Tuesday, August 5, 2008

LA's Own Slow Food Nation-Type Event

Well, even though it's no Slow Food Nation, there's a very cool event coming up on Sunday, August 17. Its part of the Downtown LA Film Festival and it's called, Sustainable LA.

Its a free event at MOCA and The California Plaza in Downtown LA, it runs from Noon to 10 p.m. and there will be environmental-themed films and related events.

The best part for LA Farm Girl is the scheduled Farmers Market and Slow Food Court on Grand Avenue between 2nd and 4th, that runs from 12 noon to 6 pm. http://www.dffla.com/press.asp#sustainablela

It will feature over 60 food, farm, green business, craft and green not for profit booths. And there will be fresh salads, ice cream rotisserie chicken, fish, juices, cobbler, and more. There will also be an opportunity to talk to local growers about their farms and sample their produce.

The foodie part also includes a panel discussion: "Buy Local, Eat Slow: A New Way of Thinking About Food," from 2:30 – 3:30 pm featuring the Path to Freedom Folks and cookbook author Amelia Saltsman moderated by Russ Parsons.

I am hoping to be able to go but it depends on how my Dad is doing after his hip replacement on August 8th, I don't want to leave him alone if he's not able to be up and about yet.

1 comment:

MaryRuth said...

Thanks for the info, Judi. I had been meaning to ask you about the slow food thing. Hopefully I can check it out. Best wishes for your dad's speedy recovery.