Happenings on the farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter!

 


Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
October 5, 2016
Dear Members,
    This week we are bringing in the abundant fall harvest.  Sweet peppers, eggplant, winter squash and a cabbage the size of your head is filling the farm stand. With an array of winter squash available, we thought we would celebrate by sampling out the different varieties and inviting Danielle Allion Strawn to the barn to demonstrate how to make floral arrangements from foraged flowers, squash and gourds.
Details here!
     Yesterday Liz, our sweet farm store staff member announced that she is moving onto another job that offers full-time employment.  It is with much gratitude that we say adieu’ to her as we look for someone else to fill her position.  If you or someone you know is looking for work on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons into the evening, please refer to our listing on
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     Lastly, as we move deeper into the fall toward winter, we find an influx of new and returning members.  Personal gardens have expired and weekend farm markets are not as inviting.  Please put the word out the Laguna Farm’s membership is open and with coupon code: “newcsa” new and returning members can get $5.00 off their first box upon sign-up!
Eat well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Broccoli, Cucumber or Squash, Leeks, Cilantro, Cabbage and Chard
Laguna Farm cabbage
Cabbage ideas and inspiration.
Cabbage is such a versatile vegetable it adapts to many cooking techniques.  Fermented in a kimchi or kraut, stir-fried with chili sauce topped with eggs, wrapped raw in a spring roll or shaved into a slaw.  If you are ever inspired to ferment your cabbage, now is the time.  The cabbage in your CSA box was harvested the day you received it.  This cabbage grew slowly over the summer months and was not over-wintered. The cells are full, juicy and ready to be pounded into brine.  Aside from fermented, my next suggestion is to enjoy the cabbage raw.  I shredded mine in the food processor along with raw onions, carrots and beets.  Once processed, I massaged in a dressing of tahini, lime and Tabasco sauce. After all the ingredients were incorporated, I rolled the mix up in nori seaweed sheets. With the many different ways to enjoy cabbage, I would like to encourage you to eat it this week.  It will store in the fridge for many weeks, but you loose the opportunity to enjoy the freshest cabbage you can buy.
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, Beets, Apples, Oranges, Cilantro, Chard, Cucumber.
Cilantro blended into a juice of celery or cucumber makes for a refreshing juice that is savory and tangy.  I add a squeeze of lemon or lime before pouring it over ice.
Substitutions for cucumber can be celery. Consider blending in chard or spinach for added greens.
Ayurveda
traditions incorporate cilantro in fresh-pressed juice for a cooling effect for pitta doshas. According to Ayurveda, fresh cilantro is especially good for cooling down pitta in the digestive tract as well as topically for hot, itchy skin issues.
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