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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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Save The Date 
(and your clothes) 

July 17th 

     Join Laguna Farm for an evening of community building. From 4:00 to 7:00 we invite you to enjoy a picnic under the oak tree.  We will host an informal tour, enjoy a potluck picnic, a small camp-fire and a clothing swap.  Wow!   What a fun-filled night, not to be missed!  So save the date, and any gently-used clothing that you can donate to the swap, and Join Us!

 

     First Thursday Tours!

Beginning May 7th you have the entire farm tour season to come out and get to know your farm.  On the first Thursday of the month, Laguna Farm is hosting a farm tour at 2:00 for 50 minutes.  This is a great time to invite your friends and family to see how we grow!  In addition to these “First Thursday Tours”, Laguna Farm will host “Open Barn” events on the 19th and 26th of June.  

May 5, 2015
Dear Members,
     We have been enjoying the spring offerings of basil, sugar snap peas and now, the first of the strawberries.  We also just got in the first of the stone fruit from our friends Casamaria and Nacho from Twin Girls farm. I first met Casamaria at the Marin Farm Market several years ago.  Because our own farm-grown fruit is limited, it is important that I develop relationships with other growers who can fill our our table and fruit shares with high-quality organic fruit.  I have been buying Twin Girl’s fruit ever since.
     Many of you will be happy to know that our new crop of carrots are being harvested.  We have a very limited supply in the farm store and we put them in the juice boxes this week.  Next week Nacho will harvest them for all the CSA boxes!  Also next week you will get basil in your produce CSA box.  Starting the 12th of May, you can order basil in 5# bags for $25.00.  We hope to have an abundance throughout the summer, but if you are interested in making pesto for the freezer, don’t wait (like I did last year).
Happy Eating!

Jennifer Branham


Tuesday Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Siberian Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Fennel, Cucumbers and a Lemon!


Thursday Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Chard, Saute Greens, Broccoli, Fennel, Cucumbers and a Lemon!


If you struggle to find ways to enjoy your fennel, try this simple method:  You simply caramelize the fennel. That’s it. Fennel, olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. A sharp knife, a hot pan and 20 minutes. Suddenly, you get a great snack or side dish that features sweet, crispy fennel with just a nice touch of the anise flavor.


Juice Box Contents:  
Carrots, Spinach, Valencia Oranges, Apples, Cucumbers, Fennel, 
Fennel, cabbage and Kale

Orange Fennel Juice:
Today a CSA member encouraged me to try juicing cabbage.  In all my research, cabbage is a vegetable that is noted for its healing properties, not for its taste. Well, I like things that taste good, so knowing I can get great nutrition without bad tastes, I shied away from cabbage juice.  NO MORE!  Cabbage juice is really great tasting!  I choose a red cabbage as according to this article, it has more nutrients than green. I cut it in fourths and  juiced 1/4 of a small cabbage with the following from the Laguna Farm Juice Box:  4 kale leaves,1 large cucumber, 1 fennel bulb, 2 oranges, 1 apple.  
Next week I will put a cabbage in your juice box with more ways to try this nutritious and super yummy juicing vegetable.  Stay tuned!

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Sebastopol,, CA 95472