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Thanks to our Friends!

This year Slow Food Russian River offered their members Laguna Farm produce boxes for order during Thanksgiving week. They helped us sell 16 extra CSA boxes.  Every year, this wonderful organization works with 4H kids to sell heritage turkeys. This year they offered to work with us as well.
 Slow Food is an international movement that celebrates slowing down and enjoying life through food. Coming from a time when fast and easy food was promoted, Slow Food encouraged us to roast our potatoes, bake our beans and enjoy our long-standing food traditions that were being lost.

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Christmas is Coming
It is never to early to say that Laguna Farm will be CLOSED during Christmas week.  December 22nd -26th, we will be at home, warm and cozy, celebrating with our families.  We will not make boxes on Christmas week nor will we charge you for them.  
During the weeks leading up to Christmas, consider local gifts for giving.  We will have a few options on our online store and here at the farm for you to consider.
November 25, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
    We are busy in the farm store seeing many of our “Thursday” members a day early as they gather the necessary ingredients for a Thanksgiving feast.  Our farm store will be closed on Thanksgiving, though farm pick-up boxes will be available in the walk-in until Saturday night.  This week, we have listened so so many expressions of gratitude.  From the patrons at our farmers markets to the members calling in extra orders and through little notes tucked into the safe.  We even learned that we are a part of little Miss Hailey’s evening grace! Thank you for thanking us and for your many blessings.  It is truly our a pleasure being your farmer.
It is fun to think about how many meals Laguna Farm will be a part of on Thursday.  We harvested over 1,000 bunches of carrots alone this week.  I wonder, will they be roasted with parsnips and beets?  Juiced with kale and apples?  I imagine many will be consumed my favorite way… Raw.
So on behalf of Ignacio (Nacho), Victoria, Fortunato, Miguel, James, Santos, Gerardo, Sierra, Mari, Lorenzo, Diego, and everyone’s best friend Ellen, Thank you for your ongoing support of local agriculture.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Thanksgiving Produce Box:
Salad mix, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Carrots, Yellow Onions, Butternut Squash, Fingerling Potatoes.

 

Recipe:  Butternut Squash Soup

 

Cut a 2 to 3 pound squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt 2 T. butter. Add 1 chopped medium onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and 6 cups stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste.
  
Thanksgiving Juice Box:
Carrots, Beets, Apples, Kale, Valencia Oranges,Celery or Cucumbers.
 
Recipe: 
Green-Orange Dreamsicle. 
Simply blend 2 small oranges, 5 leaves of kale and 1 cup of dairy or non-dairy milk in a high-speed blender. For added yummyness, peel and freeze the oranges prior to blending and add a touch of honey, stevia or sweetener to taste, then enjoy!

An Invitation

     Make of your kitchen a hearth where you warm and nourish your life.
Make of the sky over your town your temple where you refresh yourself daily.
     Make of the people in your town your Beloved to rediscover with kindness each day.

     Make of the earth of your town your own garden where you gaze with attention each day.
Make of your life a steady flame of delight.
Look around you in this moment and see
how all of this, pierces us with pain and such happiness.
– Elizabeth Garber

 

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1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Nov
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Important:
Laguna Farm will make and deliver the Thursday CSA boxes on Wednesday November 26th.

The farm store will be closed on Thursday the 27th.

Please bring your friends to shop in the farm store on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week from 1:00 to 7:00.

Thursday delivery members please expect your box on Wednesday.
Pre-orders are due at the farm by 11/21 at 12:00.  You can call or e-mail them in

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November 18, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
I would like to take the time to remind you that this Friday is the last day you can submit your pre-orders for Thanksgiving.  Feel free to call or e-mail us before 12:00 tomorrow to guarantee the additional items you might like to have included in your Thanksgiving box.
Our farm store will be stocked with extra goodies for the holiday season.  We will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 7:00.  We will make the Thursday boxes on Wednesday so you can pick them up or have them delivered a day early.  Our farm store will be CLOSED  on Thanksgiving, but farm pick-up boxes will be in the walk-in if you opt to not get them earlier in the week.
I know this is a lot to take in, so please contact us if you have any questions.  All of us at Laguna Farm are here to help you and your family enjoy a local Thanksgiving.

