Happenings on the Farm!


Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
August 16, 2016 
Dear Members, 
   We are happy to say that several members took us up on our great tomato deal with a 20# box for $30. You can choose between early girl and orange blossom.  Laguna Farm will have bulk tomatoes at the farm stand and available online for our members who get their CSA delivered. Pick up a bulk box today!
     With summer nearing a close and kids back to school, Laguna Farm often experiences an upswing in membership.  If you know of someone who might like to start eating locally grown fresh produce, please pass on coupon code: newcsa so they can get $5.00 off their first CSA box. 
     At the very bottom of this newsletter, I have created an “upcoming events” block.  Please check it out and keep apprised of the activities offered at the farm!
Eat well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Carrots, Kale, Cauliflower, Fresh Corn and Tomatoes!
I’m sold on cauliflower rice! 

Cauliflower is being toted as the new rice. Low in carbs and calories but high on flavor and locally grown.  Here is a recipe for cauliflower fried rice that will make your taste buds soar.  
Method: Place raw cauliflower chunks in a food processor and pulse until broken down into rice-size pieces.  If you don’t have a food processor, grate or finely chop the cauliflower.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add cauliflower ‘rice’, salt, and pepper. Cover skillet and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove lid and fluff ‘rice’ with a fork.

In a fry pan, add 3 cloves minced garlic and cook one minute. Raise heat to high.

Add cauliflower, 2 diced carrots, 3 cups snow peas and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Cook, flipping frequently, until veggies become tender crisp and cauliflower begins to brown in spots, about 5 minutes.

Divide among plates and top with sliced scallions and chopped cashews.

CSA trades and exchanges:  If you pick your produce up at the farm, you will see an exchange basket.  This basket is for you to swap produce on the exchange list.  Please limit your exchanges to what is available in the basket, and pay for the items you take out of the store. This way we ensure there is enough diverse produce in the store for everyone.  Thanks!
Juice Boxes
Cucumber, Carrots (2 bunches) , Kale, Berries, Apples, Pear.

Pear, apple, carrot juice! 

Okay sweet juicers the time is here where we have all the ingredients for pear, apple, carrot juice.  This blend, using 1 part pear, 1 part apple, 1 part carrot is enhanced with a sprig or two of fresh mint.  Pour it over ice or consider warming it on the stove.  This paring is sweet and satisfying.

With a Inflatable Obstacle Course juicer, you will chop up the fruits and veggies then run it through your juicer before either warming, icing or drinking as is. 

The blender method involves removing the core and seeds from the pears and apples.  Chopping all fruits and vegetables and adding them to a blender with 1 cup of water.  Blend then press through a sieve and pour over ice.

Upcoming September events!
Please check out our event calendar to see our whole year of upcoming events.
September 1, Laguna Farm Tour 2:00
September 9th, Purple Potluck Party.  4:00
September 24th Weekend Along The Farm Trails. Farm tour and demonstrations.
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