Jul 29 2010
Pasadena Community Organizations

There’s a few organizations I want to share this morning.
I was thinking about it this morning, and we are very fortunate in the Pasadena area, to have people that really care about their community.

Now that Pasadena has three farmer’s markets during the week, and dozens of markets weekly within a 10 mile radius the area is really growing in the area of food education.
In no particular order:

Arroyo Food Co-Op: If you have not been a member of a food co-op, you will want to join especially if you live in Pasadena, Altadena. The cost is $30/year or $300. There are many benefits, in addition to supporting your local community.


Pasadena Community Garden Project: Long overdue, Pasadena needs a community garden, and perhaps two or more!

Our mission

To develop community gardens in Pasadena so that residents can:

  • Plant vegetables, fruits and flowers
  • Transform abandoned vacant property into beneficial green space
  • Educate the community in the benefits of sustainable, eco-friendly gardening


Slow Food: A great way to meet people and learn about our food. This group also has a stand at the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays with samples of a selected recipe.

It is now time to fully relaunch Slow Food San Gabriel Valley. Join us in the planning –

Click EVENTS to learn more:

Bree Cassidy
Co-chair Slow Food
San Gabriel Valley

Lisa Lucas Talbot, Slow Food Governor of Southern California


Ripe(previously CoFe); a produce/food exchange meets once a month at Farnsworth Park on Lake in Altadena. Great group of people. Don’t miss out and grow something to share with the group.


One of my favorite businesses: Culture Club 101 on Wilson, learn to make your own cultured foods.

I am also hopeful that the new Sprouts on Rosemead and Colorado will be good choice and offer healthy products as well as being a responsible business in Pasadena.

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