     Lastly, if you know of anyone who might like to have a local Thanksgiving, please encourage them to try out our CSA.  They can order a “one-time” Thanksgiving box and cook up the local harvest.
 Be well,

Jennifer Branham

Produce Boxes Include:
Salad mix, Beets, Parsley, Yellow Onions, Saute’ Mix, Garlic, Broccoli.
 
Juice Boxes Contain:
Salad mix, Chard, Turnips, Parsnips, Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks.
Parsley Salad Recipe:  Wash and dry a large bunch of parsley. Pick the leaves, and set aside. Discard or juice the stems.
In a large bowl, whisk together 2T lemon juice, 2T lemon zest, 6T walnut oil, 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp honey, and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the parsley and 3T sesame seeds and toss to combine. Allow the salad to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving so that flavors meld.
T = Tablespoon, tsp = teaspoon.

 

Ginger Beet Juice is a warming blend that is welcome this time of year.  All the iron in the beet especially helps with fatigue.  For this warming pick-me-up, juice 1 medium orange, 3 kale leaves, 1 medium apple, 1 medium carrot, 1 large beet, 1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger.  

 

     Another lovely combination that utilizes more of your juice box combines: 1 beetroot, 1 cucumber, 2 sticks of celery, 3 carrots, 1 red apple and an inch of ginger.  Go easy on the beets friends!  I know I put two bunches in your box, but if you remove the tops the root will last up to 2 weeks.  The greens are great for juicing too and do not last as long.

 

Share the bounty! 
If you know of anyone who might like to connect with our local bounty, please forward this newsletter to them and invite them to shop in our farm store Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.  We would love to serve your friends and out-of-town guests and make them feel welcome at your farm!  
The “forward to a Friend” link is to the left.

 

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1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Nov
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Important:
Laguna Farm will make and deliver the Thursday CSA boxes on Wednesday November 26th.

The farm store will be closed on Thursday the 27th.

Please bring your friends to shop in the farm store on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week from 1:00 to 7:00.

Thursday delivery members please expect your box on Wednesday.
Pre-orders are due at the farm by 11/21 at 12:00.

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November 11, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
We are putting “pre-order” forms in everyone’s boxes with the hope that we can assist you in ordering extra produce for Thanksgiving week.  The pre-order forms have many of the items already featured in our online store, but it also includes carrots, chard, beets, cranberries, and more seasonal offerings that we usually only have at our farm-stand.  Our Thanksgiving box is subject to change, but the expected contents are listed in our online store and on facebook.  We highly encourage you to fill out this form and have it to the farm by Friday November 21 at 12:00.
This order form helps the farm harvest and purchase exactly what is needed during Thanksgiving week.

     If you know of anyone who might like to have a local Thanksgiving, please encourage them to try out our CSA.  They can order a “one-time” Thanksgiving box and cook up the local harvest.
 Be well,

Jennifer Branham

Tuesday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, Chard, Turnips, Parsnips, Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks.
 
Thursday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, Chard, Turnips, Parsnips, Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks.
Baked Parsnip Fries with Rosemary is a wonderful recipe that epicurious features.  The parsnips are quick and easy to make.  Try it this week and consider it for your Thanksgiving feast!

 

Juice Boxes Contains: 
Chard, Carrots, Beets, Celery, Apples, Cucumbers.
     We should have cucumbers on the farm for a couple more weeks.  They blend so nicely with most greens and roots.  The simple hydrating cucumber will join us again in May of 2015.
     Eating in season brings us to “miss” a number of favorites.  During the winter months, citrus fruits will replace the cucumbers and apples and we will enjoy the sweetening of the roots and ever presence of the greens.

