Stunning Local Veggies Awarded in Blue Ribbon Contest for Growers
Local growers representing backyards, community gardens, and urban farms were awarded in Long Beach Fresh’s 2019 Blue Ribbon contest for fruits, veggies, and herbs. Here’s a peek inside the event, the top three in each of the five categories, as well as our Best in Show!
Bouquet 1st: Gladys Urban Farm Alliance MAYE Center 2nd: MAYE Center in Cambodiatown 3rd (tie): Moonwater Farm, Kate’s Flowers
Leafy Greens 1st: Andy’s Mix Lettuce 2nd: Mark’s Red Russian Kale 3rd (tie): Cheryl’s Lettuce Mix and Chef Paul and Matt’s Swiss Chard
Fruit 1st: Andy’s Pineapple 2nd: Charlie’s Chocolate Persimmons 3rd: MAYE Center’s Avocados
Root Vegetables 1st: Cheryl’s Carrots 2nd: Kate’s Radish 3rd: Chef Paul and Matt’s Carrots