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May 14, 2013

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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Upcoming Events!

Tell your city,
Give us a choice!
Join the Sonoma Clean Power Authority!

Please show up when Sonoma Clean Power will be on council agendas.
Rohnert Park ­ May 14th 5:00pm
Windsor ­ May 15th
5:00pm
Petaluma ­ May 20th 7:00pm
Santa Rosa ­ May 21st 4:00pm
Cotati ­ May 22nd
7:00pm
Sonoma ­ June 3rd
6:00pm

For more information call Woody Hastings at 707-525-1665 ext. 117,
www.climateprotection.org  

June2, 2013
11:00 to 8:00
The New Era Of Care
at the dhyana Center

This integrated wellness event will combine the skills and knowledge of local practitioners who would like to explore the concept of self care.  For more information, see their website at www.eraofcare.net

 

June 6, 2013
Laguna Farm Tour

Plan on walking the fields during the first Thursday of every month during the dry season.  We will open the barn to members, friends and interested folks and show our award winning CSA.  Then we will explore the summer plantings, view wild-life, discuss the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed and more.  Bring water, a sun hat and sturdy shoes for a 50 minute enlightening venture.

Laguna Fest 2013
Saturday Aug. 17th
save the date for our annual open house, reskilling workshops
farm tours
vendors
clothing swap
food, drink and fun!
 

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May 14, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
     I would like to do a little “house keeping” and make sure everyone is aware of our hours and farm pick up times.  We find during the summer months, folks like to come early in the day to pick up their CSA.  We are never finished packing the bins before 12:00 and really need to not have members come before then.  During the 12:00 to 1:00 hour, we are setting up the farm store.  You may come and pick up your box after 12, but understand that the store does not open until 1:00. 
     Did you know our farm store is open from 12:00 to 5:00 on Wednesdays?  If you are a Tuesday member and want to come on Wednesday, this is a good option.  Also for the morning crowd, our farm store is open at 10:00 am on Friday.
     This summer we are plan to offer steep discounts to our members on produce that could be preserved.  5 Pound bags of basil, flats of tomatoes, cucumbers for pickling and strawberries in bulk are all on the horizon.  If you are interested in bulk purchases, let us know and we will sell you case discounts in just a month or two!
     We sincerely appreciate your support!
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Basil Feta Muffins
Savory Ham, Feta and Basil Muffins

Ingredients:
2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
6 tablespoons butter, melted
¾ cup tiny frozen peas
¾ cup diced ham or crumbled cooked bacon
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
1 cup salted, toasted pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F . Line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake papers.

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine. Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

3. Combine the eggs and milk in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add the melted butter and stir to combine.

4. Pour the milk mixture into the center of the dry ingredients. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. Fold in the peas, ham (or bacon), feta and basil.

5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups, diving the batter evenly, filling until about 2/3 full. Sprinkle each muffin with 1 generous tablespoon of pumpkin seeds. Press gently with the back of your spoon to adhere the seeds to the batter. Bake for 25-30 mins or until golden and spring slightly to the touch. Remove from oven and brush the tops of each muffin lightly with the 2 teaspoons of melted butter. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for five minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.


Laguna Fresh Produce
Tuesday CSA boxes include: 
Salad mix, Beets, Basil, Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas, Chard, Spring Onions.
Thursday CSA boxes include: 
Salad mix, Carrots, Basil, Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas, Kale, Spring Onions.


True Grass Farm

Would you like to sign up for a meat share from True Grass Farms that you could pick up at Laguna Farm?  We are inviting the folks of True Grass Farms to provide their meat to our members. From steaks to sausage, pork chops to brisket, True Grass Farms is a local producer of grass-fed and finished Wagyu beef, pasture-raised pork and lamb. They commit themselves to the rejuvenation of healthy pastures, animal welfare and cultivating local food webs. Sign up now and for just fifty dollars a month you’ll receive a mixed array of meats on the 2nd pick-up week of each month at Laguna Farm.
True Grass Farms
Valley Ford, CA
e-mail Guido to sign up or for more information:  truegrassfarms@live.com

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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May 7, 2013

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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Upcoming Events!

 

Thursday, May 9th
2:00 to 7:00
Potted Plant Sale

We have invited our friend Rob to come to Laguna Farm and sell his beautiful succulent plant gardens.
These gift quality arrangements are just in time for mother’s day!

