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Laguna Farm Newsletter

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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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Upcoming Events!

Holiday Craft Faire
December 8th & 10th
Come celebrate the seasons and support local artisans in our barn. 2:00 – 6:00
 
Christmas Week
Reminder Laguna Farm will be closed and will not provide CSA boxes on 12/23 or 12/25.
 
We will deliver boxes on the 31st and 2nd of the New Year.

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December5 , 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
Yesterday Laguna Farm was mentioned in the Press Democrat three times!  CSA member Dawn Zaft who owns the Criminal Baking Company reported that she uses our sugar pie pumpkin at her bakery.  Read about it in “Gifts From Your Kitchen”.  Also, in response to the super cold weather we are experiencing, I responded to how our crops are affected in “Hard Freeze Expected For Next Few Mornings”. Lastly, an article mentioned our market stand at the Oakmont farmers market.  (Online article is showing an error).  We appreciate all this fine press as it helps us get the word out that Laguna Farm has produce year round.

Yes, we are certainly feeling the cold here at the farm. Fortunately, it is December and we expect the freezing temperatures to come during this time of year.  Freezing temperatures play an important role in our form of agriculture.  It helps sweeten up the roots, slow the growth of weeds, and kill off the vegetation from our summer plantings.  It is pretty cold for us workers though!!! 


Use your Laguna Farm fennel to make this soup!
Use your Laguna Farm fennel to make this soup!
Ingredients:
1/4 Cup Butter
5 Fennel Bulbs
1 (32 ounce) container Vegetable broth
Salt and Pepper to taste
*optional — potatoes
**optional — sour cream
Directions:  Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the quartered fennel bulbs; cook and stir until golden brown, about 10 minutes.  Pour in the broth, and simmer until fennel is tender, about 15 more minutes.  Puree slightly with a stick blender leaving chunks of fennel for texture.  Season with salt and pepper.
For an added creamy texture, add cooked cubed potatoes with the fennel and puree along with the fennel.  Sour cream can be added to top the soup. 


Laguna Fresh Produce
CSA Boxes Contain:
Tuesday:  Salad Mix, saute’ greens, beets, fennel, garlic, onions, Satsuma tangerines.

Thursday:  Salad Mix, saute’ greens, beets, fennel, garlic, onions, cauliflower

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Thanksgiving Week 2013

Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Important Holiday News!
Thanksgiving:
All CSA boxes have been made for the week.  Delivery boxes are on their way out and farm pick up boxes are here for you to pick up anytime!  The store is open until 7:00 on Wednesday.
Laguna Farm will be closed on Thursday November 28th.
Holiday Craft Fair
On December 10th, Laguna Farm will host a small craft fair for our CSA members to enjoy.  If you are a local crafter with  wares for sale, contact gabrielle@lagunafarm.com

Christmas Week:
December 23rd – 27th Laguna Farm will be CLOSED.  We will not make your CSA box this week, nor will we charge you for it.

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Thanksgiving Week, 2013


All CSA boxes are ready now


Dear Members,  
     We have made all the CSA boxes for the week and have the Thursday boxes assembled one day early.  Our farm store is open until 7:00 tonight, so come on down!
     Reminder, our farm store will be closed on Thursday (Thanksgiving), but you can still get your CSA box from the walk-in if needed.  We will be back at the farm on Friday and welcome you to return to shop from 10 to 3.
     Nacho and I would like to express our deep appreciation for all the support each of you have given us throughout the years.  More than customers and CSA members, you are each a part of our community that enriches our work and purpose on this beautiful piece of land we have the honor of tending. 
     However you plan on spending you Thanksgiving holiday, I hope it is filled with joy, gratitude and wonderful food.
     With Love and Appreciation,
Jennifer Branham 


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s Thanksgiving Box
 
Salad Mix, Carrots, Leeks, Potatoes, Broccoli, Sugar Pie Pumpkin, Kale


Pumpkins ready for baking
How to Cook your Sugar Pie Pumpkin

Baking Method

Cut the pumpkin in half and discard the stem section and stringy pulp. Save the seeds to dry and roast.  In a shallow baking dish, place the two halves face down and cover with foil.  Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for about 1½ hours for a medium-sized sugar pumpkin, or until tender.  Once the baked pumpkin has cooled, scoop out the flesh and puree or mash it.  For silky smooth custards or soups, press the pumpkin puree through a sieve.

