Join us for a discussion on empowering a new crop of small producers, and growing California's cottage food law!
The UCLA School of Law Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy will be hosting a meet and greet starting at 5PM (with light snacks provided), and at 5:30PM, we'll start a panel discussion featuring:
Mai Nguyen: farmer and staff at the California Center for Cooperative Development. Nguyen grows Southeast Asian Crops and heritage grains using rain-fed, animal-powered, and natural practices. As a cooperative developer, Nguyen works with small businesses across the agricultural and food production sector, including small food vendors.
Christina Oatfield: Policy Director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Oatfield works on legal research and legislative advocacy campaigns that enable people-powered economies. She played a leading role as an advocate for the CaliforniaHomemade Food Act, among other legislation to promote urban agriculture, food safety, cooperative housing, worker cooperatives, and local investing.
Mark Stambler: proprietor at Pagnol Boulanger, Co-founder of LA Bread Bakers. Stambler had baked bread at home for more than 40 years and was named one of the country's top 10 bread bakers. He was busted by the Environmental Health Department in 2011 and subsequently worked to write and pass California's Cottage Food Law.
Our panel will also be joined by Terri Williams, Director of the Department of Environmental Health of Los Angeles County. Williams has three decades of environmental health experience and is actively involved in the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) which plays a leading role in influencing food safety and other health legislation and practice in California.
Bring your questions and creative ideas!