Cottage Food Celebration with Slow Food Santa Cruz

Dozens of local food lovers, passionate about making and selling homemade edibles, attended a Cottage Food Celebration presented by Slow Food Santa Cruz.

Savanna Susnow, Seaside Wagon Cart[/caption] On February 24, 2013, dozens of local food lovers, passionate about making and selling homemade edibles, packed into the Multipurpose Room at the Louden Nelson Community Center in Santa Cruz for a Cottage Food Celebration presented by Slow Food Santa Cruz. The educational event gave people a chance to taste and share their input on homemade jams, dried fruits, baked goods, and more while socializing and celebrating California’s recently enacted Homemade Food Act.

The featured speakers were Christina Oatfield from the 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 kraut business created and fostered locally in Santa Cruz; Tabitha Stroup, a 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.

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First Friday Santa Cruz for February 2013

First Friday is an independent event designed to support a strong cultural environment through the promotion of artists.

Text by First Friday Santa Cruz
Photos by Bradley

First Friday Art Tour happens every month, rain or shine throughout Santa Cruz.

Founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts, First Friday is an independent event designed to support a strong cultural environment through the promotion of artists. Managed in conjunction with participating art venues, First Friday is a free event for enthusiastic art goers and an opportunity for our many talented artists to exhibit and promote their work.

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