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February 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!

 


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.

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February 12, 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 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!

 


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 5, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
~~Welcome Bethlehem Children’s Center!  Our newest public drop site is hosted in East Santa Rosa at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  We are thrilled to have you join our CSA and look forward to hosting your families for farm tours this summer.
~~We have recently made the decision to produce Laguna Fest this late summer.  Last year, we joined together in community for workshops, discussions, demonstrations, food, crafts, music, tours and fun.  Let’s do it Again!
~~Thanks everyone who shared your Laguna Farm experience through our YELP Page.  Gone are the days of “KINKOS” copy machines and staples on telephone poles.  Communication is expanding and social networking is a vehicle worth riding.
A positive review goes a long way in this social world we live in.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham

P.S. Check out this sweet Dodge ad about farmers that was aired during the super bowl.



Laguna Fresh Produce
Your CSA Box!
Please enjoy:
Salad Mix, Saute’ Mix, Leeks, Fingerling Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Grapefruit.

Fruit Share Includes: 

Pink Lady Apples, Red D’Anju Pears and Blood Oranges.

Eat Local CSA
Santa Rosa, Occidental,  Cotati and Petaluma are hosts to Laguna Farm Neighborhood Pick-Up Sites.  

Find Fresh Produce in your neighborhood!

We are always looking for businesses, schools, churches and community gathering sites to host a Neighborhood Pickup Site.  Contact us for locations and ideas. 

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

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January 29, 2013

Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture


Quick Links


Upcoming Events!
1/29/13: 
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

1/31/13: 
Celebration at Aubergine for community radio station KWTF.
3-/21 – 3/24:
Film Festival Week!
Sebastopol Independent Documentary Film Festival has set their schedule and picked out their films.  Join Laguna Farm in supporting this wonderful community event.

Stay Connected

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Join Our Mailing List
January 29, 2013


Laguna Farm Happenings!


Dear Members,  
January has turned out to be a wonderful month for Laguna Farm.  We have seen a record number of new members with 24 new members joining our community.  We normally see a growth in membership in January, as many of the local farm markets are closing and most backyard gardens are dormant.  We continue to try to get the word out through social media, word of mouth, and our local newspapers.  We enjoyed a wonderful article written by Michelle Anna Jordan in the Press Democrat.  If you missed it, the article is featured in her Fresh From Our Farmers blog.
     We encourage folks to “know your farmer” and with that, we have a responsibility to be “knowable”!  We are making great efforts to engage more with our community and put our farm out there.  One way you could help is to share your experience on our YELP Page.  A positive review goes a long way in this social world we live in.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Food Love: How to Cook Kale
Food Love: How to Cook Kale


Neighborhood Pickup Sites!
Santa Rosa, Occidental,  Cotati and Petaluma are hosts to Laguna Farm neighborhood pick up sites.  See our Website for a location in your neighborhood!

Laguna Fresh Produce
This week’s CSA boxes SHOULD contain: 

Salad Mix, Beets, Celery, Avocado, Kale, Navel Oranges, Sweet Dumpling Squash, Cabbage, and Garlic!


Fruit Share Includes: 

Apples, Kiwi, and Avocado

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

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January 22, 2013

Laguna Farm Newsletter

 
Laguna Farm CSA

1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 823-0823   

January 22, 2012  
     Last week Nacho crouched down inside a hoop house and asked himself, “How can I make these plants grow?”.  This cold weather has really slowed down the growth of the greens!  Most of our larger bunched greens are not available at the moment, so we harvested the young leaves of chard, kale, bok choy, spinach, and tat soy for a beautiful saute’ mix.  With the rain coming, the ground should warm up allowing for faster growth.  We look forward to the lengthening of days allowing for a more abundant harvest.
     During this time of year, we rely on our connections with other California farmers and bring in the crops they are famous for.  This week you are supporting the growers of brown rice at Massa Organics and kiwi at  Shared Abundance.  These two farms have been long-time friends of Laguna Farm CSA and we are honored to have them as a part of our CSA share.
Be well,

Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce 

In Your CSA Box 

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our Salad mix, saute’ mix, carrots, onions, and from California farms: kiwi, brown rice and avocado. 

Fruit share includes:
Blood oranges
Bosc Pears
Fuji Apples

Saute Greens

Sauteed Greens

This works with Swiss chard, kale, spinach, collards, saute’ greens and any of the heartier greens.  

