Week of August 16th

CSA box includes:
CANTALOUPE
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RASPBERRIES
BI-COLOR CORN
RED GRAPE TOMATOES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED TOMATOES on the vine (coming to an end)
YELLOW ONIONS
RED BELL PEPPERS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED BUTTER LETTUCE, LACINATO KALE, CUCUMBERS, PIEL de SAPO MELON

FRUIT EXPANSION ADD: RASPBERRIES & BLACKBERRIES

Charred Zucchini Mexican Sweet Corn Salad

Ingredients:
3 medium zucchini, ends cut off and halved lengthwise
1 sweet pepper, cored and cut in half
5 ears sweet corn, husks removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
Dressing
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon agave syrup
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Whole and Heavenly Oven)

Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomato and Zucchini Salad

Ingredients:
2 medium zucchinis
2 ears of sweet corn
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 small avocado, diced
1 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp ranch seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at An Oregon Cottage)

Vegan Chili Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:
FRIES:
1 batch Oil Free Baked Sweet Potato Fries
CHILI:
1 red onion, chopped
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped carrots
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
28 oz. can chopped tomatoes
2 15 oz. can beans (kidney and black)
½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
TOPPINGS:
Avocado
Nutritional yeast
Cilantro
Vegan Sour Cream
Vegan Cheese
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at The Conscious Eater)

Raspberry Melon Breakfast Bowls

Ingredients:
1 ripe cantaloupe, about 2 pounds
½ cup Greek yogurt, or coconut yogurt for dairy free and Vegan
1½ cups fresh raspberries, 6 ounces
½-2/3 cup of granola, I used Maple Cinnamon Granola
Maple syrup or honey for drizzling (although probably not needed says Carolyn)
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Get Inspired Everyday)

Week of August 9th – Summer Bliss Box

We picked some extra lemons for your box this week right from our orchard. Hope you enjoy them. I was surprised to see organic lemons for over $1 each in the store!!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
CILANTRO
RASPBERRIES
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES on the vine
WATERMELON
RED BELL PEPPERS
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, CANTELOUPE, GOLD ZUCCHINI, YELLOW GRAPE TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES & RASPBERRIES

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Happy August

Summer is flying by! It’s already August and melons are rolling in. This week we are featuring one of my favorite melons. It’s a canary melon! Super sweet and crunchy, this melon will be sure to satisfy you on a hot day. I know it looks like a spaghetti squash, but don’t bake it in your oven. I hope you’ve been enjoying the tomatoes. I’m a bit obsessed with the red tomatoes on the vine so I’ve been including them weekly until the crop subsides.
Happy Fiesta to everyone. I think we will stay inside and hide away with the chickens and piggies, but I hope you all have an excellent week!

CSA Contains:
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CARROTS
GREEN BEANS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES on the vine
BLACKBERRIES
RASPBERRIES
CANARY MELON
GREEN ZUCCHINI
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, RED TOMATOES, ITALIAN PARSLEY, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

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Week of July 26th

Summer brings all kinds of sweets. We hope you are enjoying everything and our fruits and veggies have set the standard for how food should taste.
Interested in quail eggs? We are selling them by the dozen. Add quail, turkey or chicken eggs to your box.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
DELICATA SQUASH
RED TOMATOES on the VINE
YELLOW GRAPE TOMATOES
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BLACKBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, LACINATO KALE, GREEN ZUCCHINI, FENNEL from FRECKER FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES & BLACKBERRIES
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Week of July 19th

We are really lucky to be avoiding the hot spots of the Whittier fire at the moment. We do farm property up on El Capitan, but the winds have not pushed the fire our direction. Our blessings go out to the people working so hard to protect us and the people who have been affected by the fire.
We’ve only been farming up in Buellton for about 2 years now, but I’ve noticed a huge contrast between the 30 minute drive from Goleta to the valley. In summer time most of your produce is coming from up here in Buellton with our consistently warm weather. All the summer veggies bask in the heat up here. As the weather cools down we get to continue bringing you variety with the milder climates in Goleta. The farms that are not in use get planted with cover crops and the soil gets to regenerate. We are huge composters and get excited when big loads of horse manure, which otherwise would be waste, show up at the farm. Supporting your local farms ensures that we can continue supporting our earth.
Shop for extra berries, honey and our free roaming farm eggs in the CSA store here.

