If you like food, here’s a “must do” for the weekend of September 17 and 18. The Santa Monica Farmers Market (the king of them all) is celebrating its 30th anniversary and launching the Good Food Festival & Conference. The festivities include a Good Food Festival Street Fair on Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, September 17 and 18 at Santa Monica High School (enter 4th Street – across from Civic Center parking lot).
For ONLY $10 each day you are admitted into the festival and can watch “Chefs at Play” cooking demos by California’s best chefs including Nancy Silverton, (Mozza), Sherry Yard (Spago), Mark Peel (Campanile), Suzanne Goin (AOC, Lucques, Tavern), CJ Jacobsen (the Yard), Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill) who will be featuring fresh produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Market, hosted by Nathan Lyon (Discovery Health’s “A Lyon in the Kitchen”). Sample farm fresh food from farmers, artisan food producers, restaurants and the most earth friendly food trucks in town.
Good Food Movement national and local leaders will present a variety of thought provoking panels during the “Good Food for Thought” Speaker Series. Discover how to raise backyard chickens, grow your own vegetable garden, make homemade jams & pickles, watch expert bakers and chefs whip up seasonal delights and much, much more during our “Grow Your Own” and “Master Food Preservers” workshops.
I’ll definitely be at this event!! For more information, www.goodfoodfestivals.com.