The “locavore” local food movement is alive and well in the neighborhood with organic produce delivered weekly on Wednesdays for pickup outside the Ebell Club at Wilshire and Lucerne. It’s becoming a regular meeting place for residents to sidle up with their cloth bags and kids in tow, and find the freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables awaiting them.
Community Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) buys from local farmers in the Oxnard/Carpenteria area and delivers direct to us here, often hours after picking and without cold storage. Think crunchy corn on the cob, the darkest kale and greens you’ve seen, super juicy berries and so much more. You can sign up for weekly or bi-weekly delivery online, and just show up with your bag and the CSA rep will fill it to the brim with the pre-chosen edibles of the week. They even offer delicious recipes online that feature the produce you’ve picked up, so you don’t have to be stuck with that large eggplant thinking “Geez, now what am I going to do with this?”
Read more about the program and/or sign up at http://www.csacalifornia.org/hiw.html. It’s a sure-fire way to meet up with half the neighborhood, between 4-5:30 pm on any given Wednesday.
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.