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Laguna Farm Happenings

Laguna Farm News Letter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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We want to hear from YOU!
 A few weeks ago I solicited ideas about what more Laguna Farm can provide to our community.
We heard a lot of feedback and support for both “you pick” opportunities and the “Juice Box”.
Nacho is planning on growing a field of strawberries so members can pick their own basket.  We expect the first berries to ripen mid-May
Our Juice Box is in its development phase and will launch on May 1st just in time for the new crop of carrots.
If you have any other ideas on how we can better serve our farm community, let us know.

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March 9,2014 doors open at 5, Film starts at 5:30.
Come join us at the Sebastopol Grange Hall 6000 Sebastopol Ave (Highway 12)
See films in locations throughout Sebastopol during the weekend of March 27th -29th.
March 4, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,
     Last week Nacho and I visited the Natural Trading Company in the beautiful town of Newcastle, CA.  Brian and his family have been bringing us Satsuma Tangerines since before I came to Laguna Farm. Every winter we look forward to the Satsuma delivery filling the upper shelves of the walk-in cooler, then into the winter CSA boxes.
     We were curious about Natural Trading Company’s sprout business.  In a large greenhouse, year-round, Brian and his employees soak, plant, water and harvest young shoots of pea, grasses of wheat and sunflower sprouts.  We toured their farm, learned their techniques and returned back to the flooded fields of Laguna Farm with this new venture in mind.  We thank Brian, and his team for teaching us all we may need to know about growing sprouts.
     Every March, Laguna Farm enjoys promoting the films featured during the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.  We have put brochures in the CSA boxes, as well as a flier that features “food and farming” related films.  We hope you find the time to enjoy this wonderful festival and if during the month of April you bring us your ticket stub from “After Winter, Spring” or “More Than Honey” you will be treated to $5. off in the Laguna Farm Store.  See you at the movies!
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Green Garlic is only available fresh from the farm in the Spring

Store Green Garlic as a fresh green vegetable: in a bag in the fridge. Use within the week. If you’ve had it for a while and the outside is getting a bit slimey, take those outer leaves off; the inside should be fine to chop and cook.

Simplest way to use green garlic: substitute for regular garlic, I chop it up like a green onion, then I use it sparingly raw, and abundantly cooked. The beginning of a soup, hummus or egg salad, thrown in with the onions at the beginning of many dishes that start with ‘cook the chopped onions in oil or butter.

 

Laguna Fresh Produce

CSA Boxes Contain:
Salad mix, avocado, potatoes, cauliflower, Sebastopol apple juice, green garlic, chard.

 

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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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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Keep in touch

 We are doing our best to keep in touch with our CSA members.  Our favorite form of contact is seeing you at the farm.  Knowing that some of our members pick up CSA boxes through neighborhood pick up locations or via home delivery, we are reminded of other ways to connect.  You told us, and we heard how much you appreciate our recipes, want to know about our events and like to see pictures of the farm throughout the seasons.  In addition to this newsletter, we are accessible through twitter,and Facebook.  Be a part of the conversation and join us in cyberland.
 
 
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Hot off the press, we are gifting you a program for the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival in your CSA box.  Please check out the films that will be featured this year.  Laguna Farm is a proud sponsor.

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February 18, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!

 
Dear Members,  
     The organic brown rice is here!  We are so happy to report that our buddy Greg Massa milled, bagged and delivered 1,500 pounds rice to the farm for our CSA boxes and farm store.  20 pound bags are available for purchase as well as 1 and 2 pound bags.  To learn why we are committed to bringing Greg’s rice to you, visit the Massa families website.
     This week we put white doll turnips in your CSA box.  These turnips can be eaten raw, cooked and mashed (combined well with potatoes) or lightly sauteed.  The turnip greens are often enjoyed raw in salad, stir fried as a cooking green, or blended into green smoothies.  I love this recipe for sauteed turnips.
     Next week we will put the last of the carrots in your box.  We expect a gap between this crop and the next to be a couple of months.  We do look forward to having carrots in May just in time for the launch of our “Juice Box”, a CSA box option that is designed for juicing.
     If you enjoy buying our produce at the farmers market, please know that we are only at Sebastopol weekly and Santa Rosa every other week this time of year.  This Saturday 2/22 is a market week for Santa Rosa.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

CSA Boxes Contain:

White Doll Turnips
White Doll Turnips
 
Salad Mix, Kale, Celery, White Doll Turnips, Lemons, Baby Spinach and Broccoli Crowns.

