Foodways Summit: growing local food in Long Beach

By Long Beach Fresh

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Growing the Local Food Movement

Long Beach Fresh is dedicated to expanding Long Beach’s local food economy and infrastructure in ways that benefit local communities. We think that everyone should have affordable access to good food – food that is nutritious, culturally relevant, and that has integrity in how it’s produced and distributed.

Here’s what we’re doing about it

Foodways Summit is a week of events tours, panels and parties that celebrate and explore the local food movement in Long Beach, CA.

Our purpose is to gather and connect the local food movement together and with new partners, storytellers, farmers, gardeners, helpers, leaders, investors, chefs, food brands, educators, food buyers & distributors, health professionals, residents, seniors, youth, organizations, students, newbies, partners and supporters.

You can join us

At each Foodways Summit event, you can expect to taste something, visit somewhere, meet somebody, learn something and share something.

FOOD SUMMIT EVENTS - 5/23 to 5/31:

- 5/23 Opening Mixer - Women Entrepreneurs of Local Food
- 5/25 DTLB Taste the Block with We are the Next
- 5/26 North Long Beach Double Decker Bus Garden Tour
- 5/28 Memorial Day BBQ with Shady Grove BBQ
- 5/29 Wasted! with Robert Egger and Patti Larson at The Growing Experience
- 5/30 Transforming School Food with LBUSD and Good Food LA
- 5/31 Closing Reception with the Local Food Media

The Foodways Summit is a community-driven, non-profit series produced by Long Beach Fresh and We need your help for Food Summit to make an impact for local food.

Long Beach Fresh is made possible in part by the California Endowment. We are fiscally hosted by Social Environmental Enterpeneurs SEE Inc., a 501 c(3) non-profit organization.

Perks of Supporting Us

Your sponsorship of our educational tasting, touring and talking events is the best way to experience the Foodways Summit and to be acknowledged for helping contribute to grow Long Beach's food movement.

Individuals looking to support us are encouraged to make a donation, become a "Foodways Friend" or purchase an "All Access Pass". Companies and non-profits who want recognition for sponsoring an event should "Sponsor an Event" or or become a partner by "Sponsoring the Series!" Local food companies and healthy non-profits can sign-up as a "Community Partner" or "Local Food Partner" at a special rate.

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Team Members

Ryan Smolar

Tony Damico