Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Do you have one last gift in you?

Dear Long Beach Locals-

Agriculture has been in the news a lot lately on the local and national scale. A 2008 proposition (2) is finally coming into law. It will abolish the close confinement of farm animals in cramped cages and crates.  At Farm Lot 59 we didn't need a law to tell us how to treat our animals. We treat them with utmost love and respect. You will never find our animals in a cage or living in cramped conditions. 

We treat our farm as a living organism and try our best to farm in harmony with nature. We appreciate you when you spend your food and donation dollars with us. It makes it possible for us to show this example of sustainable farming to Long Beach. Its a farm in the city where we live when land for agriculture is so scarce.

By supporting our farm we are able to teach sustainability and biodynamic growing methods to our community and do our best to promote the "grow your own" movement. In 2015 we hope to grow these efforts even more.
  • Ensuring fresh local produce is produced in Long Beach
  • Provide our visitors with the knowledge of where their food comes from and how to grow it responsibly 
  • Educate our youth on how to make healthy food choices
  • Make our farm a space where community members can come and make meaningful relationships
We at Farm Lot 59 believe the connection to food is something that can transform lives. Let's make 2015 a powerful year!

Please use this opportunity to donate one last time to Long Beach Local. You can donate online here.

Thank you for your continued support.
Sasha Kanno and the Farm Lot 59 Crew


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 is a wrap...almost

Hello Long Beach Locals-

This year has been such a wonderful journey on the farm. We have hosted over 100 school kids from Long Beach Unified and the surrounding South Bay. We held classes on composting, crafting, chicken keeping and seed starting. For many of you it was the first time you have seen chickens in a happy and natural environment. We are your local urban farm and we hope you are loving this resource.

We are throwing our hat in the ring for your donation dollars. We need to reach our financial goals for 2014 and still have a way to go. Your donation dollars are what is going to help us keep farming in the new year.

We hope we have made an impact on your life during the 4 years we have been farming at Farm Lot 59. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the community and educate you on sustainability. 

Your donation dollars will help us keep farming in 2015 and help to hire some farmers to be able to teach more classes and have more schools participate in our seed to plate experience.

You can contribute one time or recurring, its all very much appreciated.

Sasha Kanno
Farmer and Founder
*please make note of our new web address

Donate here 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Wreath Making this Saturday on the Farm!

Hello Long Beach Locals-

Tickets are still available for this Saturday's Holiday Wreath class. You can view pictures from last years class here. Everyone made such beautiful and unique pieces to take home with them. 

If you are interested in a wreath but don't have the time we would be happy to make one for you. Please follow the link to purchase tickets and you can order your wreath there.

Tickets are available until Thursday evening since this class is fast approaching.

See you Saturday!

Purchase tickets here!



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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Happy Holidays from your urban farm!

Hello Long Beach Locals-

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season. It seems like it was summer and now its winter. We are so thankful for the 2" of rain last week. Keep it coming and we will be happy to urn our irrigation off for the season. Hopefully you were able to load up on free mulch from the site and get your gardens to bed in time. Hopefully next year we can have more classes on this topic and help you find your inner successful gardener. 

We would like to thank all our loyal customers who visited Farmstand 59 during our Second Saturday Market Place. We love you and can't wait to host you again on March 14th. If you have suggestions or feedback how we can make these market days better please email us. 

We still have a few slots left for our wreath making class this Saturday the 13th from 10-1. Last years class was so fun and everyone left with very unique beautiful custom wreaths. Pictures on our fb from that class. You can purchase tickets through Eventjoy. 

Our new website is up and running. Huge thanks to Andy from beachgreens for putting it together for us. It might still have a few glitches but its looking amazing. Easy access to tickets, events, and what's happening. There are more pictures to be posted please check it out here http://farmlot59.org/  and start using that web address from now on. 

One last thing to tell you about. This Sunday the 14th we are hosting a fundraiser for Long Beach Creamery. Dina is a neighbor and friend and we need to help her reach her Kickstarter goal. Join us on the farm from 1-3 (auction at 2:30) to support this small business. More info here or email us back.

Thanks again for supporting urban agriculture and small business in Long Beach. 



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2076 Eucalyptus Ave, 90806

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