

Slow Food Los Angeles member Randy Clemens has alerted us to news about an event this Saturday:

The South Central Los Angeles farmers who starred in the 2008 Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Garden” will host an organic cooking demonstration, sell and share local organic produce from their new farm in Shafter, California, and host a roundtable discussion about locavore community food initiatives.

Among the participants will be farmers featured in the film, including Tezozomoc, Josefina Medina, Maria Cavero, Roberto Cavero. They will be joined by Sarah Nolan of South Central Farmers’ Cooperative CSA program, members of the Dervaes family of Path to Freedom in Pasadena, and Cisco Pinedo of Cisco Home.

When: Saturday, April 11, 2009 from noon until 4:00pm
Where: Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway, 465 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena 91105
Cost: Free

To support the economic viability of the South Central Farmers’ Cooperative, Whole Foods Market on Arroyo Parkway will become the first grocery store to offer the farm’s organic, local produce every day of the week.

“The Garden,” Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s film, is an engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the U.S., a story that was followed closely by many members and friends of Slow Food Los Angeles. The film will be screened in Los Angeles theatres beginning April 24, 2009, and more information about the film is available on Black Valley Films’ website.