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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
June 7, 2016
Dear Members,
     I would like to use this newsletter to invite you to a few upcoming Laguna Farm events.  On June 14th and 16th, we are hosting an “open barn”. Everyone is invited to come out to the farm, shop in the farm store, and learn about our CSA.  This is a great opportunity to invite your friends to see what Laguna Farm is all about.
     Our next farm tour is on Thursday July 7th at 2:00.  Come tour the fields, peek into the hoop houses and see how we grow!  The public is warmly invited to these free tours, so feel free to spread the word.
     Finally, please mark your calendar for our CSA member potluck scheduled for August 15th from 4:00 to 7:00. Please join us for this fun, community building event.
      It’s vacation time for many of our CSA members.  If you call to put your CSA on hold, we routinely ask if you are willing to donate it to Food for Thought or the Ceres Project.  By considering your CSA as an ongoing commitment, the farm does not experience a dip in revenue while members go on vacation. Remember, supporting local and sustainable agriculture affords you an array of benefits beyond your weekly produce.
Be well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Cucumber, Zucchini, Carrots, Basil, Super-fresh Potatoes and Parsley.
 

Summer Sandwiches 

Crusty bread slathered with soft goat cheese and topped with cucumber slices and basil is the perfect summertime sandwich.  Grilled zucchini replacing the cucumber and topped off with thinly sliced spring onions can be another alternative.  During the summer months, fresh and light sandwiches paired with a green salad can serve as dinner, saving time and energy from the kitchen.
Sandwiches are not just for lunch, but can be made for breakfast with eggs, soft cheese and fresh greens.  A summer sandwich paired with soup and dinner is served.
Juice Boxes
Cucumber, Kale, Beets, Strawberries, Oranges, Carrots, Nectarines.

 

juice cubes
Remember my juice cube idea?
We are loading you up with carrots as the crop is abundant.  Also, your beets are on the huge side, as you can see.  If you are looking to save time, and want to process your juice box all at once, let me once again encourage you to make “juice cubes”.  Simply juice one vegetable at a time and pour the juice into an ice-cube tray.  Super sweet juices like carrot and beet freeze firmly with the addition of a splash of water. When you want to incorporate carrot or beet into a smoothie or juice, simply blend or thaw the juice cube and you don’t have to drag out the juicer.  Currently my freezer has zip-lock bags of frozen whole strawberries, frozen bananas (peeled), beet cubes, carrot cubes and blended kale cubes.  When I want to make a smoothie, I blend a handful of strawberries, 1 beet cube, 2 kale cubes, 2 carrot cubes, a frozen banana and a fresh peeled orange.  Often I add about 1/2 cup of water or almond milk to get things whirling.
Laguna Farm  | (707) 823-0823 | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | www.lagunafarm.com

Laguna Farm | 1764 Cooper Road | Sebastopol, | CA | 95472