Monthly Archives: September 2010
Sep 29 2010
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Sep 29 2010
Artisanal LA
Shopping, tasting, demos, workshops and more showcasing LA’s finest local, sustainable and handmade edibles. Coming to DTLA this Fall!
Saturday, October 23 –  11am – 6pm
Sunday, October 24  –  11am – 6:00pm
The Cooper Building Penthouse
860 S Los Angeles St

Los Angeles, CA
$10 tickets are available online beginning on October 1, with tickets costing $15 cash at the door. Partial proceeds benefit the LA Regional Food Bank and LAUSD Edible School Gardens.
Shawna Dawson
Artisanal LA is a weekend long community shopping, tasting, and learning experience showcasing the city’s finest local, sustainable, handmade edibles.

Your $10 admission ($10 advance purchase, $15 at the door) includes:

* Hosted beverages like Honest Tea, Dry Soda, Function and Bonadea
…* Local craft beer, wine and spirits tasting (21+)
* A one-of-a-kind tote bag for the first 1000 attendees
* Workshops and cool handmade activities
* Family friendly arts & crafts
* Great speakers and chef demos
* Giveaways and door prizes all weekend long
* Souvenir copy of our vendor directory
* Unlimited re-entry all weekend long
* DJ Bryan Davidson setting the mood
* Pitchfork’s Mud Baron giving out seedlings to inspire everyone’s inner urban farmer
* Shopping from nearly 100 local, craft vendors!
* Donation based gift wrap hosted by Uncouth Gourmand and benefiting the LA Regional Food Bank to help kick off your holiday shopping
* Partial proceeds benefit the LA Regional Food Bank and LAUSD Edible School Gardens

Support your community by shopping local! Partial proceeds benefit the LA Regional Food Bank and LA School Garden Programs.

* Amazing Local Vendors *

Angel City Brewing – https://www.angelcitybr/
All Spice Café – https://www.allspicecaf/
Rawk-n-Roll Cuisine – https://www.rawknrollcu/
Chicks with Knives – https://www.perishablep/
Domenicos Foods – https://www.domenicosfo/
Isabella’s Cookie Co – https://www.isabellasco/
The Oaks Gourmet – https://www.theoaksgour/
Bakelab –
p.o.p. candy –
Lindy & Grundy –
Jenkins Jellies – https://www.jenkinsjell/
Mozambique – https://www.mozambiqueo/
Gotta Have S’More – https://www.gottahavesm/
Cake Monkey Bakery –
tartist –

And many, many more! A complete list of vendors will be posted on the site closer to the event.

* Weekend Programming – Demos, Tastings, Workshops *

Programming Saturday, 10/23
12p: Chef Jonathan Rollo, Commander-in-Leaf, Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop, on Using Local and Seasonal Produce (Demo)
1p: Woolly Pockets, Making Simple One Container Kitchen Herb Gardens (Workshop)
2p: Chef James Overbaugh, The Peninsula Hotel, Growing and Cooking with Artisanal Pumpkins (Demo)
3p: Christopher Klapp & Chef Ben Bailly from Petrossian Caviar, on Sustainable Caviar (Demo and Tasting)
4p: Lindy & Grundy, on Heritage Meats and Home Butchering w/ Marissa Guggianna, Author of Primal Cuts (Demo, Tasting and Raffling off cuts of meat post live demo with a whole pig!)
Tara Kolla, Silverlake CSA, Growing and Using Microgreens (Demo, Time TBD)
Local Beekeeping, Feral Bee, Old Bank District Bees (Panel, Time TBD)
Common Thread Studio, Hand Sewn Egg Cozies & Aprons (Workshop – Time TBD)

Programming Sunday, 10/24
12p: Chef Joseph Gillard, Napa Valley Grille, Biodynamic Wine Pairings (Speaker)
1p: Geri Miller, Mar’Sel, Garden Cocktail Infusions (Demo and Tasting)
2p: Suzanne Griswold & Rachael Narins, Chicks with Knives, on Pickling (Demo and Tasting)
4p: Lindy & Grundy, on Heritage Meats and Home Butchering (Demo, Tasting and Raffling off cuts of meat post live demo with a whole pig!)
5p: Josh Simon, Function Drinks, Growing a Local Food Biz in LA (Speaker)
Craft Beer Panel, Eagle Rock Brewery, Angel City Brewery (& Others TBA), Moderated by The Beer Chicks (Panel – Time TBD)
Common Thread Studio, Hand Sewn Egg Cozies & Aprons (Workshop – Time TBD)

Plus more to be announced!

