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Week of May 24th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
RED ROMAINE
PURPLE KOHLRABI from FRECKER FARMS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
STRAWBERRIES
SPRING ONIONS
GREEN KALE
CILANTRO
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, GREEN BEANS from FRECKER FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA BERRY FARM
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Week of May 17th

We are happy to have local migrogreens in our box this week. Let us know what you think! Tiny microgreens are packed with huge amounts of nutrients. They are harvested about 5 days after they sprout and can contain up to 40x the amount of nutrients as the mature plants. I think the smooth creaminess of avocados naturally compliment the tiny, flavorful sprouts. All the healthy fats in avocados help distribute the nutrients to your body. And combined they really can help make the perfect meal. Never used microgreens before? Just add the anywhere you could use a little crunch. Top savory dishes and slip them into sandwiches for extra boost of health.

We are adding some extra strawberries to the box this week because some beets were left out two weeks ago. Enjoy!!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES + EXTRA
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
MICRO GREENS from MCCLOSKEY NURSERY
HASS AVOCADOS from MCCLOSKEY NURSERY
LACINATO KALE
SPRING ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: RED ROMAINE LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, ARUGULA, RED BEETS, CARROTS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES
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Week of May 10th

The windy weather up here in Buellton finally got the better of me. I got a pretty bad sinus related cold and it took me down yesterday. This is why your post is coming so late. We are so close to having so many tomatoes on the farm I can taste it. Lots of delicious variety on the horizon, but we came up a little short this week. So we are filling the box with fruit and enjoying every bite.
No apples today as previously planned. More strawberries instead!!

CSA Contains:
LITTLE GEM LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES plus some extra
ITALIAN PARSLEY from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN KALE
YELLOW ZUCCHINI
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA BERRY FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH
SWEET SPRING ONIONS from FRECKER FARMS
KIWI from WILD RIVER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, RED BEETS, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: BLUEBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES

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Week of May 3rd

Happy May! Time is a thief. I have no idea where it went :) Hope you had a great weekend. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for supporting the farm, local & organic produce and our CSA program. We appreciate it so much. Check out the store if you need some fresh out of the oven bread or our free roaming eggs. I love using Turkey eggs for my baby boy. They contain 50% more calories and healthy cholesterol. My little guy is growing quick so it’s a great source of protein for him.

CSA Contains:
CUCUMBERS
YELLOW ZUCCHINI
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED RUSSIAN KALE
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
RED BEETS
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, CARROTS, SALAD MIX, FUJI APPLES, BASIL

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

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Week of April 26th

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BUNCHED SPINACH
FAVA BEANS
ARUGULA
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
HASS AVOCADOS
BIG BOX ADD: SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, RED BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: FUJI APPLES and STRAWBERRIES

Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon

Ingredients:
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups arugula
1 Meyer lemon, or regular lemons
8 oz. smoked salmon
1 Hass avocado
4 large eggs
Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Cookin Canuk)

Easy Fava Bean Dip

(I love having a healthy dip in the fridge so I can snack on veggie in the afternoon when hunger strikes. Fava beans have such a smooth, delicious flavor that will have you looking forward to snack time! Fava beans need to be shelled twice. They come and go so quickly in spring so enjoy them while they last.)
Ingredients:
2 cups cooked fava beans
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Juice of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Garnishes: chopped walnuts, smoked paprika, walnut or quality olive oil
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at The Wanderlust Kitchen)

Farro with Kale Pesto, Zucchini and Parmesan

Ingredients:
1½ cups uncooked semi-pearled farro
2 small zucchini (or one medium zucchini)
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt
Fresh ground pepper
1/4 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 directions here at Domesticate Me)

Cucumber & Carrot Noodle Thai Salad

Ingredients:
Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon smooth peanut butter or almond butter for paleo
1 teaspoon soy sauce, or tamari for gluten free, or coconut aminos for paleo
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
zest and juice of 1 lime
pinch of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or 1 teaspoon Thai chili peppers finely chopped (optional)**
Salad
1 large english cucumber, cut into noodles*
2 large carrots, cut into noodles*
1 large handful of cilantro, chopped
1 small handful of mint, chopped
1 avocado cut into 1″ cubes
¾ cup edamame beans
½ cup sunflower seeds (or peanuts)
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Tastes Lovely)

JUICE FEAST CONTAINS:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BUNCHED SPINACH
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CILANTRO
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
RED BEETS

