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Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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Holiday News!
Christmas Week:
Laguna Farm will be Closed 12/22 – 12/29. We will not make CSA boxes 12/23 or 12/25. We we will not charge you during this week either~~
     If you would like Laguna Farm produce as a part of your holiday feast, consider shopping at the Santa Rosa or Sebastopol farmers markets on the 20th and 21st.  
     We will not be at the farm markets on the 27th or 28th.  
     We will resume our regular store, market and CSA beginning the week of the 29th with regular pick-up and store hours on New Year 1/1/15.

Laguna Farm is open for membership and ask you to spread the word that locally grown food is abundantly available this winter season.

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December 2, 2014


Happy December!
Dear Members,  
    We are so fortunate in Sonoma County that we get to enjoy a four-season growing climate.  Though the greens have slowed in their growth, (note the saute’ mix rather than bunched greens) and we no longer have tomatoes and zucchini, we still enjoy a winter abundance.  Currently we have roots sweetened up with the early season frost, greens including salad, spinach and three varieties of kale, a bounty of cabbage, bok choy, mustard, winter squash, potatoes and onions for days.  
     Soon you will notice winter fruit (like kiwi, oranges and tangerines) filling out your CSA share. We will use the winter and early spring months to support other organic farms in California.  While the majority of your veggies will still be from Laguna Farm, we want to give you the diversity and abundance you are used to.  We always supplement from smaller growers, always organic and often from farms who we have cultivated strong ties with throughout the years.
Cody kayaking last December. 
Currently as I sit in my office, I can see the laguna covering our lower fields. Soon, it will look like the photo above. The soil is anchored by cover crops as the fields are being regenerated. By keeping large expanses of land natural or in agriculture, rainwater is absorbed preventing residential areas from being flooded.  We graciously accept the flood waters of the laguna and welcome her (November through March only please) every year.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad mix, Saute’ Greens, Broccoli, Parsnips, Beets, Parsley. 

Parsnip Fries:

Peel and cut parsnips into 1/4 inch by 3 inch pieces and toss with 1T chopped rosemary, 1 clove garlic, and 3T oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. Roast at 450′ for 10 minutes; turn parsnips and roast until tender and browned in spots, 10-15 minutes longer. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon cumin over the top. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more cumin, if desired.


Juice Box Contents:  
Parsley, Beets, Carrots, Apples, Spinach, Kale, Celery.


 

Parsley has a distinct flavor that can complement a variety of smoothie recipes. I made a simple parsley green smoothie with 1 banana, 1 lemon, 1 cup parsley, 1 cup spinach and 6 ounces of filtered water. It was delicious. Parsley is excellent when blended with spinach or kale (ie: 1 cup fresh, chopped parsley and 1 cup fresh, chopped baby spinach or kale). You might need to add slightly more water than a typical smoothie recipe calls for depending on the water content of the fruits that you add to the smoothie. 

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