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Laguna Farm Newsletter

Laguna Farm News and Recipes

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
January 2, 2017
Dear Members,

I hope your year is starting off happy and healthy!  It was fun seeing members come to the farm last week and stock up on salad fixings and juicing fruits and vegetables.  The new year is a great time to recommit to healthy eating. During the holidays, many of us consume extra calories, processed sugar, an extra glass of wine and heavy carbs and fats.  I personally don’t think that is a bad habit as I usually go into the winter months with an extra layer of fat. Once January 1st comes, I am ready to hop back on my bike, add another juice to my day, make big salads for meals and replace chocolate and cakes with tangerines and pears.  Please join me in a healthy and happy new year.
Have you RSVPd to the
Laguna Farm Day of Action on January 14th from 10:00 to 2:00? We will host interested CSA members at the farm and canvas the neighborhoods of Sebastopol to invite our community to enjoy local farm-fresh agriculture.  The barn will be alive with our farm-stand open, samples, juices and information. We could really use a few more volunteers, so please join us and don’t hesitate to hit reply if you have any questions.
Eat well,

Jennifer Branham-Burns

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!
Produce Boxes
Salad, cauliflower, tangerines, kale, beets, garlic, delicata squash.
Laguna Farm delicata squash

Delicata squash, a farm favorite!

 
To roast the delicata squash, simply d
rizzle olive oil into the bottom of baking dish to coat. Cut the delicata lengthwise and remove the seeds. Season squash
halves with salt and pepper; arrange into baking dish with flesh side down. Bake in a preheated oven at 400′ until a fork easily pierces through the skin and flesh, about 25 minutes.
To pan-fry, cut the delicata lengthwise and remove the seeds. Slice the cut halves into 1 inch half moons.  Place in a pan with olive oil, butter or ghee and brown each side.  Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
Want to get fancy?  Consider stuffing your delicata halves with pumpkin risotto, curried vegetables, parsley quinoa or maple syrup glazed onions.
However you enjoy your delicata, remember the skin is eatable and quite delicious!
Juice Boxes: Beets, kale, carrots, oranges, tangerines, lemons, celery, ginger.
Orange_ ginger_ carrot

 

I spent the first day of 2017 enjoying this beautiful juice that I made from oranges, tangerines, carrot and ginger.  It was very cold on Sunday and I needed a refreshing, filling, warming juice to enjoy throughout the day.  This one did the trick!

 

Recipe:
1 bunch carrots
6 oranges
2 tangerines
1/2 inch piece of ginger

1 cup warm, filtered water

I juice the citrus in a citrus juicer and added it to the carrot / ginger juice that I juiced through my vegetable juicer.  Because I was looking for a warming juice, I enjoyed it at room temperature after adding a cup of warm, filtered water.

 

I often add water or ice to my juices.  Why?  Because I always want to be more hydrated, consume more water and extend my juices.  This is a personal choice and I suggest you try it to see if it is something that works for you.

 

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