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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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Upcoming Events:
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers
March 28th 4:45
Join Laguna Farm and Slow Food Russian River at the movies! Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers, filmed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival and other locations around Northern California, was selected in 2004 for preservation in the United States’ National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film takes a loose, freewheeling approach to the “stinking rose” as a tasty seasoning but also as a symbol for traditional ways of life. 

Sonoma County Herb Exchange

Herb Exchange

April 7th and 20th

2-4pm at Laguna Farm.

The Herb Exchange is our neighbor on the farm.  You may have seen the little red barn beyond our wash-tanks.  This is the Herb Exchange.  They would like to invite you to see what they are all about.  At the same time, Laguna Farm will invite the folks picking up local herbs to come see how we grow! 

March 17, 2015
Dear Members,
     What do we do when the forecast tells of no rain?  We plant early.  Nacho has been busy tilling the lower fields readying them up for our summer plantings. Zucchini, cucumber, basil, lettuces, fennel, kale, and chard are all ready to be planted out of the green house.  Our second seeding of tomatoes (remember we lost the first ones) are peeking up through the soil and can be planted out next month.  These dry conditions will require us to set up the irrigation lines early and we won’t be able to depend on the rain to break down what we have tilled under.  We continue to practice water conservation on the farm and value every precious life-sustaining drop we are blessed with.
     Drought conditions often create lifelong water conservation habits.  Folks converting their lawns to water-wise landscaping is an example of a positive trend that will remain even in wet years.  It’s like turning off the water while brushing your teeth.  Good habits remain and become instilled in our culture.  If you would like to learn more about water conservation techniques through rain water catchment, lawn conversions or using your grey water for landscaping, Daily Acts is a great resource.  As we all grow and learn and become the best we can be, be gentile with yourself and each other. We are fortunate to live in a community rich with resources, ideas, opinions and support.
Be Well,
Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Kale, Spring Onions, Turnips or Beets, Potatoes, Cabbage and Gourmet Mushrooms.

Mushrooms

Gourmet Mushrooms is actually a farm in Sebastopol growing mushrooms year-round. They have been working with Laguna Farm for over 10 years and are happy to supply us with an assortment of mushrooms that we can include in the produce boxes during the months when we don’t have enough to offer from the farm. Please consult their website to identify the mushrooms included in your share and visit the recipe page for suggestions on how to cook your Gourmet Mushrooms!


Juice Box Contents:  
Carrots, Beets, Celery, Apples, Kale, Oranges
Vitamin Water Pictured Left is my very own successful attempt at creating refreshing, delicious, healthy, plastic-bottle free “vitamin water”. The large jar is flavored with Meyer lemons.  The middle jar with apples, sage and lemons.  The small jar is my favorite: cilantro and lime.  The taste is subtle, the fruit can be eaten or juiced after flavoring the water (no waste).  A great website to learn how to make your own is The Yummy Life!   Ask me for a sip when you come to the farm and you can try the varieties I made this week!


red-wing blackbird
Red-wing blackbirds enjoy the 
overwintered crops at Laguna Farm

1764 Cooper Road

Sebastopol,, CA 95472