* Supporters Include *

Bonadea Beverages, City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor, DineLA, Dry Soda, Function Drinks, Green Bar Collective, The Healthy Voyager, Honest Tea, KCRW’s Good Food, Mud Baron, POM, Slow Food Movement, Whole Foods Market, Woolly Pockets and Your Daily Thread (who will be hosting our lounge area).
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Sep 29 2010
44th Annual CMA Awards

The 44th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live on ABC, November 10 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Sep 29 2010
Facebook The Social Network Movie

Facebook The Social Network Movie

– Did you know that the none of the actors in the facebook movie have facebook accounts… that’s interesting.

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Sep 29 2010
Oct 2nd- frozen blueberries + Fall Family Fun
Temecula Berry Co

This Saturday, October 2nd from 9am-1pm is the last day this year to drop by the farm for frozen blueberries, honey and blueberry bread from
Great Harvest Bread Co

If you are looking for a fun family adventure here in Temecula, Peltzer Farms is now open for a pumpkin patch, pony rides, pig races and about “one million” photo opportunities.  Their farm is located about 1.5 miles (as the crow flys) away from our farm and is in the Wine Country.  See some recent pictures of Daisy & Gage below.
Image 1
Gage on his first pony ride.
Gage and his powerful steed – named “Rosebud”
Image 2
Image 2
Daisy at the Pig Races
On October 8th, the city of Temecula is sponsoring a Family Fun Night at
Peltzer Farms from 5pm-8pm.  See the city’s website for more details.

Bring your camera- you’ll want it.
Farmer Mike

This email was sent by Temecula Berry Co, 39700 Cantrell Rd, Temecula , CA 92591,
Sep 29 2010
Homestead Harvest: Citrus Sale, Onions, Leeks and more
Freedom Harvest Collective
Homestead Harvest
Fresh from farm to table
Growing food closer to home

What’s Growing On?

Check out the collective’s growing list – there’s a few new veggies and fruit.

Did you see it?  The local news report that exposing the False Lies of Farmer’s Market?   Check out this disturbing report at Farmer’s Market without the Farmer

Just another reason to seek out and support true farmers (like this collective) who are trying to make a living on this good earth.

A suggestion for newbies, when placing an order, please include your phone number.

Thanks for supporting local foods and REAL farms

Produce & Products List

:: Vegetables ::

Heirloom Paste Tomatoes $4.00 lb NEW

Baby Leeks $2.00 bunch NEW

Heirloom Onions $2.00 lb / 5 lbs for $8.00 NEW

Heirloom Italian Squash $2.00 lb (limited supply) HOT SELLER

Heirloom Marconi Green (sweet) Peppers $3.00 lb  4-5 in a lb

Hungarian Hot Wax 1/2 lb for $3.00

Jalapeno Peppers 1/2 lb for $3.00

Heirloom Winter Squash $10 each (6-8 lb a piece ) NEW

:: Fruit ::

Shambar Sweet Grapefruit $2.00 lb /       5 lbs  for $5.00 / 10 lbs for $8.00 / 20 lbs for $15.00

Sweet Valencia Oranges $2.00 lb / 5 lbs for $8.00 / 10 lbs for $12.00 / 20 lbs for

:: Herbs ::

Mints – $2.00 bunch

Rosemary – $2.00 bunch

Lemon Verbena – $2.00 bunch

Rose Scented Geranium – $2.00 bunch

Pineapple Sage – $2.00 bunch

:: Eggs (free range) ::

The poultry menagerie is molting so no eggs for awhile

:: Other ::

HONEY 100% Raw, Unheated, Untreated, Lightly Filtered — 1/2 lb $5.00 / 1 1/4 lbs $11.00 / 2 3/4 lbs $21.00

HERB BUTTER (savory) contains tarragon and chives — 4oz $4.00 Yummy on biscuits, potatoes and veggies

PRESERVES -1/2 pt $6.00

Apple “Butter” — organic apples, sugar and spices.

