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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm News and Recipes

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
January 17, 2017
Dear Members,

     During the late winter and early spring months, we source from other farms to fill out your CSA box.  While we could carry on with the onions, potatoes, greens and winter squash for quite a bit, we thought it would be nice for our members to enjoy some variety and support other farms as well.  This week’s produce and juicing boxes are supplemented with Meyer lemons from
DMS Ranch in Sebastopol and dino kale from
First Light Farm in Petaluma.  Whenever I source outside of Laguna Farm for produce, please know that the produce is always organic and sustainably grown.
     During the month of January, I have been committed to juicing at least once per day.  The carrots, beets, greens and citrus have really inspired me allow my juicer to live on the counter and see how a juice a day suits me.  So far, so great!  If you are interested in incorporating more fresh juices in your diet, please hit reply and let me know.  I have lots of tips, on how to get an affordable juicer, how to blend fruits and veggies and how to make juicing easy.

Eat (and drink) well,

Jennifer Branham-Burns

CSA trades and exchanges:  If you pick your produce up at the farm, you will see an exchange basket.  This basket is for you to swap produce on the exchange list.  Please limit your exchanges to what is available in the basket, and pay for the items you take out of the store. This way we ensure there is enough diverse produce in the store for everyone.  Thanks!
Produce Boxes
Salad, dino kale (from First Light Farm), DMS Ranch Meyer lemons, carrots, garnet sweet potatoes, jewel sweet potatoes and cabbage or celery!
 
wrapped raw veggies

Cabbage and carrot wraps!

I love using either nori wraps or rice paper wraps to make healthy raw cabbage and carrot rolls.  The idea is simple.  Choose your wrapper of choice.  Grate or shred your favorite raw veggies.  Cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, beets, red onion, tart apple, celery… the options are endless.  Line them up burrito or sushi style on your sheet, then roll tightly.
Dipping sauces could include:  Soy sauce, spicy thai peanut sauce, coconut aminos, sriracha sauce!
Juice Boxes: Carrots, Meyer lemons, kale, apples, celery, ginger and beets.

 

Meyer lemons are wonderful in that the entire lemon can be used in a juice.  No need to peel, just cut the fruit to size and run the whole citrus, peel and all through your juicer.
Consider a warm, Meyer lemon, ginger, honey night-cap. Blend Meyer lemon with carrot.
Meyer lemon, apple and carrot turns very sweet and satisfying.
Have too many Meyer lemons?  Neighbor’s tree overflowing?  To best preserve lemons, juice them and pour into ice-cube trays.  Once frozen, pop the lemon cubes into a zip-lock bag for later use.
This time of year, kale is best enjoyed in a raw salad.  To make a raw, kale salad, chop you kale into fine pieces, drizzle a bit of olive oil over the shreds, squeeze a meyer lemon into your mix, and massage with your hands before serving.  Add a dash of sea-salt, or not, and enjoy!
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