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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
December 5, 2016 
Dear Members,

Laguna Farm will be closed the week of December 19th. We will not make or deliver CSA boxes on December 20th or 22nd.

We will be open during the week leading up to the new year, so remember to come to the farm to gather up your fresh produce to start a healthy new year.

While you are thinking of gifts to give your loved ones, please consider giving a gift from the farm. We have a
holiday department online that features gabled gift boxes, gift certificates, and CSA memberships. These items are on display and available to purchase from the farm as well.

Last week I received several replies regarding my request for volunteers to serve on an advisory board I am calling the “Kitchen Cabinet” as well as folks to join us during our
Day of Action. If you are interested in either one of these opportunities, hit reply (if you have not already) and let me tell you more details.

Eat well,

Jennifer Branham-Burns

Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, carrots, celery, leeks, lemons, cabbage on Tuesday, chard or kale on Thursday.

Carrot, celery and leek is the perfect base for many soups.  Have you ever considered making these three ingredients as the stars?  Try with me this recipe that features our farm fresh produce along with cornbread dumplings.  Carrot, celery and leek with cornbread dumplings.

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, tangerines, celery, lemons, pears, kale and ginger. 
Laguna Farm carrots with citrus and ginger
Warm up this December by combining carrots, ginger and citrus.  Laguna Farm is known for super sweet carrots that are even better after a frost. This week I suggest pairing our carrots with spicy and warming ginger and your choice of citrus. The vitamin C in the citrus is helpful this time of year and the ginger will warm you to your toes.  Remember, with ginger a little goes a very long way so just juice a nub or a finger of ginger at a time.
I hope you enjoy combining the warming fruits and vegetables in your juicing box.  

Does anyone in your life ask what you want for Christmas?  I know it can be difficult to answer this question on the fly.  Here’s an idea.  A citrus juicer!  They are quite affordable (ask for the kind that you plug in, not a hand juicer) and can be found at most kitchen supply stores.  Citrus juicers are different from vegetable juicers in that they rotate and macerate the pulp of the citrus in a way that easily and efficiently extracts juice from lemons, limes, tangerines, oranges and grapefruit.  I purchased my citrus juicer from ROSS a few years ago for only $12.00 and use it all winter long.

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