 

 

Ingredients:   

1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 pound of saute greens or 1 bunch of greens
olive oil to taste
sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

1 lemon. 

 

1. Lightly brown the garlic in the oil or butter on a medium-low flame in a large skillet.
2. Slice the greens thinly and add to the skillet. Mix the greens with the oil until wilted.

3.  Add a splash of water and squeeze one lemon to bring up the steam.
4. Serve with a touch of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

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January 8, 2013

Laguna Farm Newsletter

 
Laguna Farm CSA

1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 823-0823   

January  8, 2013  

From Left, Carlos, Diego, Nacho, Victoria, Gerardo, Gabrielle, Kelly, Cody’s arms, Ellen, Laurie-Ann, Jennifer.  Not pictured:  Fortunato, Miguel.

     Last Friday night, Nacho and I invited the staff and field crew to dinner at Mateo’s Cocina Latina in Healdsburg.  We had a great time socializing together and enjoying much of our own produce transformed into amazing culinary creations.  Chef and owner Mateo is a good, long-time friend of the farm .  We met at the Sebastopol Farm Market several years back when Mateo started a tradition of buying fresh market produce off our tables to then cook for the customers dining at his food booth just a few spaces down the line.  Talk about farm to table fresh! 
     Mateo recently opened up his dream restaurant where Laguna Farm, along with Felton Acres, New Family Farm, The Patch and many other local small Sonoma County farms are featured on the menu.  It felt fitting to honor our  dedicated staff and crew by treating them to dinner at the resteraunt of a long-standing customer of Laguna Farm. 
Be Well,

Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce 

In Your Box This Week  

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our “Naturally Grown” salad mix, leeks, carrots, romanesco, and California sweet potatoes,  avocado and satsuma. 

 

Fruit Share Members will enjoy:   

Pears, Pink Lady Apples, Meyer Lemons. 

Romanesco Gratin

By Andrew Cohen On August 6, 2012

Romanesco is often described as a cross between cauliflower and broccoli, but I think it has its own personality. It is denser than either of the others, and is more resistant to developing the brassica “funk” that the other two get when cooked too long in water. Romanesco caramelizes well, and I really enjoy the fractal look of the florets.

 

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups Romanesco florets, trimmed to around 1½ inches each
3 Purplette onions or 1 medium red, yellow, or white onion, skinned and halved through the root and then sliced ¼ inch top to bottom following the curve of the onion (This is called a Lyonnaise cut)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
Oil as needed
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, rosemary, or mint, chopped (Use whatever herbs you wish, solo or in combination)
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup (or more) cheese such as Mozzarella, Gruyere, Romano, or Parmesan (If using mozzarella, use more. A gooey cheese should be used in enough quantity to add some chew to the dish, and Mozzarella is so mild)

 

METHOD:

Heat the oven to 425°F.

Lightly oil an oven-proof gratin or casserole dish.

Bring a pot of water large enough to hold all the Romanesco to a boil. Salt the water liberally. When the water is boiling, add the Romanesco and cook for 2-5 minutes. Cook just long enough for the Romanesco to turn a brighter shade of green and to just lose its raw quality. Bite into one-it should be crisp tender. Immediately drain and rinse in cold water to arrest the cooking.

Drain the vegetable and toss into a bowl with the onion and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat the vegetables well with the oil. They should be shiny, but not dripping. Season with salt and pepper.

Put the vegetables into the prepared dish and cook in the center of the oven for 20 minutes. They should be golden brown and caramelized in some places, and should be tender.

When the Romanesco reaches this point, toss the bread crumbs with just enough oil to moisten them, around 1-2 tablespoons. Add the herbs and season with salt and pepper and toss well to combine thoroughly. Sprinkle the vegetables with the cheese if using Mozzarella or Gruyere, then add the breadcrumbs. If using Romano or Parmesan, add the cheese to the bread crumbs and sprinkle over the gratin. Cook another 10 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden and the cheese melted.

Allow to cook 5 minutes and serve.

 

Note:

You could cut some potatoes, such as Désirées, into the same size as the Romanesco and blanch it until just tender and cook it with the rest of the vegetables. The potato will need to blanch a little longer, so throw them in first and give them 4 minutes or so before adding the Romanesco, then just follow the recipe.

