Happenings on the Farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
September 14, 2016
Dear Members,
    Save The Date!  September 24th is Weekend Along The Farm Trails.  Laguna Farm will host tours, tastings, a Saturday farm stand and juicing demonstrations.  Please join us and other host farms and see how we grow.
     Last call for tomatoes!  The season is winding down on tomatoes.  Next week will be the last chance to get our bulk tomatoes (20# for $30.)
     Farm pick-up members, did you know you can get milk, eggs and ground beef here at the farm, direct from area farmers?  Freestone Ranch is offering ground beef at $9.00 per pound.  nourish@freestoneranch.com is where you e-mail questions and sign up.  Half Wild Farm delivers eggs weekly to subscribers on a “pre-pay” basis.  Reach out to Marty at farmerrenner@gmail.com to sign up.  Additionaly, you can co-own a cow and pick up her milk here at Laguna Farm.  Homesteaders.for.hire@gmail.com can show you how.
     Laguna Farm is happy to host drop-sites for these farmers.  They have an additional venue to sell their products and Laguna Farm members have a “one stop” CSA experience.
Eat well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Carrots, Radish, Cucumber or Zucchini, Fresh Corn, Tomatoes on Tuesday, Spinach on Thursday.

3 medium carrots

3 radishes

1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Scrub carrots and radishes. Shred carrots using a mandolin, or in a food processor fitted with a shredding disk. Julienne radishes into thin matchsticks.  Transfer shredded carrots and julienned radishes into a serving bowl. Pour in rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey and lemon juice, and toss vegetables to coat evenly. Sprinkle with shredded parsley.  Serve immediately or let marinade in the refrigerator.  This recipe is from Food 52.

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
Carrots (2 bunches) Spinach, Celery, Apples, Asian Pears, Raspberries.
September Raspberries
September Raspberries
 
Jessica Gavin inspired me to blend my raspberries with apples and bananas.  A touch of almond milk made this a creamy, sweet smoothie that celebrates the September harvest.  Consider adding a handful of spinach and turn it into a green smoothie!
Raspberry Apple Smoothie
(edited to adjust for CSA amounts)
Blend in a blender:

1/4 cup coconut water

1 medium-sized bananas

1 cups apple sliced

1 cups raspberries frozen

1/4 cup ice cubes

You can easily substitute soy, almond, hemp, rice or cow milk for the coconut water.  I highly suggest keeping the peels on the apple before you blend them.  These Jonathan apples have a tender skin.

Upcoming September and October events!
Please check out our event calendar to see our whole year of upcoming events.
September:  Special bulk pricing on Tomatoes!
September 24th Weekend Along The Farm Trails. Farm tour and demonstrations.
October 4th and 6th  Winter Squash Days!  Tastings, demos and fun!
Laguna Farm  | (707) 823-0823 | jennifer@lagunafarm.com | www.lagunafarm.com

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