Week of April 17th

Lots of chicken and turkey eggs for sale. You can find our chickens pecking at the hills around the farm, doing a weeding job better than I’ve ever seen any person do. Our hills got covered with weeds and the succulents underneath were starting to die until the meticulous little chicken beaks cleared the way for them. Happy chickens = happy farm.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
GREEN KALE
LEEKS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
ITALIAN PARSLEY from Sunrise Organic Farms
BUNCHED SPINACH from Sunrise Organic Farms
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CARROTS, FUJI APPLES

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: FUJI APPLES and STRAWBERRIES

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Week of April 12th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
HASS AVOCADOS from
STRAWBERRIES
RED CHARD
RED ROMAINE LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BABY SPINACH
LEEKS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
RED BEETS
BIG BOX ADD: SALAD MIX, STRAWBERRIES, CARROTS, SUGAR SNAPS, LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

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Week of April 5th – Sale on Eggs

Easter is right around the corner. In years past it may have passed right by me, but now that I have a little one those holidays have regained life in my world. In the spirit of hiding Easter eggs, I wanted to send some savings your way. Your eggs are laid fresh in the week that you ordered them. I wonder how long the eggs in the store sit on the shelf before you get to them?

CSA Contains:
LACINATO KALE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
RED CABBAGE
FENNEL
BLUEBERRIES from GOODLAND ORGANICS
CILANTRO
BUNCHED SPINACH
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, LEEKS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES from GOODLAND ORGANICS

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Week of March 29th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
LEEKS
RED BEETS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
HASS AVOCADOS from ORTEGA RIDGE RANCH
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA FARMING
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES

Beet, Banana, and Oat Smoothie

Ingredients: Serves 1
1 small or 1/2 large banana, peeled and frozen
1 small cooked beet, diced (about 1/3 cup)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 ice cubes
(Find the full recipe and instructions here at Turnip the Oven)

Or check out Julia’s Beet, Banana, and Raspberry Smoothie. I like this blog because she gives recipes to moms who only have 1 hand to cook. That’s me!!

Kale, Lentil & Roasted Beet Salad

(A simple kale salad with lentils, roasted leeks and beets, and toasted pecans in a tahini-lemon dressing! Seriously satisfying and so healthy.)
Ingredients: Serves 3
3 leeks (ends trimmed, sliced lengthwise then chopped, thoroughly rinsed and dried)
1 beet (rinsed clean, dried and quartered – remove any rough skin)
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
1/2 cup green lentils, rinsed clean
1 cup vegetable stock (or sub water)
4 big handfuls kale, baby spinach, or spring greens
TAHINI DRESSING
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
3-4 Tbsp good olive oil
Pinch each salt and pepper
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Minimalist Baker)

One-Pot Root Vegetable + Lentil Quinoa Stew

Ingredients:
9 cups chopped mixed root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, potatoes, beets, etc.)
2 shallots, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (or dried herbs of choice; thyme, rosemary, parsley, oregano, basil, etc.)
1 teaspoon salt + pepper
1 – 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 cup green or brown lentils
1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 teaspoon miso paste (optional)*
1/3 cup red quinoa (or variety of choice), uncooked
4 – 5 cups fresh spinach
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
Olive oil, fresh herbs and grated cashews* to garnish
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Simply Quinoa)

Baked Egg in Avocado

(Has anyone ever tried this before? I have to admit I haven’t but it looks amazing. I’d love to put it over a bed of spinach with a little dressing. Any recipe that throws together this easily is my kind of recipe.)
Ingredients:
Avocado
2 Eggs
Sea salt & pepper
Seasoning, optional
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Bravo Paleo)

JUICE FEAST CONTAINS:
CARROTS
FENNEL
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
LEEKS
RED BEETS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
HASS AVOCADOS from ORTEGA RIDGE RANCH
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA FARMING
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, FENNEL

Week of March 22

It seems like all we have growing on the farm this week is cabbage. It’s so easy to slice up really thin and stir fry up into noodles! I love cabbage, but even I’m in need of a little change. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of change this week. I guess it’s time to make due with kale this week while we patiently await sugar snap peas, strawberries and zucchini in the near future!!!! Luckily the greens are extremely beneficial to our health. Let me know what you end up doing with your kale. #somethinggoodorganics and show us your recipes on Instagram.

CSA Contains:
GREEN KALE
CHIOGGIA BEETS
SALAD MIX
BABY SPINACH
LEEKS
HASS AVOCADOS
BLUEBERRIES
RAINBOW CARROTS
CILANTRO
LACINATO KALE
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, RAINBOW CARROTS, RADISHES, GREEN CABBAGE, EXTRA AVOS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA FARMING and FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

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