 

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1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Oct
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Farm Fresh Gifts

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Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 3:00
You may pick up your produce bin outside of these hours but the store will be closed.
October 28, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
 Dear Members,
Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet?  We are! This is our favorite time of year with Halloween to celebrate, then Thanksgiving shortly followed by Christmas.  Lots of friends, family and good eating.  Thanksgiving week is a particularly special time at Laguna Farm where we open our barn doors to the public and encourage non-members to try out our CSA and shop in the farm store.  If you know someone who has been curious about Laguna Farm, send them on over.  During Thanksgiving week, we will make and deliver our boxes on Tuesday and Wednesday.  This way you will have your produce in time for cooking on Thanksgiving and the farm staff will have the day off to enjoy with their families.

All of us at Laguna Farm hope you enjoy this Fall harvest season and most importantly, have fun, eat heartily and be well.
Jennifer Branham

Tuesday Produce Boxes: Salad Mix, Parsley, Carrots, Broccoli, Potatoes, Onions, Sweet Dumpling or Delicata Squash.

Thursday Produce Boxes: Salad Mix, Parsley, Carrots, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Onions, Delicata Squash.
Juice Boxes:  Carrots, Parsley, Cilantro, Kale, Celery, Apples and Pears.

Parsley is Great For YOU!

Parsley pesto, parsley in juice, tabbouleh, are all wonderful ways to enjoy your HUGE bunch of Laguna Farm parsley.  Join us in learning the 10 best parsley recipes.

Follow this simple rule in juicing and see how it goes!

80% Veggies 20% Fruit

The 80/20 Golden Rule advises we juice 80% vegetables and 20% fruit.  I have noticed that more and more my taste for juice has moved away from the sweet fruits that I enjoyed in early summer and more toward refreshing celery, cilantro and lime juices.  This rule is pretty flexible as rules go with suggestions on blending a 80/20 ratio in one juice or in several juices throughout the day.  I will aim to provide “Juice Box” members with a similar ratio in the Juice Box to assist you.
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1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Oct
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Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Making a pie out of a Jack-O-Lantern

Click Jack to Learn How to make him into a pie!
Pumpkin Seeds
Click the Seeds to Learn How to Roast them

 

Pumpkin Soup Served in the Pumpkin! 
  Bring this to your next potluck or party!

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Farm Store Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 3:00
You may pick up your produce bin outside of these hours but the store will be closed.
October 21, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
Every year, about the time we haul all the winter squash in from the fields, I devote the newsletter to recipes for eating your carving pumpkin.  Most of us see the carving pumpkin as a decorative emblem of Halloween that gets carved, moldy, then composted. It doesn’t have to be that way!  I suggest carving your pumpkin the day of Halloween.  This way, your pumpkin can be used the next day in one of many recipes.  With the holiday falling on a Friday, we have all day Saturday to eat candy and roast, bake or juice that pumpkin.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Laguna Farm's Butternut Squash

Thursday Produce Boxes:
Salad Mix, Beets, Delicata Squash, Leeks, Kale, Shelling Beans or Green Beans and A Carving Pumpkin (If you didn’t get one last week)

 

Tuesday Produce Boxes:
Salad Mix, Beets, Broccoli, Leeks, Kale, Shelling Beans or Green Beans and a Carving Pumpkin (If you didn’t get one last week)

 

 

Juice Boxes Contains: 
Beets, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Kale, Sugar Pie Pumpkin, Apples, Valencia Oranges.

Okay, this one took a bit of work but after playing with the recipe I fell in love with pumpkin juice.  To start, I cut the pumpkin, scraped out the seeds and pulp, diced it so it would fit in my juicer and juiced.  When I tried the juice strait, it was not to my liking.  After adding a bit of carrot and ginger to the blend, the juice is fantastic.  Warming and comforting.  I then tried pumpkin with a splash of orange juice and a sprinkle of cardamom. Even better.  Please hit reply and let me know if you juiced your pumpkin and if you blended it with a fruit or vegetable or spice.

