Phil’s Farmstand

Every other Wednesday afternoon, Phil’s Farmstand is loaded up with free produce to share with the neighborhood at 6509 Gundry Ave from 4-6pm. A combination of donated farm excess, and sustainably grown-on-site seasonal produce, it’s been a great connecting point for the North Long Beach Victory Garden. The site trains gardeners through UC Master Gardeners’ […]

Long Beach’s First Food Summit

On Memorial Day week, Long Beach Fresh hosted a week of events spanning 15 locations across the greater Long Beach area, with the goal of bringing together residents, institutions, entrepreneurs, and farmers to share ways to improve the local food system.The summit was driven by proposals and suggestions from locals, and saw over 200 attendees […]

Community Crop Swaps

  Community Crop swaps are a way for neighbors to exchange what they’re growing in their community gardens and homes.  The swap focuses on fruits, veggies, and herbs – but many also invite neighbors to bring potted plants, seedlings, seeds to share. Join the different swaps’ online communities linked below (there’s some great advice to […]

Urban Farming in Vacant Lots

Can we grow food, community, and the local economy all at once? Of course! Using space more creatively for food production is a big piece of the puzzle of changing our food system for the better – and it’s just what the newly approved Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones program, launched in November 2017, aims to encourage. On […]

Long Beach Fresh Registers with California Food Policy Council

Long Beach Fresh is excited to announce that we recently became the 23rd official Food Policy Council in California after ratifying the California Food Policy Council‘s “Founding Document” and dispatching Co-Coordinator Tony Damico to a statewide meeting of Food Policy Councils to share expertise and discuss issues. The Founding Document, created in 2012 is an […]

Good Food Purchasing Policy

One of the best ways to change the food system on a large scale is to change the way the government spends its food dollars. On October 24, 2012, the City of Los Angeles adopted a Good Food Purchasing Policy. Soon after, Los Angeles Unified School District followed… Two years later, they have tested the […]

Seed & Tool Libraries

Imagine being able to check-out seeds, tools to plant and even a parcel of land with your Long Beach Public Library card. The innovators at the Long Beach Public Library and Long Beach Grows are working to establish a Seed Library and a Tool Library at the Main Branch Maker Lab of the Long Beach […]

Farm Tour

You could experience 100 different fresh fruits and vegetables  and animal species thriving in the farms and gardens on any day in Long Beach. A strong connection to nature, our food and environment can be achieved without leaving the city. We’d like to organize regular tours of Long Beach’s farms, gardens and craft producers. Goals: […]

Mobile Produce Stand

“I got Okra, I got Collards,” shouts New Orleans’ Mr. Okra, a roving produce store on wheels. Long Beach is ripe for a similar development of a mobile produce stand who picks up fresh local vegetables and fruits and deliver them to a dense network of restaurants and pop-up markets in Long Beach. Goals: To […]

Media Blitz

We need to fill print, broadcast, radio and social media channels with intriguing content about local food and health. Goals: Increase media coverage of local food and health issues Work with stakeholders to amplify their PR efforts Identify and develop “voices” of the local food movement for media share media coverage about local food issues […]