Good news, the plans for our electricity have been submitted and getting hooked up is going to be happening soon!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our electric fundraiser this far. Once the line is connected we will still need the electric panel, wiring, security lights and all the things to get it turned on.
Farmstand 59 is open Saturday's 10-2. Located at Farm Lot 59, our stand has the best of the best. Salad, tomatoes, eggplant and figs from our farm, fruit and veggies from fellow farmers.
Our offerings change every week so swing by to see what's in season.
Shop local and support indie!
My girl Aliye over at A Good Carrot has been stocking up on Farm Lot tomatoes. I promise its not just because I'm the farmer but, ours are so amazing because they are picked when ripe. When you pick fruit at the right time you are capturing all the sugar and flavor. No food miles and straight to you.
Check out her site for a few great tomato recipes.
Farmstand 59 was revived on July 1st, 2017. Every Saturday we grow stronger with community support, our regulars who do their weekly shopping at the stand, and learning about what serves our community best. We are open every Saturday in August, with more hours as soon as we get electricity. For now, we are powered by Long Beach Ice, and are able to provide you with fresh Weiser melon, ice cold kombucha, bacon, and eggs from our cooler. We know how much you love your farm fresh eggs, and how important it is to you that they are organically grown, ethically raised, and that their feed is corn and soy free. Every week you will find the highest quality eggs from trusted and true farmers. This week they are just $6 per dozen or $10 for two dozen. No yolk! Sorry, a little corny, but speaking of corn we have the best, sweetest organic non gmo corn from Tutti Fruitti farms this week. The farmstand is full of recipes and tips, here is a shopping list and recipe for a corn salad you can make with other speciality ingredients found at our sweet little stand:
Farmstand 59 Corn Salad
Farmlot 59 Stellar salad mix Farmlot 59 cherry tomatoes Weiser Family Farms flamingo and tequila bell peppers Tutti Fruitti Farms sweet white corn Bernard Ranch Valenica oranges, lemon and hass avocado 1 small R&J cipollini onion S&P honey
You will need olive oil, vinegar and finishing salt. See our Hawaiian collection of finishing salts, olive oil to come.
Wash and dry your salad greens and place in a bowl. Slice cherry tomatoes in half, dice bell peppers, shuck corn and shave from cob, slice avocado. Reserve some tomatoes, bell pepper, corn, and avo for garnish so people know what's in the salad. Toss remaining ingredients with greens. Now make your salad dressing:
1 small ciopollini onion, about 2 teaspoons minced juice lemon, about 2 1/2 tablespoons juice valencia orange, about 5 tablespoons 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup golden balsamic vinegar (champagne or white wine vinegar will work also) 1 tablespoon S&P honey 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt, adjust to taste 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
Why do those Bernard Ranch avocados taste so good? As with all of the produce at Farmstand 59, they are organically grown and picked at the right time. Store bought produce is picked to last a truck journey and for shelf life. Some of our produce might look a little funny — we call it "brutto ma buono", "ugly but good" in Italian. You will see the yeast on apples, nothing is shined or waxed, but it's what's inside that counts! The flavor of ripe, organically grown fruits and vegetables cannot be beat! It is a delicious way to not only nourish your body, but to nourish the community of local farmers and the web of sustainability. Speaking of eating Weiser, we are so proud to carry produce from this high desert growing family. Every week you will find a hand selected variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from Weiser Family farms. As with all of our produce, it will vary week to week and change with the seasons. We are loving melon season and have a full variety of all of Weiser's melons. For an extra special treat, check out Long Beach Creamery and see what Dina has been putting together with Weiser melons and other fruits from Farmstand 59.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Farmstand 59 last Saturday. We had a great first day and am excited to keep the good times going.
We are still without power so for now we are only open on Saturday's from 10-2. If you would like to donate toward the electricity needs please use this link. Electricity Campaign.
This week we will have more tomatoes, flowers, eggplant and herbs from Farm Lot 59, Melons, purple and fingerling potatoes and globe zucchini from Weiser Farms and all kinds of other hand selected produce from our family of farms Bernard Ranch Farms, Tamai Family Farms, Ha Family Farms, Mt. Moriah farms. We promise that everyone we work with is dedicated to organically grown sustainable agriculture and promoting and celebrating local artisanal food traditions. We will also add Fine Feathers Kombucha starting this Saturday.
Farmstand 59 is located at Farm Lot 59 ( directions here )thank you for spending your food dollars with us and helping support agriculture in Long Beach.
We are excited to announce the revival of Farmstand 59, located in front of Farm Lot 59. Here you will find locally sourced, organically grown, seasonal, delicious fruits and vegetables, herbs, honey, eggs, and other goodies representing Farm Lot 59, and a community of local farmers and artisans. Our community is made up of Bernard Ranch Farms, Tamai Family Farms, Ha Family Farms, Mt. Moriah farms, and many more, dedicated to organically grown sustainable agriculture and promoting and celebrating local artisanal food traditions.
We are also adding prepared foods from our partners at Working Class Kitchen, thanks Abe! And our old friends Fine Feathers Kombucha starting in July.
Farmstand 59 is lovingly operated by Ollie Cigliano, a Long Beach resident and local food enthusiast with extensive knowledge in organic food, biodynamic farming principals, and in leading a sustainable lifestyle. Ollie maintains a direct connection between farmer and consumer and ensures the transparency that is needed to understand our local food system. We can't wait to see you at the Farmstand!
Cooking and Wellness Class at the Farm, June 10th! Tickets and info here!
Join my good friends Aliye and Bobbie for a demo style cooking class at Farm Lot 59. Aliye is a long time friend and one of the first supporters of our farm from way back when it was just a vision on a trash pile. She's doing inspiring things over at A Good Carrot, and Bobbie runs the Belmont Athletic Club Wellness Spa, which we all need ! See you on the farm!
"Fresh From the Farm: Main Course Salads You Will Eat All Summer Long", learn to prepare salad dishes with seasonal ingredients that require minimal preparation, have maximum flavor, and will leave you feeling satisfied.
We believe that food is our best medicine and in our businesses empower people to take charge of their health by taking charge of what they eat. In addition to food preparation, we will talk about the health benefits of including more vegetables in our diets, how to select fresh vegetables at the farmer's market, and about techniques and tips for including more home-cooked meals in our busy lives.
The class will be held at Long Beach's own community urban farm, Farm Lot 59, which is headed by local farmer, Sasha Kanno. In this beautiful farm setting, we will learn about the importance and benefits of buying local food.
This event is a fundraiser for Farm Lot 59, as good food ultimately comes from the dirt and the community that supports it. A portion of every ticket sold will go directly to the farm to help sustain their Outdoor Education Programs.
Menu: Will consist of three salad dishes which will be determined the week before the class, based upon what is available fresh at the farm!
Due to road work on California Ave, the farm is closed.
Thank you to the city for adding a much needed sidewalk and curb and to Edison for adding street lights to a very dark road. Its already been 3 weeks so once I have an official update I will let you know.
Classes, lunches, field trips and farm tours will resume once the street is open again but for now there are no farm activities.
If you are looking for the free mulch, its available at the Willow Springs Park parking lot.