Happenings on the Farm!


Laguna Farm Newsletter!

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
June 29, 2016 
Dear Members, 

I have been having fun playing around with our ginger citrus grill sauce.  It is available at the farm and in our online store.  While I am not much of a BBQ kind of gal, nor do I find myself grilling my meats or veggies, I do love this grill sauce in fresh spring rolls.  I simply grate cabbage, spring onions, carrots and beets then roll the veggies up in a rice based spring-roll wrap.  The ginger citrus grill sauce is perfect for dipping.  Search out “Vietnamese spring rolls” to learn more.
In other news, we are seeing the first of the summer apples ripen in the orchard.  The Gravenstein is the first of the season and quickly ripens then they are gone.  If you would like a taste of Sebastopol’s heritage apple, sign up for a fruit share or stop in at our farm stand as they will be abundantly available over the next couple of weeks!
Lastly, I am taking care in selecting the size when I put potatoes in the produce boxes to give you russet potatoes of similar size.  I classified them as potatoes perfect for small bakers, potato wedges or little smashers. Each size has their own perfect application, so I hope you are creative and enjoy!
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Lemon Cucumber, Japanese Cucumber, Zucchini or Green Beans, Spring Onions, Russet Potatoes, Garlic, Kale. 

The Best Cucumber Salad

1 cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup sugar of your choice
1½ teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
1 large Japanese cucumber
4 spring onions, thinly-sliced crosswise
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, and salt; set aside. Using a vegetable peeler, peel alternate 1/2 inch-wide strips of skin from cucumber.
Slice cucumber crosswise into 1/8 inch-thick rounds; add to bowl with vinegar along with spring onions and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Chill, then serve. 

Juice Boxes
Cucumber, Kale, Carrots, Spinach, Nectarines, Oranges, Strawberries!

Layered smoothie
Difficult but delicious
Layered Smoothies!  Yummm 
Have you tried blending two or three different smoothies then layering them in a glass?  It is actually way harder than you may think, takes a long time, and if it didn’t taste so great, I might not do it again! Pictured here is my failed attempt at making a red, white and blue layered smoothie using frozen strawberries and nectarines then adding frozen bananas and almond milk then blackberries and bananas.  Although it is not the easiest smoothie I have made, it does taste great and reminds me of those super ice cream sundaes I used to serve at our local ice cream shop.  I think my failing lies in the fact that my banana smoothie was soft and the blackberry smoothie was heavier and more frozen.  As a result, the colors blended.  If I were to freeze each layer for 30 minutes I am sure each color would maintain its integrity.  
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