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Villaraigosa to Announce Food Policy Task Force, Wants More Locally Grown Food in Restaurants

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At today's 30 years of the farmers market celebration, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to announce a task force on food policy and will lead a pledge for local restaurants to use locally grown food.

The 10 a.m. event, which is open to the public at the weekly Little Tokyo/Arts District Farmers Market held on the South Lawn of City Hall, will also be host to a salsa contest and the announcement of the winner for a design contest that will apparently be used in the making of a permanent farmers' market hub.

Chefs present this morning will include local food restauranteurs and chefs like Ben Ford of Ford's Filling Station, Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, Evan Kleiman of Angeli Caffe and host of the weekly radio show “Good Food” on KCRW, and Next Food Network Star runner up, Jeffery Saad, among others.

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