To incubate and inspire the culture of urban farming in our community through education, food accessibility, and by being a model of sustainable agriculture practices.
Farm Lot 59 is a working urban farm that specializes in growing rare and unusual varieties of flowers and organic vegetables. We envision a world where we serve as a center for community engagement and wellness - it is not our farm, it is yours. We donate our vegetables to vulnerable populations in our community, to help with immediate food needs and inspire them to eat and live healthily. We use our farm to host educational, volunteer, and other events that bring together our community to learn about the benefits and possibilities of urban farming and so much more. We fund our efforts through sales of the unique flowers we grow and through your generous donations.
Since 2010 Farm Lot 59 has served the community hosting 1,000's of youth in our outdoor education programming, providing an open space where people can come and learn about growing food for themselves or others. We have incubated many small businesses and inspired farmers to go rural and start bigger farms. We have helped changed policies and fought for healthy food access.
When covid hit hard in March of 2020 we switched gears and knew what we needed to do. We donated our produce to our local restaurant partners to help keep them afloat and then thought about the bigger problems our community would be facing.
Since that decision was made in the spring of 2020 we haven't looked back. So far we have been able to produce and donate over 2,000 healthy meals and over 2,500 pounds of organic produce to help combat food insecurity and hunger in Long Beach.
We donate our edible crops to vulnerable populations in our community to help with immediate food needs and inspire them to eat and live healthily. We donate directly to the food bank on 14th Street and see so many ways we can improve our program and serve even more.
Our goal is to be able to provide more produce but also recipe cards to show how the produce can be used in the kitchen hoping that there is no waste and that the neighbors who need it the most are actually eating what we have provided for them.
We see a need and we are happy to fulfill it. We have dedicated our entire 2022 growing season of edible crops to support our giving program. With more farm support and an intense crop plan, we expect to be able to increase our yields and grow not only raw produce for the food pantry but continue to make prepared meals. But we need your help and support to ensure we can continue our good work. Please consider giving what you can to help, each dollar you give goes a long way.
Thank you for your support!
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