Saturday was a day of rest and relaxation – a time spent with friends and family.
Then on Sunday off to downtown LA for Sustainable LA!
On Sunday, Farmer D loaded up the biodiesel suburban and rode out early to set up at the Sustainable LA festival. We followed a bit later that morning on our bikes, biking the 12 or so miles into downtown LA. When we bike we like to stay off major streets – traffic, exhaust – as much as we can.
For August the day was relatively pleasant. Yeah, can’t believe I am using the word pleasant in August. I think the high in downtown LA was 75 degrees. We’ve been experiencing “June gloom” in August which is so weird.
Weird weather aside, it was a beautiful day and the folks at Sustainable LA did an incredible job at organizing the event and the venue was ideal. Imagine a street in downtown LA blocked off for a sustainable/farmers market event – nice.
For those readers who stopped by our booth, thanks for coming out. It was an opportunity to meet our readers face to face. Lots of familiar faces too – nice to see you all. Also, a big thanks to those who supported us with purchases from the Peddler’s Wagon.
The Slow Food Panel hosted by LA Times food columnist, Russ Parsons, drew a huge crowd. My favorite part was when Farmer D spoke of IMBY, which really summed up the PTF mission of inspiring positive action. So what’s IMBY? Well, you know how folks alway say “Not in my backyard.” Well, there are a lot of nimby’s in the world, however, we are proponents of a revolution “In my backyard.” It’s about promoting sustainability in our back (front) yards.
Towards early evening, we (Justin, Jordanne and I) headed on back to Pasadena, choosing to bike and use public transit (Gold Line) to make it home in time to feed the animals.
Oh and many of you asked about our next event. Since our mailing list has grown, and our events now draw over 120 people, we are hoping the school next door will allow us to once again rent their facility. Stay tuned for details.
Note: If you were anictipating the Weekly Menu Wrap Up, it was posted on Friday.