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Long Beach Fresh’s Foodways Summit June 1-7


Join Long Beach Fresh’s Foodways Summit June 1-7 for a full week of talks, tastes and tours of Long Beach's local farms and food scene. Long Beach Fresh’s Foodways Summit is a multi-day adventure showcasing urban farmers and the local food scene, with the goal of expanding healthy food access, education, and opportunities for all.

The week kicks off on Saturday, June 1 with THE COLOR OF FOOD,  a celebration of plant-based foods and Afroculinaria in North Long Beach with a keynote by Kawani Brown (Long Beach Vegan Festival), and food by Chef Rodd Dodd (Organic Harvest Gardens), Chef Kyle Johnson (MarktLovr) and Osunkoya Chavon (Sunbelly Foods).

On Sunday, June 2, delve deep into THE HEART OF LONG BEACH to visit bustling markets, community healing centers, and an urban farm to taste and appreciate Cambodiatown’s earthly delights. Tastes include bites from Chef Chad Phuong, Monorom Cambodian Restaurant, Navy’s Cambodian Kitchen and Chef Ollie Cigliano.

On Monday, June 3, SEEDS OF OUR FUTURE assembles a cross-section of urban ag pioneers who are teaching the next generations ways to access land and grow food. Spend time eating and learning from Joe Corso at Long Beach Organic, Kathleen Blakistone at Moonwater Farms, David Hedden at Our Foods and Sheila G at Adventures to Dreams.

On Wednesday, June 5, EMPOWERED KITCHENS is a meet-and-eat with an astounding collaborative of chefs and cooks who have grown healthy food businesses from small and home kitchens including Khahn Hoang of Company of Khahn, Kat McIver and Angie Evans at Wide Eyes Open Palms, Dina Feldman at Feel Good Salsas and kitchen and Arturo Enciso at Gusto Bread.

On Thursday, June 6, you’ll be SCHOOLED in ways good food makes its way into our local schools. Get hands-on experience and school garden tours while we also tackle how our schools can purchase good food for Long Beach students.

On Friday, June 7, they’ll come together in a theatre setting and hear an impressive array of FOODWAYS STORIES in a fast-paced presentation format with lots of pictures called a “PechaKucha.”

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

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