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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.

June 9, 2015
     Hey Everyone!  My name is Christa and my family has been a member of Laguna Farm for several years. This year we are going on a planned trip to see family in Oregon.  I called the farm to let everyone know that we won’t be here to get our box and I figured I would just put it on hold for two weeks until we returned.  I didn’t really think about the cost of me “skipping” two weeks and the impact it would have on the farm.  You see, as I learned, while I am away workers are still busy growing and weeding and planting the vegetables that I hope to return to.  They are still preserving our farming heritage, ensuring that my children will continue to know where their food comes from.  These costs for this benefit do not go away just because we are traveling.  Jen and Nacho still have payroll, insurance, rent and bills to cover so that they can keep growing this wonderful food. So when I was asked to continue to pay for my CSA and donate the produce, it clicked with me.  Of course I will, and I hope you do to.  If you think about our trip over 1,000 miles to Eugene and back, hotel and motel rooms, visits to the aquarium, eating out for dinner and all the little extras we will enjoy on our vacation, $40. going to the farm and donated to the food bank is a small expense.  One that I am honored to contribute!Thank you Christa for writing this letter!  It is so helpful when members donate their box or gift it to a friend while they are away and your generous donation to the Ceres Project and Food For Thought goes a long way in our community.
Be Well,
Jennifer Branham

Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Chard, Carrots, Turnips, Cucumber, Potatoes and Cauliflower.

 

Roasted Cauliflower

I’m not sure if I should give you a raw, cold recipe or a savory – roasted recipe.  The weather is a bit crazy!  I’m going for the roasted recipe as it tastes wonderful, and for the moment, the weather is overcast and cold!
     Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut 1 head cauliflower into florets; toss on a large rimmed baking sheet with 1 sliced medium onion, 4 thyme sprigs, 4 unpeeled garlic cloves, and 3 tablespoons olive oil; season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until almost tender, 35-40 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, toss to combine, and roast until cauliflower is tender, 10-12 minutes longer.
 

 
Juice Box Contents:
Carrots (2 bunches), Strawberries, Spinach, Cucumbers, Fennel, Chard
 
Cucumber Power Smoothie
1 small cucumber 
1 handful of spinach 
1 apple, cored 
1 TBSP minced ginger 
1 lime 
1 T honey/agave/maple 
1 cup water 
optional: raw bee pollen
Instructions Partly peel the cucumber (remove about 60% of the peel). Blend all ingredients (except bee pollen) until desired consistency.Taste and add more sweet syrup if needed. If using, sprinkle bee pollen on top and serve.

 

1764 Cooper Road

Sebastopol,, CA 95472