A little over a year ago, Long Beach Fresh helped Grant Neighborhood association begin a monthly crop swap in North Long Beach at an old firestation (Vice Mayor Richardson’s field office.) Today, they have a dynamic group of local lawn farmers and community gardeners eager to share their produce, urban agriculture, and culinary advice on First Saturdays from 10-11am.
We are excited that in December 2017, new crop swap is coming to Central Long Beach on the third Mondays of the month from 6-7pm at St Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Teaching Garden!
The monthly swaps are focused on those who grow food, but are also open to the broader community, with the help of local community leader Jeff Rowe in North LB, and Dione McCrea in Central LB. Find more information in the North Long Beach Crop Swappers group and Crop Swap 90813 Facebook Group for regular event updates, what folks are bringing, and growing advice!