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Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

Locally, sustainably grown, in a way that benefits the environment, the workers, the habitat & you!

 

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March Event:
Pressure Cooker Demo & Sampling!

March 17th 2:00 – 4:00
Laguna Farm is hosting Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen who will teach us how to use a pressure cooker to make quick, energy efficient and healthy meals. Jill will take a Laguna Farm CSA produce box and demonstrate how to use MODERN day pressure cookers while answering our questions.  Please check out her website to learn more about Jill. She is a dear friend of the farm, an author, a farmers market patron and a valuable resource.  Join us on March 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 and Eat Well!
Laguna Farm 
Turns 30!
Laguna Farm is growing into it’s 30th season this year and we invite you to celebrate with us. Every month, we are highlighting a special component of the farm. From juicing to clothing swaps, to community potlucks and farm tours.  Come see how we grow and help us celebrate local agriculture along the way.  Please see and share our 2015 Events  We are adding to it throughout the year,so please check back often and don’t miss out!
February 17, 2015
Dear Members,
    I would like to send out a warm welcome to the many new folks we have joining our CSA. We have been working hard to spread the word about buying direct from the farm.  This, along with so many of you inviting your friends out has inspired a surge in memberships over the past several weeks.  We are honored to be your farmer.
     Last week I demonstrated our CSA juice box and used a vita-mix blender, a citrus juicer and a vegetable juicer to blend up some healthful drinks.  Many of you were interested in how we used the pulp in crackers and bread. I am re-posting the cracker method and am sharing this pulp bread recipe that can be easily adapted.  I hope you incorporate juicing in your life.  I have been an avid “juicer” for over 10 years and highly recommend vegetable juices, fruit smoothies and infusions.
     Lastly, I would love to see a big turn-out for our next on-the-farm event on March 16th from 2:00-4:00 with Jill Nussinow. She will demonstrate how to make healthy meals with a pressure cooker.  (See the left side-bar)

     Be Well,

Jennifer Branham

Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Broccoli, Leeks, White Doll Turnips, Chard, Gourmet Mushrooms and  Murcott Tangerines.

 

Honey Roasted Asian TurnipsHoney Roasted Asian Turnips

 

So many of you have tried my suggestion for roasted radishes.  Now consider roasting your turnips with honey.  They are so super tasty.  I suggest serving them separate from the turnip greens that you can later saute’ with lemon and garlic for a second vegetable dish.

 

Here is how you can Honey Roast your turnips: 
Pre-heat oven to 375′
Arrange quartered turnips onto a large baking sheet with sides.Melt 1 Tablespoon of honey and 1 Tablespoon of butter together and drizzle over the turnips. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper then toss to coat the turnips thoroughly.
Roast for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and tender.

Juice Box Contents:
Carrots (2 bunches), Apples, Chard, Lemons, Beets, Tangerines
Juice Pulp Crackers
Juice Pulp Crackers
Last week at the juicing demo, folks asked for a re-post of the recipe for crackers:  Simply save 2 to 3 cups of juice pulp, blend with 1/3 cup flax or chia seeds, enough water to made a loose paste and any spices or seasonings you desire.  I used pulp from carrots, celery and parsley then added lemon juice, black pepper, and sea salt.  Spread your mixture on waxed paper and dehydrate.  Once the crackers are about 1/2 dry, score using a pizza cutter and dry overnight or until crisp.

Name That Mushroom!

Trumpet Royal
Trumpet Royal

 

We get a special deal with Gourmet Mushrooms in Sebastopol if we agree to take a variety of mushrooms that they have growing in abundance.  This time we were happy to put Brown Clamshell, Alba Clamshell and Trumpet Royal mushrooms in the CSA.  Go to the Gourmet Mushrooms Website to identify what variety you got in your produce box and check out their recipes

Laguna Farm | | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | http://www.lagunafarm.com
1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472