Boiling Method 

     Cut the pumpkin in half, discarding the stringy insides.  Peel the pumpkin and cut it into chunks.  Place in a saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and cook until the pumpkin chunks are tender.  Let the chunks cool, and then puree the flesh in a food processor or mash it with a potato masher or food mill.

Microwave Method  

Cut the pumpkin in half, discarding the stringy insides.  Microwave on high power for seven minutes per pound, turning pieces every few minutes to promote even cooking. Process as above.  You can refrigerate your fresh pumpkin puree for up to three days, or store it in the freezer up to six months, so you can enjoy fall pumpkins for months to come.

 

Check out these pumpkin recipes for many ideas on how to use your puree.

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

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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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Important Holiday News!
Thanksgiving:
We will make your CSA box on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Thursday boxes will be made and delivered one day early.
Laguna Farm will be closed on Thursday November 28th.
Holiday Craft Fair
On December 10th, Laguna Farm will host a small craft fair for our CSA members to enjoy.  If you are a local crafter with  wares for sale, contact gabrielle@lagunafarm.com

Christmas Week:
December 23rd – 27th Laguna Farm will be CLOSED.  We will not make your CSA box this week, nor will we charge you for it.

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Thanksgiving Box Preview:
Many of you would like to know what will be in your box on Thanksgiving week.  Here is our best guess:
Salad mix, carrots, leeks, cooking greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes and sugar pie pumpkin.  Our farm store will have broccoli, cranberries, an array of citrus, all our root vegetables, a bounty of cooking greens, cauliflower, celery and more!

November 19, 2013


What to do with parsnips?


Dear Members,  
This week we are putting a beautiful bunch of parsnips in your CSA box.  While Danial at Backyard Restaurant in Forestville always adds them to his famous chicken pot pie, here are a few simple ways to roast them in your oven.  Try adding in your carrots and radishes.  (Roasted radish with honey is my new favorite dish).
   
Roasted Parsnips with Carrots:
2 pounds parsnips, peeled
1 pound carrots, unpeeled
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
If the parsnips and carrots are very thick, cut them in half lengthwise. Slice each diagonally in 1-inch-thick slices. The vegetables will shrink while cooking, so don’t make the pieces too small. Place the cut vegetables on a sheet pan. Add the olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss well. Roast for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the vegetables, tossing occasionally, until the parsnips and carrots are just tender. Sprinkle with dill and serve hot.

Mustard and Honey Glazed Parsnips

2 lbs parsnips
2 tablespoons oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 -3 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons honey

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel the parsnips, cut in preferred size and remove the hard core from the center.  Cook or steam the parsnips for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on their size.
In the meantime put a roasting tray with the oil in the oven to preheat.  When the parsnips are cooked add them to the hot tray and brush or coat them with a bit of the hot oil, add the salt and pepper, be careful the tray will be very hot!  Roast for 15 to 20 minutes; mix the mustard and the honey.  Take the parsnips from the oven and brush them with the glaze.
Roast for another 8 to 10 minutes.


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA boxes Tuesday:  
Salad Mix, Saute’ Greens, Parsnips, Radish, Carrots, Kiwi, Citrus Fruit.
Thursday:  
Salad Mix, Saute’ Greens, Parsnips, Radish, Winter Squash, Kiwi, Citrus Fruit.

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

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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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Holiday News!
Thanksgiving:
We will make your CSA box on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Thursday boxes will be made and delivered one day early.
Laguna Farm will be closed on Thursday November 28th.
Holiday Craft Fair
On December 10th, Laguna Farm will host a small craft fair for our CSA members to enjoy.  If you are a local crafter with  wares for sale, contact gabrielle@lagunafarm.com

Christmas Week:
December 23rd – 27th Laguna Farm will be CLOSED.  We will not make your CSA box this week, nor will we charge you for it.

