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!