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ThankfulI'm sure you heard by now the beloved historic Southern Pacific Depot burned down early Friday morning. The depot was a collaboration from We Are The Next and the City of Long Beach. You can see all the details and news clips on our fb page.
I wanted to THANK everyone who called, text or came racing down Friday morning to make sure Farm Lot 59 was still standing. Shockingly (and because LB Fire is amazing) we are still there. We had some minor irrigation damage and lots and lots of ash covering our field. But mostly unharmed.
I'm sad that our neighbor is gone and that such a beautiful building has been destroyed. I'm sorry that all the work that Katie and Larry put into it was wasted. The depot was pretty thrashed after the move but I saw the vision and potential it held. It was going to be the anchor for Willow Spring Gulch.
I'm not sure what's going to happen now to the parcel or the restoration of that area. For now we mourn the loss and continue to be thankful that we still have our small community farm.
Thank you again for all of your concerns and for keeping us in your thoughts always.
Moveable feastJoin us on October 23rd for a 3 Stop Moveable Farm Dinner!
Farm Lot 59 in collaboration with Taste WBK and The Wine Country are creating a Movable Feast !!
First stop is The Wine Country. Starting with sparkling wines and appetizers. Second stop is Farm Lot 59 for cider, soup and salad.
Last stop is dinner at Taste.
All food is farm fresh provided from FL59 and created by Taste WBK Chef Brad Neumann. Air conditioned shuttles will provide all transportation starting at WC and dropping back off at 7:45.
All proceeds go to Farm Lot 59 and our Education Station and Outdoor Classroom.
Join us for the first one of its kind. It will sell out because seating is limited.
Thanks and see you on the farm!
Long Beach Local and Farm Lot 59 is an agriculture based official 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that relies on donations, grant funding and the sale of our farm products to cover our operational costs. Our mission is to help create citizen farmers in the City of Long Beach.
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