 

 

 

 
Pilates + Bellydance
Wednesdays 5:15-6:30 PM
  
 CSA member Jo would  like to offer all Laguna Farm subscribers a 20% discount on the upcoming 8 -week session, which starts January 9th. Regular price of an 8-week session is $96, so the discounted price would be $76.80.
Join Jo and friends at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts –Now at their new location of 282 S. High Street. 
Class is held in the Auditorium.
8-week session runs January 9th – February 27th
Bring a yoga mat and water…we’re going to work up a sweat!  No experience with either Pilates or Bellydance needed to join class…just a willingness to move and have fun!  Feel free to email me back or call me at (707) 616-3052 if you need more information or would like to pre-register.

4th
CSA Box Free
      New members may sign up online or in person anytime during the month of January 2013 and get a 4th CSA box for free after paying for 3 CSA boxes.

     Please mention or present this coupon.  Because this offer is limited to NEW MEMBERS ONLY, we encourage you  to share this offer with your friends and family.

Offer Expires: January 31, 2013

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January 1, 2013

Laguna Farm Newsletter

 
Laguna Farm CSA

1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 823-0823   

January  1, 2013  

Happy New Year!
     We are back in business here at Laguna Farm CSA after having a week off during the Christmas holiday.  We are open on Tuesday 1/1/13 from 1:00 to 7:00, so come on down and get your farm fresh produce!
     We are encouraging folks to Localize The New Year by offering up free samples of Green Smoothies and Sunny Carrot and Beet Burgers on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.  We are also offering a limited membership special where new members will receive their fourth CSA box for free upon signing up for a month.  (see coupon below).
     Over the past two weeks, we notified members of our new pricing structure.  All CSA boxes will be increased by $2.00 per box.  This was a difficult decision, but once we put forward the plan, we have received overwhelming support from the CSA.  Thank you so much for your kind words of support.  It is a pleasure to  help bring the freshest most nutrient dense food to you and your family!

Be Well,

Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce 

In Your Box This Week  

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our “Naturally Grown” salad mix, radish, kale, onions, sweet dumpling squash and spinach and garlic from California.   

 

Fruit Share Members will enjoy:   

Pears, Kiwi, Navel Oranges 

Sunny Beet and Carrot Burger Recipe

2 Cups grated beets
2 Cups grated carrots
1 Cup cooked brown rice
1 Cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 Cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 large free-range eggs, beaten
1/2 cup grated onion
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons all-purpose or gluten-free flour
3 Tablespoons chopped parsley
3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons tamari, or braggs amino acids, or soy sauce

Preheat the oven to 350′
Grease a rimmed baking sheet.
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, stirring to combine evenly.
*Optional*  Pulse gently in a food processor to process the nuts and roots.
Form the mixture into patties using a packed 1/2 Cup for each.
Arrange burgers on a baking sheet.
Bake burgers for 25 to 30 minutes until firm and the vegetables are cooked through.  The bottoms will be light brown.
Serve on a whole grain bun with your choice of condiments.

 

Please Bring in paper bags for our farm store!

We are running low.

Also, remember to bring in your reusable bag.  You can no longer count on paper bags being available.


Localize Your New Year!
On January 1st and 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00, Laguna Farm will open it’s barn and invite the community to Localize the New Year.  Come try free samples, shop in the store, and join in the discussion about localization and Community Supported Agriculture!

4th
CSA Box Free
      New members may sign up online or in person anytime during the month of January 2013 and get a 4th CSA box for free after paying for 3 CSA boxes.

     Please mention or present this coupon.  Because this offer is limited to NEW MEMBERS ONLY, we encourage you  to share this offer with your friends and family.

Offer Expires: January 31, 2013

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December 18, 2012

Laguna Farm Newsletter

 
Laguna Farm CSA

1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 823-0823   

December 18, 2012 

     This week is our last CSA week before the new year.  We will be closed during the week of Christmas and will not make boxes on the 24th or 26th of December.  Laguna Farm will resume in January with our new price structure beginning January 1st.
     I am looking forward to bringing in the new year with local, sustainably grown produce.  We are inviting the public to localize their resolutions at Laguna Farm!  Join us on Tuesday or Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 for food demonstrations, wellness tips, special offers, discussions, tastings and more. 
     Laguna Farm is running a special throughout the month of January.  New members will receive their 4th CSA box for free upon signing up for a month.  Please spread the word.  This is a great time to join our CSA!
      
