Happenings on the Farm!

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Laguna Farm Newsletter
Laguna Farm News and Recipes

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
October 18, 2016
Dear Members,
    The farm experienced a good soaking with the weekend’s rain.  Still, we are able to harvest tomatoes, summer squash and raspberries.  Moving into the fall we look forward to a big potato harvest, beautiful winter squash, sweet potatoes, onions and an array of roots and cooking greens.  Are you sick of zucchini yet?  I’m not…. but it is just about time to say goodbye to these summer favorites until next year.
     Have you ever thought about having an entirely local Thanksgiving dinner? With the bounty that is Sonoma Counties harvest, and just a few adaptations, you can localize your Thanksgiving feast.  Forget the corn, it is out of season. Replace cranberries for apple chutney, order your
Willie Bird turkey and know your Laguna Farm box will feature the best of what our farm has to offer.
Likely:  Salad, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, chard, sugar pie pumpkin and parsley.  As always we will be closed on Thursday (Thanksgiving).  We will make and deliver the Tuesday boxes on Tuesday and the Thursday boxes on Wednesday. This way we will all be able to make our feast and take the day off too!  If you have any questions about our holiday schedule, reach out!  We will be happy to explain the schedule change.
Eat well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard.– Carving pumpkins for those who didn’t get one last week.
Cauliflower with leaves.

Cauliflower Rice With Cilantro

1 onion, medium dice
1 large head cauliflower
1 bunch cilantro finely chopped
 1 – 2 Tbsp olive oil
Toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish.
Chop your cauliflower into florets.  Pulse in a food processor until it is a rice like consistency. Saute’ one onion in olive oil until just caramelized. Add the cauliflower to the pan and saute until just slightly colored. You can taste the cauliflower and decide when to turn off the heat.  I like mine just a little crunchy.  Once the cauliflower is done to your liking, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes. Stir in chopped cilantro.  Transfer to a serving dish and top with toasted pumpkin seeds.
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) Chard, Cilantro, Ginger, Pears, Oranges.
With two bunches of beautiful carrots in your juice box, I am inspired to give you several ways to enjoy them in juice.
1.  Juice your carrots and use the juice as a liquid in a smoothie.
2.  Combine carrot with orange and a small nub of ginger.
3.  Juice carrots, and put in a blender with pear and frozen berries.
4.  Juice all your carrots and freeze in ice cube trays to add to your smoothie when carrots are not abundant.
5.  Juice carrot, apple and pear.  Warm on the stove with a cinnamon stick and 2 cloves. Once warm, serve in a mug with a splash of almond milk.
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