CSA Box Contains:
GREEN BEANS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
BLACKBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES
YELLOW ONIONS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, RASPBERRIES, GREEN ZUCCHINI, LACINATO KALE, STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION ADD: STRAWBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

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Week of July 12th

Lots of fresh eggs, honey, raspberries and more available to add onto your CSA box. Let us know what you made with your veggies. Tag us #somethinggoodorganics on instagram or share with us on John Givens Farm Facebook page.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
SALAD MIX
RED CHARD
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CAMPARI TOMATOES on the vine
RED ONIONS
CELERY
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, RASPBERRIES, CROOKNECK SQUASH, GREEN BEANS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONATAINS: RASPBERRIES and STRABERRIES
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Week of July 5th

Happy July 4th to all. Hope you are enjoying a long weekend! We are working hard here on the farm to get everything ready for the CSA boxes. LOTS of tomatoes this week, hurrah. We are also within weeks of delicious cantaloupes. You can now add honey from San Marcos Farms right into your box. They’ve strategically placed hives on our farm which are thriving. We are so happy to be able to provide a place where the bees can live and work in a healthy habitat.

CSA Box Contains:
CARROTS
LITTLE GEM LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CAMPARI TOMATOES on the VINE
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
RED ONIONS
BASIL
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, RED CHERRY TOMATOES, EASTER EGG RADISHES, STRAWBERRIES

Fruit Expansion contains: Strawberries from Frecker Farms and Green Plums from Sunrise Organics

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Week of June 28th

We are so happy to introduce San Marcos Farms honey into our CSA store. We are offering Sage Blossom honey in two different sizes. If you’d like to see other flavors please let me know. The bees of San Marcos farms are buzzing around our farm helping make everything we do possible. We are extremely grateful to procide a safe spot for them to do their work.

This is the last week for blueberries. Enjoy! We are looking forward to melons in the next few weeks. Hurrah for summer!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ARUGULA from SUNRISE ORGANICS
PURPLE CHEROKEE HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN BEANS
BROCCOLI
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, RED CHERRY TOMATOES, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, CELERY

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS & SANTA ROSA PLUMS from VINCENT FARMS
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Week of June 21st

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLENHEIM APRICOTS from VINCENT FARMS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN BEANS
BROCCOLI
RED TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, RED CHERRY TOMATOES, LEEKS

FRUIT EXPANSION: SANTA ROSA PLUMS from JOHN GIVENS FARM

Roasted Apricots with Ricotta and Honey

Ingredients:
12 fresh apricots, halved and pitted
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Several sprigs fresh oregano
Olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup fresh ricotta
Honey
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Kitchen Repertoire.)

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken

Ingredients: Serves 2
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh tarragon
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
6-8 large strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
3-4 thinly sliced rings of red onion
¼ cup feta cheese
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at Foodie Crush)

One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken

Ingredients: Servings 2
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter or ghee – melted
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp yellow mustard
3 cloves garlic – minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chives
1 large sweet potato – cut into small cubes (Consider using carrots here)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 cups broccoli – ends removed and cut into florets (DON’T FORGET TO PEEL AND USE THE STEMS TOO!!!)
Salt and pepper
(Find the full recipe here at Real Simple Good)

Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash cut in half, seeds removed
non stick spray
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
pinch of salt and pepper
1 tsp Italian season or use a mix of oregano, basil, thyme
1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese I like to shred my own
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at Domestic Super Hero)

Week of June 14th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN BEANS
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
STRAWBERRIES
GOLD ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BUNCHED SPINACH
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, CHERRY TOMATOES, RED BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: Strawberries and Blueberries from Bella Vista Farms

Quinoa Kale Pesto Bowl with Poached Eggs

Ingredients: Serves 4
1 cup quinoa
½ cup kale pesto (recipe included)
Zest of one lemon
Juice of ½ lemon
4 eggs
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Iron You)

Super Vegan Bowl with Parsley Cashew Pesto

Ingredients: Serves 4
For the parsley cashew pesto:
½ cup raw cashews
¼ cup water
2 cups Italian parsley
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
pepper to taste
To assemble:
½ cup uncooked Israeli couscous
1 pint cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch of Lacinto kale, stems removed
(Find the full recipe and directions here at the Scaling Back Blog)

Farro with Kale Pesto, Zucchini and Parmesan

Ingredients: Serves 4-6
1½ cups uncooked semi-pearled farro
2 small zucchini (or one medium zucchini)
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt
Fresh ground pepper
¼ cup Marcona almonds, chopped (You can obviously use regular or slice almonds if you prefer.)
Shaved Parmesan cheese for serving
For the Kale Pesto:
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
1 bunch Lacinato kale, center ribs removed and chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Fresh ground pepper
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at Domesticate Me)

5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients:
3 medium zucchini
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups packed spinach
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper, to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Two Peas and Their Pod)

Juice Feast Includes:
CARROTS
RED BEETS
CELERY
STRAWBERRIES
LACINATO KALE
CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BUNCHED SPINACH