Category Archives: Farm Box

The Abundance of Summer

2011_6_2-Mystery-boxHere is a great article about cooking, preserving and enjoying local summer crops.  The onslaught of squash is heading our way now!  The Kitchn has a whole series of tips-I have to have this book titled – The City Cook, Big City, Small Kitchen, Limitless Ingredients, No Time.  Sound familiar?!2011_6_2-The-City-Cook-cover


Save the Library!

We just launched a fundraising program with the Hughes Middle School Library Team.  And it is something we all need more of – Healthy, local and sustainably grown produce!!  Anyone can support the Library and our wonderful librarian, Dr. Taylor by participating is our Farm Box Program we call Food for Thought!  We have made this program as convenient, flexible and customizable as possible…read on for details:

The Food for Thought fundraiser is a great way to help save the Hughes Middle School Library and our beloved librarian Dr. Taylor!
The farm box consists of produce that is local and sustainably grown (no harmful pesticides and organically fertilized).  Inside each box, you will find a minimum of 10 different types of fruits and vegetables, which will vary slightly from week to week and vastly as the seasons change.
For every Box o’ Produce you purchase $5 dollars goes directly to the library fund!  The boxes start at $30 each and you have your choice of once or twice per month or weekly – it’s up to you.
It’s convenient,  it’s  healthy and it’s easy to participate!
Pay online:
Visit – click on your chosen option and proceed to check out.
Referral Code:
The Hughes Middle School address is our unique code –
3846TUE for Tuesday pick up and
3846FRI for Friday pick up.
The referral code also insures that we get proper credit for every box….so don’t forget to put that in!
Pay in-person:
You may also stop by the Farm Stand and leave a check or cash the week before you wish to begin receiving your produce.  You will receive a receipt for your order and make sure you choose the pick up day!
Picking up your Box o’ Produce:
The pick up is either Tuesday or Friday from 10am-5pm at the Farm Stand.
The Farm Stand is located right at the corner of:
Elm Avenue and Spring Street. 
Heading south on Elm Avenue, the Farm Stand is on the right side of the street just before Spring.  3031 Elm Avenue could be used for GPS.
Any questions?  Please contact Kelli Johnson, Hughes Parent & Farm Project Manager
text:  562-528-6259 or
comments: please leave a comment here on the site
We have a lot of work to do to reach our funding goals for this year and next and this is a great way to help!!
Eat your veggies and save the library!!

Farm Box-Farm Stand January 13th

Today is Friday, January 13th and the stand will be open all day, from 10am-5pm.

It is located on the corner of Spring Street at Elm Avenue nestled off to the side of the Spring Street Farm Project with row after row of berries and veggies. Swing by and shop…or just grab a box!  A selection of just picked goodness has been packed up for you, it’s practically a drive through.

Today’s farm box contains:
Romaine lettuce
Red leaf lettuce
Brussel Sprouts
Red Potatoes
Red Onion
Fennel and

They sell out early, if you pre-order for next week, Tuesday or Friday we’ll make sure to save you one!! And if you want to add a dozen eggs, we can do hen, duck or a combination of the two!!

Farm Box – January 6th

Included in last week’s box was the following:

Red Leaf Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce
Brussel Sprouts
Green Onions
Green Cabbage
and beautiful Satsuma Tangerines!

Please comment here or text me here 562-528-6259 if you would like to reserve a box for Tuesday or Friday. Farm Stand is open from 10a-5p both days each week.