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Panel Discussion: Produce to the People: New Ideas for Local Distribution

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

There are now over 5,000 farmers’ markets in the U.S., yet still only a small percentage of Americans regularly eat fresh produce from local farms. Join CUESA and Kitchen Table Talks for a lively conversation about inspiring models for getting fresh, local food to more Bay Area residents. The panel will include: Grayson James, executive director of Petaluma Bounty, a non-profit organization that helps people grow their own healthy food, redistributes surplus food, and provides affordable fresh food to low-income families and seniors; Melanie Cheng, founder of FarmsReach, a new online farm food marketplace that connects farmers to business buyers; and Christine Cherdboonmuang, coordinator of Healthy Farms/Healthy Communities for Oakland’s East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) and the Oakland School District, who works to bring fresh produce to parents through farm stands at 12 Oakland schools. The panel will be moderated by Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change (ROC), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spawn a sustainable food system in California by the year 2030.

The conversation will begin promptly at 6:30 pm and will culminate with refreshments and a reception from 8:00 to 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be donated by Bi-Rite Market. Kitchen Table Talks is produced in partnership with and 18 Reasons. The event is free and open to the public.

Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor of the Ferry Building in San Francisco


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »