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Laguna Farm Newsletter

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 24, 2015
Dear Members,
   I would like to take a moment to reflect on the unexpected loss of the hundreds of tomato plants that didn’t make it through last night’s frost.  No, this is not meant to be a tongue in cheek joke.  While there is a lot of life and abundance on the farm, we experience a measurable amount of loss too.  Every year, we start plants early hoping to glide through the window of warmth into spring for a jump start.  Usually the seedlings grow out of the super tender stages and with a bit of row-cover or “remay” they can withstand a mild frost.  Last night with the tomatoes, we were not so lucky.  On the bright side, the the basil and cucumbers were not affected and we still hope for an early harvest.
     Important note:  Many of you receive an e-mail saying your box is available for pick up.  Because it is an auto-generated e-mail, we are hearing that spam filters are not letting all of those notices through.  Please mark your box pick up schedule on your calendar (especially if you are an every-other-week member). You can always log onto your account to see if this is your week or even give us a call and we can let you know.

     Be Well,

Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Celery, Cabbage, Golden Beets, Garnet Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Tangerines.
Cabbage Slaw

1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 small red onion 
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup parsley
2 T cilantro leaves
1 T honey
1/2 cup canola oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 head red cabbage
Directions
Combine all ingredients, except cabbage, in a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place cabbage in a large bowl and toss with the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper and let sit 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.


Juice Box Contents:  
Carrots, Beets, Tangerines, Kale, Limes, Ginger, Celery

The trick to a creamy and smooth green smoothie is to blend your greens with your liquids before adding your solids.  With this smoothie, it is important to get your beet greens incorporated before adding the raw beet. 

Green Beet Smoothie

2 cups beet greens

1 cup water
2 tangerines, peeled
1 small raw beet, peeled 
Juice of 1 lime or lemon

Directions

Blend beet greens, water, tangerines and lime juice until smooth. Add the beet, and blend until smooth. 


Fresh food for our whole community: EBT Benefits Accepted
Did you know that Laguna Farm accepts CalFresh electronic benefit cards?  If you need help with food security, apply for benefits at www.benefitscal.org
or call 1-877-847-3663. It is our firm belief that fresh, healthy food should be available to everyone regardless of their income.  At the same time, farmers should be paid fair value for their produce.  With Cal-Fresh, both happen!
1764 Cooper Road

Sebastopol,, CA 95472