Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Farmstand 59 open Friday and Saturday!

Long Beach Local Announces Farmstand 59 Grand Opening This Weekend
New store brings fresh, organic, non-GMO, locally grown produce to Long Beach

March 4, 2013

Long Beach, Calif. – This weekend, March 8-9, Long Beach Local will celebrate the Grand Opening of its long-awaited Farmstand 59, selling a variety of organic, non-GMO vegetables, flowers, fruit, and honey. The store, located at 2714 California Avenue near the corner of East 27th Street, will open for business Friday afternoon 2-6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Long Beach Local is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and maintain farmland in the urban setting of Long Beach, growing crops in an effort to provide City residents with fresh and healthy food. Farm Lot 59 is open for public community work days on Fridays from 9 am to noon and the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to 3 pm. Volunteer workers are at the farm Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to noon. Long Beach Local also hosts events and groups at Farm Lot 59, including a fall harvest potluck dinner, the Long Beach Food Swap, and school groups.

The seeds for the nonprofit were planted when Sasha Kanno, a longtime resident of the Wrigley Historical District, began a backyard produce exchange in 2007. A year later Kanno was asked to start a community garden in her neighborhood. In 2010, she found and leased a one-acre lot on California Avenue in the area now called Willow Springs Park.

For more information, please contact Sasha Kanno at 562.230.7207 or via email at sashakanno@mac.com. To find out more about Long Beach Local, visit its website at www.longbeachlocal.org, which includes a blog, calendar, volunteer information and more.

Long Beach Local is responsible for the content of this email.
Sasha Kanno, 2714 California Ave, Long Beach, CA 90755

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