White canopies draped with burlap cloth, dozens of farmers standing by proud displays of produce, and people in sunhats smiling wide and admiring brightly colored fruits and vegetables – welcome to the third annual Let's Go Local! Produce Showcase.
The 2015 Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase was held on October 23 at the Leichtag Foundation Ranch in Encinitas. The event was a huge success with over 200 attendees, nearly 50 exhibitors, including 37 local farms and food producers, three produce distributors, and eight educational partners. The Let's Go Local! Produce Showcase is the cornerstone event in the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) work to grow the local food economy by helping large institutional buyers connect with growers of fresh, healthy, local produce and other sustainable food producers. Read more about the event here.