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March 14, 2017
Laguna Farm Flier

Dear Members,

Do you have a place to hang our beautiful CSA recruitment flier? Perhaps a place of worship,
school, office bulletin, recreational center or child-care facility.  If you do, please hit reply and I’ll either forward it to you or put some in your CSA box.

     For those of you who pick up your CSA box at the farm, did you know that you can become a part of a milk herdshare, pre-order pastured eggs and purchase herbs from the Sonoma County Herb Exchange?  We are happy to exist within a larger agricultural hub where farmers come together to provide you with an array of agricultural products.  Feel free to inquire about these opportunities.
Be 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!
Tuesday Produce Boxes
Salad, Saute’ Greens, Hannah Sweet Potatoes, Garnet Sweet Potates, Red Onion, Yellow Onion, California Tangerines and Cilantro.
 
Thursday Produce Boxes 
Salad, Kale, Hannah Sweet Potatoes, Garnet Sweet Potates, Red Onion, Yellow Onion, California Tangerines and Parsley.
Cabbage and sweet potatoes
St. Patrick’s Day is Friday!
Just in time for an Irish inspired feast, we have a bountiful CSA box that begs to be included in your celebration.
Aside from corned beef and cabbage, there are other traditional and non-traditional meals that can be inspired from the produce during this time of year.  For example, try this:
Irish Sweet Potato and Cabbage Hash 

Ingredients
1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped small
1  cup garnet sweet potato, washed and cubed
1/2  cup white hannah sweet potato, washed and cubed
1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1/8 tsp crush red pepper flakes
cayanne pepper, dash
1/4 Cup chopped cilantro or parsley
2 eggs
1 TBS olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Avocado slices (optional)
Directions
In a 6-8 inch skillet, cast iron preferred, add olive oil and sweet potatoes. Cook over medium heat; resist stirring for 5 minutes so that potatoes can become crisped. After the first time the potatoes are turned, add in onions and mix well. Repeat and allow to cook without turning for 3-5 minutes. Next time potatoes are turned, season with salt and pepper. Allow to cook for 5 minutes and then stir, then add in cabbage. Cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add in remaining spices. Using a spatula, make two wells in the sweet potato hash and crack the eggs directly into the pan.
Cover with a lid, and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes depending upon softness of egg yolk preference. Cooking longer will make the yolk dry.
Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley.
Serve with avocado if using.
Remove with a spatula and serve in small bowls.
Juice Boxes:  Baby greens, Apples, Tangerines, Carrots, Beets, Ginger and Silver Limes.
How can I fit silver limes into a St. Patrick’s day juice?  Here is how!
Silver Limes

Irish Luck Juice

1 silver lime
2 Apples
1/2 Cup water
1 small handful of baby greens.
Run all ingredients through a juicer and add ice or water to taste.  Silver limes are really special at this time of year.  They have been allowed to tree-ripen so they are lighter in color, thinner in skin, much juicier and a little more perishable.  You will yield much more juice out of a silver lime, so go easy.  I am sure these silver limes will brighten up your St. Patrick’s Day.
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