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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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Activities

Fermentation Demo
September 15th 2:00
Come to the Laguna Farm barn and learn from Jennifer Harris how to ferment cucumbers into pickles. We have a bumper crop of pickling cucumbers that just came into harvest.  If you would like to order cucumbers to make into your own pickled treats, order today!!
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Raw Vegan Potluck
September 12th at 5:30
Join Sonoma Raw at their monthly potluck here at Laguna Farm. During the potluck, I will give a brief talk about Laguna Farm and eating “in season”. Participants are asked to bring a raw vegan dish (a simple salad or fruit platter is a welcome offering).  Everyone is invited!  You don’t have to be a “raw vegan” to attend, only your dish must be raw and vegan.  So come and meet this sweet group of friends and swap recipes and ideas under Grandmother Oak. They are interested in learning about our farm and I would love to have some CSA members present as we host them.
P.S. You do not have to RSVP or join the group to attend. As the evening turns cool, I suggest bringing a sweater :-)
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Tomato Time
Buy Bulk Now

If you would like to put up tomatoes for the winter, now is the time to buy your “New Girl” tomatoes in bulk.  We are selling 20 pound boxes for $30. We will keep this deal for the rest of the season – usually until first frost.  Please pre-order them from the farm store today!
September 1 , 2015
Dear Members,
     Just when I thought September was going to be a “not so busy” month, I look at the calendar and see it is scheduled up with fun, exciting, new and unique activities.  Starting out on the 3rd at 2:00 with our monthly farm tour.  Meet me in the barn and I’ll show you this year’s pumpkin patch!  Coming right up is the Heirloom Expo at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds on the 8th 9th and 10th.  I will be speaking about investing in our local food system at 6:00 on Wednesday night.  Please check out their schedule and see what you can experience.  On September 12th at 5:30, Laguna is hosting the Raw Vegan meet-up group for a potluck.  (Please see side-bar for more details).  I would love to have some CSA members join us.  On Tuesday, September 15th, Jennifer Harris will be in the Laguna Farm barn presenting a demonstration on how to ferment cucumbers into pickles.  This demonstration is just in time for our bumper crop of pickling cucumbers!
     Be Well,
     Jennifer Branham


Produce Box Contents:
Salad Mix, Turnips, Zucchini or Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Broccoli on Tuesday, Potatoes on Thursday, Cilantro for everyone!

 

In a large pot, saute 1 chopped medium onion in 1T canola oil until slightly carmelized.  Add 1 tsp salt along with 2 Cups long grain rice and saute’ 2 more minutes.  Add 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth and 2 cups water and cook rice for 20 minutes on low.  Once the rice is cooked, lightly stir in 1 cup chopped cilantro and the juice of 3 limes.  Serve with a cilantro and lime garnish.  For an added treat, sprinkle toasted pumpkin seeds over the top before serving.  


Juice Box Contents:
Carrots, Strawberries, Celery, Kale, Gravenstein Apples, Cucumbers, Beets.

Smoothie prepping strategies!
1.  Make juice cubes by juicing your veggies all at once and pour each type of vegetable or fruit juice into ice-cube trays.  When you want to add a certain type of juice to a blend, pop out a cube and defrost it by adding it to a blender for smoothies or shaking it in a bottle.  
2.  Pre-freeze your fruit in “Smoothie Bags” or jars!  Chop up your peaches, apples, bananas, and freeze them on baking sheets.  Once your fruit is frozen, create mason jars or zip-lock baggies filled with the fruit and veggie blend of your choosing.  Your juice cubes will go well here.  Store the fruit and veggie cubes in your freezer so when you are ready to make a smoothie, you just grab and blend!
3.  Blend your greens first in liquid before adding to frozen fruit.  
4.  Make your juice the night before and add lemon to preserve it.  
5.  Have everything set up and prepped the night before.  Carrots washed, apples cut, beets trimmed, greens washed and chopped.  This way in the morning, all you need to do is juice!
6.  ALWAYS rinse your juicer and blender just after you use it.  A quick rinse is all your appliances will need if you do it immediately after juicing.
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