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30 Years of Good Food

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The Santa Monica Farmers' Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary and in honor of the big day, they have teamed up with Family Farmed to present the Good Food Festival.

This five-day festival showcases locally and sustainably produced food and will focus on regional and national issues important to building local food systems and supporting California family farms through speaker panels, chef demos, exhibitor trade and consumer shows, a food policy summit, and a film screening,

Some of the Good Food Movement national and local leaders presenting panels include Mother Jones columnist Tom Philpott, Naomi Starkman of Civil Eats, Pulitzer Prize winning food writer Jonathan Gold, Food Inc. director Robby Kenner, Tomatoland author Barry Estabrook, and Erik Knutzen author, The Urban Homestead.

Urban farmers are in luck because there will be panels on raising your own backyard chickens, growing your own vegetable garden, and making homemade jams & pickles. You can also watch expert bakers and chefs whip up seasonal delights at the "Grow Your Own" and "Master Food Preservers" workshops.

Good Food Festival events include:

Screening of The Harvest, Good Food Film Series - Wednesday, September 14, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Aero Theater

Opening Symposium and Rediscovered Gems: WPA Agricultural Art Opening- Thursday, September 15, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Santa Monica High School, free, but reservations are requested.

Food Policy and Public Health Summit - Friday, September 16, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Santa Monica College

Good Food Festival Street Fair - Saturday and Sunday September 17 & 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Santa Monica High School. Tickets are $10 and include a one-day pass, admission to workshops, food sampling and activities for the entire family. Tickets can purchased here.

For More Information:

Good Food Festival and Conference

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