 

 Interesting Facts About the Pumpkin
Pumpkin can be boiled, baked, steamed or roasted.
Pumpkin seeds are roasted and eaten as snacks.  They are high in manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and more that prevents prostate cancer.
Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, C and potassium good for the lungs, heart health, asthma, men’s health and more!
Pumpkin seed oil is high in essential fatty acids.
The top pumpkin producing states are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.
Pumpkin can be fed to livestock.
Pumpkin flowers are edible.
Pumpkin leaves are enjoyed in soup.

 

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1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Oct
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Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Bulk Cabbage! 
Would you like to make kraut or kim-chi?  We are selling our green cabbage in bulk from our online store.  If you would prefer a mix of red or savoy, just put that in the comments and we will pick to order.
 

Laguna Farm Juice Box
We now offer Juice Boxes and Produce Boxes.  Feel free to call us if you need help ordering!

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Farm Store Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 3:00
You may pick up your produce bin outside of these hours but the store will be closed.
October 15, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
This week we learned the great news that our grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Services was awarded to us.  This grant will provide us with money to purchase mulch, compost, soil amendments and a permanent green house.
On the farm, we are preparing for the upcoming holidays by creating gift items that members can purchase.  Our gift items are locally grown, produced and assembled.  Please peruse our gift department as many of  the gifts could make nice hostess or teacher gifts.
Lastly, do you have any books to donate?  We have developed a book exchange on the farm that is intended to be a fundraiser for the families who use Cal-fresh (food-stamps) to purchase their CSA produce.  These families get an additional $5.00 to shop in the farm store and we are looking for ways to generate those funds.  Our book exchange hosts a donation jar where members can slip in a buck or two if they find a book they would like to take.  Feel free to bring your books to the farm or leave them outside your house (home delivery folks) with a clear note for Diego to take.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

 

Produce Boxes Contain:  Salad Mix, Butternut Squash, Chard, Cucumber, Spring Onions, Potatoes, Peppers or Tomatoes, Halloween Carving Pumpkin.

Click Here for Stuffed Chard Recipe
Juice Boxes Contain:  Beets, Celery, Apples, Pears, Ginger, Lemons, Chard. Cucumber.
Reports Say, Chard is the new Kale!  Start incorporating fresh chard in your green juice.

 

Gifts from the farm
Large and small gift boxes available
We are getting crafty on the farm
 

 

Are you looking for a local gift for this holiday season? We are having fun putting together $10. gift boxes and $20. gift boxes that would work well as hostess, white-elephant or teacher gifts. These boxes will be available throughout the holiday season.

 

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Oct
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Come get em! 
you pick pumpkins!
You may harvest your own Halloween pumpkin at Laguna Farm.  Every CSA member gets one.  Please come during our open store time so we can show you where to go.
Yellow Onions
A Worker-Owned Crop.

Gerardo with his onions

 Laguna Farm onions are grown by Gerardo and Miguel who sub-lease the land, rent the tractor, buy the seed and tend to their crop after their regular work day. The value of this crop is returned to the men who grew it and they were proud to harvest a bumper crop this year!

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Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 3:00
You may pick up your produce bin outside of these hours but the store will be closed.
October 7, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
Cabbage is in abundance at Laguna Farm.  We put it in the boxes last Tuesday and it will come later this week for the Thursday boxes.  Large heads of cabbage can be overwhelming to a small family, so I suggest using it in a kraut or kimchee. Fresh cabbage is best for fermenting and any variety will do.  Here are some links that utilize large amounts of cabbage for fermenting.
Quick and Spicy Kimchee
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Sauerkraut Recipe
Once you have made your big batch of Sauerkraut, here are 5 ways you can serve it other than making a Reuben.  Lastly, traditional coleslaw is another easy way to enjoy your cabbage.  Here are 12 easy coleslaw recipes.  I’m sure you can find one you will like.
So there you go!  Lots of ways to enjoy that big head of cabbage.

Be well,
Jennifer Branham

parsley with quinoa
Try This Parsley and Quinoa Salad
Produce Boxes Contain:  Salad mix, Beets, Yellow Onions, Parsley, Kale, Spinach on Tuesday and Cabbage on Thursday.

