The Spring Show produced by the organization Artisanal LA will take place this weekend in downtown Los Angeles at a place called The Reef/A Creative Habitat. In this event, local vendors and sponsors will have the opportunity to present themselves and their wares to the general public. The primary target of this festival will be those who are interested in such topics as natural foods, alternative health, homesteading, and products geared to lifestyles involving these areas. What some may consider an introduction to an entirely new world, others will recognize with familiarity. Either way, this will be a celebration of what makes life worth living.
Examples of activities to take place include demonstrations of making your own safe and healthy baby products, brewing coffee, making healing balms, goat-cheese (chèvre) making, natural gardening, leather crafting, and bee-keeping. There will be presenters both Saturday and Sunday to teach the attendees these aspects of natural living.
As well, vendors will be present throughout the weekend at the site. Items sold will range from wholesome foods, preserves of various sorts (such as jams, jellies, pickles), goat cheese, baked goods, all minus the chemicals and preservatives you normally find on supermarket shelves, to home items like wooden cutting boards and crafts. Artisanal LA offers both the producers of such products to present their specialties to those who are searching for something that is different, hand-crafted with skill, and home-grown or home-made. These are the kinds of things you won’t find in stores that normally ship cheap products in from China. In this place, you will find products made personally, by crafters who have an interest and involvement in what they make. No machinery, no child labor on the other side of the world in deplorable conditions, no need to wonder if the food is tainted with lead or other contaminants. As well, patrons of this event will know where their money is going—to local producers of food and crafts, rather than to some soulless mega-national corporation that will exploit its workers and ruin the environment.
There is still time to purchase your ticket in advance by going to the website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/artisanal-la-spring-show-april-25-26-11a-6p-tickets-15805054343?aff=ALANEWSLETTER
Should you decide at the last minute, have no fear, you can also buy tickets at the door. Simply show up at The Reef, located at 1933 South Broadway Street in downtown Los Angeles. The event begins on Saturday, April 25, at 11:00 a.m., running to 6:00 p.m. It continues again on Sunday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets purchases in advance online are $12 (plus $1.65 processing fee) or at the door, $15. A weekend pass online will be $15 (plus $1.82 processing fee). What better bargain will you find in LA this weekend?