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Long Beach Creamery

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Best Hand Crafted Ice Cream in Long Beach Long Beach Creamery was inspired by Dina Amadril’s curious and adventurous palate, created by her keen mind. Made daily by her two hands, Long Beach Creamy serves the best hand crafted ice cream in the city. Originally from Rhode Island, Dina graduated college and opened a Mexican Restaurant. It closed after two years. Dina was left with only her truck, $150 in her pocket, and feelings of discouragement. She decided to drive west to California and brought her brother with her. Dina worked in the corporate world of marketing for several years, …

bunch of peaches


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What’s in the Garden? Peaches are the perfect summer fruit. They are sweet, juicy, tangy, and every bite brings to mind wonderful summer memories… This stone fruit is a member of the rose family and is a cousin to cherries, apricots, plums and even almonds. Blush Colored Gems at Long Beach Farmers Markets Walk through any Long Beach Farmers’ Market and baskets are overflowing with beautiful ripe blush colored fruit. Cling free peaches are the ones everybody loves to eat. White peaches are the sweetest. The fun donut shaped peach has velvet skin, and is not quite as sweet as …

lemon front yard


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What’s in the Garden? Lemons are in the gardens all over Long Beach. Drive through any neighborhood, and you will see branches drooping to the ground because they are covered with bright yellow bursts of sunshine. Lemons are the world’s healthiest fruit. They originated in in Asia and have been cultivated in China and India for 2500 years. They were brought to Spain in the12 century.  Christopher Columbus brought the lemon to the Americas on his second voyage to the New World in 1493. Lemons have been growing in Florida since the 16th century.Lemons are used for culinary and medicinal purposes throughout the …

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Long Beach Farmer’s Market

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner… All at the Farmer’s Market Start your week off with breakfast at an open-air European style market. Sundays’ Farmers Market in Long Beach is known as the South East Market. It is located in the parking lot of the Alamitos Bay Marina. Walk down any aisle and you can smell the ocean and see beautiful boats docked at the marina. Be sure to arrive hungry because you be able to buy the freshest and most amazing produce, and eat a freshly prepared breakfast. Enjoy a steaming cup of “pour over coffee,” and a perfectly soft poached …


Joe Jost’s

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A Long Beach Legend Founded in 1924, Joe Jost‘s is the oldest continually operated tavern west of the Mississippi River.  It is known for having the coldest beer in town, 29 degrees Fahrenheit, the “Joe’s Special” sandwich, pickled eggs, and fresh roasted peanuts. Along with the menu, the pool hall and beer bar has not changed much over the past 90 years. Walk in through the saloon style double doors to standing room only on most weekend days. During the week, other than lunch time, you might be lucky enough to get a bar stool or table. You instantly smell the …