Week of March 20th

I recently stumbled upon some health issues. I attribute it to burning the candle at both ends, and maybe lighting a fire on the side too. Sometimes it’s hard to listen to your body until it takes your feet right from under you. I bring this up because I am more clear now, than ever, that food is medicine. If used correctly it can heal your body and possibly prevent you from ever getting into a position of bad health. As I embark on my road back to optimal health I’ll be sharing my story and food tips to nourish and heal the body. I’m positive that vegetables are the key to living a full life, in addition to healthy fats and high quality protein. It’s so important to connect with the earth, soak up this California sunshine and SMILE, because life is good.
This blog is sent out on Mondays. I know for a lot of people, it’s easiest to plan for the week on Saturday or Sunday. We are picking for 9 different farmers markets on Saturday and then when everyone is out selling, we spend the day with our family on Sunday. On Monday we get to regroup and see what is going to be best for the CSA. Then juggling a toddler, I get this blog out as soon as I possibly can 🙂 Thanks for continuing to support our farm, local and organic produce. I absolutely love our community.
Did you know that your cauliflower comes wrapped in it’s own leaves? We feed those leaves back to our chickens and make sure the boxes are returned to the supplier for reuse. It’s small things like that, that make a big difference to us.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN CABBAGE
RAINBOW CHARD
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, GARNET YAMS, ENGLISH PEAS, FUJI APPLES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FUJI APPLES
GREEN CABBAGE
RAINBOW CHARD
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FENNEL
CELERY

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Week of March 13th

I am really happy to have now fulfilled all our egg subscriptions on our wait list. If you would like to have a dozen of our organic eggs added to your subscription you can log in here at www.farmigo.com/account/somethinggoodorganics, click on the “change” button next to your subscription and follow the prompts. You can also shop for them in our CSA store now. We hope you enjoy all the farm goodness coming your way this week.

CSA Contains:
WHITE CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BABY SPINACH
RED CABBAGE
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SALAD MIX, LEEKS, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, RADISHES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BABY SPINACH
RED CABBAGE
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO

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Week of March 3rd

Our winter produce is holding strong. We are excited for more rain on the horizon, but it’d definitely making a big impact on the crops and we will see it unfold over the next few months. I’m really excited for our fruit trees this summer. We have been pruning them back and hoping for lots of peaches, pears, plums and apples this year. In the near future we are looking forward to sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower and more. Keep in touch and let me know what you are cooking.

CSA Contains:
ARUGULA
CARROTS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
FENNEL
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN CABBAGE and ENGLISH PEAS from TUTTI FRUITI, CILANTRO

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
RED BEETS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
FENNEL
CILANTRO
FUJI APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARDS
GREEN CABBAGE
GREEN KALE
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Week of February 27th

We don’t include dandelion greens in the boxes very often. They have a bitter taste and I know it’s not everyone’s favorite thing to eat. But dandelion greens are actually a really helpful food to add to your diet for a number of reasons. They are rich in minerals and they are also very high in prebiotics. Prebiotics are the food for those good probiotics in your gut that make everything run smoothly. You can make something as easy as a White Bean and Dandelion Green Pesto, or fry them up with some onions or make the baked egg recipe we have below. I also like to chop them up into salads with a honey mustard salad dressing and nutritional yeast. The yeast really balances the bitter. Try eating those first as they are probably the trickiest to store in the fridge and tend to wilt quickly.
I think the favorite part about the CSA box lately is adapting the recipes that I find to what I have on hand. Saving myself a trip to the grocery store means I save major dough and I use up what we have in the house which creates less food waste. Also I’m saving a lot of time and gas which is always in short supply. And I know that the veggies in the box were picked within hours of receipt. That means they are at their nutritional peak and chalked full of high vibrations. This is not just food, it’s serious medicine for your body. Let us know what you are cooking by tagging us @somethinggoodorganics on Instagram.

CSA Contains:
GREEN KALE
CARROTS
GREEN LETTUCE
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
GREEN CABBAGE from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
LEEKS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED DANDELION GREENS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH from FINLEY FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD, RED LEAF LETTUCE, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARD and BLUEBERRIES from FRESH VENTURE FARMS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BEETS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
GREEN CABBAGE from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FENNEL
BUNCHED SPINACH
DANDELION GREENS
FUJI APPLES
GREEN KALE

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Week of February 20th

I always associate December with winter time. By the time it’s February shouldn’t we be well into spring 😀 Just kidding. This is coming straight from a girl who grew up with all four seasons but is now fully acclimated to the California sunshine. February seems to truly be winter on the farm. Tomatoes finally come to an end, strawberries are still on the horizon and all the crops are growing so very slowly due to the shorter days and chilly nights. We look to our neighboring farms to supplement the boxes and our love of brassicas to carry us through. Oh..and a sweet carton of plump juicy blueberries for a little extra sunshine.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
SALAD MIX from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
CILANTRO
RED RUSSIAN KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FENNEL
BEETS
SHALLOTS from FINLEY FARMS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, ARUGULA, PINK LADY APPLES, BRUSSELS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and PINK LADY APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
CABBAGE
CILANTRO
RED RUSSIAN KALE
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FENNEL
BEETS
PINK LADY APPLES
LACINATO KALE
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Week of February 13th

