Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today's Farm Box contents.

This Week's Farmers' (Week of April 25th)

  • Garcia Organic Farm (Fallbrook):
    • Page Mandarins
  • Rutiz Farms (Arroyo Grande):
    • Strawberry, Oregano, Sage, Red Butter Lettuce, Broccoli, Sugar Snap Pea, Carrot
  • Tutti Frutti Farms (northern Santa Barbara County):
    • Zucchini, Beets
  • Fairview Gardens (Goleta):
    • Chard
Thank you,
Sasha Kanno

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Everything is coming up pumpkins. Connecticut Field Pumpkins to be specific. Perfect for pie. Yum!.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Getting ready to set our cucumbers out. Marketmore 76 from Baker Creek to start. Then we will switch to Lemons later in the season.
As soon as our custom fence gets installed we can plant.
Things are happening on top of each other. It's coming together nicely.
Thank you to all the hands that help. There are lots of you. This truly is a community farm.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Build Day this Saturday and a Party!

Hello Long Beach Locals-
This weekend is our monthly 2nd Saturday Build Day. We will be at the farm from 9-3.
This month we are finishing up our new chicken coop. In January we were the proud parents of a fresh batch of baby chicks. Jennifer raised them at home until they were ready for the big time. We brought them out to the farm and let them loose with the big hens last months. The ACE program at Jordan High School build us a brand new chicken coop to house the ladies. Now we just need to finish it up.
People with building skills are welcome but please come down even if you are mechanically challenged. There are plenty of farm chores to be done and its a great opportunity to visit the farm and see what's been going on.
We fire up the grill and break for lunch around noon. If you are interested please bring something to throw on the grill, your own utensils, plates etc. If you care to bring something to share you are also welcome to do that.
If you are interested in composting but are unable to do it at home you are welcome to bring your compost to the farm. You can keep a small container on your counter to collect your kitchen scraps and keep a larger 5- gallon bucket under your sink or outside. There are various lids for the buckets that will keep the stink in and the critters out. When you come to the Build Day or to any of our work days (Wed & Fri 9-3) you are welcome to bring your waste. I'll show you where to dispose of it and how to turn the pile. Its a little bit of work but its helping us build our soil and reducing the waste that goes into our garbage. You are also welcome to bring yard clippings and other green waste. It needs to be pesticide and chemical free and chopped into 1" to 2" pieces. Click this link for a list of things you can compost. And as always help yourself to the mulch pile.
I also wanted to tell you about an exciting event coming up on May 10th. Keesal, Young and Logan have generously offered to help us raise money for a much needed fence. We will be snacking on locally sourced delights, drinking fine beverages and listening to some fun music. It should be a good time downtown.
If you are interested in attending this fundraising event or making a donation please email me @ or mail 2076 Eucalyptus Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90806 and note "fence fundraiser" in the memo box.
See you on the farm.
Sasha Kanno

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Farm Box Contents- this weeks's offerings

Tomorrow's pick up has produce form the following farmers:

Rutiz Farms
 Lettuce, chard, arugula, artichoke, leek, mint, oregano
Tutti Frutti Farms
Jaime Farms
Cauliflower, strawberry
Glen Ivy Farm
 Navel Oranges

Thanks- See you at Farm Lot 59 from 5-6 for your pick up.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Finished Product

Thought I posted these earlier. Its full of seedlings now. Its a beautiful thing.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


T-tape to the field. Plantings soon. Summer bounty here we come!!

Monday, April 2, 2012


Forming all the beds with the help of my volunteers and my little son.