Juice Boxes Contain:  
Spinach, Beets, Kale, Melons, Oranges, Apples, Carrots, Celery.
 

 

 

Put the liquid in first. Surrounded by water or juice, the blender blades can move freely. Next, add your greens, with chunks of fruit or vegetables going into the pitcher last.

Start slow. If your blender has speeds, start it on low to break up big pieces of fruit, then work your way up to high for a puree. For blenders with function buttons, pulse a few times before switching to puree mode.
Freeze your greens in ice-cube trays.  Simply blend your spinach, kale or other leafy greens with juice or water and freeze them in ice-cube trays or muffin tins.  Silicone molds make for easy removal.

 

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Oct
2
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Autumn is upon us

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Halloween is Coming!
We would love to see your Halloween creations!  If you carve, paint or decorate a Laguna Farm pumpkin, please share a photo with us by e-mailing jennifer@lagunafarm.com or sharing it on facebook.
New Book Exchange


One thing I know about books, is they love to be passed around and read.  Do you have books on your shelf that someone might like?  Please consider donating them to the Laguna Farm Book Exchange.  We have a shelf where anyone can take a book and leave a donation (if they can). All money donated will go to CSA families who are using Cal-fresh to purchase their produce. This money will provide them with additional money for fruits, vegetables, breads, milk or grains from our farm store.

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Farm Store Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 3:00
You may pick up your produce bin outside of these hours but the store will be closed.
September 30, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,
The season is changing here at Laguna Farm as we bring in the winter squash from the lower fields and pick the apples and pears from the orchard.  With the shorter days, we have seen a decrease in berries, tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini.  Soon, the produce boxes will contain foods like winter squash, potatoes, parsnips and leeks.  Foods that we slowly cook, roast, stew and warm our tummies with as well as our homes.
you pick pumpkins!  I noticed this weekend that the carving pumpkins got HUGE this year!  Every family gets one pumpkin as a part of their CSA box and you are welcome to select your own from our field anytime now.  This weekend, Nacho will bring some to the barn so if you don’t want to go into the field and lug 20+ pound pumpkin to your car, we got you covered!  Home delivery and neighborhood pick-up members: we will deliver a pumpkin to you in the coming weeks with your name on it.

Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Cauliflower with leaves. Savoy Cabbage a Laguna Farm Favorite
Farm Fresh Cauliflower & Savoy Cabbage
 
Tuesday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, spring onions, cilantro, savoy cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, Asian pears, delicata winter squash.
 
Thursday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, spring onions, cilantro, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers, Asian pears, delicata winter squash.

 

Juice Boxes Contains: 
Spinach, two bunches of carrots, apples, beets or cucumber, Asian pears, berries, kale.

spinach juice

    I notice so many “juicing” photographs on pinterest that show HUGE glasses of fresh vegetable and fruit juices. The reality is, we only need (or really want) to drink a small glass of pure juice, so these images seem a little out of reality…
   The juice boxes this week contain a bag of fresh Laguna Farm spinach.  Spinach can be juiced or blended into fruit and vegetable juices.  It’s mild flavor blends perfectly with apples, lemons, cucumber and ginger.
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Last Chance! 
With the pending rain, we want to let you know that this week may be the last chance we will have bulk tomatoes for ordering.  
Juice or Produce box add-on option
Laguna Fresh Produce
Are you getting a weekly produce box and want another one added on?  Would you like a juice box in addition to your produce box? You can order an additional box here.  The advantage to going this route is that delivered boxes will not have a double delivery fee.
Laguna Farm Juice Box
If you would like to get a juice box instead of a produce box, we can switch your box over.  Just give us a call.  Many members are opting to get a produce box one week and a juice box the next week.

