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Laguna Farm Newsletter

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 a summer 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!

On the first Thursday at 2:00 Laguna Farm is conducting Farm Tours where we take you out into the fields to show you how we grow.  The tours are about 50 minutes long including a tour of the barn and walk-in for those who are new to us.  If you would like to join us, or invite your friends and family, the tours are free and we would love to have you!  Wear sturdy shoes, a sun hat and bring your questions.

May 26, 2015
Dear Members,
     You can tell the seasons are changing when the produce list announces that you will either get chard, kale, broccoli or cabbage.  This means that there is an abundance of variety but just not enough quantity to fill the CSA with any one item.  You all got our famous carrots and white doll turnips though.  The roots are doing so well on the farm at the moment. We are happy to have an abundance of carrots again.  It seems we do not run out in the farm store and we even put them back in our online store for anyone to be guaranteed carrots.  
     One crop that is experiencing a bit of a challenge is basil.  While we celebrated it’s early season abundance and cut it for the boxes several times, the current stand of basil will most likely be lost due to the cold daytime temperatures.  Expect a gap in harvest as the second crop grows up to once again fill the store and CSA boxes.  When we announce that it is available again for bulk purchase, jump on the opportunity to buy 5 pounds for $25.00.  You can make pesto and freeze it for the winter.  This way we will get the most of the harvest.

Be Well,
Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Carrots, Turnips, Cilantro, Red Potatoes, Yellow Onions, Broccoli or Chard or Kale or Cabbage.
Cilantro is a perfect dressing for summer.  The following recipe is nice on cucumbers, zucchini, salad and even as a marinade for the grill.
Cilantro – Lime  Vinaigrette 

1/4 cup lime juice

2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon brown mustard
3/4 cup light olive oil
Method:  Blend the lime juice, vinegar, and cilantro together in a blender until smooth. Add the brown sugar, garlic, and salt; blend again until smooth. Spoon the mustard into the mixture. Turn the blender on and slowly pour the olive oil into the dressing mixture in a thin stream; blend until thoroughly combined.


Juice Box Contents:  
Carrots (2 bunches), Fennel, Ginger, Beets, Valencia Oranges, Apples, Kale or Chard or Cucumbers. 

So this weekend I shot videos of “What is in a CSA Juice Box” and “How Much Juice Do You Get Out Of A Juice Box”.  As a result, I made a lot of juice and smoothies.  I didn’t want two  “green smoothies” and I had beet tops in one, so I opted to simply juice the kale and make “kale shots”.  I never tried “kale shots” before, so after the video I reluctantly put it to my lips and took a swig.  Survey says…. YUMMY!!!  I should warn you that it is very energizing, like drinking a full cup of coffee.  It tastes smooth, not bitter and is a great way to enjoy a quick ~pick me up~  Another tip is to use very fresh kale.  I tried it again with week-old kale and it was not nearly as good.  Fresh is Best!
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Sebastopol,, CA 95472