Feeders

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 […]

Local School Snacks

We’re working to help get better snacks for sale at Long Beach school student stores. At many high and middle school in Long Beach are “stores” or “cafes” which are outside the federal lunch program’s rigorous standards and complex inter-level bureaucracy. The student store is highly independent, typically selling small bags of nuts, chips, fruit […]

Commercial Kitchens for Rent

Growing a food business is a lot easier when you have affordable access to a commercial kitchen! Here are some tips and best practices, as well as the shared commercial kitchens that we are of aware of. Stay Small: Produce at home (support passage of Microenterprise Home Kitchen Act, or use the Cottage Food program. […]

Long Beach Fresh Registers with California Food Policy Council

Long Beach Fresh is excited to announce that we recently became the 23rd official Food Policy Council in California after ratifying the California Food Policy Council‘s “Founding Document” and dispatching Co-Coordinator Tony Damico to a statewide meeting of Food Policy Councils to share expertise and discuss issues. The Founding Document, created in 2012 is an […]

Good Food Purchasing Policy

One of the best ways to change the food system on a large scale is to change the way the government spends its food dollars. On October 24, 2012, the City of Los Angeles adopted a Good Food Purchasing Policy. Soon after, Los Angeles Unified School District followed… Two years later, they have tested the […]

Chef’s Market

In Montreal, Canada, they call Jean-Talon Market the “Chef’s Pantry” because it is where restaurants all over the city come to stock up for the day’s cooking. Long Beach is served by many Farmer’s Market which give chef’s an opportunity to meet farmers from all over the local foodshed, establish relationships and begin to really […]

Mobile Produce Stand

“I got Okra, I got Collards,” shouts New Orleans’ Mr. Okra, a roving produce store on wheels. Long Beach is ripe for a similar development of a mobile produce stand who picks up fresh local vegetables and fruits and deliver them to a dense network of restaurants and pop-up markets in Long Beach. Goals: To […]

Media Blitz

We need to fill print, broadcast, radio and social media channels with intriguing content about local food and health. Goals: Increase media coverage of local food and health issues Work with stakeholders to amplify their PR efforts Identify and develop “voices” of the local food movement for media share media coverage about local food issues […]

Welcome Box

Imagine being introduced to the entire food community on your first day in Long Beach. We’re developing  a local food “Welcome Basket” to give and sell to realtors who are working with a family or individual about to call Long Beach home. Goals Introduce new residents to local food restaurants, services, and markets Distribute “Welcome […]

Local Wholesaler Index

A definitive list of local, sustainable sources for meat, produce and everything else. Feeders want access to an awesome list of local producers who they can build relationships with. Goals: Create a distributable booklet and website featuring local producers Create an incentive for local food buyers to utilize vendors in our booklet (coordinated with the […]