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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm News and Recipes

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May 23, 2017
Dear Members,
     Looking out toward the laguna we can see several fields being mowed, tilled and planted. As we did last year, we are amending the soil with compost,
lime, sulfur and sodium borate.  It is important that we continue to feed the soil that grows our plants and this amended compost will certainly boost the nutrition in the fields.

 

     Our farmstand is filling up with late spring treasures such as strawberries, peaches, nectarines, basil, cucumbers and new potatoes.  We are moving out of citrus season, with the exception of ripe limes and valencia oranges.  If you would like a $7.00 fruit share added to your CSA, reply to this e-mail and we will add it to your box ongoing.
      REMINDER:  The CSA boxes are not to be brought home.  Please continue to transfer your veggies into your own bag.  If you did happen to bring a plastic bin or cardboard box home, please return it to the farm so we can reuse it.  Thanks!
Produce Boxes
Salad, Dino Kale, Radishes, Spring Onions or Beets, Fennel, Red Potatoes.
 
Fennel and Eggs.
Fennel is one of those vegetables that bring out a strong reaction in people. They either love it or they don’t know what to do with it. I have not run into anyone who hates it, so I proceed with hope.
Caramelized fennel is my go-to recipe.  If you have not tried it, I suggest giving it a try. Another favorite is achieved by combining fennel with spring onions and served under a fried egg.  Crusty bread rounds out the flavors and texture so you will be on your way to a satisfying breakfast.
 
Juice Boxes:  
Kale, Carrots, Beets, Fennel, Cucumbers, Mint and Strawberries.
 
Cucumber and fennel
     When I put this juice box together, I thought it might be warmer outside.  Cucumber and mint was on the menu and now my best suggestion is to make your mint into a hot tea and enjoy your cucumber juiced with carrot and beet.  If it does warm up, consider juicing cucumber and fennel.  Add a squeeze of lime before pouring over ice.  A pinch of salt will enliven the flavors even more.
     Hydrating waters are a summertime favorite and cucumbers are always the featured star. Start with a picture of cold water and add cucumber and mint before letting it rest in the refrigerator over night.  The next day, pour a glass over ice.  Other flavors could include strawberry-lemon and  fennel – orange.
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