Be Well,

Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce 

In Your Box Tuesday December 18, 2012

 

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our “Naturally Grown” salad mix, beets, leeks, butternut squash and broccoli and satsumas from California.

 

 

In Your Box Tuesday December 20, 2012

 

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our “Naturally Grown” salad mix, beets, chard, butternut squash, romanesco, and satsumas from California.

 

Beets, Roasted with Leeks

2 bunches of beets, trimmed, washed, and scrubbed well
1 bunch leeks split in half, trimmed, and cleaned of sand
Olive oil
1 head garlic (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash the beets, trim and scrub the skin. Quarter or chunk them. Trim and clean the leeks by splitting in half and then washing out all of the sand. Cut the leeks into 2″ pieces. Peel the garlic and separate into cloves.

On a cookie sheet with sides toss the beets, leeks, and garlic cloves with olive oil. Roast in a 375°F oven for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture once. Continue to roast a little longer until the beets are cooked through.

Laguna Farm Holiday Schedule
Laguna Farm will be closed the week of December 23rd.  We will NOT make CSA boxes on 12/24 or 12/26.
You will not be charged for this week.
Please plan on rejoining us in the New Year with CSA boxes resuming on 1/1/13 and 1/3/13. 
We hope you enjoy your holiday! 


Localize Your New Year!
On January 1st and 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00, Laguna Farm will open it’s barn and invite the community to Localize the New Year.  We have invited professors, local businesses, chefs, nutrition consultants, community organizers and more to demonstrate and discuss the importance and opportunities surrounding localization. 
During the month of January, Laguna Farm is offering a
“Go Local Special” where new members can sign up for the month and receive their 4th week for free.  Please suggest this option to your friends and family and encourage them to visit Laguna Farm (especially during the first week of January at our “Open Barn”. 

4th
CSA Box Free
      New members may sign up online or in person anytime during the month of January 2013 and get a 4th CSA box for free after paying for 3 CSA boxes.

     Please mention or present this coupon.  Because this offer is limited to NEW MEMBERS ONLY, we encourage you  to share this offer with your friends and family.

Offer Expires: January 31, 2013

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December 11, 2012

Laguna Farm Newsletter

 
Laguna Farm CSA

1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 823-0823   

December 11, 2012 

 

I would like to express my gratitude for your ongoing support of Laguna Farm CSA . As Nacho and I wrap up our second year as owners and partners, we feel truly grateful for the opportunity to serve our 400+ CSA members, farm market patrons, restaurants and wholesale markets.

 

Here are some of the highlights for the year, as well as an update about our plans moving forward. As many of you know, Laguna Farm used to send out a weekly paper newsletter. We have discontinued this practice and moved to a more environmentally friendly method with this online newsletter. This format saves a ream of paper a week! 

 

This year Laguna Farm has increased our farm market offerings. We are thrilled to be selling at both the Petaluma “East-Side” market on Tuesdays from 10 to 1:30 in Lucchesi Park, and the Santa Rosa market at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturdays from 8:30 to 1:30. We continue to do well at the Sebastopol Farmers market and appreciate the ongoing support of our farm market patrons there. It is our goal to continue with Sebastopol year round.   

 

During the summer, we hosted a wonderful festival that brought musicians, artisans, food producers, teachers and information hungry students together for a full day of learning and fun. We were able to raise money for the farm as well as the Sonoma County Herb Exchange and the Laguna Foundation. We plan on offering educational events and want to provide an added focus on the Laguna de Santa Rosa.

 

Laguna Farm and it’s membership continue to give back to the community.  this year we have donated to a number of charitable organizations including: The Ceres Project, Food For Thought, Sun Ridge School, Apple Blossom School, Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts, Daily Acts, Citta Slow Sebastopol, Sonoma County Conservation Action, Holy Spirit Church, The Hometown Hero Harvest Festival honoring injured veterans, Stone Creek Zen Center, and several hungry families that have a special relationship with the farm where they get a CSA box at reduced rates.

 

Farming is not easy, and farming on a flood plain poses some additional challenges. This year we have been fortunate to see beautiful weather including a late frost and late flood. This long summer season helped us continue to produce and sell a high volume of produce well into the fall. This added revenue has helped offset some unexpected expenses. After noticing our website was outdated and glitchie, we went ahead and solicited the services of Zack Darling Creative Associates and revamped the entire site. This was a huge investment that we feel will serve us well over time. In addition, we found ourselves needing to purchase a new delivery van so we could retire the former delivery van to the fields.