Rain and more rain. Such a beautiful thing. We can’t plant anything in the muddy ground and we are loosing crops that are flooding in certain areas. We are getting our butts kicked by these recent storms, but I don’t care because we need the rain! In 3ish months you may get a box full of strawberries and cherry tomatoes due to our lack of variety though 😀 We are lucky to be surrounded by organic farms and I will do my best to make sure to keep the veggies coming.
If you stumble upon an aphid on your Brussels make sure to thank a farmer for not using chemicals on your food.
You can simply trim off the areas where you see them, or remove more leaves until you’ve reached a layer where they are no longer present
Or if after trimming and removing a few leaves there are still some aphids and it seems a waste to cut away more sprout to remove them, use a soft-bristle brush under a little running water to clean remaining aphids out of the crevices.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
ROMANESCO CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES, CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, FUJI APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARDS, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
FUJI APPLES
GREEN CABBAGE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
FENNEL
ITALIAN PARSLEY
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Week of February 6th

Please enjoy these veggies while we sift through the mud 🙂 It’s been quite the week here on the farm. Loving the rain, but looking forward to drying up a bit so we can get things back in order. Then hopefully more rain in the future!
Shallots have been an addiction of mine lately. Do you make your own salad dressing? You should. If you’ve ever read the back of the labels of store bought salad dressing you will generally never find good ol’ olive oil. And usually way too many ingredients you can’t pronounce. Usually high expeller pressed safflower or canola oil which aren’t the best for your body and can actually cause inflammation. So getting back to home made, it’s quite simple to do. Just chop up some shallots and add them to some olive oil, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup (or honey). It’s best if you can do it in advance. That way the flavor of the shallots can really marry with the rest of the ingredients.

CSA Contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED TOMATOES
SHALLOTS
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
COLLARDS
CILANTRO
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CHERRY TOMATOES, CARROTS, PINK LADY APPLES, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and PINK LADY APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
COLLARD GREENS
CILANTRO
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
FENNEL
PINK LADY APPLES
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Week of January 30th

Things are drying up here on the farm after that rain we had last week. Hopefully looking forward to a little more this weekend. I have baby chickens running around our yard. They will start laying in about 5 months, but in the mean time our full grown chickens are kicking back into gear. We are looking forward to fulfilling all egg subscriptions within the next few month here. We are also upgrading their coops with new nest boxes and looking forward to a solar project to keep them warm next cold season. We couldn’t do it without the support from our CSA program so THANK YOU!
Winter time is spent pruning trees, getting land ready for the spring and cleaning up here on the farm. We are looking forward to broccoli, sugar snap peas and more cauliflower coming soon here.
For anyone who was expecting blueberries, we fell a little short with them this week and could only put them in the Larges Shares. We will be putting some crunchy, sweet and tart pink lady apples in the box though. We hope you enjoy. I already see buds on our apple trees in our orchard. REALLY looking forward to having those in the box.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
RED TOMATOES
RED BEETS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, PURPLE CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS, CILANTRO, BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE and SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
*This is the very end of tangerine season. We hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as we have!

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
PINK LADY APPLES
RED BEETS
CILANTRO
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
MANGO ORANGES from OLSON FAMILY FARMS
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Week of January 23rd

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CILANTRO
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
ROMANESCO CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
YELLOW ONIONS from FINLEY FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED BEETS, CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, CHERRY TOMATOES, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

Juice Feast Contains:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CILANTRO
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
RED BEETS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

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Week of January 16th

Let me preface this paragraph by: I LOVE THE RAIN! I will take it any day, anytime. The rain and the strong winds definitely add their fair share of work to the equation. We will surely spend the next few week reassessing how things are built as they flap around in the wind. And put off planting spring crops as we wait for the mud to dry up. I’m looking forward to putting solar electricity in the chickens to keep them warm when bad weather stirs up. And solidifying their coop to a whole new level.
Please make sure if you are picking your box up at the farm this week that you drive slowly and carefully and take note of the mud and puddles. It’s super slushy here. And if you make any delicious soup this week, take a picture and send it our way!!
And send us good vibes on Wednesday while we put together your veggie boxes in the rain!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
YELLOW ONIONS
PURPLE CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
ARUGULA
GREEN KALE
RED BEETS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES, RED TOMATOES, BUTTERNUT SQUASH

FRUIT EXPANSION: PINK LADY APPLES and BLUEBERRIES

JUICE FEAST Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
FENNEL
LACINATO KALE
GREEN KALE
RED BEETS
RED TOMATOES
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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