Sorry for the last minute change of date on our upcoming CropLuck but sometimes things are beyond our control. That being said we hope this change will give more people the opportunity to join us!
Saturday June 18th Noon until 4pm
We know some of our neighbors are interested in growing their own garden but don’t know where to start, or think it may be too difficult or expensive or that they simply don’t have the space. We want to encourage our neighbors to share their passion and knowledge of gardening and the foods they grow within their community in an effort to help to inspire those around us to plant their own “growing community”.
To that end we are partnering with the Long Beach Community Garden for our next CropLuck. This will be an exciting opportunity to come see what the community garden is all about!
Even if you haven’t a garden from which to bring a crop you’ve grown to the CropLuck please don’t let that stop you from attending! In fact, we want the CropLuck to be a welcoming space for people to learn and share over a feast of local ingredient-inspired dishes.
WHAT TO BRING
For the CropLuck, we ask that you bring food that is locally grown – whether from your back yard or a local farmer’s market. This means no processed foods, and using locally or sustainably produced ingredients whenever possible. The rule of thumb definition for locally grown that we’ve adopted here is that it must be grown within the county.
Sustainably produced meats, vegetarian and vegan dishes, gluten-free and low carb are all fine. Please label the dishes appropriately so people will know what’s what. Please try to avoid foods produced from GMO sources. Given the lack of a labeling requirement in this country and the prevalence of GMO-based agriculture, this means almost any product made from non-organic corn or soybeans, including most non-local, non-organic meats.
If you don’t have time to make a dish, here are some ideas:
- Locally made bread, pastries, cheeses, etc…
- Beverages are also welcome as your contribution, though again think local and sustainable – please note that alcohol is prohibited at the community garden.
HOW MUCH TO BRING
To get the quantity right, each person should plan on bringing a dish that you would serve at a dinner for 10 persons (e.g., a vegetable for 10, or bread for 10, or an appetizer for 10, etc).