The Good Food Movement is putting down deep roots and bearing real fruit in South LA. How deep? Deep enough now that CSU treated the Common Vision crew to a nutritious, delicious dinner at their very own “beyond organic” seasonal cafe at The Village Marketplace in Mercado La Poloma, a mall-style neighborhood food court run by a local non-profit organization. It is inspiring to see a community rise up and work together to create local food security and good green jobs.
The Village Marketplace sells what they grow, supports local farmers, teaches natural farming, and makes good food available at affordable prices in accessible places through South LA. So, if you’ve ever wondered where the fruit from our orchards can end up, it’s at amazing new social enterprises like this that are starting to sprout across the state.