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.

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

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

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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! 🙂

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  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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