Happenings on the Farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter
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Upcoming events and recipes from the farm
October 13, 2015
Dear Members,

you pick pumpkins!

We love the winter holidays so we are already getting prepared at Laguna Farm.  November is a special month when we encourage folks to “localize your holiday” by selecting foods that are in season and purchased direct from your farmer.  We open our barn to non-CSA members to come and experience our late harvest. Please spread the word that Laguna Farm is open to the public on Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Please note that Thursday CSA members will receive their boxes on Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.  Back to the present, you are all getting your Halloween carving pumpkin over the next two weeks.  We have a beautiful assortment in front of the barn and are delivering pumpkins to our home delivery and neighborhood drop-site members.  If you don’t want a carving pumpkin, feel free to select a winter squash that is more to your liking.  Jumping to the way future, on December 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 we are hosting a “Cookie Swap Party” to benefit our EBT customers.  Please plan on attending and diversifying our holiday cookie stash.  More on that to come!

Be Well,
Jennifer Branham
Produce Box:  
Salad, Carrots, Cucumber or Squash, Broccoli, Parsley, Shelling Beans, Carving Pumpkin!

Cranberry Shelling Beans
The best way to make use of these wonderful fresh beans is to eat them fresh!  They can easily be dried (in the pod) on your counter then soaked overnight and boiled later.  To eat fresh, simply shell the beans and boil in plain water for 25 minutes until tender. Once tender, add salt and seasonings to taste. I prefer salt, cumin, and red pepper flakes.  Sage and garlic is another great seasoning blend as is rosemary, sea salt and parsley.
Juice Box:

Cucumber, 2 bunches of Carrots, Apples, Pears, Celery, Parsley, Strawberries and yeah, you get a carving pumpkin too…. 
Celebrate our transition to fall and celebrate the harvest with pumpkin juice!

Ginger, Apple and Pumpkin Juice. 
Those of you that are getting a juice box also have a carving pumpkin in your share. Consider juicing your carving pumpkin with a ratio of 1/3 pumpkin, 1/3 carrots, 1/3 apples and a finger of ginger. 
Pumpkin is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. There is a common understanding that carving pumpkins are for decoration and sugar pie pumpkins are for eating. I would like to challenge you to have your pumpkin and eat it too!
Laguna Farm  | (707) 823-0823 | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | www.lagunafarm.com