Updates from Long Beach Fresh about local food: from farm to fork

Foodways Summit Press Release

Foodways Summit is a week of tours, panels and tastings celebrating and exploring the local food movement in Long Beach, CA Welcome to the Foodways Summit: from neighborhood farms to hidden gardens, famous chefs to food equity — join us for a full week of talks, tastes and tours of good food practices in Long […]

Local Growers Awarded in Urban Agriculture Contest

On Friday April 6th, Long Beach Fresh hosted the third annual Blue Ribbon Urban Agriculture contest at First Fridays Bixby Knolls’ Long Beach County Fair. This year saw the competition more than triple in size, with 112 entries from 32 entrants in 7 categories representing community gardens, backyards, commercial and non-profit farms from the greater […]

LBC Fair on Friday in Bixby Knolls

It’s time for the 5th Annual Long Beach County Fair at First Fridays Bixby Knolls – this Friday, April 6th from 6:30-9:30pm in Bixby Knolls, Here’s a lineup of what you can expect at this free, family-friendly local event that showcases urban agriculture, local music, art, food, DJ’s and extended shopping hours! Urban Agriculture In […]

Food Oasis LB – Interactive Map

This map is intended to serve as a guide to good food in Long Beach. From finding places to grow food in community gardens, to buying locally sourced products and organics at grocery stores, farmers markets, and farm stands; finding food pantries and food banks, to exploring the cultural diversity of Long Beach food through […]

Foodways Summit Call for Proposals

-- --Long Beach Fresh is now accepting proposals for our first Foodways Summit, which will consist of community gatherings across the city to explore ways to innovate our local food system from May 24-31, 2018, in Long Beach. This is an open-source Summit – meaning that it’s purely based on proposals we receive from you! […]

Four Ways to Localize on Food Day

This Tuesday October 24th is National Food Day, a time when we’re encouraged to “eat real.” To us, that means eating real food, yes – less processed and refined stuff, and more fresh fruits, vegetables, and the like. In the past, we’ve recognized some impressive local food champions, and hosted events like Funding Foodmakers and […]

LB County Fair Round-Up

The fourth annual Long Beach County Fair at First Fridays Bixby Knolls saw thousands of attendees learning more about local food, urban agriculture, and getting immersed in the arts and music scene! Long Beach Fresh helped curate a selection of diverse hot food vendors and producers outside the expo, as well as local organizations inside […]

Let’s discuss Urban Ag on March 23

At Long Beach Fresh, we’ve been studying Urban Agriculture policies, practices, and business plans, and aim to eliminate barriers, share tools, and create incentives for local growers. We’ve also convened local growers in the past – getting insights on what’s working to create healthy food and modest income opportunities In the past, Long Beach passed an […]

City Council to Vote on Styrofoam Ban Tuesday

Do you feel a tinge of guilt when you take out food, and are left with a pile of snow-white Styrofoam? The Surfrider Foundation feels your pain, as well as the well-documented environmental harms of polysterene products which are so commonly used in local eateries and stores. The Foundation explained in an email this week that […]

Legalize Good Food – Expanding Homemade Food Sales Opportunities

Legalize Good Food – Expanding Homemade Food Sales Opportunities 6-8pm Tuesday, September 20th at BHC Long Beach (920 Atlantic Ave, Suite 102) (español abajo) Long Beach is a city with rich cultural diversity which is often reflected in our communities’ ability to create mouth-watering healthy foods with seasonal ingredients. For many, these skills can create much-needed […]

Tell Gov Brown – Restore Food Dollars To SSI / SSP Recipients

(En Espanol abajo) During the recession, the Federal government supplied cost of living increases to SSI/SSP recipients, but they never made it to them. Instead, Governor Brown used these cost of living increases to balance the state budget. Long Beach Fresh is working with our partner advocates to make AB 1584 become law, restoring 1.3 million elderly and Californians with disabilities’ […]

Now Hiring – North LB Community Coordinator

Long Beach Fresh seeks to hire a community coordinator for their work in the Kaiser Heal Zone in North Long Beach. The community coordinator will work 15-20 hours per week for 8 months, assisting with outreach, resident engagement, and project coordination. The position may be renewable for an additional 16 months after the initial period. Long Beach […]

Night Market Kicks Off on Sunday

The long-awaited launch of the Midtown Night Market in Cambodia Town is set for this Sunday, July 10th, and is scheduled to occur every Sunday until November 20th from 4-8pm at MacArthur Park (1321 E. Anaheim St) in Long Beach. Sandy Nou from Cambodia Town, Inc. shared some of the initial vendors with us, so you can […]

California Budgets $5 Million for Nutrition Incentives

Long Beach advocates for healthy communities, including the Long Beach Alliance for Food and Fitness, The Long Beach Time Exchange, and Long Beach Fresh, recently joined food movement leaders in urging Governor Brown to keep the five million dollars allocated in the state budget proposal to implement the California Nutrition Incentive Act, passed last year […]

LB County Fair Draws Thousands, Local Growers Awarded

Our third annual Long Beach County Fair was a success! Yes, we know Long Beach isn’t a county (tongue-in-cheek) – still, we can’t help ourselves but to celebrate our local food movement. We hosted dozens of food-focused organizations and local food crafters, and Long Beach residents surely got a taste of the city! Of special note […]