Saturday, May 9th
9am to 3pm
Succulent Plant Sale

Different from the above plant sale, these succulents are sold by Karry-Lee in the garden ajacent to the barn.  Her plants are ground cover or in 4 inch pots ready for your creations or garden.

 

June 6, 2013
Laguna Farm Tour

Plan on walking the fields during the first Thursday of every month during the dry season.  We will open the barn to members, friends and interested folks and show our award winning CSA.  Then we will explore the summer plantings, view wild-life, discuss the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed and more.  Bring water, a sun hat and sturdy shoes for a 50 minute enlightening venture.

Laguna Fest 2013
Saturday Aug. 17th
save the date for our annual open house, reskilling workshops
farm tours
vendors
clothing swap
food, drink and fun!
 

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May 7, 2013

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,
We are so happy to put basil in your CSA box this week.  The summer veggies are coming on strong with cucumbers and zucchini expected to return to the farm store in small amounts next week, then in abundance soon after.  It is almost softening the blow of the end of asparagus season.
Our fruit new fruit trees our filling out well.  We are investing in both fruit trees and asparagus crowns so we can offer more fruit in the summer and tender asparagus in the spring!
Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed our farm tour last week.  While I was being towed home from breaking down in Forestville, Nacho stepped in for me and partnered with Ellen to give folks a fantastic tour of the farm.  The little dog collected a record 30 ticks!  If you do go out to explore the farm, remember to do a “tick check”.  They are quite abundant this time of year!
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Cream of Green Garlic & Potato Soup Recipe - Cream of Potato Soup with Garlic
Cream of Green Garlic & Potato Soup Recipe
Green Garlic is a farm fresh favorite!
In this video, learn how to make potato soup with fresh green garlic. This recipe teaches you to saute’ the chopped green garlic with either prosciutto, pancetta, or bacon.  he also provides substitution tips for making it a great vegetarian soup. You’ll see how to develop a creamy potato soup with just the right amount of chunks for a wonderful texture. The green garlic creates a flavor that’s more mellow than regular garlic and is a favorite at Laguna Farm.

Beet Chips 

 

Beet Chips

 

Ingredients

1 Bunch of Beets

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Peel beets and slice 1/16 inch thick with a mandolin. In a large bowl, toss beets with extra-virgin olive oil.
    2. On two rimmed baking sheets arrange beets in a single layer. Stack another rimmed baking sheet on top of each. Bake until edges of beets begin to dry out, about 20 minutes. Uncover and rotate sheets. Bake 10 to 20 minutes, removing chips as they become lightened in color. Transfer to a wire rack; chips will crisp up as they cool.

 

Laguna Fresh Produce

Tuesday CSA boxes include: 
Salad mix, Green Garlic, Carrots, Artichokes, Basil and Broccoli.

Thursday CSA boxes include: 
Salad mix, Green Garlic, Beets, Artichokes, Basil and Broccoli.

 

True Grass Farm

 

Would you like to sign up for a meat share from True Grass Farms that you could pick up at Laguna Farm?  We are inviting the folks of True Grass Farms to provide their meat to our members. From steaks to sausage, pork chops to brisket, True Grass Farms is a local producer of grass-fed and finished Wagyu beef, pasture-raised pork and lamb. They commit themselves to the rejuvenation of healthy pastures, animal welfare and cultivating local food webs. Sign up now and for just fifty dollars a month you’ll receive a mixed array of meats on the 2nd pick-up week of each month at Laguna Farm.
True Grass Farms
Valley Ford, CA
e-mail Guido to sign up or for more information:  truegrassfarms@live.com
Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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April 30, 2013

Lagunan 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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Upcoming Events!
May 2, 2013

Laguna Farm Tours Resume!

Plan on walking the fields during the first Thursday of every month during the dry season.  We will open the barn to members, friends and interested folks and show our award winning CSA.  Then we will explore the early plantings, view wild-life, discuss the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed and more.  Bring water, a sun hat and sturdy shoes for a 50 minute enlightening venture.

Save The Sebastopol Farmers Market!
May 14, 2013

7:00 pm

 

Join Laguna Farm and several of your favorite market vendors & supporters in letting the Sebastopol planning commission know that a competing corporate mega market at the same time as our farmer owned and operated market is not good for Sebastopol. 

…Letter writing campaign to begin immediately.