Laguna Farm Asparagus
Laguna Farm Asparagus
Fresh Harvest:  Asparagus
New in the farm store this week is freshly harvested Laguna Farm asparagus.  Asparagus always starts its season around Valentines Day and is quite productive through the Spring Months.  Next week we will have it in the online store so our home delivery and drop-site members can purchase it as an “add on” for their CSA boxes.  

Not Yer Momma’s Granola!
Laguna Farm is now carrying this wonderful granola from our friends at Not Yer Momma’s Granola.  It is currently in the farm store, and will be added to the online store by the end of this week!  Get yer granola from Not Yer Momma’s!
Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Feb
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Laguna Farm Newletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Keep in touch

 We are doing our best to keep in touch with our CSA members.  Our favorite form of contact is seeing you at the farm.  Knowing that some of our members pick up CSA boxes through neighborhood pick up locations or via home delivery, we are reminded of other ways to connect.  You told us, and we heard how much you appreciate our recipes, want to know about our events and like to see pictures of the farm throughout the seasons.  In addition to this newsletter, we are accessible through twitter,and Facebook.  Be a part of the conversation and join us in cyberland.
 
 
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
I just met with Jason from the film festival and he is gearing up for another exciting year.  Laguna Farm is sponsoring a film this year and we look forward to seeing you at the film festival!

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February 11, 2014


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
Hey There!  If you have been following our facebook posts, you may already know that we had a wonderful flood of the Laguna this weekend.  Cody and I took our kayaks out and explored the fields before the water receded on Monday afternoon.  The flood is a welcome friend here on the farm, coming at the right time and leaving before it makes planting difficult, the flood has become an important farming partner here at Laguna. 
On Monday, Nacho drove out to our friends at River Dog farm in Yolo County.  We have been giving our CSA members kale for many weeks, and thought you might like something new.  Brian’s chard recovered from the December frosts beautifully, and offered his bunches for our CSA.  It is always fun to go to another farm and see how they harvest, wash and pack their produce.  River Dog farm is doing wonderful work and we like to swap stories, growing methods, and well sometimes chard when the occasion presents itself.  
Lastly, I put a blue “contact” sheet in the CSA boxes today.  Please feel free to e-mail me any address you might like the newsletter to go to.  
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Green Garlic
Green Garlic
CSA Boxes Contain:
 
Salad Mix, Green Garlic, Spring Onions, Bok Choy, Chard, Parsley and Navel Oranges.  
Spring Onions
Spring Onions


Juice Box!
We heard a very positive response from our members around the idea of creating a CSA juice box.  Nacho is excited about planting specifically for this option and we expect to launch the Laguna Farm Juice Box come May.  The box will feature produce that lends well to juicing.  Of course, all the produce can be used anyway you might like, but the juice box won’t have onions or potatoes… 


Not Yer Momma’s Granola!
Laguna Farm is proud to carry this wonderful granola from our friends at Not Yer Momma’s Granola.  It is currently in the farm store, and will be added to the online store by the end of this week!  Get yer granola from Not Yer Momma’s!
Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Feb
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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguana Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Wanted!

We are expanding on our marketing and would love to add to our collection of Laguna Farm photographs.  If you have any that you would like to share with us for us to publicize, please send them to Mari@lagunafarm.com
We would be happy to give you a photo credit if you desire.
 
Thank you!
So many of you are bringing in reusable items for our farm store.  We really appreciate the baskets, cloths, paper bags, and mason jars. We will put these items to reuse!
 
Vacation and Skips
Just a friendly reminder that the farm is producing produce even while you are away on vacation.  To ensure that we are able to meet our obligations, we encourage you to opt to donate your produce and receive a tax deduction rather that “skip” your box.  Our charities, Food For Thought and the Ceres Project appreciate the food and the farm appreciates the revenue for producing it. Let us know if you need a receipt for your donation.

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February 4, 2014


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
I sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support for our work in educating our customers of the importance of buying direct from the farm.  As stories develop quickly, we can say that we are feeling heard by our wholesaler and supported by the farm community.  
Often during struggles or misunderstanding, we are given new opportunities for growth.  I truly believe that those of us providing local, fresh food can continue to work in a supportive and collaborative way that serves everyone well.  
Currently we are developing an additional CSA box option that will highlight the benefits of juicing.  This new “juice box” should launch late this spring.  Also, our commitment to FEED Sonoma is strong and we hope to continue to see our produce reach the greater bay area.  Additionally, Nacho is exploring the idea of “you pick” welcoming our members out into the fields.  
Always striving to produce the best produce possible, strengthen our relationships with other businesses in the community and enhancing your experience as members of the farm is a job that is an honor to hold.  
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
CSA Boxes Contain:
Salad Mix, Carrots, Kale, Broccoli or Romanesco, Yellow Onions, Satsuma Tangerines (from California) and Potatoes.

