Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Buena Park FFA

Supporting local and our future farmers all in one shot. Contact Jessica for more info...

The Buena Park FFA Farm Store <>

Dear farm store supporters and connoisseurs of all things tasty,

Right now on sale we have AVOCADOS!! – they are very large, tasty and waiting for you!!! Please email if you are interested. They are $1 each and going fast.

Upcoming tasty treats:
We will have fresh cuts of beef and pork available at the end of August – keep a look out for our email with individually priced cuts!!
We have found a breeder of “BERKSHIRE” pigs!! This fall we will be raising Berkshire and Duroc pork for your culinary enjoyment. You can reserve a whole pig or a half pig anytime for the low cost of $100. Some of the pigs will be available in September for harvest at the end of December and some will be available in late October, early November for harvest in late February.
We will also be taking reservation for steers – USDA prime beef!! You can provide a small deposit to reserve a quarter ($125), a half ($250) or a whole steer ($500) by September.  Steers are ready in late July.
All animals are hand-raised by high school students excited about the opportunity to raise animals.
They are hormone and medication free and taste delicious.
Attached you will find our cost sheet for making monthly payments if you are interested in a steer or pig for this next school year.

Thank you for supporting Buena Park High School agriculture students!

Farm box

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This weeks farm box

From Farm Lot 59!!

Yellow straight neck squash
Armenian garlic
Giant red mustard
Pumpkin blossoms

From beachgreens
new potatoes
stone fruit

See you on the farm 5-6:30

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Did you know lufa sponges come from a gourd? We are growing these now for a future harvest.

They will be available in our weekly farm box.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chicken scratches

We only feed our hens organic scratch and pellets. Our new flock of egg layers should be producing soon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2nd Saturday Work Day this Saturday.

Hello Long Beach Locals-

This weekend is our monthly 2nd Saturday Build Day. We will be at the farm from 9-3. 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.

This month we are doing some much needed farm chores. We are working on our compost and getting ready to build phase II of the farm. The sloped area needs tons of compost, manure and to start staking it out. Once we are ready we will be building some terraces and permanent trellis but for now we are still prepping the area. We will also be soil blocking and seed starting. Great opportunity for you to learn a new plastic free method of seed starting.

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.

See you on the farm.

Sasha Kanno

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Residents Invited to Attend Urban Agriculture Meetings

June 5, 2012

Contact: Larry Rich, City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, 562.570.5839
For immediate release

Residents Invited to Attend Urban Agriculture Meetings

Residents are invited to share their thoughts on raising backyard livestock, and potential changes to the City's laws on chickens, goats and bees in residential areas.    

The first public meeting will be held on Monday, June 11, at 6:30 pm at the Long Beach Community Action Partnership, 3012 Long Beach Blvd. The second meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 pm at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St. The same content will be discussed at both meetings.

Public feedback gathered at these two meetings will be presented to the City Council’s Environmental Committee, which is scheduled to consider the matter on Tuesday, June 26.  The City's current ordinance allows livestock in some areas of Long Beach, but not in others.  The Environmental Committee is considering an ordinance that may standardize the City's livestock ordinance throughout the City, and create new standards for allowing chickens, goats and bees in residential areas.

For more information, contact Larry Rich, City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, 562.570.5839.


Connecticut Field Pumpkin, perfect for pie. Yum!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Farm fresh produce

Hello Long Beach Locals-

I'm excited to announce this weeks Farm Box will have produce from the farm. We have been working tirelessly to get our summer crops rolling in and our work is finally paying off. In this weeks box there will be a head of our beautiful Thai Purple garlic along with some squash blossoms along with a few other items tbd.

People keep asking me how they can purchase and when the Farmstand 59 is going to be open. Right now the Farm Box is the only way to purchase our produce. Our farm stand is happening but it is going to take some time to get it built and staffed. I will let you know when that is up and running.

Farm Box is $30 for each box and is a mix of what is in season. There are 7 different veggies, 2 herbs and 1 or 2 different fruit selections. Pick up is on the farm on Wednesday's summer pick up hours are 5-6:30. I must know the Monday before if you are interested in picking up so we know how much to harvest. All boxes are pre-pay. Cash or check are accepted.

Thanks for supporting local, pesticide and chemical free produce. We are just getting started!

-sasha kanno