Happenings on the Farm!


Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
April 12, 2016 
Dear Members, 
Every week we have new arrivals in the farm store.  This week we are delighting in the fragrance of freshly harvested basil.  Nacho expects to have enough for the CSA in two weeks!  
Many of you responded to my invitation to pre-pay for your CSA quarterly, for six months and even the year.  This outpouring of financial support is very welcome especially during the spring months.  If you are in the position to pre-pay and would like to exercise this option, please hit reply or give is a ring and we will reach out to you with information and make arrangements.
The Veggie Queen

Over the next several months Laguna Farm will host tours, workshops and participate in events that are intended to bring people out to the farm.  These activities are our way of giving back to the community while enticing folks to see what we are all about.  Check out our event calendar, facebook page and this newsletter for details on coming events.

On Thursday, April 28th at 2:00 Jill Nussinow – The Veggie Queen, will teach us how to make meals using a pressure cooker.  On Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 to 4:00 Laguna Farm will host Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies, a county-wide Farm-Trails tour.  I hope you are able to attend some of these upcoming activities and feel free to invite your friends!  They are always free and are our way of thanking your for your ongoing support of local agriculture.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Kale, Leeks or Spinach, Cilantro or Parsley, Broccoli, Kiwi and Yellow Onions.

Cilantro or Parsley Rice

This rice is very easy to make and it makes good use of a large bunch of cilantro or parsley.  While the recipe is available at Lime, Cilantro Rice Recipe, the method is simple. Cook 2 cups of your favorite rice and let cool slightly.  I suggest jasmine rice or long grain white rice.  Roughly chop 1 bunch of parsley or cilantro then add it to the rice along with 1 Tsp zest of a lemon or lime along with 2 TBSP of the respective juice.
If you are using parsley, I suggest pairing it with lemon.  If you are using cilantro, I suggest pairing it with lime.  Either citrus with either herb will work well, so do as you like.  For an added crunch, consider tossing with lightly toasted pumpkin seeds.  Yum!
Juice Boxes
Navel Oranges, Kale, Celery, Spinach, Beets, Apples, Cilantro and Parsley.

Celery_ Cilantro_ Lemon and Spinach
Not so sweet juice_
Juice doesn’t have to be sweet!

On Sunday evening I was invited to be a guest on Mouthful, Michelle Anna Jordan’s KRCB radio show. When I mentioned juicing, she commented that she does not juice because juices are so sweet.  I agree that many juices that incorporate roots and fruits tend to be very sweet, but it is easy to make a juice that is savory. Here is my favorite “not sweet” juice recipe.  

1/2 bunch cilantro

1 handful spinach

1 lemon peeled or whole Meyer lemon

5 ribs of celery.

1 cup of water or ice

I like to run the cilantro, lemon, and celery through a juicer then blend the spinach with a blender.  I add 1 cup of water when I want a room-temperature drink or a cup of ice when I want it cool.  In the summer, the celery is easily substituted for a cucumber.

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