Los Angeles

Good Food Festival & Conference

Slow Food Los Angeles members,

Last year’s Good Food Festival — the first of its kind in L.A. — is back in 2012 with a thought provoking call to action.  At we approach this year’s elections, Californians are once again in a position to shape the future of our food.  This coming Saturday at LACMA, the Good Food Festival & Conference will be highlighting those election issues — namely Proposition 37 — plus a host of other topics including fair food access, jobs in food, and building community –  a topic near and dear to Slow Food’s heart.

Since the Saturday event is being hosted at LACMA, it’s natural to dovetail with some food art.  Tours of art and food in LACMA’s collection include: 10:30–11:30 am, “Trade and the Changing Palette of the Dutch” and “The European Table Transformed” and at 1:30 and 3:30 pm, “Dining Out in Nineteenth-Century France” and “The Age of Elegance.”  Tours are limited to thirty participants and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours meet on the Los Angeles Times Central Court.

And the important part — Slow Food LA members get a discount. Go to the Good Food Festival ticket website and click on tickets in the upper right hand corner.  Select your tickets and then enter the promotional code “slowfoodla” just above the order button.

The conference schedule is as follows:

12 pm: Building Community with Food

Will Allen, Growing Power, author of The Good Food Revolution
Laura Avery, Santa Monica Farmers Market
Meg Glasser, Food Forward
Evan Kleiman, host of Good Food
Kelly Meyer, The American Heart Association Teaching Gardens

2:30 pm: Good Food = Good Jobs

Paula Daniels, Senior Advisor to the mayor of Los Angeles, specializing in food & water policy
Steve Murray, farmer, Murray Family Farms
Michael O’Gorman, Executive Director of Farmer-Veteran Coalition
Jim Slama, President, FamilyFarmed.org

4:30 pm: Is GMO Labeling Coming to California?

Ann Gentry, founder of Real Food Daily
Andrew Kimbrell
, Executive Director of Center for Food Safety
Ernest Miller, lead instructor, Master Food Preserver L.A. County
Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now!
Arran Stephens, CEO and founder of Nature’s Path

Bing Theater l Conference: 12–6 pm l One-hour tours: 10:30–11:30 am and thirty-minute tours at 1:30 and 3:30 pm | Tickets: $45 general admission; $35 museum members, seniors 62+, and students with ID  l Tickets 323 857-6010 or purchase online.

For more information about the entire festival, please visit www.goodfoodfestivals.com.< ?xml:namespace prefix ="" o />

The Good Food Festival & Conference is produced by FamilyFarmed.org, in cooperation with the Santa Monica Farmers Market and with support from the City of Santa Monica and the City of Pasadena.