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Week of April 8th

My dear community members,

It’s been my pleasure watching the CSA expand and reach so many more households. With farmers market attendance at all time (understandable) lows, the farm still needs an outlet to keep selling our vegetables. We are looking forward to fostering new relationships for a long time to come.

Please make sure to take it slow when you are picking up at your scheduled location. Regarding pick-up locations please wait for the email confirming your box has been delivered before arriving to pick it up. A gentle reminder to collapse your box and remove your label (if applicable) for easier logistics and to keep drop spots organized. Give yourself extra time as we all navigate through our day being courteous and respectful to others.

We strive to minimize trash and reuse the boxes. COVID-19 can only live on cardboard for 24 hours, and we wait at least a week before they are reused for safety.

I realize that shopping for additional ingredients might be challenging at this time. The recipes below are just for inspiration. It’s time to really get creative in the kitchen and use what we have to make it work. When we get creative, we save time and money and it’s a good habit to get into to prevent food waste.

Thank you for your continued support and stay safe and healthy.

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
LEEKS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN CABBAGE
GARNET YAMS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
GREEN KALE
BIG BOX: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, STRAWBERRIES, SWEET SPRING ONIONS

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES or TANGERINES and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE

JUICE FEAST:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BEETS
GREEN CABBAGE
FUJI APPLES
GREEN KALE
CELERY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
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Week of April 1st

My dear community members,

Our CSA program isn’t just an amazing farm box loaded with freshly picked, local organic fruits and veggies; it’s a movement. It’s tuning into the earth and the seasons. It’s connecting with the community over recipes and stories (even if it’s only through zoom, social media and online for the foreseeable future). It’s giving back to schools and supporting the workers that live in our neighborhoods. Thanks for being a part of what we are doing. We would LOVE to see what you are cooking. Please tag us on Instagram @somethinggoodorganics #somethinggoodorganics and we’ll add it to our story to share and inspire.

A few reminders. Please break down your box. Whether you are picking up or receiving delivery, it just helps us so much time wise. Please be careful not to rip the box when you are collapsing it. We cannot use the boxes if they are ripped. Also our online CSA store closes on Saturday at midnight. This helps us have enough time to plan and order everything. Thanks for your continued patience and understanding.(was misspelled)

We welcome strawberries and spring onions into our boxes this week as a clear signal that spring’s bounty is on its way! We also welcome Wishbone Bone broth into our CSA store. I’ve been using this bone broth for over half a year for cooking and sipping and I’m so happy to offer it to you. Locally made with certified organic ingredients, you can include a jar of frozen broth into your box beginning next week.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
SPRING ONIONS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN CURLY KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CILANTRO
HASS AVOCADOS from SPLENDID PRODUCE
RED BEETS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SALAD MIX, BROCCOLI, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CELERY

FRUIT EXPANSION: TANGERINES and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED BUTTER LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS X2
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN CURLY KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CILANTRO
RED BEETS
CELERY
FUJI APPLES
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Week of March 25th

Hello dear community members,

As you can imagine, our little CSA business has tripled in the past two weeks. Providing the freshest, local organic produce to you keeps my heart full. We our doing our best to make sure every order is filled as we adapt to logistical and staffing challenges. Please note that I am packing and delivering on Wednesdays, so won’t be available to answer questions that day. I come straight home to my two little boys, a bunch of brand new baby chicks and wake up to another round of deliveries on Thursday. I will respond as soon as I am able.

In response to the overwhelming home delivery requests which we are unable to accommodate, we are thrilled to offer a new pick-up site at Third Window Brewing Co. on the Eastside. They are offering curb side delivery from their fridge, as well as their own craft beer.

Lastly, please make sure to collapse your boxes whether you are coming to the farm, receiving home delivery or picking up at one of our locations. It helps us expedite, plus they are easier to store! If you’re unsure of how to flatten your box, see our Instagram video story @somethinggoodorganics.

