Happenings on the Farm!

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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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Farm Tour This Thursday

Join Jennifer Branham of Laguna Farm and visit the farm-stand and tour the growing fields. Seize this opportunity to see how your produce is grown and invite your friends and family to the farm.  Our store will be open for visitors to taste and purchase our award winning produce.  
Join Us!  
Guided tour at 2:00.

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!


 

June 30, 2015
Dear Members,
It sure has been nice getting to know the friends and families of folks away on vacation.  With every “vacation – skip” request, we are taking the time to ask if you could donate your box to Ceres Project or Food For Thought or if a friend or family member could enjoy it.  Many members are opting to send their loves ones to enjoy the harvest.  These folks meander into the barn and we can recognize them by their inquesitive expressions.  Ellen, in her warm and welcoming way enthusiastically greets them and shows them to their box.  Many shop in the store, tour around the farm and often join the CSA.  It has been fun and we are happy to see stability in our revenue stream during the peak of our growing season.  Thank you so much for this!
     Be Well,
     Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Radish, Chard or Kale, Green Beans, Broccoli, Zucchini, Cucumbers.

Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans
Photo By “Taste of Home”

Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans
In a large skillet, heat 1 T butter over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 pound green beans; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Add 1 C. thinly sliced radishes; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp salt; sprinkle with 2 T. toasted pine nuts. 
I don’t know who started the rumor that radishes are the only vegetable you don’t cook.  Honestly, raw radishes turn so many people away from this delicious root. Cook them, good people and you will love them for life.



Juice Box Contents:  
Carrots, Nectarines, Chard, Beets, Lemons, Fennel, Cucumbers, Celery



Cinnamon Nectarine Smoothie

Smoothie time again! Once your nectarines are ripe, cut, pit and freeze the fruit.  With 2 nectarines, add 1 C almond milk, 1/2 cup or 8 ice-cubes, a dash of vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup orange juice.  Blend these fruits until smooth.  I usually add a green such as chard, spinach or kale to the mix.  Refreshing and sweet with enough protein to keep your feet on the ground!
1764 Cooper Road

Sebastopol,, CA 95472