Happenings on the farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter





Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
May 1, 2017
Dear Members, 
We are celebrating the sun here at Laguna Farm.  The first of the strawberries and basil are ready for you to enjoy and we are transplanting our tomatoes this week.  As you have seen, we have plenty of greens during this time of year. With three varieties of kale, abundant chard and this week’s bounty of spinach, I am sure you will enjoy some hearty and healthy meals.  
I would like to take some space to welcome the new CSA members to Laguna Farm.  Several people have joined recently and I want to extend an invitation to our home delivery members and neighborhood drop site members to come out and visit the farm.  Check out our store hours and stop by and see how and where your food is grown.  The fields are finally dry enough to walk through and you will see our tender transplants grow into maturity.  Our farm store is abundantly stocked and the weather is perfect for a picnic under the oak tree or a stroll through the fields. 
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!
Produce Boxes
Salad, sweet potatoes, yellow onions, basil, oranges and spinach or chard.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes before roasting
Before…
Sweet potatoes after roasting
…and after

Baked sweet potatoes are wonderful to eat in the winter time, but for a spring and summer meal, I like to cut them in one-inch squares, drizzle then massage with olive oil, sprinkle on salt and pepper before laying out on a cookie sheet.  I roast mine in a 450′ oven for about 30 minutes tossing once the bottom layer gets a little brown.  From here, these sweet potatoes can be served with eggs, over spinach, or just plain!

Juice Boxes:  
Spinach, carrots, beets, ginger, chard, cilantro and lemons.

Refreshing Cilantro and Lemon 

Lemons and Cilantro

Cilantro and lemon is a refreshing summer drink.  My favorite way to enjoy it is to squeeze 2 or 3 lemons into a blender.  Add 1/4 bunch of cilantro and a generous amount of water.  Whirl it up and pour it over ice.  It turns into a refreshing “lemon water” with an added zing of cilantro.  If you would prefer it to be a little on the sweeter side, I suggest adding 2 pitted dates before processing.   

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