Eat Well • Do Good • Harvest Change

This October, Food Forward has teamed up with 20 of our favorite food businesses across LA and Ventura counties for our 3rd annual Harvest Change and our biggest one yet! Harvest Change is our annual month-long promotion where chefs, bakers, brewers, and makers from across Los Angeles and Ventura offer a menu item highlighting a seasonal-specific produce item–this time, it’s pomegranates–and then donate a predetermined portion of proceeds from each sale to Food Forward. United by a reason–and a season–each partner is using pomegranates to create a one-of-a-kind dish, drink, baked good, or dessert for you to enjoy.

Enter to win! Visit all the Harvest Change locations listed below and try these limited-time items! While you’re at it, be sure to post a photo of your Harvest Change dish on Instagram, tag @foodforward, and include #HarvestChange to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a special Food Forward prize. You’ll receive one entry per post or story.


Harvest Change Participants: Los Angeles County

Pom Diggity cocktail: apperol, pomegranate molasses, lemon, egg white

Pomade: Clementine’s house-made ginger limeade with a “float” of pomegranate

Chef Michelle and Co.
Dish coming soon

Pom & Pom cocktail: Roku gin, Destillare Pomegranate, jasmine green tea, lemon, pomegranate purée, ginger

La Casita Mexicana
Chile en Nogada: a chile poblano stuffed with meat, dried fruits, walnuts, and candied cactus, smothered with a pecan cream sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds

Porridge + Puffs
Dish coming soon

Pom Diggity cocktail from barcito

Preux & Proper
Roasted delicata squash with toasted hazelnuts, sage cream, sorghum-pomegranate tabouli, and charred anaheim chile

Proof Bakery
Fromage blanc cheesecake

Nogada cocktail: mezcal, lime, pomegranate, nocino, PX Sherry, chili

Pomegranate-walnut muffin

Sage Plant Based Bistro
Pomegranate salad: kale, quinoa, shredded carrots, red onion, fresh pomegranate, candied walnuts, apples, pomegranate molasses vinaigrette

South City Fried Chicken
Crispy braised Dr. Pepper wings with habanero pomegranate BBQ, lime crema, and cilantro

Harvest Change Participants: Ventura County

Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections
Pomegranate Rose Bonbon: a rose-colored dark chocolate bonbon with rose petals steeped in cream and a house-made pomegranate syrup

King & King Ranch
Donating 10% of the sale of all pomegranates to Food Forward through October

La Dolce Vita
Spinach salad with hazelnut crusted goat cheese, crunchy polenta, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate vinaigrette; Pomegranate and pistachio crostini with mascarpone, orange juice, and honey; From the 1901 Speakeasy cocktail: Pomegranate sage gin elderflower sparkler; PIzza Rustica: rustic pizza with pomegranate, eggplant, and goat cheese, sprinkled with chopped pistachios and drizzled with a pomegranate reduction and basil chiffonade

Little Sama
Chili and brown sugar roasted butternut squash and pomegranate salad with pickled shallots, mint, and a kimchi vinaigrette and tofu cream

Ojai Rotie
Rotie Chop Chop: with pomegranate, persimmons, Persian cucumber, heirloom tomato, frisée, watercress, and feta

Paradise Pantry
White Jardesca Cocktail: local pomegranate, Petty Ranch apple, and fresh mint

Revel in Ojai
Pomegranate Jun Kombucha

Topa Topa Brewing
Cask of pomegranate beer for Harvest Change Kick-Off Party on 10/6


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Want to Harvest Change, too? Are you a restaurant owner, chef, or food producer who would like to be part of this fun and easy program as it grows? Do you know someone who might love this idea? It’s not too late to throw your hat in the ring for 2020! To get involved, contact Events & Partnerships Manager Alia Haddad at for LA-based inquiries and Ventura County Branch Manager Ally Gialketsis at for Ventura-based inquiries.