Category Archives: Farm Stand

Bitter Melon Juice

bitter-gourd   I guess it’s time to grow bitter melon.  I have some seeds from Kitazawa Seed and this article about bitter melon juice potentially fighting pancreatic cancer makes it a must grow! “Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center found that the juice of the bitter melon — a green squash-shaped produce with a bumpy skin — could stop pancreatic cancer cells from metabolizing glucose. This is important because cancer cells need this energy in order to survive — and blocking off their glucose supply kills them.” Read the whole article here.  Look for bitter melon juice at the farm stand this summer…


Rain or Shine Farm Stand!

Rain or Shine!                                                                                             The Farm Stand will be open all day today, rain or shine, 10am to 5pm or as long as the supplies last…

Hughes Library Fundraiser                                                                     Food for Thought pick-ups begin today!  If you signed up last week your box will be at the stand this week Tue or Fri – as specified.

Knit Club                                                                                              Canceled due to threat of rain or some kind of precipitation and cloud activity…it’s a great day to garden however!

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!!

Friday January 13, 2012 – Farm Stand!

This is the view from the stand looking north…terra cotta offices of LBCAP on the left…or just to the west.  The house peaking over the stand of English Peas as you enter the neighborhood of Memorial Heights.  Such a wonderful community!

If you look over the peas – to the other side of the mulch driveway, you will find 900 linear feet of strawberry plants.  And there are little spots of shiny red fruit just starting to appear…

If you peak under the leaves…you will see there are many more on their way!!

Cheers!!  The first strawberries of the season, warm from the sun…were delicious.

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.

Fresh Today in the Farm Stand!

We have brown eggs, blue eggs, white eggs, duck eggs, small eggs, extra large eggs…

This morning around 7am – Shelly was getting a little disturbed by our gathering and decided to fly the coop and grab some chow…

Thanks Ladies! We gathered 23 eggs this morning…I think a week of 80 plus degrees has tricked them in to thinking it’s spring! I am also feeding them in the sunny south facing section of the garden and have made sure they can take their dust baths against the south facing wall. The micro climate there has got to be at least one zone closer to the equator…I am going to go ahead and plant the beans on the trellis’ there in our long and narrow garden bed.

Stop by for fresh eggs – and a new year of strawberries has begun- the winter root stock is already producing and the berries are in and on the table. Carrots are amazing, the romaine lettuce looked grand and the leeks are positively pristine!! There are onions, celery and much more…

Text me with questions or if you need directions! 562-528-6259