Happenings on the Farm!


Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
February 2, 2016 
Dear Members, 

On January 8, 2016 school children throughout Sonoma County learned all about cabbage.  They chopped it into tiny pieces for kimchi, compared the green varieties with the red, weighed the heavy heads by hand and scale then learned all about the farm that grew their Harvest of the Month crop.  Laguna Farm is one of many farms who are paid above wholesale prices for crops that are assembled into “tasting kits” and distributed to classrooms. 

Cutting Red Cabbage

Nacho and are thrilled to be a part of this educational opportunity.  As parents we know, when we give children meaningful experiences with healthy food it deepens their connection to it.  I recall the day ten years ago, when my preschooler came home describing the farm-fresh beet he tasted.  The whole experience of the farmer pulling it from the ground, washing it with a hose then cutting slices with a knife against his thumb had my boy captivated. 

I hear similar stories of awe from families who include Laguna Farm alongside the sun, the earth and God in their dinner blessing.  Or from children that will ONLY eat Laguna Farm carrots.  Thank you so much for your ongoing support of local agriculture. We are pleased and honored to be your farmer.  
Be Well,
Stan and Char Chavez
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Carrots, Cilantro, Red Onions, Cauliflower, Lemons, Bok Choy!
Healdsburg Lemons
During the winter months, Laguna Farm is not able to grow enough diversity for the CSA boxes.  During this time, we source produce from area farms like Stanley and Charlott’s farm in Healdsburg. When Stanley delivered the lemons he told me that they came from a tree that he moved four times over the past 45+ years.  Once when it outgrew the barrel, twice when they moved house and finally because it was not happy. The lemon tree stopped producing for quite some time before it threw out a bumper crop.  More than enough to fill all of Laguna Farm’s winter CSA bins.  I hope you enjoy the lemons grown by the Chavez family!
Juice Boxes
Carrots, Apples, Oranges, Cilantro, Bok Choy, Grapefruit, Meyer Lemons.
Bok Choy_ Apples and Lemon

Juicing Bok Choy
I was stretching to find juicy green vegetable for this week’s juice box.  Cucumbers are out of season and celery is not at peak.  When Nacho told me we have beautiful bok choy, I knew it would be perfect for juicing.  I had fun experimenting with recipes to share.  While I usually add our farm fresh greens to my smoothie, I decided to run the bok choy through the juicer.  The results were amazing.  Bok Choy has a light and subtle flavor and produces a lot of juice.  I posted a video on my personal facebook page if you are interested in seeing the process.
Jennifer’s Bok Choy afternoon pick-me-up

1 bunch bok choy
1 whole Meyer lemon (peel and all)
1 gold blush apple
– serves 2!

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