“Rose Shamarmalde” – organic shambar grapefruit and rose scented geranium

Peach Preserves – organic peaches and organic sugar

Old Fashion Fig Preserves – organic figs and organic sugar

!! Recycle !! Bring the jars and rims back and receive $1.00 OFF your next jam/honey order

How to Order

We are a small family farm and supplies are limited. Please place your order a day or two ahead of time either by phone (626)844.4586 or email

HOURS: 8 am – 6 pm Sun – Fri / Closed Saturday

LOCATED: 631 Cypress Ave Pasadena

We pick fresh, each morning before 10:00 am and are NOT able to handle unexpected “drop-ins” to pick orders that haven’t been properly placed in advance.

Thank you for supporting local business and family farms.

The Dervaes family

“Fresh from our garden to your table”

Since 1995

Sep 29 2010
Pasadena Rose Bowl $152 million renovation

Pasadena Rose Bowl $152 million renovation.
The Pasadena Rose Bowl is preparing for a $152 million renovation plan that will be phased over a period.
No disruption of games or events will occur.

Sep 28 2010
ATETV!! An award winning online video Series

While surfing for some educational videos, I suddenly came up with an awesome website of ATETV (Advanced Technological Education Television), an award winning series of online educational videos. The videos I found there are really incredible and are highly recommended to all science lovers.

According to a recent survey in United States of America, there is an enormous difference in the demand and supply of technical staff in many disciplines of science and it is also predicted that it will be far more if necessary measures won’t be taken. Therefore, considering this bitter fact government has taken immediate steps to come over this serious matter. In this regard, a website for Advanced Technological Education Television (ATETV) has been designed by National Science foundation, to catch the attention of upcoming generation towards Science.

It is an admitted fact that Listening is a far better way of learning than books. Therefore, educational videos are uploaded on ATETV to catch the attention of youth without having any boredom. For interaction of students from all over the world, a blog is also designed by the National Science foundation, pertinent for the discussion of hot topics.

National Science foundation through the platform of ATETV are endeavoring to showcase real job opportunities from the vast array of fields like, underwater robotics, laser technologies, aviation mechanics, etc. National Science Foundation has also designed an interesting tool, which gets the youth attracted towards emerging technologies and then provide them guideline to pursue their career in that respective field.

ATE centers are located all over the US and you can easily find out the nearest one just by visiting ATETV. Just connect now with the nearest ATE center, and tell your story on the blog! It’s all right here, on ATETV!

Sep 28 2010
Southern California’s Largest Free Cultural Dance Festival


For Immediate release:

Pasadena, Calif., (September, 2010) – Dances from around the world will be performed at the first-ever Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival, Sunday, October 10, from 1pm to 6pm at Memorial Park and Lineage Performing Arts Center in Old Pasadena. This free festival of multi-cultural costume, music and movement will feature dance troupes performing traditional Mexican, Russian, African, Irish, Spanish Flamenco, East Indian and Chinese dance, amongst others.

Over 50 dancers grace the stage during the Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival, spotlighting a unique range of traditional cultural dances.  The grand finale to Pasadena Art Weekend, the inaugural year’s program kicks off with a dynamic flamenco performance by Mojacar Flamenco.  Other exciting performances taking place at Memorial Park include the world-renowned Nigerian Talking Drum and Dance Ensemble, the vibrant East Indian classical folk dance of Ramya Harishankars Arpana Dance Company, and the Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian dance of Ensemble Barynya, amongst others.  The festival will conclude with a very special performance celebrating the Mexican Bicentennial by the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Southern California, the 22 member Danza Floricanto.

The Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival is one of the few dance festivals in the world where the audience is encouraged to participate in the show. Following each performance, the dancers will teach movements from that culture, so audience members can get moving too!

Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Lineage Performing Arts Center for free dance workshops throughout the day.  All-ages and levels are welcome to take part in learning traditional Korean, West African, and Rumba/ Tango dance.  The Lineage Performing Arts Center will also host two performance showcases featuring a variety of unique cultural dances.

Complete Schedule at Memorial Park, 85 East Holly Street, 1:00pm-6:00pm

1:00pm Mojacar Flamenco

Mojácar Flamenco is a dynamic group of flamenco artists led by guitarist Stephen Dick and dancer Katerina Tomás. Mojácar offers exciting, passionate, and creative contemporary flamenco music and dance.

1:40pm Ramya Harishankar’s Arpana Dance Co.

Southern California based Arpana Dance Company has had the honor of performing in the US, Europe, and India.  Under the guidance of Ramya Harishankar for over 25 years, the internationally known and award winning dance troupe presents the classic Indian dance of Bharata Natyam with origins dating back 2000 years.

2:20pm Ensemble Barynya

The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya, established in1991 in New York City, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Russian-Gypsy traditional dancing.

3:00pm Shining Star Dance Academy

Shining Star Dance Academy is under an umbrella of the El Monte Education, which is a nonprofit organization since 1993. El Monte Education Center provides after school programs including Chinese language and culture classes on Saturdays.  Cultural awareness is taught through educational activities. The Shining Star Dance Academy offers a variety of performance arts classes such as, Chinese Classic and Folk dance.

3:40pm Francis Awe and the Nigerian Talking Drum and Dance Ensemble

The world renowned Nigerian Talking Drum and Dance Ensemble was founded in 1985 by Master Drummer Francis Awe, in response to the growing international interest in the Talking Drum. Since its inception, the Ensemble of drummers and dancers has educated and entertained audiences worldwide, including the Celebration for Nelson Mandela at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

4:20pm Cleary Irish Dance Ensemble

Founded by Margaret Clearly, Clearly Irish Dance Ensemble is a championship traditional Irish dance academy.  The group performs regularly at events throughout the Southland, and has appeared many times on local and national television. Members of the group have performed with the Chieftains, the Irish Rovers, and other notable Irish entertainers, and at the Hollywood Bowl with the Disney Young Symphony Orchestra.

5:00pm Danza Floricanto USA with music by Mariachi Mexicapan

Danza Floricanto/USA, founded in 1975, is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Southern California. From an Aztec ritual to the vibrant fiestas of today’s Jalisco, from the Spanish-influenced tropics of Veracruz to the conflictive realities of the Chicano experience, Danza Floricanto/USA presents the bold, colorful panorama of its Mexican heritage as it interacts with its American reality.

Complete Schedule at Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 South Fair Oaks Ave. 1:00pm-4:00pm

1:00pm West African (Ghana Technique) with Frit and Frat Fuller
Graduates of California Institute of the Arts, acclaimed dancers Frit and Frat Fuller have performed around the world with such notable artists as Janet Jackson, and Ice- T, and provided the stage choreography for the play Shreek.  Frit and Frat will lead a special class of the vibrant dance of West Africa.

1:30pm Korean with Juli Kim
Join the renowned dance instructor Juli Kim for a free class of traditional Korean dances.  The class also includes a very special performance by the Korean Classical Dance youth group who will perform the Korean flower and fan dance. 

2:00pm Performance Showcase
Acclaimed Lineage Dance “teachers showcase”, featuring multiple dance troupes performing a variety of dances from around the world. 

2:30pm  West African (Guinea technique) with Frit and Frat Fuller
Graduates of California Institute of the Arts, acclaimed dancers Frit and Frat Fuller have performed around the world with such notable artists as Janet Jackson, and Ice- T, and provided the stage choreography for the play Shreek.  Frit and Frat will lead a special class of the vibrant dance of West Africa. 

3:00pm Performance Showcase
Acclaimed Lineage Dance “teachers showcase”, featuring multiple dance troupes performing a variety of dances from around the world. 

3:30pm Rumba/Tango with Katerina Tomas
Katerina Tomas has over 30 years of training as a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer, and is a recognized scholar of Spanish studies in the United States and in Spain.  Katerina will be leading an exciting class of Rumba and Tango. 

General Public: All performances are free and open to the public, for more information visit


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