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April 30, 2013

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,

We are entering into farm market season.  A very special time of year when we we pack up the van and visit our customers in Oakmont, Fairfax and Petaluma.  We also ramp up production and bring more to our year-round markets in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa.
Laguna Farm is a CSA farm with it’s priority placed on our weekly boxes.  Our farm market venues provide us with additional retail selling opportunities to a broader base of customers and have become an indispensable part of our farm.
I am very concerned about the direction of the Barlow development and their recent decision to build a 100 stall market on the same day and only blocks away from our beloved Sebastopol downtown market.  Our downtown market is a non-profit organization that is governed by an elected board of market vendors. The Barlow Farmers Market would be managed, operated and controlled by the Sebastopol Industrial Park, Inc.
For more information about this concern, please read “Setting the Record Strait” written by our representative board of the Sebastopol Farmers Market.  We are trying to dispell the myth that it is a choice of location.  Really, it is a choice of weather we want a developer-based farm market or the existing market that is run and operated by the many vendors who have built it over the years.
The Barlow’s application for a competing farmers market will be reviewed at a Planning Commission hearing on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m., at the Youth Annex located at 425 Morris Street.
Please consider attending this meeting or writing our planning commissioners.
They are waiting to hear from you!
Russ Pinto rpinto@westernrivers.org
Scot Stegeman scotsteg@monitor.net
Yvette Williams Van Agellen ywvywv@gmail.com
Michael Jacob tdmj@sonic.net
Colin Doyle doylearchitect@hotmail.com>
Evert Fernandez evertf@aol.com
Linda Kelley lkelley@sonic.net

Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Turnips 4 ways!

 

White Doll Turnips
Sautéed Turnips and Greens

 

Cut turnips into wedges.  Cook turnips and sliced garlic in olive oil in a large skillet until tender. Add the turnip greens and cook until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Roasted Turnips With Ginger

Cut turnips into wedges. Toss with sliced fresh ginger, canola oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with honey and roast at 400° F until tender.

Mashed Turnips With Crispy Bacon

Simmer diced turnips in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and mash with butter, salt, and pepper. Fold in crumbled cooked bacon and chopped chives; top with shaved Parmesan.

Creamy Leek and Turnip Soup
Cook thinly sliced leeks in butter in a large saucepan until soft. Add diced turnips and enough chicken broth to cover. Simmer until very tender. Puree until smooth, adding water or broth as necessary to adjust the consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Laguna Fresh Produce

Tuesday CSA boxes include:  Salad mix, Leeks or Spring onions, Kale, Cilantro, Shiitake Mushrooms, Navel Oranges and  Brown Rice.

Thursday CSA boxes include:  Salad mix, Leeks or Spring onions, Chard, Cilantro, Shiitake Mushrooms, Navel Oranges and  Brown Rice.

 

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

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April 23, 2013

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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Upcoming Events!

 

Succulent Plant Sale
4/27/13 ~ Saturday
10:00 – 3:00
at
Laguna Farm

Varieties Include: Sempervivum
Delosperma
Echeveria
Sedum

Dudleya

Featuring Mushroom expert Charmoon Richardson
and acclaimed storyteller Lilith Lynn Rogers
Saturday, April 27, 5:30pm
Sebastopol Masonic Center * 373 N. Main St., Sebastopol, CA 95472
Call 707.522.8500 for more info
Tickets are $25 at the door

 

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April 23, 2013

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,
Happy Earth Day!  We have been enjoying the dry, sunny weather on the farm and are busy planting corn, beans and peas out in the lower fields.  If you are interested in touring the farm, our first tour is scheduled for May 2nd from 2:00 to 3:00.
(Rain Cancels)
We will take you out into the fields and show you our earliest spring plantings.  Members are always welcome to hike around our fields, but the farm tours are extra special as often Nacho joins in to answer your questions.
Please consider joining us and invite your friends and family members who may enjoy a guided tour as well.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

caramelized shallots
Caramelized Shallots

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
2 pounds fresh shallots, peeled, with roots intact
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons good red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a 12-inch ovenproof* saute pan, add the shallots and sugar, and toss to coat. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the shallots start to brown. Add the vinegar, salt, and pepper and toss well.

Place the saute pan in the oven and roast for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the shallots, until they are tender. Season, to taste, sprinkle with parsley, and serve hot.

* If yours, like mine, is not ovenproof, it works to start this dish in your frying pan then scrape the shallots and sauce into a baking dish when it’s ready to go in the oven.

Laguna Fresh Produce

CSA Boxes Contain:

Tuesday:  Salad Mix, Beets, Radish, Chard, Shallots, Kiwi, Sugar Snap Peas.

