Happenings on the Farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter
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Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
November 23, 2015
Dear Members,

      Happy Thanksgiving!  We are busy in the farm store filling everyone’s bags with Thanksgiving goodness.  Our farm store is open until 7:00 on Wednesday evening, so come on out and enjoy the harvest.  Thursday CSA boxes were made this morning and are being delivered and picked up as I write.  The farm store will be closed on Thursday and Friday, though your CSA box will be available in the walk-in until Saturday night if you need to pick it up in the later part of the week.  
     Are you looking for sustainably produced healthy gifts this holiday season?  Consider a Laguna Farm gift certificate or gift box.  Our online holiday department may have the perfect gift for you to give this season.
     Cookies For A Cause: We are hosting a Cookie Swap Party on December 8th from 2:00 to 4:00.  Please come with a dozen cookies, a $5.00 donation to our “Cash for Veggies” program and your good cheer.  Laguna Farm will provide boxes for you to take your cookies home in as well as refreshments and holiday music.  
     Lastly,  Nacho and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our CSA members, farm market patrons, restaurant accounts and well wishers.  As we move into our 6th year of ownership of a farm that has grown in Sonoma County for 30 years, we are acutely aware of the many blessings that have come our way.  If it were not for Scott Mathieson, who believed in us, supported us, took a HUGE risk on us and gave an opportunity that we could not have afforded without him, things would be very different today.  For that, we are forever grateful.
Be Well,
Jennifer 

Laguna Farm's Butternut Squash
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Kale or Collards, Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Carrots, Parsley on Tuesday Broccoli on Wednesday.
This week’s CSA features a beautiful butternut squash.  Below are a few ideas on how to prepare this hearty winter squash:
However your enjoy your butternut squash, remember, it is easy to peel it with a potato peeler as the skin is very thin.  While your squash will keep for several months, we suggest eating it soon as it will never get better in the cupboard and fresh is best.
Juice Box:

Apples, Carrots, Celery, Kale or Collards, Pears, Satsumas, Parsley
Pears are best smoothied rather than juiced.
It is tempting to toss your pears through your juicer along with apples, but pears juice quite differently. Pears ripen from the inside.  Once the outer layer is soft, the inside is very ripe and sweet.  This fruit, once it hits the juicer, does not separate from the pulp very well. In fact, I once juiced several pounds of overripe pears before deciding to quarter them for the freezer to be added to my smoothies along with berries and over ripe bananas.  
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