Soon we will have green garlic!


Green Smoothie!
If you don’t love to eat your greens, perhaps you might like to try to drink them!  Kale goes wonderfully in smoothies.  It is suggested that you blend kale first, along with the liquids in your smoothie.  Try adding kale to apple juice, blend well, then add frozen fruits such as bananas, strawberries, peaches, mango and apricots.  Make sure you blend well and enjoy!


Cooking Carrots!
Our carrots are wonderful to eat raw, but in case you are interested in new recipe ideas for carrots, here are a few to consider:
Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Feb
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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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We want to hear from YOU!
 
This time of year we spend great deal of time planning the new year. We would love to hear from you as to what you would like from us.  Some ideas include:  
Farm potlucks and tours
You-Pick opportunities
Bulk food purchasing
Cooking demonstrations
Barn dances
Nature walks
Group canning sessions
We appreciate being your farmers and want
to give back to our community and further strengthen the ties that bring us together.  

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January 23, 2014


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
     So many of you have asked us what impact the lack of rain is having on the farm.  Well it’s impact is diverse.  While we sure enjoy the beautiful sunny days and it is nice not to have our feet wet, we are among the many who hope the rain comes soon.  
     Because Laguna Farm is on a floodplain, we have adapted our growing techniques to maximize the benefits of of this watery reality.  First off, we rely on the flood waters to ward off the ever increasing gopher population.  Gophers can’t swim! In the early winter, we pull out all the irrigation so it does not wash away.  Usually after this point, the rain and flood waters keep the cover crop irrigated until tilling time come spring.  Because we don’t use “round-up” or any other herbicide, we turn under the soil and allow the plant matter to decompose naturally. This process works much better with water (think compost pile), and that we have not had.  Lastly, the rain plays an important hand in pest control.  If anyone sees aphids on the romanesco, it is because the cold evenings and warm days combined with the lack of rain has created the perfect environment for the aphids to flourish.  
     When we ask Nacho how he feels about the dry weather, his main concern is that we may have a wet spring that does not dry in time for summer plantings.  We will sure see!  For now, we are still producing beautiful roots, greens and brassicas with love and appreciation for all of our members.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Romanesco grows well in winter at Laguna Farm
Romanesco

Ingredients:
2 cups romanesco florets
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (plus a little more, to taste)
Sea salt and ground black pepper

Directions:
Preheat over to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place florets on the parchment paper. Drizzle the olive oil and crushed garlic over the florets and mix everything around with a spatula.

 


Laguna Fresh Produce
CSA Boxes Contain:
Salad mix, romanesco, parsley, carrots, onions, celery and yellow fingerling potatoes

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Feb
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Laguna Farm Newsletter

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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We want to hear from YOU!
 
This time of year we spend great deal of time planning the new year. We would love to hear from you as to what you would like from us.  Some ideas include:
Farm potlucks and tours
You-Pick opportunities
Bulk food purchasing
Cooking demonstrations
Barn dances
Nature walks
Group canning sessions
We appreciate being your farmers and want
to give back to our community and further strengthen the ties that bring us together.

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January 23, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,
     So many of you have asked us what impact the lack of rain is having on the farm.  Well it’s impact is diverse.  While we sure enjoy the beautiful sunny days and it is nice not to have our feet wet, we are among the many who hope the rain comes soon.
     Because Laguna Farm is on a floodplain, we have adapted our growing techniques to maximize the benefits of of this watery reality.  First off, we rely on the flood waters to ward off the ever increasing gopher population.  Gophers can’t swim! In the early winter, we pull out all the irrigation so it does not wash away.  Usually after this point, the rain and flood waters keep the cover crop irrigated until tilling time come spring.  Because we don’t use “round-up” or any other herbicide, we turn under the soil and allow the plant matter to decompose naturally. This process works much better with water (think compost pile), and that we have not had.  Lastly, the rain plays an important hand in pest control.  If anyone sees aphids on the romanesco, it is because the cold evenings and warm days combined with the lack of rain has created the perfect environment for the aphids to flourish.
     When we ask Nacho how he feels about the dry weather, his main concern is that we may have a wet spring that does not dry in time for summer plantings.  We will sure see!  For now, we are still producing beautiful roots, greens and brassicas with love and appreciation for all of our members.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Romanesco grows well in winter at Laguna Farm
Romanesco

Ingredients:
2 cups romanesco florets
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (plus a little more, to taste)
Sea salt and ground black pepper

Directions:
Preheat over to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place florets on the parchment paper. Drizzle the olive oil and crushed garlic over the florets and mix everything around with a spatula.

