Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November calendar and Farm Box!!

Hello Long Beach Local-

I hope fall is treating you well. This Indian summer sure is good for sweetening up our fall crops. They love a little heat before the cooler nights set in.

Thank you to the LA Community Garden Council for the wonderful Halloween event last weekend. Wrigley Garden was there representing Long Beach. It was great to see all the people out in costume supporting gardening and living well. Pictures are up on our facebook page.

Few things coming up this month:
Wrigley Garden is located @ 1950 Henderson Ave, Long Beach 90806

November 10th 9:30-12 We will be doing a pre-dig for our tree planting event on November 20th. Please meet at Wrigley Garden if you are available to help out.
November 19th 9:30-? We will be finishing up our pre-dig and getting the mural in place for the unveiling.
November 20th 9-? Tree planting at Wrigley Garden!! Please join us for the unveiling of the garden mural and planting of 60 trees. All volunteers will be entered into a raffle to win four turkey dinners, just in time for Thanksgiving, provided by the Wrigley Albertsons on Willow Street. Shovels and gloves will be provided. Students who volunteer will receive credit for community service hours.
Thanks to Wrigley is Going Green and the Neighborhood Partners Program for doing this for Wrigley Garden and the Henderson neighborhood. The trees will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood which has been seeing vast improvement since the Wrigley Garden. For more information please email wrigleyisgoinggreen@hotmail.com, check out our facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160752220614305,
November 21st 6:30-8:30 Local Harvest Dinner at The Infinite, 517 Pine Ave, Long Beach. Join local community gardeners, farmers, organic produce providers & chefs around the table. Learn where your food comes from, who is growing it and why. We will share a communal meal, give thanks to those who bring us nourishing food and meet new friends. Bring a vegetarian dish to share (6-8 people). In addition we will have a trading post to exchange products & produce from your Fall Harvest's surplus. Be Green: Please bring your own place setting (plate, cup, napkin, utensils)

And lastly I am excited to announce our Farm Box!!
Long Beach Local in conjunction with beachgreens, a local Long Beach based business, would like to invite you to join our farm box program. beachgreens delivers locally and organically grown produce direct from the farmer to our drop off point at Bella Cosa located at 3803 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Pick up day is Wednesday between the hours of 4-6pm.
Farm boxes are a slightly different size than their regular home delivery boxes and cannot be modified but you will receive 7 different types of vegetables, 2 herbs, and 2-3 different types of fruit. Only the freshest in-season produce will be harvested and packed for you. Farm boxes are $30 per week and can be ordered weekly or biweekly with a monthly commitment.
Local farming makes it possible to distribute fresh and pesticide‐free produce to local consumers. The consumer who buys ethically and responsibly farmed products is considered more nutritious because of their freshness. We are providing healthy fresh food for you and your family. The vision of eating well and living healthy lives is possible and easy with our Farm Box. You are helping build a sustainable community and promoting food security for our children and us. Thank you for supporting farm fresh produce.
If you would like to sign up please email sashakanno@mac.com or call 562.230.7207. You can also visit our website www.longbeachlocal.org and join the CSA mailing list.

Thank you for everything you are doing to help us make Long Beach a sustainable city. See you around town!

Happy Growing!
Sasha Kanno
Executive Director, Long Beach Local