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Artisanal LA Will Celebrate Local, Seasonal and Sustainable Edibles

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For those interested in learning how to eat locally, seasonally, and sustainably, an event taking place in Downtown next month could be a delicious solution. Artisanal LA is a weekend-long event aimed at providing attendee with an opportunity to shop from a variety of local vendors and crafters and learn from professionals who are focused on eating and living sustainably.

Over 75 local vendors will be on hand and guests can shop from their assorted wares, and also check out some of the additional panels, demos, and workshops that will help you grow, cook, shop, and eat locally.

Although the schedule is still being finalized, we can share a taste of what this delicious event has in store. According to organizer Shawna Dawson, among the planned participants already lined up are: Petrossian talking about sustainable caviar and doing a tasting [LAist Story]; Silver Lake Farms CSA talking microgreens [LAist Story]; Jonathan Rollo of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop doing his signature Green Leaf salad and talking about the importance of local, sustainable greens [LAist Story]; Geri Miller from Mar'Sel doing kitchen garden cocktails and tasting; Woolly Pockets doing a workshop in creating a one container kitchen herb garden; the Lindy & Grundy girls doing a butchering demo; and James Overbaugh from the Peninsula Hotel doing a demo on cooking with local, seasonal products, with more to come.

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Ticket sales begin the week of October 1st; an online pre-sale price of $10 means a saving of $5 from the cash-only door price. Admission includes access to the panels and workshops, along with crafts and family activities, non-alcoholic drinks, craft beer and organic wine tasting (21+), and more.

Artisanal LA
October 23-24, 2010, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
@The Cooper Design Space Penthouse (860 S Los Angeles St 90014)
Cost: $10 in advance online or $15 at the door. 12 and under free
Find out the latest event scoop via @ArtisanalLA on Twitter.