Wrigley Garden creates affordable delicacies from home-grown produce
2010-04-27 · By Editor
Fresh, delicious hand-crafted seasonal jams, preserves, pickles, relishes, sauces and more created by the Wrigley Garden are now available at several locations. Made in small batches from local ingredients, products currently include strawberry jelly, lemon curd, orange-ginger marmalade, rosemary-lemon butter, honey wine jelly and strawberry rhubarb jam and will change with the seasons. Local baker Shortnin’ Bread features the products at the Sunday Farmers’ Market (California @ Bixby) and at the Marine Stadium Farmers’ Market (Appian Way and Nieto Ave.) on Wednesday. Vendor Bee Canyon Ranch carries Wrigley Garden honey-based goods at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market.
“Every ingredient is organic and locally grown when possible,” said Wrigley Garden Director Sasha Kanno. “This direct connection between farmer and consumer means Long Beach can easily enjoy the season’s freshest local products.” Sales help support the Wrigley Garden, a community garden at 1950/1960 Henderson Avenue.
Some of the raw material for these sweet and savory treats comes from the Neighborhood Co-op Fruit Exchange. Volunteers harvest excess fruit from Long Beach residents, share it among neighbors and friends, preserve and donate the rest to a local food bank. If you have fruit or produce to donate please contact our Exchange Coordinator, Shelby Sanchez at 562.506.6214 or email@example.com
The Wrigley Garden is a two-year project located on land owned by the City of Long Beach. Supporters include The Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation, Wrigley is Going Green, The Long Beach Community Foundation, Connected Corridors and the 6th and 7th district council offices.
For more information about Wrigley Garden products or to volunteer contact Sasha Kanno at 562-230-7207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.