VillaraigosaThe 2010 ROC Network Summit brought together California’s most creative and influential food and agricultural leaders from across the political spectrum to support the transformation of California’s food and farming system.  The summit took place October 6 – 8, 2010, in Los Angeles.

ROC Summit Organizations

  • Ag Innovations
  • Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association
  • Angeli’s Caffe
  • Ashoka’s Youth Venture
  • Blueprint Research & Design
  • Bon Appétit Management Company
  • California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Market
  • Community Alliance for Family Farms
  • California Climate Action Network
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California Department of Public Health
  • California FarmLink
  • California Food & Justice Coalition
  • Californians for Pesticide Reform
  • Cambodian Association of America
  • Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
  • California Center for Public Health Advocacy
  • Central CA Regional Obesity Prevention Program (CCROPP)
  • Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
  • Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture
  • Central Coast Agriculture Network
  • Central Valley Health Policy Institute
  • City of Long Beach
  • City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
  • Community Action Partnership of Orange County
  • Community Health Councils, Inc.
  • Community Services Unlimited, Inc.
  • CSU Fresno Organic Farm
  • Deardorff Family Farms
  • Demeter USA
  • Dry Creek Ventures
  • Ecological Farming Association
  • Ecology Center
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Fairfood International
  • FamilyFarmed.org
  • Farm Foundation
  • Farm to Pantry
  • Farm Worker Institute
  • Farmer’s Market Produce Recovery Project- LA’s BEST
  • Farmers’ Markets America
  • Farmworks Los Angeles
  • Feed The Hunger Foundation
  • Food & Water Watch
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance
  • Food Commons
  • Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
  • Full Belly Farm
  • GRACE
  • Hunger Action LA
  • Institute for Fisheries Resources
  • King & Gardiner Farms
  • Le Pain Quotidien / West Central Produce
  • Live Culture
  • Live Real
  • Local Initiatives
  • Support Corporation
  • Los Angeles Community Garden Council
  • Los Angeles Food Policy Task Force
  • Marin Agricultural Institute
  • Mia Lehrer Associates
  • Milagro Allegro Community Garden
  • MIT Collaborative Initiatives
  • New Resource Bank
  • Nueva Vista Group
  • Orange County Food Access Coalition
  • Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
  • Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Ojai Green Coalition
  • Om Organics/FarmsReach
  • Orange County Great Park
  • Organic Valley
  • Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association
  • People’s Grocery
  • Pesticide Action Network
  • North America Pesticide Watch
  • Education Fund/The California Food Project
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles
  • PolicyLink
  • Proyecto Jardin
  • Public Health Institute
  • REAL and Rooted in Community
  • Real Food Challenge
  • SAGE – Agriculture in Metropolitan Regions
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market
  • Santa Rosa Family Medicine Program
  • Save Open-space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR)
  • Shasta Cascade Farm and Food Coalition
  • SIMEON Commercial Properties
  • Slow Food Los Angeles
  • Sonoma County Poultry
  • South Central Farmers
  • Health and Education Fund
  • Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA)
  • The Orfalea Funds’ Cool Food Initiative
  • The Social Justice Learning Institute and Morningside High School
  • Tierra Miguel Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture – California
  • University of California Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute
  • University of Southern California Urban Village Farmers’ Market Organization
  • US AgBank
  • USDA, Rural Development
  • Ventura Ag Futures Alliance
  • Veritable Vegetable
  • Visa Inc.
  • Watershed Media
  • Western Growers
  • Whittier College
  • Wholesome Wave
  • Whole Foods Market

Presentations Presented at the Summit

The network summit was a new phase in our work to ensure a healthy and prosperous food and farm economy in California. ROC has taken a huge step forward by introducing the results of the Strategic Mapping Project and launching a history-making policy campaign. The “California Healthy Food & Agriculture” Platform sought to inspire legislators to craft future-focused state policies that ensures a healthy and prosperous food and farm economy in California. The summit featured debates about the planks of the platform.

ROC recognized successes and key leaders in the California food system [link to changemakers  WWD.02.11] and identified ways to scale projects and build capacity within the greater food community. To learn more, please review the Summit agenda below with more details about the opening reception, “Taste of the LA Foodshed,” confirmed speakers, panel presentations, invited politicians and much more.

Network Summit Program