 

Moving forward, we have decided to increase our CSA box prices by two dollars. We hope our membership will support this decision and know that it really is a decision that goes to support the financial sustainability of the farm.

 

Again, thank you for your support and be well.

 

 

Be Well,
Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce 

In Your Box Tuesday 12/11/12  

 From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our “Naturally Grown” salad mix,chard, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and Avocados and satsuma tangerines purchased from partner farms throughout California 

 

In Your Box Thursday 12/13/12   

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our “Naturally Grown” salad mix, leeks, carrots, potatoes, broccoli and Avocados and satsuma tangerines purchased from partner farms throughout California

 

Fruit share includes:  Kiwi, Apples and Meyer Lemons! 

Roasted Cauliflower

“Tender roasted cauliflower tossed in olive oil and garlic is topped with Parmesan and cheese and broiled until golden brown.”
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large head cauliflower, separated into
florets
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.
2. Place the olive oil and garlic in a large resealable bag. Add cauliflower, and shake to mix. Pour into the prepared casserole dish, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown.

 

Laguna Farm Holiday Schedule

Laguna Farm will be closed the week of December 23rd. 

We will NOT make CSA boxes on 12/24 or 12/26.

You will not be charged for this week.  Please plan on rejoining us in the New Year with CSA boxes resuming on        1/1/13 and 1/3/13.  We hope you enjoy your holiday! 

Meet Tony Coturri at Laguna Farm!

Tony has been offering wine during our Thursday pick-up times and would love to share a little more about his wine.

Sonoma Mountain is the birthplace of Coturri wine. Coturri Winery has over thirty years of viticulture and winemaking history. We planted our first vineyard in 1975; five acres of Zinfandel, that is is now certified organic by CCOF and biodynamic by Demeter. The wine produced from this dry-farmed vineyard is fermented on the natural yeast. Coturri Winery utilizes only natural yeast in all of their wines and never uses any sulfites or chemicals or preservatives. All grapes used in our winemaking process are certified organic and some, certified biodynamic. The only ingredient in all Coturri wines is one and one only: just grapes. We believe in shepherding the winemaking process and never interfere with the natural rhythms of the earth. Coturri wines are meant to challenge your palate and the way you think about wine. Each bottle of Coturri wine is truly an artisanal expression of handcraftmanship that reflects the origin of the grapes. Great wine begins in the vineyard and enjoyed in the glass.

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November 20, 2012

Laguna Farm Newsletter

 
Laguna Farm CSA

1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 823-0823   

November 20, 2012 

    Thanksgiving is a time of year steeped in tradition.  Some families gather around a formal table filled with turkey and all the trimmings for a huge celebratory feast.  Others use this holiday as an opportunity to give to those less fortunate in soup kitchens and church food pantries.  Many folks are taking time off to camp outside big box stores to get the best deals on early holiday shopping.  My family is relieved to hear that local crab is available.  We spread newspaper over long tables and cheer on our favorite football team.  
     One thing many of us have in common, is we take time to reflect on what we are thankful for.  Gratitude is abundant and warms our hearts as we move into the dark, cold winter months.
     Laguna Farm is celebrating Thanksgiving week by stocking our farm store with the best of our farm-fresh harvest combined with “off the market” organic produce sourced from California farms.  We encourage you add “shopping local” to your list of Thanksgiving traditions. 
     If you know of someone who might like to check Laguna Farm out, please invite them to our farm at 1720 Cooper Road in Sebastopol on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 7:00.  Forward this e-mail onto them so they can learn how they too can have a very local Thanksgiving!
 

Be Well,
Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce 

In Your Tuesday CSA Box  

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our gratitude filled salad mix, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, green beans, sweet potatoes and kale. 

 

In Your Wednesday CSA Box  

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our gratitude filled salad mix, carrots, potatoes, broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes and kale.  

Fruit share includes:  Kiwi, satsumas, pears, apples 

Sauteed Red Cabbage

Directions

Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and onion and saute 2 minutes. Add cabbage and turn in pan, sauteing it until it wilts, 3 to 5 minutes. Add vinegar to the pan and turn the cabbage in it. Sprinkle sugar over the cabbage and turn again. Season with mustard seed, salt and pepper and reduce heat a bit. Let cabbage continue to cook 10 minutes or until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.

