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Week of April 17th

CSA Contains:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
SPINACH
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
DILL from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ARTICHOKES from TUTTI FRUTTI
TORPEDO ONIONS from TUTTI FRUTTI
RED BEETS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, STRAWBERRIES, GOLDEN BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARD
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
FENNEL
WASHINTON NAVEL ORANGES from VINCENT FARMS

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Week of April 10th

CSA Contains:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
ARTICHOKES from TUTTI FRUTTI
CILANTRO
GOLDEN BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
LEEKS
GREEN KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST Contains:
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
FENNEL
CILANTRO
GOLDEN BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN KALE
LACINATO KALE
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Week of April 3rd

CSA Contains:
STRAWBERRIES
CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
RADISHES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
ARTICHOKES from TUTTI FRUTTI
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED CABBAGE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, CHIOGGIA BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS, STRAWBERRIES, RED LEAF LETTUCE, SPAGHETTI SQUASH from FRESH VENTURE FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
STRAWBERRIES
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
FENNEL
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED CABBAGE
CHIOGGIA BEETS

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Week of March 27th

When we buy chicks from a hatchery, we usually buy only females. Of course we get a few roosters from time to time and they’ve lived out their life pecking around with the ladies. I never gave it a second thought as to what happens to the males. The truth of the situation is that the males are usually crushed alive or drowned at birth. This is why I am so happy to support The Alchemist Farm. They have so many incredible practices that foster chickens health and happiness, and a rooster relocation program is one of them. They find people who want to raise roosters for food or pets so the birds get to live out at least a few happy months. There is so much that goes into a good egg from our farm. It starts at the birth of a chick and ends with that chicken roaming around in tall grass, eating vegetables and fruit with organic grain to supplement and being free to do everything that a chicken loves to do. We are loaded with chicken eggs, so feel free to add a subscription or just pop a dozen into your box this week via our CSA store.
I also wanted to let you know that our CSA program is now supporting a program called “Lunch on Me.” This program redirects a huge amount of food waste in LA to the homeless people who need it the most. They also create programs to help people get back on their feet. I was truly touched by the efforts of LaRayia Gaston who runs this program. I try and get as much leftover produce to our local shelters, but by supporting people who are dedicated to these kinds of missions it helps us all.
We are weeks away from strawberries. And our fruit orchard is in full bloom. Looking forward to all the apricots, peaches, pears and apples this year to name a few.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
LEEKS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
PURPLE SWEET POTATOES from QUAIL H. FARMS
GREEN KALE
SPINACH
GREEN CABBAGE
CILANTRO from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD:
CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS, CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS, HASS AVOCADOS from McCloskey Nursery

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BEETS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FENNEL
GREEN KALE
SPINACH
GREEN CABBAGE
CILANTRO from SUNRISE ORGANICS
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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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