New Baking Workshop – Sunday May 6th (10am-2pm)

The last workshop went so well that I thought I’d offer another one right away.

Are you curious about baking bread at home? Or already baking and want to strengthen your understanding of naturally leavened bread?

Experience a day of baking at Gusto Bread (cottage bakery) with baker Arturo Enciso. In this workshop we will make our staples: our country loaf using freshly milled flour, as well as seasonal fresh fruit galettes.

Walk away with a freshly baked loaf of country bread, 2 fruit galettes, a recipe booklet, and the hands-on knowledge of how to bake what’s taught at home! Great for beginners and experienced bread-makers alike.

Class is from 10am-2pm. Please bring a pen or pencil for writing notes in your recipe booklet.

*Lunch will be provided. We will have a spread for building your own sandwich with our fresh bread made in class and a salad with local produce. Please let us know if you are vegetarian or have any other dietary restrictions by emailing us at:

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Save the date: Gusto Bread pop-up at LB County Fair, April 6th

We’ll be setting up a table outside the Expo building for Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays event, this month featuring the LB County Fair hosted by Long Beach Fresh. See you there!

More Event Details:

Yee-haw! It’s time for the 5th Annual Long Beach County Fair, First Fridays style! We have collaborated with Long Beach Fresh and are seeking Urban Agriculture-focused entries for a Blue Ribbon locally grown produce competition, farms and gardens photography exhibit, and local community organizations and businesses highlighting ways to grow local food.

There will also be along with games & activities and of course local music, art, food, DJ’s and extended shopping hours!


Local Farmers and Gardeners, we want YOU!

Entries are now open, with four initial categories. Judging occurs during the Long Beach County Fair at the EXPO Building, 4321 Atlantic Avenue at around 7:30pm; entries must be brought in by 6:30pm. Judges will look at each entry’s overall vitality, color, size, weight, etc. A team of judges award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place ribbons in each category, and one Best of Show! Growers may sign up using the form below to guarantee a spot, or simply show up the day-of with their entry. It’s free to participate!

Enter at LBFRESH.ORG/LBCF in the following categories: Root Vegetables, Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits or Marmalades/Jams (Made from local fruit).


Bixby Knolls BIA is sponsoring a photography exhibit of local farms and gardens – send your best photo, whether it’s a closeup or the whole urban farm, in high resolution. Entries chosen will be notified the week of the event, and displayed in large print on the walls of the Expo during the event. Email us your photo, alongside a description of the site you photographed (high resolution images only, 25mb maximum) at by April 1st at 9pm.

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MOVE tributes Tom Petty (finally!) @ 4321 Ground Control
Taji @ Historical Society of Long Beach
Popoki House @ DRNK Coffee + Tea
Michelle Mangione @ Aura Thai
She Sings She Swings @ Willmore
Hot Club @ Georgie’s Place
You Are Here @ 3939 Atlantic South Platform
Hedgehog Swing @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
DJ BIX @ Allery
DJ Eusebio Akasa @ Art Parking Lot
DJ Phil @ Alegation Ales with LIVE Spray Art!
DJ Mr. Bill @ SteelCraft

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Enjoy Pop-Ups by
Shady Grove Foods
Gusto Bread
Primal Alchemy Catering
Chaski’s Peruvian Seasonings
and more!

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8pm: PIE EATING CONTEST at Bella Pizza LB
Jump Rope Tricks at EXPO with JumpL.A.
Pottery Demonstration with The Curious Clay Society
Weaving Demonstration
Button Collections
A Sustainable Art Installation by the IVA!
Trial by Combat Improv @ 3939 Atlantic North Platform
Neverspeak at First Fridays – Featuring Nerd at the Blackbox Theatre inside the EXPO
And more!

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