Southern California farms sell directly to customers during COVID-19

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With Alma Backyard Farms, formerly incarcerated people learn how to grow, harvest, and sell fresh produce. Photo credit: Richard Garcia

Small Southern California farms have been hit hard by COVID-19. Two local farmers tell KCRW about the demand they're seeing for produce now, and how they're getting by.

Jennifer Little owns Little Farm Fresh in San Gabriel. They sell unusual heirloom produce and grow everything in her family's yard.

Richard Garcia is the co-founder of Alma Backyard Farms in Compton. They teach formerly incarcerated people how to grow, harvest, and sell fresh produce.

Alma Backyard Farms grows leafy greens such as chard. Photo credit: Richard Garcia
Credits

Guests:
Richard Garcia - co-founder Alma Backyard Farms, Jennifer Little - owner of Little Fresh Farm

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Kathryn Barnes