Food Thinkers + Doers Coming to LA – Good Food Festival

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General Information not meant to be negative disclaimer
Despite the name shared with your favorite food radio show, the Good Food Festival is organized by a Chicago based wonderful non-profit Family Farmed, not by KCRW’s Good Food.  They’be been doing a Good Food festival in the MidWest for years under that name.

What:   Good Food Festival & Conference
When:  September 14-18, 2011 (Next Week!)
Where:  Various Venues in Santa Monica
Why:  Whatever you’re into food wise (except for the fast and ugly)  it’ll be there.  Great Food? – yep   Fun Chefs? yep  Great Thinkers from National Food Movement? definitely yep  Farmers?  yep  Film Series? yep

So check out the schedule and see what intrigues you.  I’ll be doing the following:

Moderating the Opening Symposium  with the following stellar Panel (FREE)
Thurs Sep 15 at 6:30pm at SAMO HIGH

Will Allen, Growing Power
Laura Avery, Santa Monica Farmers Market
Mayor Richard Bloom – City of Santa Monica
Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Suzanne Goin, Lucques, AOC, Tavern
Kathleen Merrigan, USDA Deputy Secretary
Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veteran Coalition
Fran Pavley, California State Senator, 23rd District
Mark Peel, Campanile
Amelia Saltsman, author, Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook
Alex Weiser, Weiser Family Farms

Cooking with Sang Yoon (Fathers Office + Lukshon) – part of Chef’s at Play series
Sat, Sep 17 at 10:30am at SAMO High

Moderating Panel on Food and Media – part of Good Food for Thought Speaker series
Sat, Sep 17 at 12noon at SAMO High
Gustavo ArellanoOC Weekly
Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly
Russ ParsonsLos Angeles Times
Tom PhilpottMother Jones
Naomi Starkman, Civil Eats