Thursday:  Salad Mix, Carrots, Radish, Kale, Shallots, Kiwi, Sugar Snap Peas.

 

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

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April 16, 2013

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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Upcoming Events!
May 2, 2013
Laguna Farm Tour
&
Open House

Laguna Farm.  2:00 and 3:00 tours of the farm with tasty treats in the barn to share.  Invite your friends to see how we grow!

 

 

August 17, 2013
Laguna Fest
at
Laguna Farm

 


Events include: 

Farm Tours
Workshops
Demonstrations Clothing Swap
Food & Drinks
Raffle
More to come…

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April 16, 2013

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,
     Not to bore you with the weather, but WOW what crazy wind we have been having!  We did not suffer too much damage, as our hoop houses are vulnerable and we always say a little prayer that they hold up.  They did, and your tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and zucchini seedlings are safe and sound.
Last weekend I attended a conference focused on “Food and Faith”.  The idea for the conference came out of the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative and their efforts to connect the faith based community with local sustainable food.  Laguna Farm’s produce growing values jive well with the values of many faith-based  groups, so I was invited to give folks the opportunity to see what is in our CSA box and entertain the idea of having our farm produce delivered to their congregations.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce

CSA boxes for
April 16th and 18th include:
Salad Mix, Saute’ Mix, Potatoes, Broccoli, Grapefruit, Yellow Onions, Carrots on Tuesday
Beets on Thursday.

 

Saute greens

Knowing how to quickly prepare nutrient-dense greens in a way that most people will enjoy is a valuable skill. Here are simple, step-by-step instructions.

 Saute’ Greens.  Simple and Good!

Ingredients:
  • 2 large bunches greens (chard, collards, kale or mustard)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Few pinches red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

Rinse greens well. Tear or cut leaves away from stems and discard stems, or with saute’ greens, use the whole leaf.  Coarsely chop.
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Cook garlic and pepper flakes in oil briefly, then add greens, a few handfuls at a time, stirring in between.
Stir in vinegar and salt. Cover. Cook until just tender, 2-10 minutes, depending on the type of greens and your preference.

 

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

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March 26, 2013

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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Upcoming Events!
March 26, 2013

Potluck and meeting at the Sebastopol Grange #306.  Join your local farmers with your interest in local agriculture.  Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7:30

March 28, 2013

“Secrets of Healthy Soil”

Soil scientist Will Bakx of Sonoma Compost will present this free talk beginning at 7 p.m. at The Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North  in  Petaluma.

April 4, 2013

“Spring Planting”
Christian Dake, The Seed Bank’s farm manager will present a free talk on spring planting at 7 p.m. at The Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North in Petaluma.

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March 26, 2013

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,
Thank you Sonoma County for voting Laguna Farm “Best Farm” in the Bohemian Newspaper!
     Here we go into the spring planting season with sunny skies and dry-enough fields for tilling.   We have most of our growing fields turned under and Nacho’s dance with the weather could easily be considered his masterpiece.
I enjoyed my weekend promoting Laguna Farm and local agriculture at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.  Laguna Farm has a strong presence at many cultural events throughout our county, and the film festival rewards us by showing farm related films and showcasing the best of Sebastopol to an array of participants who travel far and wide to come to the festival.

Be well,
Jennifer Branham

Potato Leek Frittata
Serve with a side of greens!
Potato Leek Frittata
Ingredients
1 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
1 leek (white and light-green parts only), halved lengthwise, rinsed well, and thinly sliced (1 cup)
 2 C. cooked, cubed, potato
Coarse salt and pepper
 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
     Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add leek and potato, season with salt and pepper, and cook until leek is translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add eggs and ricotta, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook, undisturbed, until edges are set, about 2 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until top of frittata is just set, 10 to 13 minutes. Invert or slide frittata onto a plate and cut into 6 wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This week’s CSA boxes include:

Laguna Fresh Produce

Tuesday, March 26th:  Salad Mix, Asparagus, Broccoli, Kale, Leeks and Fingerling Potatoes.

