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 the Expo Center’s North room, highlighting all things green!
All photos by Brian Feinzimer for LB Fresh, unless otherwise noted.
Thank you to our 2017 Judges:
Luis Tobon, North LB Crop Swappers
Lori Shaw, Lady Farmer LA
Aliye Aydin, Writer, AGoodCarrot.com
Quinn Jacobs, Pastry Chef, Napa Valley Grille
- Our judges posing with Holly Carpenter of Growing Experience Urban Farm, winner of Best in Show
And here are the winners!
1st – The Growing Experience – Striped Beets
2nd – Sherwood Souzannari – Giant Kholrabi
3rd – Marcella Santia – Beets
3rd – Emily Quest Rhoads – Strawberries
2nd – Jim Coke – Tree Collards
3rd – The Growing Experience – Rainbow Swiss Chard
3rd – Delfina Skalland
3rd – Leticia Jason Andrade – Celery
2017 Best of Show:
The Growing Experience – Striped Beets
Outside the hall, First Fridays festivities abounded with extra flavor – from farm animals and spectacles to hands-on activities, and offerings from diverse local food crafters. Here’s a peek at some highlights, for your scrolling pleasure!Next year we expect the event to grow even further, so stay tuned for the return of this epic event – yeehaw!