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September 3 – Celebrate 30 Years of Farmers’ Markets in LA

Join us for 30 Years and Growing, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Los Angeles’ first farmers’ market. The Gardena farmers’ market, which opened June 23, 1979, was the first of many great markets in Southern California. This milestone

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Design the Future of Farmers’ Markets!

For Immediate Release Contact: Vanessa Zajfen; / 323-341-5092 Design the Future of Farmers’ Markets! LOS ANGELES, CA: The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College is pleased to announce our partnership with GOOD for a design competition for

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two cities – food justice in los angeles

Two Cities This post is the second in a series on food & Los Angeles. The first was Land of Sunshine, focusing on urban agriculture. The last will be City without Borders, about the future of food in an L.A.

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Posted in Grocery Accountability Project

Local and Sustainable Meat in the School Cafeteria

Monday’s LA Times reported on a new school lunch program in Castle Rock, CO that serves locally raised, grass-fed,  hormone-free beef.  The school is experiencing higher participation rates in their school lunch program as a result of the healthier menu

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New Farm to Hospital Brochure Released

Farm to Hospital: Supporting Local Agriculture and Improving Health Care By Moira Beery, Center for Food & Justice, and Kristen Markley, Community Food SecurityCoalition. This brochure introduces interested farmers and hospital food service departments to the ins and outs of

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Farm Fresh Food at Hospitals

UEPI’s Center for Food and Justice joins Health Care Without Harm to present the Southern California Healthy Hospital Food Roundtable Meeting on February 23, 2007. Hospitals and other interested parties are invited to learn about purchasing sustainable and local foods

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The Future of Food in Suburban Sprawl

Through CFJ’s Farm to School work in Riverside County over the past 2 years we have been supporting small family farmers whose land is being continually threatened by development. Riverside County is one of the fastest growing counties in the

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