Friday, June 19, 2009

First Planting In My City "Farm"

Just a quick post to show that I have actually started to plant my new raised bed garden/farm. I am planting both veggies and beneficial attracting flowers and will post more as I progress. Still need my tomatoes and gonna call up Laurel to see about getting some

I am also hoping to do some serious blogging this weekend, lots of things going on and info. to share so stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Get Your Organic Heirloom Tomatoes

Well, as you can tell by the increasingly infrequent postings, LA Farm Girl has been so busy she hasn't had much time to blog, let alone "farm."

But, busy or not, this has to change since my dear hubby installed a beautiful vegetable garden for me, complete with a fence (to keep the doggie out) and raised beds. This is a photo of the completed area.

So, since I was not prepared for this, I didn't buy plants, set seeds or anything. Luckily for me, I can still get some of my favorite heirloom tomatoes and plant them now. This is because Laurel of Laurel's Heirloom Tomato Plants, is having an on-site sale this Sunday at her urban "farm."

Who is Laurel you might ask? Well, she has been growing and selling her heirlooms for the past 9 years, but she comes from a long line of city farmers, her family farmed in Lomita and she still lives there where she is raising her tomatoes.

As she says on her site, "We are your year-round Southern California source for more than 160 luscious varieties of strictly organically grown heirloom tomato plants, a few carefully chosen great-tasting hybrids, plus a fine selection of gardening products for your home garden, and for growing in containers and greenhouses."

I have planted her tomatoes in my garden before and can attest to how great they are. Plus, she runs the business along with her Mom and her sisters so it's a great way to support a local urban family farm.
Don't miss the Pre-Father's Day Plant Sale:

Sunday, June 14th
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1725 257th St, Lomita CA 90717
Information: 310 534 8611

Monday, June 1, 2009

Vote For Your Favorite Farmers' Market: Might I Suggest Torrance Certified Farmers' Market

Torrance Certified Farmers' Market!

Voting has begun in American Farmland Trust's, "America's Favorite Farmers' Market Contest."

So, I am encouraging everyone to go and vote for the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market to show our support and why we are the 3rd largest farmers' market in Los Angeles County! And, its not just because we have a large selection of farmers, but it's because our market is a community event and has been a fixture in the South Bay for 29 years! The Tuesday Market began in 1985 and the Saturday Market in 1992.

Now more than ever we need to support our local farmers' markets and make sure they thrive. Without farmers' markets, many California farmers couldn't survive (like Ken Lee, who has the best pluots ever)!