Monday, October 2, 2017

Farm Lot Tour & Lunch This Saturday

 
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Thank you Long Beach! What an awesome weekend of food and music, I love you all over again.

Saturday our farm was full of volunteers and people stoppin' by to see what's growing and buying up everything we had to offer.

Sunday was Music Tastes Good. Our founder and farmer Sasha was on a panel discussion about sustainability. She spoke about being a women in urban agriculture, the real cost of food, what does sustainability mean for a small farm and moving toward regenerative agriculture.

Pictured with Sasha is Art Gonzales the chef / owner of ROE and Panxa Cocina. He not only supports our farm weekly and religiously he also has strong values when it comes to seafood. We support those who support us.

Thanks for having us and looking forward to next year!
 
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Lunch and a tour!
Saturday October 7th
Adult $20
Child $10

Tickets available at Farmstand 59. Meet at the Great Tomato mural at 10:55 tour begins promptly at 11. After your Farm Lot tour a box lunch will be ready for you to enjoy on the farm or to take away with you.

This is guided tour by Farmer Sasha, she will show you all the various fruits and vegetables that are in season. Learn how Farm Lot 59 started and where we are headed. This is a great way to see where your fruits and vegetables come from and how they grow. Bring your gardening questions too!

Enjoy a special lunch prepared from Farmstand 59 offerings, a seasonal side, and a refreshing beverage. Your lunch will be made on site using farm fresh ingredients, when purchasing your ticket please let us know your lunch choice, veggie and dairy free options are available.

Everyone is welcome but please leave your pets at home.

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Healthy Halloween Festival is back for it's 3rd Year!
Saturday October 28th 11-2

No Tricks at our party. Only healthy treats, nature crafts, games, prizes, face painting and Fun are allowed!

Farmstand 59 will be open during our event, so don't forget your weekly groceries then head on down the hill to join us!

Tickets are limited so please get yours now!

Don't forget to come in costume and bring a treat bag for goodies!



 
 

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Come for a community day or a tour!

 
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Community Farm Days are Back!
September 30th 9-12

Now that the summer's heat blast is hopefully behind us we are happy to have you back on the farm.

Join us Saturday the 30th from 9-12 for farm work. We will be weeding and tending our fall beds. This is a great opportunity for you to jump in and see what urban farm life is all about. If you've ever considered joining our crew or just want to get your hands dirty and spend the morning on our farm.

Water, hat, closed toed shoes are a must. You're welcome to bring a lunch or purchase something to eat at our Farmstand and enjoy on the farm.

Everyone is welcome but please leave your furry friends at home.

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Lunch and a tour!
Saturday October 7th
Adult $20
Child $10

Tickets available at Farmstand 59. Meet at the Great Tomato mural at 10:55 tour begins promptly at 11. After your Farm Lot tour a box lunch will be ready for you to enjoy on the farm or to take away with you.

This is guided tour by Farmer Sasha, she will show you all the various fruits and vegetables that are in season. Learn how Farm Lot 59 started and where we are headed. This is a great way to see where your fruits and vegetables come from and how they grow. Bring your gardening questions too!

Enjoy a special lunch prepared from Farmstand 59 offerings, a seasonal side, and a refreshing beverage. Your lunch will be made on site using farm fresh ingredients, when purchasing your ticket please let us know your lunch choice, veggie and dairy free options are available.

Everyone is welcome but please leave your pets at home.

Buy Tickets


 
 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Farmstand Opening PARTY !

 
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Farmstand 59 Grand Opening!
September 23rd 10-2.

Grand Opening Luau


Join us for Hawaiian BBQ, island dancing, special floral creations, wonderful organic produce, artisan products and wares as we celebrate friendship, community and good food.

Come visit Farmstand 59 during our regular weekly business hours for your one-stop-shop of local, seasonal, organic produce, humanely sourced meats and dairy products, artisan goods and wares, fresh organic free range eggs, and more! Come for lunch and take home all the fixings for dinner! Farmstand 59 features produce grown right on site by farmer Sasha Kanno of Farm Lot 59, as well as featuring a handpicked variety of seasonal produce from tried and true local farmers such as Weiser Family Farms, Tamai Family Farms, Tutti Fruitti Farms, Bernard Ranch, Tenerelli Orchards, Ha Family Farms and more. Enjoy interesting specialities offered exclusively to the community at Farmstand 59 such as custom made Hods from Cali Farmer, hand woven African baskets from Baobab Collective, a wonderful collection of cookbooks, custom recipes, and take home a fresh baked baguette from Pandor.

Farmstand 59 offers a unique shopping experience that cannot be compared to other farmstands. Our stand sells what is grown on site at Farm Lot 59, and represents a community of local, organic farmers and artisans who are dedicated to practicing sustainable farming practices and delivering the most delicious seasonal produce. Our recipes are designed to be simple and wonderful for the single person, families, and community gatherings. Farmstand 59 partners with local community centers and organizations to provide food education, cooking classes, gardening classes, and produce to our beloved community of Long Beach, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Wrigley, Bixby Knolls and other local residents. Farmstand 59 is deeply rooted in the diversity of our beautiful city and celebrates friendship and culture as colorful and diverse as the food we carry.
 
 
Community Farm Days are Back!
September 30th 9-12

Now that the summer's heat blast is hopefully behind us we are happy to have you back on the farm.

Join us Saturday the 30th from 9-12 for farm work. We will be weeding and tending our fall beds. This is a great opportunity for you to jump in and see what urban farm life is all about. If you've ever considered joining our crew or just want to get your hands dirty and spend the morning on our farm.

