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Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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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!
March 3, 2015
Dear Members,
   White doll turnips grow well at Laguna Farm. I love them most during the winter months when the frost sweetens them up to perfection.  The root, small and tender is accompanied by succulent mildly spicy greens that lend well to vegetable stir fry, saute’d greens, green smoothies, fresh salads and even pesto!  
     The root of the white doll turnip is equally versatile.  It can be eaten raw. My son Cody loves it when I have a bowl of turnips waiting for him when he gets home from school.  Many CSA members report devouring them on the car-ride home!  I like them served on a raw platter with carrots, broccoli and fresh fruit.  Dipping sauces can include good ole’ ranch dressing or spicy peanut sauce.  In the past I have shared my simple method of caramelizing the quartered turnips in butter before adding the chopped greens, a splash of water to get the pan steaming, then a squeeze of a Meyer lemon to bring out the flavors.  Some add salt, I don’t.  Lastly, this recipe for Honey Roasted Radishes works perfectly with turnips too!  Try it, and tell me what you think.  I would also love to hear how you enjoy your turnips. Please hit reply and let me know.

     Be Well,

Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Saute’ Greens, Broccoli, Topless Carrots, Grapefruit, Yellow Onions, White Doll Turnips
Saute Greens with Lemon

Saute Greens

Most recipes on the web for cooking greens involve long periods of time and a ham hock.  You don’t really need a recipe, but rather a method and Food 52 has great suggestions on how to transform that bag of saute’ greens into tonight’s main dish.


Juice Box Contents:  
Carrots, Beets, Meyer Lemons, Baby Greens, Celery, Fennel.
The Best Refreshing Juice in the world!
Here is the secret.  Juice 1/2 bunch of celery, 3 Meyer Lemons (skin and all), then blend in a blender with a handful of baby greens and 1 date.  Strain the mixture and serve over ice in a tall glass with a straw.  You are now drinking a not too sweet green lemonade that has just enough sodium to keep you hydrated throughout the day.  Enjoy and toast to your great health!
(This same blend can be made with fennel to substitute the celery, only add 1 cup of water before processing the greens.


Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Once again, Laguna Farm is partnering up with Slow Food Russian River to sponsor a film at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.  This year we will present: 
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers.  We are busy working out the details in how we will pay tribute to the late great Les Blank.  Please enjoy the festival brochure we put in your CSA box and spread the word that the Best Film Festival in Northern California is starting on March 26th. 
1764 Cooper Road

Sebastopol,, CA 95472