Laguna Fresh Produce

CSA Boxes Contain:
Salad mix, romanesco, parsley, carrots, onions, celery and yellow fingerling potatoes

 

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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Jan
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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Reminder:
 

Extra salad greens, fruit, grains, raisins, coffee, milk, and bread are but a few of the items in our online farm store.  
If you would like to “add on” to your CSA box, visit the farm store


Wish List:
The following items can be put to re-use on the farm. 
Paper Bags
Berry Baskets
Newspaper 
Display Baskets
Rags or Towels
Coffee Cans 
Thanks!
January 9, 2014


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
     We really hope you are enjoying the baby cooking greens we call saute’ mix.  This is a blend of chard, 3 kale varieties, tat soy, spinach and a sprinkling of mitzuna.  Saute’ mix can be eaten raw, but we suggest tossing it into a pan of caramelized onions then splashing lemon, water, white wine or broth over the greens to release steam and cook them lightly.  Another way to enjoy saute greens is to include them in a frittata, add them to your green smoothie, chop them into a lasagna, or use them as a bed under grains or pasta.  
     One additional “green” we put into your box is attached to our white doll turnips. Turnips too can be eaten cooked or raw and the greens can be added to your saute’ mix and used in the same manner.  
     So while we are grateful for the four season growing climate, and the produce we are putting in your box, insiders know that Nacho would really love to harvest large bunches for the boxes.  With the cold weather as it is, things are growing slowly on the farm and these beautiful baby greens is the best of what we have to offer.

     

With a prayer for rain and warmer temperatures!
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
CSA Boxes Contain:
Salad Mix, Carrots, Saute’ Greens, Yellow Onions, Turnips, Kiwi Fruit and Sweet Dumpling Squash.


Oven Baked Sweet Dumpling Squash
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the top off the squash and remove seeds with a spoon. Use a fork to poke several holes in the outside skin of the squash. Place squash in baking pan with hollow side up. Add 1″ of water to bottom of pan. Place 1 Tbsp. of butter, 1/8 tsp. of nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon in the hollow of each squash half. Pour 1/4 cup of maple syrup on each. Bake uncovered on middle rack for 30-45 minutes or until the flesh is soft. Serve hot.

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Jan
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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Holiday Schedule
Laguna Farm has regular store hours this New Year Holiday.  Feel free to call us if you are an “every-other-week member and are unsure if this is your week.
 
Wanted!
We are expanding on our marketing and would love to add to our collection of Laguna Farm photographs.  If you have any that you would like to share with us for us to publicize, please send them to Mari@lagunafarm.com
We would be happy to give you a photo credit if you desire.
 
Reminder:
Please remember to bring your reusable bag to pick up your CSA produce.

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December 31, 2013


Happy New Year!


Dear Members,  
     Happy and healthy New Year to you and those you love.  We are glad to be back in the swing of things here at the farm.  The timing is perfect coming back from our week off.  With the exceptionally cold weather in the middle of December, the greens are growing slowly.  This week off let the salad, kale and chard catch up with the harvest.
     This week we are putting parsnips in the CSA boxes.  This sweet root is served best in soups or roasted along with other roots.  I am listing quite a few ways to use the parsnip as it is not a very common vegetable.  Belonging to a CSA farm often encourages people to eat beyond the carrot, broccoli and potato.  With so many diverse vegetables available, we push the boundaries and admittedly parsnips help us diversify.
     Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude to each and every one of you who are a part of our community supported farm.  So many of you have gone the extra mile to keep the farm going.  By donating your CSA when you go on vacation, buying “extras” in the farm store, bringing bags and newspaper for reuse, and gladly accepting  produce that broadens your palate, you are supporting a farm business model that allows the workers, the environment and you, the member, to thrive. 
 
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


CSA Boxes Contain:
Salad mix, beets, parsnips, fennel, butternut squash, bacon avocado, Satsuma tangerines.


Parsnips for the New Year
We enjoy putting parsnips in the box during the winter at Laguna Farm because the frost sweetens the roots.  Parsnips can be enjoyed raw, but usually they are served cooked.  Oven Roasted Parsnips is the most common way to prepare these sweet roots.  They can be roasted on their own or with other roots like carrots or beets in a Winter Root Medley. A few weeks ago I posted a simple recipe for Fennel Soup.  This has become my “to go” favorite with the slight adaptation of adding a few potatoes, it is easy and hearty.  Here is a recipe for Fennel Soup with Parsnips.  I have plans to try this tonight and will post my review on our facebook page.  The last recipe I will share is in honor of all our new babies who have joined our CSA this past year.  Parsnips make great baby food!
 
Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Jan
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Holiday Schedule
Laguna Farm will be closed the week of December 23rd.  We will not make or deliver boxes that whole week.  We will resume on 12/31/13 and 1/2/14.   
 
Wanted!
We are expanding on our marketing and would love to add to our collection of Laguna Farm photographs.  If you have any that you would like to share with us for us to publicize, please send them to Mari@lagunafarm.com
We would be happy to give you a photo credit if you desire.

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December 19, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
     The farm staff and field crew are all set to to take the entire week off next week and join with our families in celebrating the season.  This is the only week of the year that the farm is closed and we will not be at the Santa Rosa or Sebastopol farmers markets on the weekend of the 28th and 29th. Because of the way our CSA program works, every-other week boxes that are skipped on Christmas week, are not made until the week of January 7th and 9th.  We know this is a big gap in fresh produce, so as always we invite you to come to the store during your “off” week.  The harvest will be abundant and we look forward to seeing you in the new year. 
     In closing, Nacho and I would like to express our gratitude for the steadfast support of our community of eaters throughout the year.  He and I are moving into our third year of ownership of the farm and deeply appreciate the commitment our community has shown.  More than ever, we would love to know how we can better serve you.  We want to hear your ideas, suggestions and feedback.  This way we can keep the farm moving along with your support.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Roasted Rosemary Yellow Fingerling Potatoes
  • Ingredients: 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 6 cups)
  • Cooking spray 
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
  • Method:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  • 2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Arrange potato mixture on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 27 minutes or until potatoes are tender, turning after 15 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with chives.


Laguna Fresh Produce
CSA Boxes Contain:
Tuesday:  
Salad Mix, Carrots, Saute’ Mix, Broccoli, Satsuma Tangerines, Yellow Fingerling Potatoes.

Thursday:  
Salad Mix, Carrots, Saute’ Mix, Cauliflower, Satsuma Tangerines, Yellow Fingerling Potatoes.

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Dec
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Laguna Farm Newsletter

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Laguna Farm
Craft Fair!
Tuesday and Thursday of this week is our holiday craft fair.  Come out to the barn from 2:00 to 6:00 and support your local artisans.

Holiday Schedule
Laguna Farm will be closed the week of December 23rd.  We will not make or deliver boxes that whole week.  We will resume on 12/31/13 and 1/2/14.   and opol Masonic Center * 373 N. Main St., Sebastopol, CA 95472

Call 707.522.8500 for more info
Tickets are $25 at the door  

 
Wanted!
We are expanding on our marketing and would love to add to our collection of Laguna Farm photographs.  If you have any that you would like to share with us for us to publicize, please send them to Mari@lagunafarm.com
We would be happy to give you a photo credit if you desire.

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December 10, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
We are completely frozen here at the farm.  On Tuesday it took five people two hours just to get the water flowing.  The well pump even froze, it is that cold.  The good news is that the kale is so sweet you can eat it raw and the roots are developing their sugars too.  We still have plenty of salad greens and our buddy from the Sierra foothills has a bumper crop of Satsuma Tangerines this year.  

Please consider giving the gift of fresh produce to a loved one this holiday season.  Laguna Farm has beautifully printed gift certificates in the online farm store.  
We are offering a single CSA box gift certificate or 1-month of CSA boxes.  These make wonderful teacher gifts and are quite affordable.  Many folks who receive a CSA as a gift go onto become members.  

Current CSA membership is not required to purchase gift certificates.  We also have certificates that can be purchased in our farm store for any amount desired.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Gingered Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
Gingered Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
Gingered Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups water
 5 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp jarred ginger
 In saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft (about 3 minutes). Add broth, water, carrot, potato, and ginger. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes, until veggies are soft. Strain soup to separate veggies and set some of the broth aside. Put the veggies into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, using some of the broth to thin it out if necessary. Discard all unused broth. Stir veggies well until smooth.


Laguna Fresh Produce
CSA Boxes Contain:
Tuesday:  Salad Mix, Carrots, Kale, Cauliflower, Garlic, Garnet Sweet Potatoes, Hannah Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash

Thursday:  Salad Mix, Carrots, Kale, Satsuma Tangerines, Garlic, Garnet Sweet Potatoes, Hannah Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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