Foodways Summit a Week-long Celebration of the Long Beach Food Movement

Updated: 4 days ago


The first Foodways Summit is a multi-day adventure exploring innovative people and places in local food, with the goal of expanding healthy food access, education, and opportunities. From neighborhood farms to hidden gardens, famous chefs to food equity join the fun for a full week of talks, tastes and tours of good food practices in Long Beach, CA. The week kicks off on Wednesday, May 23, with storytelling and resource-sharing by women entrepreneurs in local food. Hear and taste the handiwork of women food entrepreneurs like Dina Amadril (LB Creamery), Terri Henry (DineLBC), and Kat Lukat (Wide Eyes Open Palms). On Friday, May 25, take a DTLB tasting tour of local food producers who source their food responsibly. Try locally-crafted chocolate, juice, tea/coffee and hear about where the raw materials come from by the purveyors to learn how our food choices affect the world. Other events include a Big Red Bus tour of North Long Beach’s grow sites including farms, gardens and edible landscapes, a school food discussion with Primal Alchemy’s Chef Paul Buchanan at a school cafeteria and a food waste talk with LA Kitchen’s Robert Egger and Food Finder’s Patti Larson at an urban farm. The purpose of the Foodways Summit 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. At each Foodways Summit event, you can expect to taste something, visit somewhere, meet somebody, learn something and share something.

Opening Mixer

THURSDAY, MAY 23rd

Celebrating the Women Entrepreneurs of Local Food with storytelling, resource-sharing and support.

LOLA’S MEXICAN CUISINE DTLB Taste and Walk

FRIDAY, MAY 25th

A tasty tour of chocolate, coffee/tea, beer and other treats that have been ethically sourced and crafted in Long Beach.

VARIOUS LOCATIONS DTLB Agrihood:

NLB Garden Bus Tour

SATURDAY, MAY 26 A whistle-stop tour of North Long Beach's homegrown food community with both public and secret gardens.

Shady Grove BBQ

MONDAY, MAY 28

A fun Memorial Day BBQ with Long Beach's favorite masters of meat.

WILLMORE DISTRICT Wasted!

TUESDAY, MAY 29

We're gathering at an throwing away food, people and land while we divert trash into tasty tacos at an urban farm.

THE GROWING EXPERIENCE Transforming School Food

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Discuss school food with LBUSD and how LA approaches good food purchasing by government and institutions.

FREMONT ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA Closing Reception

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Join local food media and friends to close-out a week of learning, sharing food & fun. THE HANGOUT

Long Beach Foodways Summit is brought to you by: Long Beach Fresh​, dedicated to expanding Long Beach’s local food economy and infrastructure in ways that benefit local communities.

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