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Thanksgiving Box Preview:
Many of you would like to know what will be in your box on Thanksgiving week.  Here is our best guess:
Salad mix, carrots, leeks, cooking greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes and sugar pie pumpkin.  

November 12, 2013


Laguna Farm Holiday News!


Dear Members,  
   
     On Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th, we will assemble our Thanksgiving CSA  boxes.  If you are a Thursday member, we will make (and deliver) your boxes one day early.  The farm store will be closed on Thanksgiving.  We hope you will enjoy your produce in time for your holiday feast. 
     For the first time, we are opening up our farm store to those who do not get a CSA box.  Understanding that we have many farm-market customers who might like to support the farm for the holiday and friends of CSA members who are curious about our program, Thanksgiving week is a good time to open the barn doors to the general community.  
     Please help us spread the word, and bring a friend to enjoy a local Thanksgiving. 
     Lastly, we have added a promotional code to our online store.  Folks signing up for our CSA can type “newcsa” to receive $5.00 off their first box.  Tell a friend!
 
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA boxes Tuesday:  
Salad Mix, Beets, Fennel, Parsley, Kale, Yellow Onions, Salad, Garlic or Brown Rice.
Thursday:  
Salad Mix, Beets, Carrots, Parsley, Kale, Yellow Onions, Garlic or Brown Rice.


On Sunday evening, Cody said he felt sorry for those who don’t like fennel.  I reminded them that there are a lot of fennel “dislikers” out there, but maybe if I gave them a good recipe, they would change their mind.  He said the best recipe is to just eat it raw…  

  •  Raw Fennel Slaw with Celery and Apple
     
    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced diagonally, plus 1/4 cup loosely packed celery leaves
  • 2 small fennel bulbs, thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1 tablespoon chopped fennel fronds
  • 1 firm, crisp apple (such as Pink Lady, Gala, or Granny Smith), julienned
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Whisk first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add celery and celery leaves, thinly sliced fennel and chopped fennel fronds, and apple; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

     

 

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

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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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Holiday News!
Thanksgiving:
We will make your CSA box on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Thursday boxes will be made and delivered one day early.
Laguna Farm will be closed on Thursday November 28th.
Holiday Craft Fair
On December 10th, Laguna Farm will host a small craft fair for our CSA members to enjoy.  If you are a local crafter with  wares for sale, contact gabrielle@lagunafarm.com

Christmas Week:
December 23rd – 27th Laguna Farm will be CLOSED.  We will not make your CSA box this week, nor will we charge you for it.

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October 29, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
   
     Would eco-tourism benefit local business?  Can we bring more tourism revenue into Sonoma County without adding to traffic?  How can we attract visitors that are interested in bike trails, farm-stays and “you pick” opportunities?  Is Sonoma County an eco-tourism destination?  These topics and more were a focus of the Cittaslow Sebastopol’s open house on Eco-tourism.  
     Those who attended walked around with stickers that registered our vote as we placed them on topics that deserved focus or action.  I’m glad I had the opportunity to stick my sticker on “link our existing bike trails” and many more ideas that could enhance the Sonoma County experience for visitors and residents alike.  
     “Sonoma County, Take a Bike Ride Through Kale Country.”  Hey, it could work!
 
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA boxes Tuesday:  
Salad Mix, Kabocha Squash, Beets, Leeks, Collards, Potatoes, Garlic.
Thursday:  
Salad Mix, Kabocha Squash, Beets, Carrots, Collards, Potatoes, Garlic.


