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Happy Thanks Givens

If there is anything you need in addition to your CSA box that you do not see in the store please let me know. We’d be happy to accommodate where possible to make your holiday shopping a little easier. Don’t forget to order all your dinner rolls and delicious breads from Deux Bakery. We will include them with your share on Wednesday.
We are going to donate a bunch of produce to the Organic Soup Kitchen. They serve plant-based foods for the Santa Barbara community in need, including low-income seniors, cancer patients, veterans, & more. Help us give more by making a $25 donation. We will match that to bring them everything they need to feed our community for the holidays and beyond.
Happiest Thanksgiving from our farm to your table!!! We are super thankful for our community and the support that we receive from you year round.

CSA Contains:
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
CARROTS
CELERY
GREEN BEANS
RED BEETS
LACINATO KALE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
YELLOW ONIONS
RED BELL PEPPERS
PERSIMMONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, CUCUMBERS, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS, GREEN ZUCCHINI

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

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Week of November 15

Next week is the Thanks Givens CSA box. I will get the blog out as early as possible Monday so you can plan accordingly. Please make sure to put your account on hold NOW if you plan on skipping next week. That will help us secure exactly what we need for next week as planning starts earlier than usual.
We will be donating veggies to the Organic Soup Kitchen again this year. Please let us know if you would like to donate a box towards the cause. The CSA will donate $200 and then match every box that’s donated as well.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
BABY SPINACH
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
BASIL
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED BELL PEPPERS
RED BEETS
GREEN CABBAGE
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, ARUGULA, CARROTS, GREEN KALE, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: FUYU PERSIMMONS and SATSUMA TANGERINES from VINCENT FARMS
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Week of November 8th

CSA Contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES
BABY SPINACH
CARROTS
YELLOW ONIONS
RED BELL PEPPERS
CILANTRO
ARUGULA
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
WATERMELON RADISHES from FRECKER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, GREEN KALE, CUCUMBERS, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA FARMING and PERSIMMONS from FRECKER FARMS
*we are doing our best to get you the ripest fruit available

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Week of November 1st

Let our vegetables detox you from the candy you took from the children 🙂 Enjoy the last weeks of summer produce. The temperatures are dropping quick up here in Buellton and we are heading right into winter. Luckily we still have tomatoes growing in Goleta and can still look forward to heirloom tomatoes in the coming weeks!!
Keep us in mind when shopping for Christmas gifts! A two week CSA subscription is the perfect gift of health. And if your giftee ends up signing up for a subscription we will give you a free box of veggies. woohoo!

And just as the weather turns for the cooler the red peppers decided to drop off the radar. We were origionally going to put them in our boxes this week (now replaced with cucumbers), but when we went to pick them the peppers werent there like days before. Thats how things work here on the farm. Enjoy those cucumbers. They are nestled under a greenhouse to keep the temperatures warm enough to produce fruit for us.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE from FRECKER FARMS
CUCUMBERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
YELLOW ONIONS
BASIL
RED TOMATOES
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES, WATERMELON RADISHES, BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUYU PERSIMMONS & FUJI APPLES

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Week of October 25th

We are cruising through our summer veggies and things like red peppers, zucchini and cucumbers will disappear shortly here. Consider making quick pickles, roasted red peppers and other forms of stored veggies so you can enjoy them in the months to come when the days are cold and dark.

CSA Conatains:
CARROTS
YELLOW ONIONS
RED TOMATOES
CILANTRO
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
RED BELL PEPPERS
CUCUMBERS
RED BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ROMAINE LETTUCE from FRECKER FARMS
GOLD ZUCCHINI
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SALAD MIX from FRECKER FARMS, LACINATO KALE, GREEN CABBAGE

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUYU PERSIMMONS and STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
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Week of October 18th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
SALAD MIX from FRECKER FARMS
MINI SWEET PEPPERS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN CABBAGE
GREEN KALE
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GARNET YAMS from Quail H. Farms
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, RED BELL PEPPERS, BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA FARMING

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES from FRECKER FARMS and BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA FARMING
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Week of October 11th

CSA Contains:
RED BELL PEPPERS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED GRAPE TOMATOES
COLLARD GREENS
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
FRENCH GREEN BEANS from FRECKER FARMS
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, ORANGE KABOCHA SQUASH, CUCUMBERS, YELLOW GRAPE TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: RASPBERRIES and/or BLACKBERRIES

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Week of October 4th

CSA Conatins:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
RED GRAPE TOMATOES
GREEN KALE
RED BELL PEPPERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
RED TOMATOES
FRENCH GREEN BEANS from FRECKER FARMS
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN BELL PEPPERS, ZUCCHINI, ROMAINE LETTUCE, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS

Butternut Squash Lo Mein

(For those of us without spiralizers, I figure small chunks would be equally as tasty!)
Ingredients: serves 2
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and spiralized
1 tsp peanut oil or coconut oil, divided
1/2 yellow onion (or 1 small yellow onion), sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups kale or spinach
Sauce:
2 tbsp tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil (plain is fine too, just not as flavorful)
1/2 tsp peanut oil
1/2 tsp ginger (minced, ground or juice)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
topping: sesame seeds
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Food by Mars)

Chick Pea and Green Bean Salad

Ingredients:
½ cup thinly sliced red onion, cut into half circles
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
¾ pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into one-inch pieces
1 15.5-ounce can chick peas, rinsed and well drained
1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons water
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
(Find the full recipe and directions here at A Family Feast)

Kale and Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients:
1 medium butternut squash, cut into ¼ and remove seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small red onion, peeled and diced
1 large garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 head kale, ribs removed and chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste
4 pasture eggs, cooked however you like
1 large avocado, pitted and skins removed
(Find the full list of ingredients here at The Organic Dietitian)

Roasted Garlic & Tomato Lentil Salad

Ingredients:
1 head garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil divided
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved
1 cup red onion sliced
2 3/4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup green lentils
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced red pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at Wendy Polisi)

Week of September 20th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RED BELL PEPPERS
CUCUMBERS
ARUGULA from SUNRISE ORGANICS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
CANARY MELON
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
LEEKS
GREEN KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES from FRECKER FARMS, GREEN ZUCCHINI, CANTALOUPE

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS and CONCORD GRAPES from VINCENT FARMS

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