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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm News and Recipes

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
Dear members,
Thank you so much to those of you who did some extra shopping in our farm stand for your Thanksgiving feast and to everyone who featured Laguna Farm produce as a part of your holiday meal.
Laguna Farm Rainbow of Greens
This winter we are embarking on a concentrated membership drive. I have written about this already, and am now ready to ask for your participation. On January 14th, 2017 I am inviting volunteers to join us at the farm for a day of action. The initial plan is to canvas the Sebastopol neighborhoods adjacent to the farm as well as the streets near our neighborhood drop sites. Please mark your calendar for January 14th from 10:00 to 2:00 and join us in inviting our community out to the farm. We will pass out educational material, invitations to our farm events, coupons to the farm stand and special offers for signing up for our CSA program.

In addition to our day of action, I am seeking the advice of members who would like to serve on an advisory committee. If you are new to our CSA or a long-time member, I would love to hear your input. julietta online casino I am calling this group our “kitchen cabinet” and those who would like to participate will help grow Laguna Farm into the future. I strongly believe Sonoma County residents support local, sustainable agriculture. If we could reach just 60 more people who would like to be a part of our CSA, we will move into the spring season with a robust membership that will guarantee our continued growth. Please hit reply if you would like to participate in the day of action or serve on our advisory committee.
Eat well,
Jennifer Branham-Burns
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, b
eets, fennel, delicata squash, saute’ greens, sweet potatoes or tangerines. 

Many of us cooked up elaborate recipes over the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a simple recipe that marries the sweet with the savory and complements eggs, poultry or pasta beautifully.

 
Roasted Delicata Squash
2 delicata Squash sliced in 1/2″ slices
1 T finely chopped fresh Rosemary
1 T Olive Oil
1 t Sea Salt
1/2 t fresh cracked Black Pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400′
Mix all ingredients and lay on a sheet pan in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until soft and slightly golden brown.
The peel of the delicata squash is delicious, so there is no need to peel. Serve warm.
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, baby greens, tangerines, celery, fennel.

Fennel is a very versatile vegetable that pairs well with many other fruits and vegetables.  Don’t shy away from fennel!  It sweetens and enhances an array of your favorite flavors.

Consider marrying the following flavors:

1 part fennel and 2 parts apple.

Fennel and orange (equal parts).

Fennel, celery and cilantro with a squeeze of lime.  This is my personal favorite.  It is pretty strong, so consider pouring over ice.

Fennel and carrot (equal parts).

Fennel, orange and carrot (equal parts).

I have not found fennel and beet to go well together in a juice, so maybe spare yourself and don’t mix these two.  If you disagree and have a way of blending fennel and beet that tastes great, hit reply and tell me your recipe!

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