Scenes from This Weekend’s Eat Real Festival
Untreated pure honey made by rescue bees

Among the many free and easy pleasures of this past weekend’s supposed “Carmageddon,” the Eat Real Festival took over Culver City’s Helms Bakery for two days of sustainable eats, products, and cooking demonstrations. The celebration felt like a cross between an exalted farmers market and a country fair, with urban chickens and pigs sleeping away the day in pens we could possibly fit into our apartments and the introduction of hyper-passionate artisan edibles like handmade sauces from The Mustard, the nuts and butter of Fat Uncle Farms, real Hawaiian shaved ice, honey from rescued bees, and the pork belly bacon of Cast Iron Gourmet. Check out some scenes of Sunday’s event, packed with the new obsessions we’re still hungering for more of, in our slideshow look at this weekend’s Eat Real Festival.

Backyard Bees is an organization that rescues honey-bees to counteract Colony Collapse Disorder. The company currently sells pure, untreated honey to support its efforts.
Dare 2 Dream is a free-range chicken farm that sells a variety of chickens, eggs, and coops, such as the one seen here.
And ducks. Super-cute ducks, too!
And adorable pigs…
Chef and owner Rashida Purifoy
Lead by Primal Alchemy chef Paul Buchanan.
The farmers market favorite showcased its farm-raised oysters.
East L.A.-based ​Anca’s offered a veggie-topped Romanian staple known as plachinta.
From Orgasmo de la Boca (“Orgasm of the Mouth,” sigh)
Cupcakes have suddenly become so hated that Creme Caramel’s logo felt it necessary to say “I’m not a cupcake.”
From the company of the same name, uses only local ingredients where possible.
Was supplied by Raw Cane Super Juice.
An interactive new way to plant seeds from Guerilla Gardening. We imagine gophers could be in trouble too with a little practice.
​Jaberwocky knows how to stand apart from the crowd to get attention for its Jamaican jerk sauce.
Mushrooms at home.
Champagne garlic and Hong Kong habanero from The Mustard.
From A Rockin Ice.
Had its pizza oven on wheels.
Was among the many food trucks on hand. The Flying Pig just opened its cafe in Little Tokyo and was a popular option this weekend.
Live acts filled in the afternoon.
Scenes from This Weekend’s Eat Real Festival