Happenings on the Farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
February 16, 2016 
Dear Members, 
          

Over the past few weeks we have been promoting our “refer a friend” program, where we offer current CSA members a $5.00 credit on their account when a friend or family member mentions their name upon joining our CSA.  It has been fun seeing the new signups and drawing connections between our current and new members. Consistently, word of mouth is the #1 way people find out about Laguna Farm.  We appreciate you spreading the word and truly value your ongoing support of local agriculture.

The other day I got a call from a photographer wanting to take photos of farmers working in the rain.  Stories about the weather are always well read, so if Sonoma County is experiencing a rain or drought or unseasonably cold or hot weather, we get a press call asking for comment.  I explained to the disappointed reporter that our employees are harvesting most of the winter crops from hoop houses where we control the water flow and stay out of the elements during the storm.  

Be Well,
Jennifer Branham
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Carrots or Turnips, Chard or Kale, Yellow Onions, Broccoli, Celery, Cilantro.
What to do with a big bunch of cilantro.

Simply Scratch has my go to recipe for cilantro pesto. As promised, the cheese and almonds really do balance out the cilantro flavor giving us a perfect substitute for summer basil. If you are not a huge fan of cilantro, I suggest making this recipe and possibly freezing it for your next potluck or gathering.  The cilantro fans in your life will forever love you for it. 

Juice Boxes
Carrots, Apples, Oranges, Beets, Celery, Cilantro, Ginger, Kale or Chard
Thanks Wellness Mama_

Soda that is good for you!
We are having fun at the farm learning about naturally fermented soda that is void of high fructose corn syrup and full of probiotics. After making a ginger bug, we added the culture to a large jar of lightly sweetened water enhanced with Meyer lemon.  After fermenting for couple of days, our naturally fermented ginger ale was fizzy and ready to drink.  
The ginger in your juice box is plenty to get you started in brewing up naturally fermented soda.  
The blog:  Wellness Mama has easy to follow, step by step instructions.  Let me know if you like to make fermented sodas and we can swap recipes and suggestions.
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