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Laguna Farm Community Shared Agriculture

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In order to increase our CSA over the summer, we are inviting folks to use coupon code (newcsa) when signing up for the first time.  Please tell a friend that their first produce box can be discounted by $5.00.

Vacation Time!
Please remember, while you are on vacation, we are working to ensure that local, sustainable food is available in Sonoma County.  Consider continuing your support of local agriculture even while you are away.  This way your farm will be financially solvent and available when you return.  DONATE your box rather than “skip”
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Laguna Fresh Produce
Are you getting a weekly produce box and want another one added on?  Would you like a juice box in addition to your produce box? You can order an additional box here.  The advantage to going this route is that delivered boxes will not have a double delivery fee.
Laguna Farm Juice Box
If you would like to get a juice box instead of a produce box, we can switch your box over.  Just give us a call.  Many members are opting to get a produce box one week and a juice box the next week.

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June 17, 2014

Laguna Farm Happenings!

Dear Members,
Many CSA members are enjoying our juice box in addition to or in place of their weekly produce box. This new offering has stirred up several informative conversations about the best ways to consume your fruits and vegetables.  I have often heard “juice your vegetables and eat your fruit”.  Suggesting that the raw fiber of vegetables can be difficult to digest while omitting the fiber from fruit and only drinking fruit juice could spike your blood sugar.
     I think that the best way to eat your fruits and vegetables is a personal decision and whatever works for you, is best for you!
     Being a part of a small family with a growing 12 year old boy, I like to have ready to eat “snack” veggies in the fridge.  A glass bowl with lid containing topless carrots, cut celery and a few radishes or turnips are nibbled on whenever Cody is looking for something to much on.  I have also started making “fruit cups” where I cut up fresh fruit to pack in 1/2 pint or full pint jars.  This gives kids the variety of fruit they like and reduces the waste that often occurs when they grab a peach or nectarine and can’t finish it. I got this idea as an adaptation of the increasingly popular Salad in a Jar. For me, I enjoy my morning smoothies.  I freeze fruit and have it ready to blend with vegetable juices and greens like kale or spinach.Fruit Cup in a Jar
Every week I juice a bunch of carrots (if we have them) and beets to blend into my fruit smoothies.  I never like composting the beautiful fiber that the juicer extracts from these vegetables, so I often add the beet and carrot fiber into my FAVORITE Carrot and Beet Sun-burgers. My adaptations to this recipe are to use only 1/2 cup of cheese and I use smoked cheddar.  I also use the beet and carrot pulp with a bit of grated beets and carrots for texture.   Sun-burgers
So however you enjoy your fruits and vegetables, ENJOY them! And with a little bit of pre-prep work they can be easy to eat as a grab and go!
Be Well,
Jennifer Branham

Produce boxes 
Salad mix, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, cucumber, spinach, basil.
Have you noticed that Laguna farm has Lemon Cucumbers in a pale green/yellow color?  You want to avoid the bright or dark yellow lemon cucumbers as they are over ripe, could have seeds and the skin is tough needing peeling.
 

Juice Boxes Contain:
2 bunches of carrots, celery, valencia oranges, apples, spinach and strawberries.
 

 

In the main portion of the newsletter, I discuss how you can use the pulp of the carrot in a wonderful sun-burger recipe.  Pulp or fiber can also be added to quick breads, back into smoothies and in pancakes.  Resist tossing it in the compost and try it in an ingredient in many of your favorite foods.

 

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Film Fest Documentary
Laguna Farm’s sponsored film, After Winter, Spring was voted “Best of the Fest”.  If you missed it in March, join us for a re-showing of this moving film on Friday June 27th at 7:00 pm at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

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1764 Cooper Road
Sebastopol,, CA 95472

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