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Taking it to a new level…

Posted on 31 May 2013 by robertflournoy

AG Kawamura owner of Orange County Produce will be prepping and planting tomatoes,

peppers and a few other veggies at the VALOR farm on both conventional and hydroponic systems!

and we are looking for a few volunteers to help plant and be a part of this new farming experience!

If you would like to participate you can contact the president at robert@loavesandfishesx10.com

or call him at 714-718=3930 to volunteer.

Thank you.

Video of the Valor Field…

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Saturday 6/1/13 will be another exciting day to glean at The Great Park…

Posted on 28 May 2013 by robertflournoy

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What happens when you glean cabbage this Saturday at The Great Park on

 O.C Produce Farm Land? You help to feed the community.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE… All volunteers must be at the designated area no later

than 8:45 am, This will allow us to check waivers and then caravan to the 

designated area to glean. Volunteers that come after we have left to the area

we ask that they do not drive on the park looking for everybody. This will then

be a safety issue for L&F 10,The farmer and The Great Park. We also asked that

organization leaders and volunteers do not give directions to the site if they

are called on there phone by late participators. Accidents and injuries are our

number one concern. 

 

 

Hours Of Gleaning (9:am to 11:am)

 

Directions to The Great Park:

Take the (5 ) South to Sand Canyon Off Ramp and turn (Left)and go straight to the first light

Marine Way and turn (Right) continue straight until you get to the Guard Shack

Turn (Left) and follow the road all the way to the stop sign

Continue straight pass the stop sign and park immediately on the right

 

The president will be waiting with his White Ford van at the designated area.

 

What needed:

Please make sure all volunteers sign the waivers before they come out this will help us to get to the fields faster.

Waiver… https://loavesandfishesx10.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Volunteer-Waiver-Form.pdf

 

Proper Clothing

 

All volunteers must wear long sleeve shirts,pants, closed toe shoes,gloves if you prefer,

hat if you want to protect yourself from the heat and bring some water.

 

                  Organizations responsibility

 

Organizations must bring their own vehicles to transfer harvested produce back to their facilities.

You must also bring your own crates ,gaylords etc If you don’t have any we will try and get you some

 you can borrow but must be returned before the next harvesting. 

 

NOTE… All organizations must give L&F x10 the weight count and list of produce you 

                   received Saturday. This will be  required every time there is a harvest or gleaning

                   project.

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Thank you and see you Saturday.

 

Saturday 5/25/13 gleaning…

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 Volunteers leaving…

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A.G. Kawamura

Busy and productive day on both farms this weekend…

Posted on 27 May 2013 by robertflournoy

Saturday was  a great day for gleaning cabbage on the farm in Irvine. AG Kawamura spoke to

the volunteers about the farm on The Great Park and what his goals are for the farm. Not many

of the volunteers had ever met AG Kawamura owner of Orange County Produce before until

Saturday….

A.G. Kawamura

AG Kawamura…

California Secretary of Agriculture where he served from 2003 to 2010. He is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County. He is the co-chair of Solutions From the Land, a UN Foundation funded project that is developing a sustainable roadmap for 21st century agricultural systems. He is a national steering committee member of  25 x ‘25, arenewable energy coalition of farm, forest, conservation and environmental leaders focused on the multiple benefits and contributions that can be delivered from the agricultural and rural     sectors of America. He participates as a member of the Native Pollinators Advisory Committee.

As a progressive urban farmer, Mr. Kawamura has a lifetime of experience working within the shrinking rural and urban boundaries of Southern California. He has stayed actively involved in policy areas of education, hunger and nutrition, and recently was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Governors to the California State UniversityFoundation, and as a board member of the Delta Vision Foundation.  Through his company, Orange County Produce, LLC, he is currently engaged in building an exciting, interactive urban agricultural exhibit at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.

