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Local Food, Local Economies – Exploring the Bay Area Food System

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How can local food systems nurture the local economy and create jobs? How can a local food system enable access to healthy sustainable food for all? What is needed for local food systems to thrive? Founders of some of the most innovative and sustainable food businesses in the Bay Area explore gaps and opportunities in the food system.


6:00 – 6:30 pm
Dinner Snacks served by Tomato Sherpa and opportunity to visit The Lexicon of Sustainability, an art and information project on food in America.

6:30 – 6:45 pm
Introductory remarks by Douglas Gayeton, Filmmaker and Photographer, The Lexicon of Sustainability.

6:45 – 8:00 pm
Panel discussion and Q & A: “Local Food, Local Economies – Exploring the Bay Area Food System”


  • Brahm Ahmadi, Founder and CEO, People’s Community Market
  • Dana Frasz, Founder and Director, Food Shift
  • Thomas Nelson, Co-Founder and President Capay Valley Farm Shop
  • Rob Spiro, Co-Founder and CEO, Good Eggs
  • Twilight Greenaway, Managing Editor, Civil Eats (moderator)

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:00 pm
David Brower Center
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2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704
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