Thursday, June 13, 2013

Farm Lot update and Thanks!

Hello Long Beach Locals-

As our farm moves into our second growing season we are learning so much. The soil is better than last year but still needs a lot of work. Our drainage issue didn't magically go away and the fence is only a rabbit deterrent. On the up side things are flourishing and growing out of a past illegal dump. That part is a bit magic.

When I started this farm I didn't have an operating budget and survived on grants and volunteer help. I want to thank all the hundreds of people in this community (LB, national and cyber) that have supported me and this crazy idea to build a farm. 

This year our farm is taking a new direction. We increased our board of directors by 2 new amazing members. Welcome Justin Hectus and Steve South. I'm excited to see where this new leadership will take us. We already have plans to do more community outreach and guided tours. You will be hearing more about this soon.

Unfortunately we also learned that having children on the farm during our work days is not safe. If you are a guest during Farmstand 59 hours the farm is open and you are welcome to have a self guided walk. If you want your kids to come and experience the farm we suggest you convince their teacher to bring them down as a class. You are of course welcome to join!

We are also excited to switch up the way we work with our talented volunteers. We are no longer accepting new volunteers. If you have worked with us in the past we are more than happy to have you continue on with us. If its been a while since a visit you are still more than welcome to return. The farm has changed a lot since you were with us last. Soon we will be launching a new Intern program where we will be taking applications and asking people to commit on a weekly basis. Farm work is very time sensitive and technical. Its just too difficult to start from scratch with new folks on a weekly basis. So instead we will be taking people in sessions. You will learn everything from start to finish in a growing season. This new program will launch very soon.

Please continue to support us as we grow and change with the seasons. We love Long Beach and am pleased as punch to provide you all with delicious organic non-gmo produce, flowers, fruit every week. We love having you at the farm and look forward to more events, meals and tours. 

Our Farmstand is open Fri 2-6 & Sat 10-2 March - October. Support your local farm by spending your food dollars with us.

Your Family Farmer-

Sasha Kanno

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