Photo: Todays volunteers from Giving Children Hope, Saddleback Church Food Pantry, New Beginnings Community Church and the Community

Volunteers came out and did a great job gleaning cabbage for the organizations they came

out to support. With close to 40 combined from Saddleback Church Food Pantry,Giving

Children Hope and the community volunteers were able to go through the fields

and reap a harvest of produce like locus in a field…

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Giving Children Hope as always came out  and did a great job of gleaning…

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Dan manassero

Dan Manassero…

About Us

I am proud to be part of a third generation farming family in Orange County. My grandfather, James Manassero, came to Orange County via Italy and began farming here in 1922.

During high school and college I started working for my father Steve Manassero Sr. and my uncle Emille Boisseranc Jr. At that time they were farming under the name Boisseranc-Manassero.

In 1976 my brother, Steve, and I started farming under the name Manassero Farms. Although my brother went out on his own years ago, I am happy to be celebrating 35 years in business and farming under the name – The Original Manassero Farms.

 

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The day had just started and we still had to go to “The Original Manassero Farms”

to donate cucumbers to “Heart Of Compassion who came down fro L.A to pick

them up. Heart Of Compassion who served over 500,000 people last year will

make a trip down to the farm to be blessed by the fresh cucumbers Manassero

donates to L&F x10. We also had cabbage that was gleaned ready for them

as well…

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Heart Of Compassion received 6,140 lbs of farm fresh produce donated to L&F x10...

 

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Gleaning Again!! Cabbage and Green Beans this Saturday @Great Park on Orange County Produce Farmland 5/25/13 – 9am-11am

Posted on 24 May 2013 by robertflournoy

WE will be at The Great Park on Orange County Produce Farmland this Saturday, May 25th from 9am until 11am. Showing support for the community while making a difference in the lives of  families in need. 

 

Hours Of Gleaning (9:am to 11:am)

 

Directions to The Great Park:

Take the (5 ) South to Sand Canyon Off Ramp and turn (Left)and go straight to the first light

Marine Way and turn (Right) continue straight until you get to the Guard Shack

Turn (Left) and follow the road all the way to the stop sign

Continue straight pass the stop sign and park immediately on the right

The president will be waiting with his White Ford van to caravan (@9am) to the gleaning area.

 

What needed:

Please make sure all volunteers sign the waivers before they come out this will help us to get to the fields faster.

 

Waiver https://loavesandfishesx10.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Volunteer-Waiver-Form.pdf

Proper Clothing

 

All volunteers must wear long sleeve shirts,pants, closed toe shoes,gloves if you prefer,

hat if you want to protect yourself from the heat and bring some water.

 

                  Organizations responsibility

 

Organizations must bring their own vehicles to transfer harvested produce back to their facilities.

You must also bring your own crates ,gaylords etc If you don’t have any we will try and get you some

 you can borrow but must be returned before the next harvesting. 

 

NOTE… All organizations must give L&F x10 the weight count and list of produce you 

                   received Saturday. This will be  required every time there is a harvest or gleaning

                   project.

 

Thank you and see you Saturday.

 

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Cucumbers are a flowing again…

Posted on 20 May 2013 by robertflournoy

Summer is right around the corner and “The Original Manassero Farms” has already donated

thousands of pounds of fresh picked cucumbers  to help feed the community . Organizations

have always mentioned how great Manassero’s cucumbers test and they look forward to

receiving  them for the people they serve.

We picked up over 5,000 lbs of cucumbers on Wednesday which was divided between the Santa

Ana Food Bank…

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Photo: 2nd pallet for the Santa Ana Food Bank

Edward B. Cole Academy…

 

Video donations…

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Speaking about hunger with Dan Manassero of “The Original Manassero Farm”

Posted on 12 May 2013 by robertflournoy

Friday 10th at Irvine Valley College  the president of L&F x10 had the opportunity to speak

about hunger on a panel which included Dan Manassero and Danielle Aslam.

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Dan Manassero has and is a continued donor to L&F x10 and we were glad he accepted the

invitation to come out and share his expertise and also his opinion on what he feels

about hunger in Orange County and also how hunger can be addressed. The meeting

was for one hour with great topics.

