Slow Food Los Angeles

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Farmers’ Markets: 30 Years & Growing, A Celebration

30yearcelebration.pngNext Thursday, the City of Los Angeles will mark the 30th anniversary of certified farmers’ markets in the Los Angeles area with a celebration at City Hall:

When: Thursday, September 3, 2009, from 10:00am until 2:00pm
Where: Arts District/Little Tokyo, Certified Farmers’ Market on the lawn at Los Angeles City Hall, 1st and Spring Streets
Cost: Free

Confirmed guests and activities include: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Jan Perry, Robert Tse, Kurt Floren, Vance Corum and other organizers of Los Angeles’s first farmers’ markets, including 20 original farmers and organizers from the first market in Gardena; Evan Kleiman, Jonathan Gold, Nancy Silverton, Mary Sue Milliken, Eric Lukosky, urban farmers and gardeners including representatives from the Stanford Avalon garden in Watts, the 24th Street Foundation, and the Garden School Foundation, and many others.

Complete details about participants and events such as SEE-LA’s “Taste the Harvest” booth, a salsa contest, and other food vendors and artisans are available on the Locally Grown LA website.

Slow Food Los Angeles also encourages you to celebrate farmers and their markets throughout the year by visiting your local market (find where with the Los Angeles Times’ farmers’ market locator), learning about the products of our region, and supporting good, clean, and fair food with your purchases.

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