Week of September 18th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
RED BELL PEPPERS
ATHENA MELON
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN ZUCCHINI
YELLOW ONIONS
GARNET YAMS from DOREVA PRODUCE
BIG BOX ADD: BASIL, GREEN KALE, BOSC PEARS from VINCENT FARMS, CUCUMBERS, CARROTS

FRUIT EXPANSION: FIGS from MAYWOOD FARMS and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
GALA APPLES
CELERY x2
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN KALE
RED BELL PEPPERS
WATERMELON
ROMAINE LETTUCE

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Week of September 11th

I wanted to share a company that I’ve loved working with. Happy Healthy Littles is dedicated to the best nutrition and wellness options for women who are pregnant or postpartum, raising a family. If this information doesn’t apply to you, maybe you know someone who can use it.

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Happy Healthy Littles is an online teaching platform for mom + littles with various resources for the health conscious momma. They have full knowledge on boosting your immunity everyday. They also have a full monthly blog release on holistic living. Dani + Whitney have created both a Prenatal Package and Postpartum Package which is a compilation of all the nutritional information they give women in multiple consults in one concise place. And last but not least, the are offering you a special discount on their fullscript online supplement dispensary which carries all the practitioner grade brands that we as practitioners are now giving you access to. You can link straight to their page by clicking here. Once you create an account you’ll see within a few hours that you have a 15% discount automatically applied to all products! Make an order before next Wednesday the 18th and you will forever and always have that 15% discount applied. Don’t forget to follow them on IG @happyhealthylittles.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
HASS AVOCADOS from RANCHO SAN ROQUE
RED BELL PEPPERS
YELLOW GRAPE TOMATOES (or RED CHERRY)
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
LACINATO KALE
AMBROSIA MELON
RED TOMATOES
RED ONIONS
BIG BOX: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, GREEN ZUCCHINI, ITALIAN PARSLEY, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES & tbd

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED BELL PEPPERS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
LACINATO KALE
AMBROSIA MELON
CUCUMBERS
CELERY
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FUJI APPLES from GIVENS ORCHARD

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Week of September 4th

We are so excited to team up with Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. This location will now be available for pickup not only for the employees, but for the community at large. I was amazed when I got a tour of their kitchen. Usually I would avoid a hospital cafeteria at all costs, but I was intrigued by their production as they’ve been buying our produce for about ten years now. Have you had a meal there yet? They are a no waste facility which means that every piece of the produce gets used. What doesn’t get chopped up directly for their meals gets included into stocks for soups. Their innovation to support local community, while providing high quality, nourishing food for people who need it most, is the wave of the future. Not to mention it all comes at a very reasonable price. It may sound kind of odd, but I can definitely see that being my new lunch spot in the future. Organic produce, Jidori (?) chicken and free range beef to start. In house sauces and tapenades are made. I didn’t get a chance to hit their fro yo machine, but I’m definitely coming back for that. If you live close by the hospital, you can consider making that your new pickup spot and save some $ on delivery.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
RED BELL PEPPERS
RED ONIONS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
SUGAR BABY WATERMELONS from TUTTI FRUTTI FARMS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
HASS AVOCADOS from RANCHO SAN ROQUE
BIG BOX ADD: CILANTRO, YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, CANTALOUPE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BARLETT PEARS from VINCENT FARMS and STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
CELERY x2
RED BELL PEPPERS
LACINATO KALE
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
SUGAR BABY WATERMELONS from TUTTI FRUTTI FARMS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CILANTRO
CUCUMBERS

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Week of August 28th

I hope everyone is getting readjusted with new school schedules. My little dude is starting preschool and it’s thrilling and totally nuts all at the same time. A lot of people are pro at this, so excuse me when I say that getting lunches packed instead of rummaging through the fridge can be a little daunting. Hoping that some of these brightly colored veggies catch your kids eyes and mouths during the day.
We are in full swing of summer time here at the farm. 99% of the items we will be picking straight off the farm the night before you receive them. If you have any good recipes that may include meal prep – pass them along my way or tag us on instagram @somethinggoodorganics.

CSA Contains:
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
RASPBERRIES
CARROTS
CELERY
GREEN CURLY KALE
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
SWEET MINI PEPPERS
ANANAS MELON – SUPER SWEET YELLOW FLESH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS, WATERMELON, APRICOTS from RANCHO SAN JULIAN

FRUIT EXPANSION: APRICOTS from RANCHO SAN JULIAN and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
RASPBERRIES
CARROTS
CELERY
GREEN CURLY KALE
ANANAS MELON
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
WATERMELON
ITALIAN PARSLEY
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Week of August 21st

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
PERSIANS CUCUMBERS
DILL
RED TOMATOES
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
SWEET MINI PEPPERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
EGGPLANT
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: BLACKBERRIES, CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CHERRY TOMATOES, RED ONIONS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY x2
WATERMELON
LACINATO KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BLACKBERRIES
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE

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August 14th – Imperfect Produce

Here on the farm we are big advocates of imperfect produce. That still means that you receive produce that has been picked with in 24 hours of receipt. With produce that fresh it will last in your fridge for weeks. Just imagine how long produce sits on shelves in the grocery store, where none of the food is local and has been plastic-wrapped to make it last as long as possible. In my experience a lot of that produce is rotting as you walk out the store door. Big box grocery stores don’t care about local farms like they care about the bottom line. And as a result you pay for the lack of quality. It’s hard to tell what a farm is really doing when they aren’t even located in the USA.

