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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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See you this Friday at our Community Potluck

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!


 

Free Farm Talk with Toby Hemenway

Join us for another “farm talk” in our agriculture hub, farm barn, as we welcome Laguna Farm CSA member and Permaculture Specialist/author Toby Hemenway. Discussing his new book “Urban Permaculture” passion for urban renewal, and the steps we all can take for sustainable change!

 

July 13, 2015
Dear Members,
     This Friday, July 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 we are gathering under the oak tree for a potluck, campfire, clothing swap and conversation.  We would love for you to come and join us with a farm inspired dish to celebrate our community and local food.  This free event is just one in a series of farm events where we invite you to bring your friends and family to experience YOUR farm.  Striving to be a “waste-free” event, we encourage you to bring your own picnick plates and utensils, though we will provide for those who forget.  In addition, our clothing swap should be a lot of fun.  Even if you can’t attend the potluck, feel free to bring your unwanted clothes to the farm this week and we will be sure to add them to the swap.
     I would like to extend my warmest invitation to our delivery customers.  While you are always welcome to come out to the farm, events such as these are designed to formally set a place and time where you can see and experience where your food is grown and meet your farmers!
     Be Well,
     Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Beets, Shelling Peas, Broccoli and Basil on Tuesday with Cauliflower and Chard on Thursday.

Simple Shelling Peas in Butter and Salt
Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. While the water is heating, remove the peas from their pods and place in a bowl. When the water reaches a boil, add some salt and the peas. You are just going to cook them for a very short time. Don’t leave the stove. Somewhere between ten and thirty seconds. You want them just barely tender, so they still pop in your – mouth, no mushy overcooked peas please. Quickly drain. Return the peas to a bowl with a dollop of butter and a sprinkling of salt.
Fresh peas go well in omelettes, pot pie, macaroni and cheese, fritata, quiche, and simply raw, out of the pod and into your mouth on a hot summer day.



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

Fennel, Cucumber and Lemon or Lime
During the summer months, I like to drink large amounts of juices to hydrate and replenish electrolites. Here is a thirst quenching blend of fennel, cucumber, ice water and a touch of lemon or lime.  With 2 fennel bulbs, the juice of 1 lime and 1 cucumber, I added 8oz of water and an entire tray of ice cubes.  It was NOT watered down in the least bit.  Simply refreshing and delish!

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Sebastopol,, CA 95472