Get Your Local Food Fix at Artisanal LA This Weekend
L.A.'s premier local food event brings 100 vendors to Santa Monica Place. We're sponsoring two workshops where you can get hands-on, DIY expertise.
From spirits infused with local jasmine in Monrovia to dense, chewy fudge made in a Pasadena kitchen, this weekend's Artisanal LA will showcase the very finest hand-crafted edibles made within L.A. County limits. Bring your deepest tote bag and your emptiest stomach, because this is your best opportunity to sample and purchase goods by almost a hundred local businesses who are canning, baking, pickling, and distilling the bounty of the city.
GOOD is sponsoring two workshops during the weekend, both of which were huge hits when we hosted them at our GOOD LA Launch Weekend. First up, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Erik Knutzen, Mark Stambler, and Teresa Stiz will tell you what you "Knead to Know" in a bread-baking workshop hosted by the newly-minted Los Angeles Bread Bakers group. Then, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Emily Ho will host "Organizing a Community Food Swap" based on her tremendously successful LA Food Swap events. And keep an eye out for the vendors who kept us happy and fed at last weekend's GOOD's event: p.o.p candy, Farmscape Gardens, Jenkins Jellies, Mothercluck Artisanal Jams, Jellies, and Preserves, Crème Caramel LA, Vici Victual, Maggie's Tapas and Catering, I Heart Pies, Cold Brew and Cola, and Cast Iron Gourmet.
With a move from downtown to the brand-new Santa Monica Place, Artisanal LA founder Shawna Dawson promises us there's even more real estate for local goodies. Here's details and a full schedule of events for both days. Plus, since the oh-so-kind vendors hand out such generous free samples, you won't even need to stop for lunch. Or dinner.