Flavors of Origin Food Festival

Presented by Higher Ground for Humanity

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We can’t wait to see you there for a day of delicious discovery, cultural celebration, and community spirit!


Maya Emelle

Founder of Flavors of Origin

Meet The Visionary

Maya Emelle, the visionary behind Flavors of Origin, has embarked on an incredible journey from the world of film production to becoming a dedicated advocate in the fight against food insecurity within underserved communities. With a passion for storytelling and a deep-rooted commitment to social change, Maya recognized the power of food as a vehicle for transformation.

Driven by her belief in the fundamental right to nutritious food for all, Maya channeled her creative energy and expertise into creating Flavors of Origin. As the event’s founder and executive producer, Maya’s vision is to not only satisfy taste buds but also to nourish minds and souls, empowering underserved youth in Los Angeles through food literacy education.
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Learn the essentials for a flavorful life

Join us for the Flavors of Origin food festival in Los Angeles
This FREE event is all about celebrating healthy flavorful food and different cultures featuring:

Main Stage Experience

Flavorful Recipes

Expert Panel Discussions

Demystifying Nutrition Labels

Cooking Demos

Gut Health 411

Mental Health + Food

Benefiting Food Literacy Education for Youth

A Fundraiser to Support the Next Generation of Leaders

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 Mar Vista Farmers Market
Los Angeles, CA

2023 Festival attendees

100% NPS

92% said they learned something new

“We are all nutritional warriors”

Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove U.S representative for California’s 37th and Field Rep. Johanna Rodriguez in attendance at the 1st annual Flavors of Origin Nutritional Food Festival, July 2023
“What an extraordinary event furthering the conversation with solutions”
-Kara Still, Co-Founder of Prosperity Market LA and 2023 guest panelist
Left to Right: Michelle Emelle, Kara Still Co-founder of Prosperity Market, Adriana Gasaway founder of Ace Naturals


A festival celebrating diverse cultures, and fostering unity through deliciously fresh food and oral history

Festival Trailer

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Our priority is to uplift the amazing wellness products in the LA community, if you are interested in selling complete the submission form below. 


Flavors of Origin Food Festival is open to attendees of all ages, this is a family event. Please note no dogs are allowed on the premise of the festival.

Flavors of Origin is a free community event, rsvping with a GA ticket ensures you receive a custom grocery card guide, recipe cards from featured dishes and more goodies from our sponsors to support your nutritional journey.   

Flavors of Origin Food Festival will be at the Mar Vista Farmers Market on 6/2/2024. There’s ample free street parking within the local neighborhood. 

An APPETITE, comfortable shoes, and a light jacket for the magical wonders of early morning June gloom.

Flavors of Origin Food Festival is open to attendees of all ages, this is a family event, thank you for your understanding.
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