Localicious Fundraiser – A Wine and Food Tasting to Benefit FamilyFarmed.org

Localicious, an intimate wine and food tasting fundraiser that will benefit www.FamilyFarmed.org  celebrates the flavors and personalities that make up the Santa Monica Farmers Markets  and will be held Sunday, November 4th at Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica from 6-9 p.m.

The event that any foodie or wine connoisseur would appreciate serves as the culmination of the Good Food Festival & Conference (GFFC). The GFFC is a nationally significant event connecting the NGOs, businesses and individuals who are driving the Good Food Movement. Net proceeds benefit FamilyFarmed.org whose mission is to expand the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food in order to enhance the social, economic and environmental health of our communities.

Some of the leading chefs in Los Angeles paired with farmers from the Santa Monica Farmers Markets. Chefs include: Tin Vuong of Abigaile Restaurant, Akasha Richmond of Akasha, Benny Boehm of AMMO, Beachy Cream, Alex Moreno of Border Grill, Laurent Elmerich of Church and State, Roxana Jullapat of Cook's County, Sandra Cordero of Cordero Negro, Brandon Boudet of Dominick's/Tom Bergins, Matt Dickson of FEED, Ray Garcia of FIG, Chef Evan
Funke, Sal Marino of Il Grano, Bradley Miller of Inn of the Seventh Ray, Joe Miller of Joe's/Bar Pinxto, Stefano DeLorenzo of La Botte, Gianfranco Minuz of Locanda del Lago, Christina Olufson of Lucques/AOC/Tavern, John-Carlos Kuramoto of Michael's Santa Monica, Vardan Abgaryan of Public Kitchen, Matt Biancanello
of Roosevelt/Library Bar, Jeremy Strubel of Rustic Canyon, Rich Mead of SAGE,
Sassan Rostamian of Sauce on Hampton, Paul Shoemaker of Savory, Rian
Brandenburg of Tender Greens, Mark Cannon and Elliott Rubin of The Curious
Palate, Collin Crannell of The Lobster and Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire

Participating farmers include:Carpenter Family Farms, Coleman Organics, Fat Uncle Farms, Flora Bella Farms, Gloria's, Harry's Berries, Jimenez Family Farms, Life's A Choke Farms, McGrath Family Farms, Peacock Family Farms, Phillip Green Farms, Pudwill Farm, Rutiz Family Farms, Schaner Family Farms, See Canyon Fruit Ranch, Shiitake Happens, Tutti Frutti Farms, Weiser Family Farms and Windrose Farms.

Tickets for Localicious at $125 for general admission and VIP tickets are $175. VIP tickets includes a private VIP reception from 5-6 p.m. in the Marion Davies Guest House, complimentary parking, passed hors d'oeuvres, gift bag and a wine and beer tasting from California winemakers and local So Cal breweries.

In addition, Localicious will offer an array of VIP and premier ticket packages including reserved seating and an exclusive meet-and-greet lounge where guests can engage with the participating chefs.  For VIP ticket information, contact [email protected]

For more information on Localicious and the Good Food Festival & Conference, visit http://goodfoodfestivals.com/la/localicious/



About the Good Food Festival & Conference:

The Good Food Festival & Conference begins with an "Urban Barn Raising" with Farmer, Founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc. and Author of "The Good Food Revolution," Will Allen, on Friday, November 2 at John Muir High School, continues with The Good Food Conference, a day of informative panel discussions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) featuring Will Allen (The Good Food Revolution), Van Jones (Rebuild the Dream) & Evan Kleiman (Good Food/KCRW) on Saturday, November 3 and culminates on Sunday, November 4 with Localicious, an evening of fundraising on the beach with leading chefs and farmers at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Programming will focus on Good Food issues that matter to Californians, such as community building, safe, healthy and economically viable food jobs and the California GMO labeling measure, Proposition 37. For tickets, visit http://goodfoodfestivals.com/LA.


About the Santa Monica Farmers Markets

The Santa Monica Farmers Markets are committed to promoting healthy eating and sustainable agriculture in California by providing fresh agricultural products direct from small farms to urban customers, thereby
building community and preserving California farmland.   It has since grown to be one of America's
leading farmers market programs with four weekly markets. An estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the markets each year.


About FamilyFarmed:

FamilyFarmed.org's mission is to expand the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food in order to enhance the social, economic and environmental health of our communities. FamilyFarmed.org is nationally recognized for "growing the market" for local and sustainable food and works with many of the country's largest buyers of local and sustainably grown food. The Good Food Festival and Conference was created to link some of the best local farmers and family-owned producers of food and farm products with the public, trade buyers and leaders in the field to foster relationships that facilitate the growth of local food systems.

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