Stay healthy and safe!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
TANGERINES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
LEEKS
CELERY
LACINATO KALE
BIG BOX ADD: RED BEETS, CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, BUNCHED SPINACH

LETTUCE OF THE WEEK: RED BUTTER
FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES N TANGERINES (not so patiently waiting on berries….promise they are around the corner!)

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CELERY
LACINATO KALE
RED BEETS
CILANTRO
BUNCHED SPINACH
FENNEL
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Week of March 18th – The Farmacy

My thoughts are definitely scattered so I hope I cover everything in this post. We are trying our best to accommodate the overwhelming support for the farm and our CSA program and we are so glad to have this program in place during these especially difficult times. The rain on top of everything else has made things super challenging for us so substitutions may occur without warning.
If you’ve placed an order through our CSA store, substitutions may occur without warning. Example: you ordered a Romaine Lettuce and we substitute Red Leaf Lettuce. If you do not see something that you ordered, we will not charge your account. I am short on employees, taking care of a brand new flock of chickens (egg security for our CSA program) and I have two little kids at home so I am a bit short on time and sleep. Regardless – this is what we love to do and will try our hardest to get it done. Please keep in contact if you have questions/concerns and know that we will always take care of you even if we don’t respond immediately.
It’s important to break down your boxes and stack them neatly outside your house to be picked up or at your pickup location. Schools aren’t in session and we want to be extra respectful while no one is there to attend. And it helps us move quicker and get the deliveries out to everyone in a timely manner.
If you are picking up at a certain location please keep your CSA box there. It helps the CSA program to have centralized drop off points to be able to serve the whole community. At this point in time we are still delivering to ALL locations including our schools which provide a great open environment to grab your food.
People have expressed concerns about washing vegetables. It’s nice to know that the veggies from our CSA program have had less hands touching them as a result of getting them straight from the farm. You can always use a solution of vinegar, lemon and oregano oil for cleaning. I’d advise doing research on the internet to make sure you are getting the outcome you want. I’d stick with food based options to help sanitize if you choose to.
Subscribing to your local farm is having your own personal Farmacy in your fridge. Eating mainly fruits and vegetables and minimizing things that create inflammation in your body is going to help us all stay healthy. Consider a juicer. We are truly in this together and it’s important that we take this time to reconnect to this earth, our families, our community and ourselves. Sending tons of love and health from all of us here at the farm.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED BEETS
BROCCOLI
TANGERINES
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN CABBAGE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, CAULIFLOWER, ARUGULA, LEEKS

FRUIT EXPANSION: TANGERINES and APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LELTTUCE
RED BEETS
FENNEL
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN CABBAGE
CELERY
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
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Week of March 11th

CSA Contains:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CARROTS
BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LEEKS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BEETS
CILANTRO
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
GREEN CURLY KALE
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CARROTS, GREEN CABBAGE, STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and TANGERINES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
CELERY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN CABBAGE
BUNCHED SPINACH x2
BEETS
CILANTRO
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
GREEN CURLY KALE
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Week of March 5th

CSA Contains:
EASTER EGG RADISHES
SALAD MIX from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CARROTS
FENNEL
RED CABBAGE
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS, RED BEETS, SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS and SATSUMA TANGERINES

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
CARROTS
FENNEL
RED CABBAGE
FUJI APPLES X2
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
ROMAINE LETTUCE
ITALIAN PARSLEY

Fennel Kale Chop

Ingredients:
1 large or 2 small fennel bulbs
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and pepper
1 bunch of lacinato kale, stemmed and chopped
1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup toasted pinenuts

herby lemony vinaigrette
1 garlic clove
1 anchovy filet
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. honey or agave
handful of fresh parsley
few basil leaves
juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp. sea salt, to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
(Find the full recipe and details here at The Sprouted Kitchen)

Quick Crispy Cauliflower

Ingredients:
CAULIFLOWER
1 large head cauliflower (stems/core removed, chopped into bite-size florets)
1 Tbsp avocado oil (or sub other neutral-flavored oil with high smoke point)
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp curry powder or shawarma spice blend
1/2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
FOR COOKING
1-2 Tbsp avocado oil (or sub other neutral-flavored oil with high smoke point)
FOR SERVING optional
Fresh cilantro
Toasted slivered almonds*
Fresh tahini
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Minimalist Baker)