A great way to use your kabocha squash

Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash

Using prepared red curry paste is an easy and fast way to add traditional Thai flavors to this vegetarian one-pot meal. Start by sautéing onion, bell pepper, garlic, and ginger with red curry paste, then add coconut milk to create the base for the stew. Chunks of kabocha squash simmer in the base for about 20 to 25 minutes, enough time for the curry to thicken, creating a creamy and slightly sweet dish. Spoon it over steamed white rice or brown rice.  Any leftovers can be reserved for a hearty lunch.

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Upcoming Events!
Pumpkins for Sale!
Last call for carving pumpkins!  We have a couple dozen in front of the barn looking for homes.  
Thanksgiving
We will make your CSA box on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Thursday boxes will be made & delivered one day early. The farm will be closed on Thursday November 28th.
Holiday Craft Fair
As tradition, Laguna Farm will host a small artisan craft fair during the first weeks of December during our CSA hours.  If you would like to be in the fair or help out, contact: gabrielle@lagunafarm.com
 
Christmas Schedule
Laguna Farm will be closed during Christmas week.  We will NOT distribute CSA boxes during the week of December 23rd. We will not charge you this week either.  See you in the new year!  

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Bring Out Your Bags!
The farm store is officially out of brown paper bags.  Please remember to bring a reusable bag to the farm to pick up your CSA share.  If you have any paper bags, bring ‘em in for those who forget.  Thanks!
October 22, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
The frost has come for several nights and though we are still harvesting a few tomatoes and cucumbers, it is time to shift our meals from the fresh raw fruits of summer toward the more slowly cooked and roasted roots, squash and potatoes of winter.  I love this time of year when we heat our houses by baking butternut squash and fill our bellies with with the delights of the fall seasons. 
     I am inviting people who might like to try our CSA to order a one-time holiday produce box.  The holiday box can be ordered from the holiday section of the online store at any time and picked up at our farm on Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.  Please let your friends and family know this is a unique opportunity to be a part of our CSA and try it out for a Local Thanksgiving!  In the coming weeks, I will be adding breads, pies, and special holiday items for our members (and non-members) to order for Thanksgiving.  Please check the Holiday section of our online store to see what we have to offer.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA boxes Tuesday:  
Salad Mix, Potatoes, Eggplant, Carrots, Kale, Apples or Pears, Yellow Onions.
Thursday:  
Salad Mix, Butternut Squash, Onions, Cucumber, Carrots, Kale, Rome Beauty Apples.


Agave, Balsamic Glazed & Roasted Butternut Squash
 Ingredients:
1 buttercup squash, or other winter squash 
2 T Agave Nectar
2 T good quality balsamic vinegar 
Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste

Instructions:

Cut top and bottom end from squash, then sit flat on cutting board and cut in half top to bottom. Use a sharp spoon to scrape out seeds, washing out the inside of the squash if needed. Cut squash into half-moon slices about 1 inch wide. (Any shape of slice will work, but they need to be close to the same thickness.

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400F. Spray roasting pan with non-stick spray or olive oil. I was using a toaster oven, so I used a 13″ X 9″ roasting pan.) Lay squash in single layer on roasting pan. Mix together agave nectar and balsamic vinegar and brush on top layer of squash. (Some will run down, which will coat the bottom as the squash roasts.)

Roast squash 15 minutes, then turn each piece. Brush second side lightly with the agave-balsamic mixture. (It will look glazed already and you may be tempted not to brush it, but do it so the glaze can run down and coat the other side.) Roast 15 minutes more, or until squash pierces easily with a fork and is lightly browned.

Grind black pepper and sea salt over squash and serve hot.

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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Holiday News!
Thanksgiving:
We will make your CSA box on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Thursday boxes will be made and delivered one day early.
Laguna Farm will be closed on Thursday November 28th.
Christmas Week:
December 23rd – 27th Laguna Farm will be CLOSED.  We will not make your CSA box this week, nor will we charge you for it.

