Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center St, Santa Cruz
Sunday, February 24
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Cottage Food Exhibitors – $15
General Admission – $10
Slow Food Members / Students – $5
Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
Have you thought about making and selling your own food candy, jam or bread from home? Are you a lover of ultra-local foods? Join Slow Food Santa Cruz to celebrate California’s recently enacted Homemade Food Act at the Louden Nelson Community Center on February 24th, from 1-4pm. Participants will learn more about the Homemade Food Act – what’s allowed under the law, the strengths and weaknesses of the legislation, taste local homemade foods and ask questions of the experts. General admission is $10, Students and Slow Food members $5.
We will be joined by a panel of speakers, including Christina Oatfield from Sustainable Economics Law Center who works to research and develop resources for start-up and small-scale food businesses as well as was one of the stewards of the Homemade Food Act; Kathryn Lukas, owner and operator of Farmhouse Culture, a local kraut business created and fostered locally in Santa Cruz; Tabitha Stroup, a local food and wine educator with a local jam business, Friend in Cheeses Jam Co; and Cathy Carlson, Food Safety Program Manager at the Community Alliance with Family Farmers.
Slow Food Santa Cruz is looking for local food producers to bring their homemade jams, breads, pastries, spice mixes and more to share with our local foodie community. Do you have a few recipes you’d like to compare? Flavors you’d like input on? The Cottage Food Celebration is the perfect event for you! All food exhibitors will contribute $15 for a table at the event, a chance to share their product and get input on their homemade foods. For more information or to participate as a homemade food producer, contact Lindsay at events AT slowfoodsantacruz.com.