Thanksgiving Schedule
Laguna Farm will make your Thanksgiving CSA box one day early!
Thursday Members:  Feel free to come to the farm after 1:00 on Wednesday November 21st.  The farm store will be CLOSED on Thursday as the staff will be enjoying Thanksgiving with their families.
 Please plan on coming to Laguna Farm first for all your Thanksgiving needs.  We will have a fully stocked farm store and will purchase several food items off the market to raise money for our Community Shared Agriculture farm.  Also, we are giving the public a rare opportunity to purchase from our farm store even if they are not CSA members.  We would love to invite your friends and family out to see what Laguna Farm has to offer and experience a Very Local Thanksgiving!

The farm store will be OPEN on Friday November 23rd from 10:00 to 3:00.  We will offer discounts on whatever might be leftover after the Thanksgiving Rush!

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November 13, 2012

Laguna Farm Newsletter

 
Laguna Farm CSA

1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol, California
95472

(707) 823-0823   

November 13, 2012 

      A HUGE thank you goes out to those in the community who worked on the “Right to Know” campaign.  Please read the following message from Pamm Larry , the grandmother of Proposition 37.  I think you will find her words incredibly inspirational.  This is not the time to give up.  In order to win against the HUGE amount of money the corporate chemical companies dumped into the NO on 37 campaign, we need people and time.  Keep spreading the word that we want the right to know if our food is made with GMOs, and next time this issue is decided, we will have a larger foundation to build upon. 
Be Well,
Jennifer Branham

Laguna Fresh Produce 

In Your Tuesday CSA Box  

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our Non-GMO salad mix, carrots, yellow onions, sugar pie pumpkin, broccoli, cilantro and bok choy.

 

In Your Thursday CSA Box  

From Laguna Farm, please enjoy our Non-GMO salad mix, carrots, yellow onions, sugar pie pumpkin, cabbage, cilantro and bok choy.

 

Fruit share includes:  Sebastopol apple juice, persimmons & pears. 

Cooking your Sugar Pie:
Choose Your Method

 

Here are three ways to transform an uncooked pumpkin into the puree used in baking:

 

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 with about 2 inches of water in the pan. 
  • 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, enabling you to enjoy fall pumpkins for months to come

~~Thanksgiving Schedule~~

Laguna Farm will make your Thanksgiving CSA box one day early!
Thursday Delivery Members: We will deliver your home deliveries and drop-site boxes on Wednesday, November 21st in the MORNING Hours.  All boxes are expected to be in their location before 1:00 on Wednesday. 
Thursday Farm Pick-up Members: Feel free to come to the farm after 1:00 on Wednesday November 21st.  Please plan on coming to Laguna Farm first for all your Thanksgiving needs.  We will have a fully stocked farm store and will purchase several food items off the market and from organic California farms to raise money for our Community Shared Agriculture farm.  Everyone Please NOTE:  We are giving the public a rare opportunity to purchase from our farm store even if they are not CSA members during this holiday week.  We would love to invite your friends and family out to see what Laguna Farm has to offer and experience a Very Local Thanksgiving!
  Lastly, and thanks for reading on:  The farm store will be CLOSED on Thursday as the staff will be enjoying Thanksgiving with their families.  Your CSA box will be available for pick-up on Thursday, but the farm store and all the additional treats will not be on display for sale.

More Winter Squash PLEASE!
As you are experiencing, Laguna Farm is putting a lot of winter squash in your CSA.  We had a beautiful harvest of many diverse winter squash this fall.  Our hope is to get as much of this squash into the hands and homes of our members during the earlier part of the season.  By sending home the most perishable Kabocha Squash, Spaghetti Squash and Sugar Pie Pumpkins, we will reduce our risk of loosing this harvest during “on the farm” storage.  If you are not ready to eat your squash, store it in a cool and dry space.  A kitchen cupboard is perfect.  It will not last forever, and fresh is best, so enjoy your winter squash and our farm-fresh “in season” produce!

Thanksgiving CSA boxes!
Laguna Farm expects to put the following in your CSA boxes the week of Thanksgiving: 

Salad mix, sweet potatoes, potatoes, green beans, cabbage (on Tuesday) and broccoli (on Wednesday) and most likely carrots for everyone.
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