27 Sep '11, 4pm

Real Eating with Oakland's People's Grocery: Much of the food at the event is organic and produced using sustain...

Real Eating with Oakland's People's Grocery: Much of the food at the event is organic and produced using sustain...

Earlier this month, I began an internship with People’s Grocery, a food justice organization that manages an urban farm and works to provide access to healthy food to those living in low-income food deserts in Oakland, Calif. My experience so far has been amazing. Everyone I’ve met is deeply dedicated to the goals of People’s Grocery. They are compassionate, optimistic people around whom I feel right at home. Yesterday, I volunteered at the Eat Real Festival, an event that People’s Grocery participates in annually. As the Eat Real website describes it, the event, “combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food.” All the vendors are local or regional, and their ingredients are regionally sourced. Much of the food at the event is organic and produced using sustainable practices. The goal of the event is to raise awarenes...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/real-eating-with-oakland...

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