Water, hat, closed toed shoes are a must. You're welcome to bring a lunch or purchase something to eat at our Farmstand and enjoy on the farm.

Everyone is welcome but please leave your furry friends at home.
 
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Lunch and a tour!
Saturday October 7th
$20

Tickets available at Farmstand 59. Meet at the Great Tomato mural at 10:55 tour begins promptly at 11. After your Farm Lot tour a box lunch will be ready for you to enjoy on the farm or to take away with you.

This is guided tour by Farmer Sasha, she will show you all the various fruits and vegetables that are in season. Learn how Farm Lot 59 started and where we are headed. This is a great way to see where your fruits and vegetables come from and how they grow. Bring your gardening questions too!

Enjoy a special lunch prepared from Farmstand 59 offerings, a seasonal side, and a refreshing beverage. Your lunch will be made on site using farm fresh ingredients, when purchasing your ticket please let us know your lunch choice, veggie and dairy free options are available.

Everyone is welcome but please leave your pets at home.
 
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Mean Green Halloween!
Saturday, October 28th 11-2
$7 per person

Come in costume and join us on the farm for Farm Lot 59's version of Halloween.

We will be making crafts, playing games, and building a scarecrow.

Healthy snacks will be for sale at the Farmstand.

If you are interested in sponsoring a table or volunteering for this event please email us.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Farmstand hours starting this week!

 
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New Farmstand Hours starting this week !
Thursdays 11-6
Fridays 11-6
Saturdays 10-2.

Stop by for lunch and take home all the fixings for dinner!

Featured Farmstand 59 Favorite: Weiser Farm Calliope Eggplant

Chef Sarah Lim calls these "little Easter eggs". Like our beautiful Farm Lot 59 tomatoes, It's easy to think of eggplant as a vegetable because we find it in so many savory dishes. However, eggplant, aka aubergine, is actually a tropical fruit! Though it is treated like a vegetable, Eggplant (a member of the nightshade family along with tomatoes and potatoes) is actually a giant berry.

Eggplant (Solanum melongena) are native to Asia, where they've been cultivated since prehistoric times. Traders brought them to the Middle East and Europe starting in the 15th century, though many Europeans refused to eat eggplant up until the 18th century because they're bitter and are part of the nightshade family. (People thought nightshades, like tomatoes and peppers, caused insanity; eggplant's Italian name, melanzana, comes from the Latin mela insana, "mad apple.")

The development of sweeter varieties increased eggplant's popularity. As eggplant cultivation spread around the world, countless hybrids were created to get the sweetest, firmest vegetable possible, as well as to help them grow in more temperate climates (they're used to tropical or subtropical environments).

These gorgeous striped Calliope eggplant and other varieties are available from early summer through fall. Varieties of eggplant range from the dark globe, slender bright purple Japanese, dark purple Hansels, small round Thai and Sicilian (sometimes called Graffiti), and White Cloud. Many of you enjoyed our "ebony and ivory" Farm Lot 59 and Weiser mix of purple and white eggplant at last week's stand. Some varieties are prized for their bitter flavors, like the Hansel's which are a favorite of Farmer Sash's and Ollie's, but it's age that causes most eggplant to become bitter. We know you like your sweet and mild, so when selecting, we look for young, firm fruit that are almost hard to the touch. Your little easter eggs will be waiting for you at the stand!





Cooking suggestions, Calliope Three Ways:

1) Toss thick "steaks" of sliced eggplant on the grill, studding the slices with wedges of garlic and fresh herbs to infuse flavor as they cook. Olive oil drizzle and salt sprinkle as desired.

2) Slowly roast cubes of the fruit, tossing them with aromatic oil, fresh herbs and crumbled feta cheese for a Mediterranean-inspired salad.

3) For all you fancy folk: Purée cooked eggplant to make aclassic baba ghanouj, tapenade or other dip. You can also salt eggplant to remove excess moisture and make for a silkier texture before deep-frying.

Here is a link to one of my favorite melanzana recipes, get crazy with it!

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-eggplant-rollatini-233186

How to store:

It's best to use eggplant when it's very fresh, but it will keep for two or three days in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. Be sure to remove any plastic wrapping before storing eggplant.

What's on the horizon at Farmstand 59? Our beloved farmer Sasha Kanno has planted some really exciting stir fry mixes that will be ready for you in a few weeks. For now, continue to enjoy her out-of-this world Stellar Salad mix with blood sorrel and arugula; lettuce never eat another "spring mix" from the grocery store in our lives! Once you eat the Farm Lot 59 signature salad mix, you will not be able to go back to the sad, flavorless, greens many of us have been triple brain washed to eat. Organic is not enough, it needs to also be delicious!

Tomato News: We will have the beautiful Farmlot 59 tomato slicers and cherries these last weeks of summer, and expect the cherries to go through winter (lucky you!)

At the markets, I'm on the look out for a wide variety of green beans, from Kentucky blue and haricot vert to yellow wax, Romano and exotic varieties like the Tongue of Fire. Berries are out, but Asian pears are coming in season and will be with us summer through fall. Mmmm....I can smell the pear and gorgonzola pizza right now!

Save the date for our grand opening Sept 23rd!

We also have Healthy Halloween festival on October 28th.

More info about field trips, tours and what's growing on our farm coming in our next newsletter.

Thanks!
Ollie & Sasha

 
 

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