Friday, October 22, 2010
If you are the type of person who frequents farmers' markets, shops at Etsy, appreciates the local or handmade or just likes to munch on quality snacks, then Artisanal LA is for you. It is a weekend long community shopping, tasting, and learning experience showcasing local, sustainable and handmade foodstuffs from Los Angeles on this Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24 in the penthouse of downtown's historic Cooper Building. Tickets to the event are $10 in advance or $15 cash at the door.
Your ticket includes local craft beer and spirits tasting, totebags, demonstrations and workshops and the opportunity to shop from more than 75 vendors including Cake Monkey Bakery, Lindy & Grundy's Meats and Perishable, the pop-up pickle shop from Chicks with Knives.
The workshops include home butchering, local beekeeping with backyard beekeepers, garden cocktail infusions and many more. Some of the proceeds will go to benefit the LAUSD Edible School Gardens, to bring gardens that grow fresh vegetables to more of the 900 public schools in Los Angeles.
If you plan on going to graze on all the fresh vittles, I highly recommend buying your ticket online, both to save some cash and to make your experience smoother. Tickets at the door are cash only and when they reach capacity they will not sell any more tickets in person.
Seeds, veggies, chocolate, pickles, meat, caviar demos.... what more could you want? Follow Artisinal LA on Twitter for all the latest news and updates. The location is 9th St & Los Angeles St and parking is available in the building for $10.