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 healthy. 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.
During these ongoing challenging time's Farm Lot 59, a Long Beach-based nonprofit urban farm, has stepped up to help those in need through its Farm Lot Gives program. Since March 31st, 2020 Farm Lot 59 has continued to serve chef-prepared farm-to-family meals and raw organically grown produce to the most vulnerable in Long Beach.
Together with Chef Eugene Santiago of Baryo, Farm Lot 59 provides healthy weekly meals for residents of the Elizabeth Anne Seton Residence (“Seton House”), which is operated by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. The goal of the Seton House is to move homeless individuals and families from crisis situations to stability and self-sufficiency.
The women and children that reside at the Seton House have not had farm-fresh food in years. Farm Lot 59’s Farm to Family program is providing farm-fresh, organic produce that is mostly inaccessible to this demographic. Additionally, we have been taking our farm's bounty to the food pantry at 14th Street and have donated over 800 pounds of produce so far this spring.
Your donations will allow us to increase the Farm Lot Gives program and we are actively seeking additional donors to support the program.