Thursday, March 28th:  Salad mix, Saute’ mix, Cabbage, Asparagus, Leeks and Fingerling Potatoes
Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1720 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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March 12, 2013

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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Upcoming Events!
3-/21 – 3/24:
Film Festival Week!
8/17/13
Laguna Fest!
Laguna Farm’s annual open house, reskilling and localization festival

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Laguna Fest Seeks:

Clothing for the swap
Sponsors for our event
Donations to the raffle
Volunteers
Help with publicity
Ideas and input
Well wishes and support

If you have a contribution to Laguna Fest,
please contact ellen@lagunafarm.com

March 12, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
The beautiful stalks of alliums in your CSA are not leeks, but rather green garlic!  Such a familiar sign of spring here on the farm, but an uncommon vegetable to many.  Green garlic is the immature garlic plant that is harvested in the spring while tender, mild and uncured.  If we let it grow through the summer, it would form a white bulb and become more pungent, like the garlic you may be more familiar with.  Only folks who buy farm-fresh have access to this sweet sign of an early spring.
Enjoy & Be Well,
Jennifer Branham

P.S. I recommend trying Green Garlic Pesto over Brown Rice or on crispy toasted bread.


All About Green Garlic: Slow Food Fast Footnotes w/ Kitty Greenwald
All About Green Garlic:
Slow Food Fast Footnotes
With Kitty Greenwald


Laguna Fresh Produce
Your CSA Box!
Tuesday:  Salad Mix, Saute’ Mix, Green Garlic, Tangerines, Broccoli, Artichokes and Potatoes.
Thursday:  Salad Mix, Kale, Lemons, Green Garlic, Tangerines, Broccoli, Artichokes and Potatoes.


Laguna Farm Will have a profound presence at this year’s Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.  We have sponsored a film collection and multi-media event titled:
   Immigrant Nation.  Come find us on Opening Night, Thursday 3/21/13 and share your immigrant story.

On Saturday, we help bring three short films to Sebastopol under the Immigrant Nation theme.  The Caretaker (shot locally in Sebstopol), Words in the Margins, and  The Mayor.

Sunday afternoon brings us Betting The Farm, where Laguna Farm will join in with Slow Food Russian River and throw an after party celebrating the film, local dairy and local produce.  After party tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Ticket.  Betting the farm has created quite a buzz in the local agriculture community.  It will be a fun film to see after the Sebastopol Farmers Market!

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

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March 5, 2013

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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Upcoming Events!
  

 

3/9/13 (Saturday)
10am to 3pm
Permaculture Skills Volunteer Day.   
2185 Hwy 116 South, Sebastopol
 
 
 
 
 

3-/21 – 3/24:
Film Festival Week!

Sebastopol Independent Documentary Film Festival
 Join Laguna Farm in supporting this wonderful community event.

  

8/15/13

Laguna Fest!
Laguna Farm’s Annual open house and reskilling festival.
SAVE THE DATE!

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March 5, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
Spring is in the air, and we are harvesting the first of the asparagus and green garlic for the farm store.  Our fields are being tilled and we welcome the coming rain to break down the tilled in vegetation and ready the land for planting.  Feel free to peek into the greenhouse and see the basil, tomatoes, cucumber, and summer squash that are just peeking out from the soil.  We get an early start on our summer by seeding in the greenhouse before transplanting. 
  
Also in preparation for summer, we are discussing Laguna Fest.  Laguna Farm’s annual open house and reskilling faire.  We wonder what kinds of workshops folks might like to attend.  Composting, fermented foods, mushroom cultivation, biodynamic farming are all on the list of consideration.  How about solar home appliances?  Backyard chickens?  Fruit tree grafting?  Please let us know what you might be interested to learn and we will incorporate your suggestions into our planning.  For now, save the date:  August 15, 2013 and join Laguna Farm and our co-sponsor Daily Acts for a day of learning, sharing and fun!
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup
Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup


Laguna Fresh Produce
Your CSA Box!
 
Tuesday, March 5th
Salad Mix, Beets, Leeks, Cauliflower, Tangerines, Kale, Garlic.
  
Thursday March 7th
Salad Mix, Beets, Leeks, Cauliflower, Saute’ Mix, Tangerines.
Fruit Share Includes:
Raisins, Pears, Apples.


Roasted Beets and Sauteed Greens
roasted beets with greens
 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Wash the beets thoroughly, leaving the skins on, and remove the greens. Rinse greens, removing any large stems, and set aside. Place the beets in a small baking dish or roasting pan, and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. If you wish to peel the beets, it is easier to do so once they have been roasted.Cover, and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a knife can slide easily through the largest beet.

     

    When the roasted beets are almost done, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and onion, and cook for a minute. Tear the beet greens into 2 to 3 inch pieces, and add them to the skillet. Cook and stir until greens are wilted and tender.

    Season with salt and pepper. Serve the greens as is, and the roasted beets sliced with either red-wine vinegar, or butter and salt and pepper.

