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

Fund the Food Movement by Thursday Sept 19th

Long Beach Gives is a fundraising campaign that runs from September 9th through September 19. It gives Long Beach Fresh and 93 other non profits the opportunity to campaign for funds on a bigger, yet local platform. As part of the giving day, non-profits around the city are engaging residents and businesses to support, and […]

Our Week of Events Gleaned Insights for the Food Revolution

Long Beach Fresh’s second annual Foodways Summit took place from June 1-7th. The event series took locals into North, West, and Central Long Beach to explore ways that locals are taking charge of their food, health, economy, and environment. Primal Alchemy Catering and Events graciously sponsored the entire series. When we started Long Beach Fresh, […]

City Could Permit Homemade Meal Sales – Input Requested

Long Beach has the opportunity to enact California’s new Homemade Food Act (AB 626) this year, which creates a permit process for the previously illegal occupation of selling homemade meals. The bill, signed into law by Gov Jerry Brown, took effect on January 1st 2018, but requires a local ordinance to establish it here in […]

A Visit to South LA’s Village Market Place Food Hub

On a rainy day in December, LB Fresh lead a group of adventurous Long Beach good food community members on an excursion to a smorgasborg of Los Angeles good food community organizations and urban ag sites. We kicked off our journey at the Bixby Knolls Thursday Farmers’ Market where we said “Hi” to friendly faces including Harbor […]

Should LB Schools go Farm-To-Table? Locals Find Innovation in San Diego Area

In October 2018, Long Beach locals interesting in improving school food went on a road trip to learn from experts in farm-to-school practices in San Diego. This trip followed a Long Beach workshop about improving school food that was hosted as part of our annual Foodways Summit in May, and left attendees inspired to bring […]

Long Beach’s First Food Summit

On Memorial Day week, Long Beach Fresh hosted a week of events spanning 15 locations across the greater Long Beach area, with the goal of bringing together residents, institutions, entrepreneurs, and farmers to share ways to improve the local food system.The summit was driven by proposals and suggestions from locals, and saw over 200 attendees […]

Help Fund our Good Food School Field Trip

Long Beach Fresh is partnering with the San Diego Food Systems Alliance to bring Long Beach community leaders to San Diego County to learn about programs and policies they’ve created to improve school food. Through cross-site learning, we hope to spur more local improvements to school food in Long Beach. On our trip, we will […]

Urban Agriculture – Connecting Growers to Land Owners

In an effort to boost healthy local food access and make use of vacant lots, Long Beach passed the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones act last year. Now, Long Beach Fresh is partnering with the city to bring potential growers and landowners together to bring the vision to fruition, with a workshop on 9/25 from 4:30-6:30pm at Michelle […]

Saturday’s Tuscan-themed Dinner Helps Convert Vacant Lots to Community Gardens

Long Beach Organic, a local non-profit organization which transforms vacant lots into low-cost community gardens, is offering a Tuscan-inspired dinner to the public on Saturday, July 28th at 6pm at a private residence in the Bluff Heights neighborhood. Titled “Bella Notte: An Evening in Tuscany,” the event features live parlor jazz music by The Funny […]

Saturday’s Tuscan Dinner Helps Turn Vacant Lots Into Community Gardens

Long Beach Organic, a local non-profit organization which transforms vacant lots into low-cost community gardens, is offering a Tuscan-inspired dinner to the public on Saturday, July 28th at 6pm at a private residence in the Bluff Heights neighborhood. Titled “Bella Notte: An Evening in Tuscany,” the event features live parlor jazz music by The Funny […]

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 […]

Long Beach Food 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 and eating local and natural foods, this map can give you a quick glimpse of what lies in your neighborhood, or across town! Map not loading? Try this external link, […]