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Hunger statistics…

DID YOU KNOW?

Orange County has the 3rd highest population in the state of California at
approx.3,055, 745  residents*. *(Source:US Census Bureau Release Date: April 2012)
30.4% of Orange County Households are unable to meet their basic
needs,90.9%of these households are working families.
1 in 8 Orange County residents face food insecurity, including
1 in 5 children.
Enrollment in Food Stamp program sin Orange County increased 37%in
2010, demonstrating the need for affordable and nutrious foods.
391,380,or 13.1%, of Orange County residents face food insecurity.
Of those residents, about 41%are not qualified for SNAP or other govern‐
mental nutrition program.
33.7% (211,000) of low‐income household sin Orange County ex‐
perience hunger at least once a day.

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Finally finished the cabbage on the Valor Field at the Great Park…

Posted on 09 May 2013 by robertflournoy

during the week the president finish harvesting the cabbage that was left

for L&F x10 by AG Kawamura owner of Orange County Produce. Two Gaylords

was filled and taken back to Giving Children Hope Warehouse in Buena Park where it will

be weighed and then put in back packs for the kids they serve.

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We thank G.C.H for there commitment to serving the community and also for there support

on the fields. We cant do what we do unless we have the orgs come out and receive the

Blessings.

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE…

Dan Manssero and the president will be talking about hunger this Friday at Irvine Valley

College. They have been asked to be on a committee to discuss hunger issues.

 

2-Part Sustainability Film Series & Discussion Panel

Irvine Valley College Sustainability & Resource Management

Weekly Event – Every Friday: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Irvine, CA

 

Event Details

Join us this Friday at Irvine Valley College for the second movie in our 2-Part Sustainablity Film Series with a panel discussion to follow the film!

 

2-Part Film Series & Panel Discussion (with local experts)

 

Dive!

Every year in America, we throw away 96 billion pounds of food.  That’s 263 million pounds a day.  11 million pounds an hour.  3,000 pounds a second.  This award-winning documentary follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert as he salvages thousands of dollars worth of perfectly good food from the behind Los Angeles’ supermarkets.  The resulting, eye-opening documentary is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism, and a call to action. 

When:  Friday, May 10th at 7:00 pm

Where: Business Science Technology & Innovation Center (BSTIC), Room 104

IVC Campus Map NOTE: $2.00 Parking Fee

                  Parking and Room Location Map

 

This event is hosted by the Sustainability & Resource Management Program with funding provided by aPerkins Grant.

 

The Irvine Valley College

Sustainability & Resource Management Program

presents

 

Part 2 of a Film Series with a Panel Discussion

 

Business, government, and community experts join us to share a local perspective.

 

Film:     Dive!When:   May 10, 7:00 pmWhere: Irvine Valley CollegeRoom: BSTIC 1045500 Irvine Center DriveIrvine, CA 92618 

Panel:   Danielle Aslam, CalRecycle

Robert Flournoy, Loaves & Fishes

Dan Manassero, Manassero Farms

 

Register for FREE Admission: http://ivczerowaste.eventbrite.com

 

Parking: IVC day use parking permits cost $2.00 and can be purchased at a drive-thru permit dispenser adjacent to most parking lots.

 

Directions: Click here for help finding the room.

 

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L&F x10 President has a “You Tube”video of his single “You Said”

Posted on 05 May 2013 by robertflournoy

The President of L&F x10 has a “You Tube” video created by (Small Dragon Media) of his song

“You Said” a single we think you would enjoy. “You Said” was birthed from a time when our

president went through a time of depression and he needed the Lord to help him through.

The president says that there are many people who are going through depression because

they haven’t learned their lesson the first time and they continue to do the same thing over

and over again. He says if we wait on God  in times of decisions you can never go wrong.

“You Said” is a song that will minister to you if you are the type of person who continues to

go down the same path that you cant seem to break because of your lack of  faith in God and

your impatience….

Psalm 30:5

 Psalm 30:5 includes the phrase, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

 

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