Farm to Table Activities

Upcoming Activities in our Farm to Table Series include:

May 8-Marquez 2nd and 3rd graders make salad for staff during Teacher Appreciation Week using their produce and some from Gelson's;

May 17 Edible Gardening Workshop and Children's Activities-PP Library Patio, 10 am to noon, given by UCCE Master Gardeners;

May 18  Young Elementary School Gardeners guest at Palisades Cares table at the Pacific Palisades Farmers' Market 9-noon. Students from Marquez, Pali Elementary and 7 Arrows will participate

Protect the


We network with other groups such as Heal the Bay, 5 Gyres, the City of Los Angeles  and Kehillat Israel to offer information and activities about protecting our environment.

We organize and promote volunteer projects that individuals of all ages can participate in.  Recent activities have included a food collection for Westside Food Bank and serving dinner to homeless clients of Turning Point Transitional Housing.

Volunteer with Us

 During the months of April and MayPalisades Cares will network with others to provide information about eating sustainably grown local food. Listen to chefs, farmers and authors; visit the PP farmers market and learn how to cook with the produce; eat "farm to table" food at local schools and restaurants, go to an edible gardening workshop, plant your own veggies. It's all about eating delicious food that's good for you! The main sponsor is the Pacific Palisades Women's Club. Thanks also to Kehillat Israel and Gelson's Markets.

Farm to Table Program



We appreciate the recent donation from the Pacific Palisades Women's Club in support of  a "little free library" in Pacific Palisades. 

Palisades Cares' Farm to Table series for April and May kicked off with a discussion of the importance of eating local.

Over 60 people listened to a discussion about farmers, farmers markets, the benefits of buying from your local farmer and more at the April 2 Farm to Table Event at Kehillat Israel.
Laura Avery, supervisor of the Santa Monica Farmers' Markets since 1982, moderated the discussion with Alain Giraud, Chef/owner of Maison-Giraud, Molly Gean of Harry's Berries and Barbara Spencer of Windrose Farm. An article about the event appeared in the April 17 issue of the Palisadian-Post.

Chef Giraud prepared a kebab with Harry's berries, cherry tomatoes, and radishes. He also brought some of his wonderful bread for the attendees to taste.

Thanks to Kehillat Israel for hosting this event and to the Pacific Palisades Women's Club for being the main sponsor of the Farm to Table series.



 Farm to Table Palisades

   Little Free Library

It's tomato-planting time again!  Grow Native Nursery in Westwood hosts Tomatomania on April 5 and 6. Start growing your own today!

Grow Your Own