     

     

     

    Please keep bringing in your paper bags for folks that forget their reusable bags.

    We are also accepting donations of:  Display baskets, table cloths, rags and handled shopping baskets.  

    Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
    1720 Cooper Road
    Sebastopol,, CA 95472
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    February 26, 2013

    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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    Upcoming Events!
    2/24/13
     Petaluma Film Series: Come see the award winning film titled:
    “In Organic We Trust”.  Arrive by 6:45 at 
    191 H. Street in Petaluma.

    2/26/13

    Sebastopol Grange Monthly Meeting
    &
    Community Potluck.  Potluck 6:30 – 7:30
    Meeting 7:30 – 9

     

    3-/21 – 3/24:
    Film Festival Week!
    Sebastopol Independent Documentary Film Festival
     Join Laguna Farm in supporting this wonderful community event.

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    February 26, 2013


    Laguna Farm Happenings!


    Dear Members,  
    ~~It sure is nice to have this beautiful spring-like sunshine.  We have ordered most of the seeds for the year, started tomatoes in the green house and began to till the summer fields along the Laguna.  We hope to see the grasses breakdown over the next month so we can plant early. 
    ~~I have had fun visioning the children’s play-garden as a place full of berries, shade and wonder.  Over the next few weeks, kids will see strawberries, raspberries and huckleberries planted while the plum tree leafs out.  Soon, we will fill the sandbox with more sand! 
    Be well,
    Jennifer Branham

    P.S. Last week I shared this sweet Dodge ad about farmers that was aired during the super bowl.  This week, I share “Especially Women Farmers”, a very appropriate reply.



    Laguna Fresh Produce
    Your CSA Box!
    Please enjoy:
    Salad Mix, Spinach, Broccoli, Yellow Onions, Carrots, Radish and Kale!

    Fruit Share Includes: 

    Bosc Pears, Minneola Tangerines, Kiwi Fruit.

    Please keep bringing in your paper bags for folks that forget their reusable bags.

    We are also accepting donations of:  Display baskets, table cloths, rags and handled shopping baskets.  

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

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    February 19, 2013

    Laguna Farm Newsletter

    Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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

     


    Quick Links


    Upcoming Events!
    2/24/13
     Petaluma Film Series: Come see the award winning film titled:
    “In Organic We Trust”.  Arrive by 6:45 at 
    191 H. Street in Petaluma.

    2/26/13

    Sebastopol Grange Monthly Meeting
    &
    Community Potluck.  Potluck 6:30 – 7:30
    Meeting 7:30 – 9

     

    3-/21 – 3/24:
    Film Festival Week!
    Sebastopol Independent Documentary Film Festival
     Join Laguna Farm in supporting this wonderful community event.

    Like us on Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Pinterest

    Share your CSA experience

    Join Our Mailing List
    February 19, 2013


    Laguna Farm Happenings!


    Dear Members,  
    ~~This week I am sharing with you the program for the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.  Laguna Farm is a proud sponsor and we look forward to bringing you “Imigrant Nation”, an assebly of short films and an interactive media exploration of all of our immigrant stories.  Please enjoy thumbing through the program and hopefully you will find a film or two to enjoy.  Get your tickets EARLY, many films sell out!
    ~~Just a couple of hours ago Nacho went into the field and picked the first of the asparagus for my dear parents.  Our asparagus crop looks beautiful and abundant this year, so expect it in the farm store next week and soon in the CSA boxes! 
    Be well,
    Jennifer Branham


    Laguna Fresh Produce
    Your CSA Box
    Salad Mix, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Turnips, Avocado, Spring onions, Kiwi or Garlic!

    Fruit Share Includes: 

    Bosc Pears, Minneola Tangerines, Apples


     
    Bok Choy &Turnips
    CSA members will enjoy both Bok Choy (pictured left) and Turnips (on the right).  These wonderful items may not be very common, but are tasty and delicious.  Bok Choy tastes best added in soups or stir frys.  In fact, many of your CSA items can be stir fried together!  Turnips, Bok Choy and Broccoli all together in a stir fry over rice would be a wonderful meal.  Turnip greens are eatable and GREAT for you.  Saute’ a small onion, add the turnip greens and a dash of lemon.  Cook until tender. 

    Please keep bringing in your paper bags for folks that forget their reusable bags.

    We are also accepting donations of:  Display baskets, table cloths, rags and handled shopping baskets.  

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

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