The Growing Experience is a 7-acre urban farm located in north Long Beach, CA in the Carmelitos Housing Development.We provide access to locally grown, healthy foods in an area that has been traditionally under-served. Our fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown without the use of harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Instead, we utilize sustainable and drought conscious growing methods to ensure we provide fresh, local, and affordable produce to the community. In addition to providing healthy produce to the community, The Growing Experience is home to a number of projects and programs, and hosts a variety of community events and workshops.

Proceeds from our produce sales directly fund our operations and community programs. - Our mission is to cultivate a sustainable and ethical local food system by providing equitable access to natural foods, promoting social justice through community engagement, and operating as stewards of the land.

Listing last updated on Feb 5, 2019


CSA, Farmstand, Community Garden IG: @TheGrowingExperience


Season:  Year round

Type:  single farm

Since:  2009

# of Shares:  20

Share Prices:  $20/week, monthly subscription

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:

Visit our Farm Stand:

750 Via Carmelitos Long Beach, CA 90805
Friday 10AM - 12PM











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Looking forward to writing a good review. Though my question is,are the produce organic? Thank you in advance?


I am an exuberant member of The Growing Experience in Long Beach, California.

I am so happy to have a *local* CSA where I get my fruits and vegetables! I know that my food has a tiny carbon footprint, as compared to the produce that people buy in supermarkets.... [more]


We love the Growing Experience. First of all, a fully functioning farm with chickens and a fish farm in the middle of a housing project??? Come one people, this is the future, and it's so cool:-) Jimmy and his small staff do an amazing job bringing us incredibly fresh and delicous produce all year long.... [more]

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