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October 15, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
     Pumpkins and winter squash have been the focus of the farm this week.  We are bringing in truck load after truck load into the barn for safe winter storage.  The evening temperatures have dropped significantly and the frost has come to transform the vegetation back into the earth.  We are thanking the soil with generous applications of compost and cover-crop so the fields can rest over the winter. 
     Laguna Farm is still quite productive over the cooler months.  Our turnips sweeten after the frost and we still produce a large variety of roots, cooking greens, salad greens, brassicas and more.  This brings me to mention that if you have a friend or family member who might like to join us, we are offering a special where each new member gets $5.00 their first CSA box if they enter coupon code:  newcsa

Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA boxes Tuesday:  
Salad Mix, Radish, Chard, Cucumber, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cilantro.
Thursday:  
Salad Mix, Radish, Chard, Cucumber, Potatoes, Cabbage, Cilantro.
If you didn’t get your carving pumpkin last week, you should get it this week. 


honey roasted radishes

I have posted this recipe before, and in my opinion it is the best way to eat radishes.   

Try ‘em this way! 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 Bunch radishes.
Tops removed and reserved.
2 Tbs. honey 
1 Tbs. unsalted butter.
1 Tbs. white balsamic vinegar.

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

 

DIRECTIONS

Position a rack in the center of the oven, set a 12-inch ovenproof skillet (preferably cast iron) on the rack, and heat the oven to 450°F.

Trim the radishes and then halve or quarter them lengthwise, depending on their size. Trim and discard the stems from the tops, wash the leaves thoroughly, and pat dry or dry in a salad spinner.

In a medium bowl, combine the honey, butter, vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add the radishes and toss until coated. Transfer to the hot skillet, spread in a single layer, and roast, stirring occasionally, until the radishes are crisp-tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, add the radish leaves, and toss until the leaves are just wilted; serve.  

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

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Upcoming Events!
Thursday October 3rd
Laguna Farm Tour!
2:00 – 2:50
Come see how we grow.
~Get your pumpkin~
Those who would like to harvest a carving pumpkin from our growing fields are invited out to pick your own!  
This is a part of your October CSA.
We will deliver carving pumpkins to homes and drop-sites throughout the month.
Thanksgiving
We will make your CSA box on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.  Thursday boxes will be made and delivered one day early.
  The farm will be closed on Thursday November 28th.

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October 2, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
     The carving pumpkins are ready for harvest and are out in the field for those who might like to pick one from the fields.  Come during store hours and we will show you where they are.  The pumpkins will be brought to the area in front of the barn next Friday and sent out on delivery in the coming weeks. So If you want the experience of getting your carving pumpkin from the field, each CSA member gets one as a part of your share, and they are ready!
     How many of you are thinking about Thanksgiving already?  We are!  We are thinking about the beautiful Sugar Pie pumpkins that are going to fill the late November CSA boxes.  We are grateful for the abundant potato crop that will certainly grace a few harvest feasts.  We are planning to stock up the farm store with organic cranberries, nuts, breads and pies.   I am happy to announce that we are going to open the farm store to non-members during the week before and the week of Thanksgiving.  This will allow us to reach a broader audience and sign up more CSA members for the winter months.  Please tell your friends and family that Laguna Farm will be fully stocked for the holiday and online sales will be extended to non-members looking to try out Sonoma County’s longest running CSA farm!
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA boxes Tuesday:  
Salad Mix, Beets, Leeks, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cucumber or Squash, Cilantro.
Thursday:  
Salad Mix, Beets, Yellow Onions, Shelling Beans, Tomatoes, Cucumber or Squash, Cilantro.
Fruit Share Includes: 
Strawberries, Grapes and Sebastopol Apples


Roasted Potatoes & Leeks 
Ingredients:  

2 lbs. Potatoes

2-3 Leeks 

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 

1/4 cup Water or Broth

4 cloves of Garlic – minced
Salt & Pepper to taste 
 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Clean your leeks then cut and remove the deep, dark green portions of your leeks and throw them away. Cut your leeks in half, lengthwise, then cut into 1.5 inch portions. 
Fill a deep bowl with water and plunge the cut leeks in. Separate the half-rings and let them sit. The dirt will settle to the bottom. Rinse and cut your potatoes into 1.5 in chunks. Place them in a large roasting pan.Remove leeks from the water with hands and shake the excess water off of them. Add all ingredients to the potatoes and toss until well coated.Taste and adjust. You can also add your favorite herbs and seasonings as well! Add your water or broth and cover with lid or aluminum foil. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Continue to cook for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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

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Income status should NOT determine your access to local, fresh and healthy food!   