Kale Caesar Salad {with Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas}

Ingredients:
For the Crispy Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas
1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp grated lemon zest
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
For the Salad
4 cups chopped fresh kale ( stems removed)
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
For the Caesar Dressing
1 Tbsp olive oil
¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice ( approx. the juice of one medium lemon)
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Simple Healthy Kitchen)

Week of Feb 26th

We are hitting the end of the season for our tangerines. It’s such a pleasure using local fruit. No stickers or packaging is used to get these to you. While I’ve really enjoyed those bites of sunshine, it’s always a sweet sign that spring is on the horizon. Peach trees are blossoming and i’m starting to see bright red berries in the strawberry fields. Sugar snap pea sprouts are pushing their way through the soil and zucchini is on the horizon. In the mean time our CSA box still very much reflects what was planted 3 months ago for the winter season. Follow us @somethinggoodorganics on Instagram to see all the ways you can use a head of cabbage. I’ve notice when cabbage is chopped very finely it becomes sweeter to the taste. When it’s roasted it almost melts in your mouth. And making Sauerkraut can add so much gut health and additional vitamins to your diet. Its abundant on the farm right now and at it’s peak.
If you pick up at our farm in Buellton you will have noticed the mess at the fridge. That’s 300+ fruit trees being planted here. Soon we will be giving fruit tours and most likely start up a fruit box for the CSA. Sick of buying canned beans, my husband is also experimenting with a variety of common and heritage beans. Hoping to be able to offer those for sale at some point in the future.
The chickens have started laying eggs in full swing again so we are opening up our egg subscriptions. Add a weekly or bi-weekly dozen eggs in your box. Just log into your account, click on the “change” button next to your subscription and follow the prompts.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
COLLARD GREENS
CILANTRO
GREEN CABBAGE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE FARMS
BROCCOLI
ARUGULA from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BIG BOX: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, TBD

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES and FUJI APPLES (sorry for lack of variety. it’s the hardest time of year to source local, organic fruit.)

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
COLLARD GREENS
CILANTRO
GREEN CABBAGE
FUJI APPLES
CELERY X2
BUNCHED SPINACH
EUREKA LEMONS

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Week of February 19th

CSA Contains:
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
BABY TURNIPS
GREEN CABBAGE
BROCCOLI
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
CELERY
PURPLE KOHLRABI
BIG BOX ADD: YELLOW ONIONS, SALAD MIX, CARROTS, GARNET YAMS, CILANTRO

FRUIT EXPANSION: TBD

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CELERY
FENNEL
BUNCHED SPINACH
COLLARD GREENS
GREEN CABBAGE
CILANTRO
EUREKA LEMONS

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Week of February 12th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
GREEN CABBAGE
BABY TURNIPS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
YELLOW ONIONS from FINLEY FARMS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, NAVAL ORANGES, tbd

FRUIT EXPANSION: tbd

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
FENNEL from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CELERY
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
GREEN CABBAGE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
CILANTRO
RED BEETS

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Week for February 5th

It’s been quiet on the farm lately. Temperatures dipping down into freezing temperatures the next few days will for sure kill what’s left of the tomatoes on the vine here in Buellton. Here’s hoping that our sacred tomatoes in Goleta survive the freeze for our boxes this week.
We are anticipating our fruit tree delivery this week which will add about 350 more apple, pear, peach and apricots (of all varieties) to our orchard. We’ve come to realize that fruit is just a great addition to our CSA boxes and we want a bigger organic variety to offer. While we look into new chicks for our chicken flock and cleaning out and reorganizing things, the seeds of spring are being planted.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES
YELLOW ONIONS from FINLEY FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
FENNEL
CILANTRO from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, CELERY, RED CABBAGE, SPAGHETTI SQUASH

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS and SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY X2
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CILANTRO
RED BEETS
RED CABBAGE

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