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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
August 23, 2016 

Dear Members, 

   For the next few weeks we will continue our deal of a 20# box of tomatoes 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 this beautiful weather, it shows in the quality and size of the produce.  Full ears of corn, large fennel and generous bunches of beets with robust greens attached.  Please check out the recipes below and try one of the tips on enjoying your fennel.  
     Do you have any of our CSA bins lying around? We are consistently missing several bins every week and this is a huge expense for us to replace them.  If you are a home-delivery or drop site member who has stacked up some of our bins, please reach out to us so we can get them back.  If you are a farm pick-up member who has taken them home, please drop them back off at the farm.  We would really appreciate it.
    
Eat well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Beets, Fennel, Green Beans, Fresh Corn and Tomatoes!


Caramelized Fennel — the best fennel you will ever eat
caramelized fennel recipe
Putney Farm shares this recipe
This is one of those recipes that you may make as a side dish, then eat it as a meal.  It really is that good!  Fennel, once caramelized becomes sweet, soft and savory all in one.  

Start with 1 large fennel bulb

¼ Cup olive oil

Kosher salt

Black pepper

½ Lemon

Assemble:  Using a very sharp knife, cut the top and bottom from the fennel bulbs and then remove tough or bruised outer layers.  Slice the bulbs in half and then remove the cores from the fennel. Then cut the fennel lengthwise into 1/8 inch slices.

Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the olive oil and then the fennel slices. Spread the fennel out in the pan to encourage browning.

Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping the fennel slices every few minutes, until golden brown.

Remove the fennel from the pan and drain off any excess oil. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice, to taste. 

Serve

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, Beets, Kale, Berries, Oranges, Carrots, Fennel



Carrot, Fennel Orange Juice.! 

This week we have beautiful fennel bulbs that pair so wonderfully with carrot and orange juice. Simply cut your fennel bulb in quarters and juice 2 large carrots for every 1//4 fennel slice.  Both of these vegetables are best juiced through a juicer, but if you are using a blender, add 1 cup of water to the chopped veggies and blend to a puree before straining through a sieve.  Once you have your carrot and fennel juiced, add orange juice to taste.  Fennel and citrus pair perfetly together and with the addition of carrot, the juice is sweet and nourishing.

Enjoy!

 

Tip:  Always remove the greens from your carrots as soon as possible.  The greens draw moisture from the roots and cause them to wilt.

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.
Laguna Farm  | (707) 823-0823 | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | www.lagunafarm.com


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