Imperfect produce means oddly-shaped tomatoes or squash, bug bitten leaves and corn with worms to name a few. It means once in a while you will find a critter in your box, although we try our best to avoid it.

All produce from your CSA box will come from soil that has been treated with respect for the future generations which in turn gives a home to insects — whether we like the looks of them or not, they are important parts of the farm ecosystem. And that soil contains beneficial bacteria that is alive and is good for our gut.

Produce you receive in your CSA box means that we’ve reused most of the packaging, or used little to no packaging to get it to you. And when you return your produce box there is almost no packaging used at all.

Buying from our CSA keeps local workers employed and keeps local land out of the hands of developers, enriching it and preserving it for future use with the water that connects us all in a healthy state of being. After all, without farms there would be no food. And supporting imperfect produce prevents waste which might otherwise have been rejected from the grocery store.

Supporting your CSA and local farmers markets keeps local farming alive and supports the natural process of growing food. The way it’s been for generations before the industrial age. And with your support it will be the wave of the future. We promise the highest quality, best tasting, and most nutritious produce there is to offer.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
MINI SWEET PEPPERS
CANARY MELON
BLACKBERRIES
RASPBERRIES
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
GREEN BEANS
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN ZUCCHINI, CELERY, LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
CELERY x2
LACINATO KALE
WATERMELON
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BLACKBERRIES
RASPBERRIES

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Week of August 7th

CSA Contains:
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLACKBERRIES
AMBROSIA CANTALOUPE
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
FRESHLY DUG POTATOES
SWEET BI-COLORED CORN
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, CUCUMBERS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, RED TOMATOES, BASIL

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and BLACKBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
BLACKBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
CELERY
WATERMELON
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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Week of July 31st

CSA Contains:
BLACKBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
SWEET MINI PEPPERS
RED ONIONS
SWEET BI-COLORED CORN
CUCUMBERS
YELLOW PEACHES
BABY SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARM
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CANTALOUPE, CARROTS, ZUCCHINI, RED TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and YELLOW PEACHES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CELERY
BLACKBERRIES
LACINATO KALE
CUCUMBERS
GOLDEN DORSET APPLES
BABY SPINACH
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Week of July 24th

I noticed last week that a lot of the stone fruit incurred bruising in transit to peoples homes. We like to pick stone fruit at the peak of ripeness so it’s full of flavor. When stone fruit is picked for the grocery stores, it’s picked unripe, and then layered in a lot of plastic packaging to prevent bruising. We are aiming higher and will try and continue to pick mostly ripe fruit, but we are sourcing different containers to pack them in so they arrive safely. Please plan on returning packaging to the farm, schools, or leave it outside your doorstep. Unfortunately we can not accept returns to Whole Foods.
We are including sweet corn in our boxes this week. Please note that organic corn can have a worm nestled in the top of the ear. This is a sign of life and health in the corn and you can simply cut off the top and enjoy the rest. If you’ve never looked into the complete array of pesticides and chemicals that conventional growers use on corn, you should read up on it and be outraged. Those toxic chemicals leach into the soil, our water and are spread by the winds through our air. This corn we grow just happens to be THE BEST I’ve ever had in my life which is just a bonus for corn that is grown with the soil in mind.
We’ve added new products to our CSA store. Please feel free to add products from Sun and Swell foods into your box. Clean cookie, assorted bites and savory snacks can be included with your deliveries. Sun and Swell is a local SB company and all their products are certified organic and PERFECT to satisfy the sweet and salty craving on the go.

CSA Contains:
GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
ATHENA MELON
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
SWEET BI-COLORED CORN
YELLOW ZUCCHINI
LACINATO KALE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BLACKBERRIES
CARROTS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, YELLOW PEACHES, CUCUMBERS, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, RED LEAF LETTUCE

FRUIT EXPANSION: GREEN PLUMS from SUNRISE ORGANICS and YELLOW PEACHES

JUICE FEAST:
GOLDEN DORSET APPLES
CELERY x2
CUCUMBERS
LACINATO KALE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
YELLOW PEACHES

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Week of July 17th

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will personally be picking your peaches for the CSA boxes. It’s a fine line between unripe and the birds eating the fruit so bear with me. The peaches will probably be best sitting on your counter for a day or two. But you can give them a gentle squeeze and if they give at all they are ready to go. ENJOY.
This CSA program has given us the ability to plant our orchard and grow organic fruit for the boxes. Not to mention the 300+ chickens that supply the eggs. THANKS for supporting what we do.

CSA Contains:
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED ONIONS
APRICOTS from SAN JULIAN RANCH or SANTA ROSA PLUMS from GIVENS ORCHARD
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
YELLOW PEACHES from GIVENS ORCHARD
GREEN ACORN SQUASH
GREEN CURLY KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN ZUCCHINI, BI-COLORED SWEET CORN, ITALIAN PARSLEY

FRUIT EXPANSION: GREEN PLUMS from SUNRISE ORGANICS and APRICOTS from GIVENS ORCHARD

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
LACINATO KALE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
YELLOW PEACHES from GIVENS ORCHARD
APPLES from GIVENS ORCHARD
BUNCHED SPINACH
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