Happenings on the Farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
December 1, 2015
Dear Members, 

       Entering the month of December brings noteworthy news for all our CSA members.  First off, the farm store will be closed on Wednesday until January 6th.  During the week leading up to Christmas, Laguna Farm will be closed entirely.  We will not make or deliver CSA boxes, nor will we charge you for them.  Make sure you stock up on fruits and veggies during the week of December 14th. We do have an exciting upcoming event:  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.  We would love to see more participation in this event, so please let us know you are coming.  It will be fun.
     Lastly, as our harvest is limited, you will start to see more produce from organic farms that we purchase from. Our aim is to fill your CSA with diverse fruits and vegetables at the full value that you pay.  This gives us the opportunity to buy Satsuma tangerines from the Sierra Foothills and garlic from Gilroy.  I hope you enjoy the diversity that we offer during the winter months and continue to support local agriculture.
Be Well,
Jennifer 

Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Saute’ Greens, Parsnips, Carrots, Onions, Satsuma Tangerines, Garlic
Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
If the parsnips and carrots are very thick, cut them in half lengthwise. Slice each diagonally in 1-inch-thick slices. The vegetables will shrink while cooking, so don’t make the pieces too small. Place the cut vegetables on a sheet pan. Add 3T olive oil, 1T salt, and 1tsp pepper and toss well. Roast for 20 to 40 minutes in a 450′ oven, tossing occasionally, until the parsnips and carrots are just tender. Sprinkle with dill or parsley and serve hot. Additionally, if you have beets or turnips, feel free to add them in the mix!
Ina Garten has a great video showing how easy it is to roast vegetables.
Juice Box:

Apples, Carrots, Celery, Satsumas, Beets, Baby Greens
Warm Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
During the winter months frozen smoothies are not as inviting as they are during summer.  Personally, I kept on, blending my frozen berries with carrot juice and freezing on the farm drinking my breakfast.  There HAS to be a better way!  Alas, the warm smoothie!  

Warm Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
1 lemon, juiced

2 apples, cubed
1 cup water
1 inch ginger
1 T cinnamon
2 cups baby greens.
Process all the ingredient in a high speed blender for 5 minutes.  The high speed blender should heat up the smoothie.  Alternatively, you can heat the drink over the stove or enjoy at room temperature.
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