The Foodies Project

 Agrees. 

Look in the farm store for produce available for “donation” that contribute to this cause.  This week we have squash donated to us after the Heirloom Expo.  All donations go to provide extra produce to members paying with Cal-fresh.

If you are struggling to afford healthy food, ask us about programs that can help.


Best of the Film Fest
June 7th – October 4th
Still Moving:
Pilobolus at 40
9/27/13 – 4:30 & 7pm

Informant
10/4/13 – 7pm

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Late Tuesday CSA Pick up is on the on the left side on the isle.  The Farm is Closed on Sunday.

September 24, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members, 
     These are my favorite months of the year.  We harvest the winter squash, potatoes and onions that have been growing throughout the summer.  We still have cucumbers and summer squash and ripening heirloom tomatoes.  While the corn is over for the year, the roots are sweeter than ever with the early morning temperatures dipping near frost levels.  
     We are getting ready for the shorter days, hungrier appetites and coming of the flood waters from the Laguna de’ Santa Rosa.  Our fields are being planted with cover crop to add nutrients and anchor down the soil.  
     We are selling the last of the bulk tomatoes for canning.  We might have two more weeks left for early-girls, so if you think you may want to do some canning, freezing or drying, get your order in soon.  Cases are 20 pounds for $30.00.  You can order them from our online store or call 823-0823.  
     Speaking of our online store, with the shift in seasons, we are adding new products over the next few weeks.  Make sure you check online often to find the coming fall produce.
   

Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
This Tuesday’s CSA box
Salad Mix, Walla Walla Onions, Zucchini or Cucumber, Cauliflower, Parsley, Chard and Tomatoes!
This Thursday’s CSA box 
Salad Mix, Leeks, Zucchini or Cucumber, Potatoes, Basil, Chard and Tomatoes!

Last Chance Tomatoes!  If you are interested in buying Tomatoes 20 Pounds for $30,  Call the farm today!



Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.
Here are a few ideas on how to use the produce in your CSA box!
We asked our Tuesday CSA members to share their favorite way to enjoy cauliflower. See their responses on Facebook.  One recipe shared was 
for Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.
Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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September 17, 2013

Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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September 17, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members, 
     By mistake I just sent out an earlier addition of a newsletter.  Here is the copy I intended to send.
     Hey, I know it has been a bit since I have written a newsletter, and for that I apologize.  In order to respond to a slight dip in membership, we have left a few staff positions unfilled while we try to cut back on expenses.  As a result, more has fallen on the owners and things like the weekly newsletter tend to get skipped. 
     We have focused on signing up new members and with kids back in school, we are seeing more revenue come into the farm.  For that we are grateful. 
     This week, we sent out 14 flats of sungold tomatoes through Community Alliance With Family Farmers as part of a tasting kit that is distributed into the schools. September, being a month that is known for tomatoes has kids throughout the county enjoying our favorite variety!
   

Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA box
Salad Mix, Beets, Zucchini or Cucumber, Cabbage, Basil, Peppers and Tomatoes!

Last Chance Tomatoes!  If you are interested in buying Tomatoes 20 Pounds for $30, next week is your last chance.  Call the farm today!



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Beet, Carrot Burger
Here are a few ideas on how to use the produce in your CSA box!
My favorite is the Carrot Beet Burger.  I only use 1/2  cup of cheese, but substitute it for smoked cheddar.  You can use egg substitute and omit the cheese all together if you desire.

Thai Chicken Cabbage Wraps are a great way to use your cabbage.  Purple cabbage can be used just like green cabbage.  Get Creative! 
Make a purple coleslaw or kraut. null

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