L.A. Localvore Food Swap

My daughter Alisa, who lives in North East Los Angeles, sent photos today of her neighborhood food swap. In spite of living in a densely-populated neighborhood, she gardens, has fruit trees, and keeps chickens, as do many of her neighbors . . .  not what one thinks when imagining life in L. A.  Today, she was able to bring a few eggs, mint, and 23 pounds of fava beans to the food swap.


In exchange, she brought home grapefruits, Meyer lemons, herbs, celery, lettuce, arugula, chard, fennel and avocados.


Imagine having such bounty at this time of year in our Upper Valley gardens!


And where do you think you are taking that egg?!





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2 Responses to L.A. Localvore Food Swap

  1. mellifera says:

    Oh my, what a wonderful event and way to productively “trade” among people! Very cool and appealing even on artistic level …

    Your daughter resembles her mom! 🙂


  2. uvlocalvores says:

    Thanks Suzanne, I really am delighted by the life she has created in Los Angeles. Avocados rain down on their roof, and there is fresh-squeezed orange juice each morning when I have visited in March or April. Artichokes are perennial there – a very different venue for gardening . . . and a bit arduous given the much longer season.

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