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Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 3:00
You may pick up your produce bin outside of these hours but the store will be closed.
September 23, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,     
  This weekend, September 27th and 28th Laguna Farm is participating in Farm Trails.  As I mentioned last week, you must RSVP for the event (for free) before they send you the names of the participating farms as well as their address and a map. During this two day event, we will have green smoothie and juicing demonstrations as well as farm tours starting at the top of every hour.  During the lunch hour, we will provide free refreshments under the oak tree and invite you to bring a picnic lunch.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Laguna Farm Radishes

Tuesday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, Cauliflower, Carrots, Radishes, Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, or Cucumbers.

Thursday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, Green Beans, Beets, Radishes, Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers.

 

Juice Boxes Contains: 
Carrots, Beets, Asian Pears, Ginger, Berries, Spinach or Kale, Celery, Oranges.

I notice when I drink a vegetable juice blend I immediately feel a surge of energy.  I notice it the most with carrot juice, and it’s not the jittery caffeine energy I get from coffee, but more an inspired motivational energy that encourages me to create, dance, clean, garden, play football with my son, or generally move…  I wouldn’t encourage anyone to replace juice with sleep, or rest, but if you are looking for a pick me up, carrot, beet, celery juice will certainly do the trick.

Sweet Roasted Radishes

Roast Your Radishes! 

I’m serious.  I did not like radishes until I tried them roasted and now I love them as I do carrots and beets.  Here are a few recipe links with methods for roasting this wonderful root.

Honey Roasted Radishes  (This is my personal favorite!)

I encourage you to roast them with potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, or any other roast-able vegetable.  So many members complain that our radishes are too spicy.  By roasting them, you can bring out the sweetness of the root and make them wonderfully palatable and digestible. 

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Happenings on the Farm!

laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

Locally, sustainably grown, in a way that benefits the environment, the workers, the habitat, and you!

 

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Order up your Tomatoes! 
It is canning time and several CSA members have taken us up on our deal for bulk tomatoes.  We should have canning tomatoes in 20 pound boxes for several more weeks to come so consider planning a day for freezing, canning or drying tomatoes.
Juice or Produce box add-on option
Laguna Fresh Produce
Are you getting a weekly produce box and want another one added on?  Would you like a juice box in addition to your produce box? You can order an additional box here.  The advantage to going this route is that delivered boxes will not have a double delivery fee.
Laguna Farm Juice Box
If you would like to get a juice box instead of a produce box, we can switch your box over.  Just give us a call.  Many members are opting to get a produce box one week and a juice box the next week.

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Farm Store Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 – 5:00
Friday 10:00 – 3:00
You may pick up your produce bin outside of these hours but the store will be closed.
September 16, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!
Dear Members,     
  Please mark your calendar for September 27th and 28th and join Laguna Farm along the farm trails. Once you RSVP for the event (for free) they immediately send you the names of the participating farms as well as their address and a map.  Laguna Farm is participating both days and we hope you include us in your visit throughout Sonoma County’s farms.
     Feel free to come to the farm with your picnic lunch.  We will provide refreshments at noon under the oak tree.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Tuesday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, Green Beans, Beets, Chard, Leeks, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, or Cucumbers.
Thursday Produce Boxes:
Salad mix, Cauliflower, Carrots, Chard, Leeks, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, or Cucumbers.

 

Juice Boxes Contains: 
Carrots, Beets, Apples, Chard, Asian Pears, Grapes, Cucumbers, Berries.

So, I’m here with you juicing my fruits and produce into healthful drinks and even meals when I smoothie them out.  I highly recommend adding a splash of filtered water or sparkling water (my favorite) to your juiced Asian pears.  Sure got me through the heat-wave!  Yum.

Our reusable bag tree is getting great use.  Now we have this affordable option for those who forget their bags.  We still have a trickling of used paper bags coming into the barn that you may take as well, but if none are there, feel free to patronize our bag-tree.

We are currently collecting used t-shirts to turn into reusable bags.  See this DIY link to find out how.  If you have t-shirts that you no longer need, bring them to the farm and you may just see it for sale as a bag in the coming weeks.

 

It’s Here!
Delicate, kabocha and butternut squash are being harvested and filling up the farm store.  Next week it will be available in the online store for delivery members to order.

 

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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