A Homemade Weekend

This month started off with a homemade experience. On October 5th & 6th, local foodies, artistic visionaries and other friendly folk gathered at SoCo Marketplace in Costa Mesa for The Patchwork Show – Edible Edition- a weekend celebration of the artistry of homemade goods. There were not only mouth-watering cakes and cookies to snack on but also 40 creative workshops presented by well-known chefs and business owners.

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The heat and wind didn’t stop nearby food lovers from scoping out the delicious and beautiful goods produced by their neighbors. OC Food Access Coalition and The Harvest Club made an appearance with a colorful booth depicting “A Healthier Food Drive”. A healthier food drive would be a drive in which the food donated to local food banks or shelters had lower sodium, less sugar, higher protein and higher fiber. The display highlighted our mission to make healthier food drives a reality with our food bank partners The Orange County Food Bank & Second Harvest Food Bank along with the organization Slow Food OC.

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Many locals expressed interest in OCFAC & The Harvest Club’s devotion to providing sustainable, nutritious food options to the people of Orange County. We hope that the smiling faces who spoke to us about their passion for food movements and volunteering will join us under the trees in future harvests!

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Photos Courtesy of Nicole Stevenson & Sonora Ortiz