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Week of August 15th

A toast to the magical cilantro. Cut the bottoms off like a fresh bouquet of flowers and stick it in a glass of water on your counter top. This will help it stay fresh longer and help remind you to use it. Let’s look at the top 8 benefits of this powerful and medicinal herb:
Rids the Body of Heavy Metals.
Protects Against Oxidative Stress.
Lowers Anxiety and Improves Sleep.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels.
Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease.
Prevents Urinary Tract Infections.
Settles Digestive Upset.
Protects Against Food Poisoning.

Search for a cilantro dressing recipe on Google that sounds good to you. This way you can literally use a full bunch of cilantro at once and reap the benefits on something as simple as a salad.

CSA Contains:
BLACKBERRIES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CILANTRO
CANTALOUPE
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS, HASS AVOCADOS from VINCENT FARMS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GREEN KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
BLACKBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
HASS AVOCADOS
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
GREEN KALE
CILANTRO
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES

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Week of August 8th

When you eat broccoli, do you often find yourself throwing the stems away? Let’s stop doing that ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t let the crowns have all the glory. You’ll want to start by determining just how tough their exteriors are, peeling them off if they’ve grown too wooden with time. Most of the time, I prefer to eat the broccoli stems raw, either tossed into a salad or arranged on a plate and drizzled with some olive oil and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. They don’t need much else. It makes for a fun little predinner snack for the cookโ€”just a treat, nothing that will ruin your appetite.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BLACKBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES on the vine
BROCCOLI
CANTELOPE
GREEN BELL PEPPER
RED ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN BEANS, CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, YUKON GOLD POTATOES, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and YELLOW PEACHES
(Let us know how we are doing. I treat the peaches like little babies, but I want to be sure they are making it to your counter without bruising.)

JUICE FEAST
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
BLACKBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
WATERMELON
LEMONS from VINCENT FARMS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO and DANDELION GREENS
GREEN KALE

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Week of Aug 1st

Did you know tomatoes and onions are best stored on your counter top? If you slice into them, you can put them in an air tight container in the fridge, but it’s best to consumer them as soon as you can. Enjoy.

CSA Contains:
BROCCOLI
CARROTS
GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES
CANTELOPE
RED ONIONS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, BLACKBERRIES, POTATOES, GREEN KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: PEACHES and BLACKBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
CARROTS
LEMONS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CANTELOPE
BLACKBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS

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Week of July 25th

When watermelon and corn collide I feel like summer has truly arrived. Please note that you most likely will find a worm in each ear of corn. These worms are harmless and can be tossed in your yard for some lucky bird to find. It’s best to discard of the worm as soon as possible so they don’t continue to eat the corn. I feel lucky to be able to offer organic corn. Companies like Bayer and Monsanto are HUGE into Genetically Engineered Corn, touting that it will use less pesticides than normal conventional corn, but pollinators are still taking a big hit. Corn is far from the only crop treated by chemicals, insecticides and fungicides, but it is the largest use of arable land in North America, and pollinators like honey bees rely on corn as a major protein source. Check out Panna.org for more information. If you aren’t outraged you don’t have enough information. Thanks for continuing to support organic food and a healthy open space for bees to do their magic.
The watermelon you receive will be ripe and ready to go. We have a watermelon whisperer on staff who is picking it especially for you ๐Ÿ™‚ Watermelon is mostly water, combined with an honorable fiber content. This combination fills you up and leaves you satisfied longer than any sugary, fat laden dessert. And with these hot days, it sure feels great to sink your teeth into a slice of cold melon.

CSA Contains:
WATERMELON
BI-COLOR CORN
GOLD and/or GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED TOMATOES
YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES
YELLOW ONIONS
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, CHERRY TOMATOES, CORN, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: YELLOW PEACHES from GIVENS & STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

CSA Contains:
WATERMELON
GREEN KALE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CELERY
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED TOMATOES
RED BEETS
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
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Week of July 18th

Need more lettuce in your life on a regular basis? I do too. Introducing our “Lettuce of the Week” subscription. Sign up for our weekly lettuce subscription and we will pick the best lettuce of the week and add it to your box. Add it onto your subscription when you log into your account at www.farmigo.com/account/somethinggoodorganics. Just click on the “change” button next to your subscription and go through the prompts to make this a part of your weekly routine.
We currently have about 70 chicks growing right now for eggs. We are looking forward to having more eggs in the near future.

CSA contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
YELLOW PEACHES from OLSON FAMILY FARMS
HASS AVOCADOS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
CILANTRO
RED TOMATOES
RED AND/OR YUKON GOLD POTATOES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
CARROTS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, HEIRLOOMS, STRAWBERRIES, LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and YELLOW PEACHES

JUICE FEAST CONTAINS:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
YELLOW PEACHES
HASS AVOCADOS
CELERY
RED BEETS
CILANTRO
RED TOMATOES
CARROTS
LACINATO KALE
LEMONS
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Week of July 11th

In the wake of disaster I was left to realize with a reminder of how overwhelmingly amazing our community is. I live up in Buellton, but after a fire burned through the Givens’ 25 year old home in Goleta this past week, people reached out from every nook and cranny of my life to make sure that we were taken care of. And we are. It will take a long time to rebuild what was lost and obviously not everything can be replaced, but it’s most important that our family is still together. We just need to keep going, as the farm work does not stop for anyone, and focus on keeping our community healthy and vibrant. We look forward to continuing to nourish you guys as you do everyday for me with your positivity and resilience. Thank you for being a part of our CSA program, continuing to support us at the farmers market and your local grocery store. We couldn’t do this without you.
We ended up with an abundance of basil this week on the farm. I thought it would go perfect with the eggplant and tomatoes in the box. Make sure to keep basil cool and dry to prevent it from wilting. We will pick it Wednesday morning to help ensure vibrancy when you receive it.

CSA Contains:
ARUGULA from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
WHITE NECTARINES from OLSON FAMILY FARMS
RED BUTTER
GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BASIL (PURPLE AND/OR GREEN)
RED TOMATOES
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
EGGPLANT
BIG BOX ADD: HASS AVOCADOS, GREEN KALE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, CHERRY TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: WHITE NECTARINES and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
WHITE NECTARINES from OLSON FAMILY FARMS
CELERY
RED BEETS
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
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Week of July 4th

As we celebrate America and this phenomenal country of ours, it is a reminder to celebrate the people behind the scenes that make our country so great. Migrants and immigrants make America great because they made America. I personally, am deeply appreciative to all our workers that labor SEVEN days a week, without rest and show up every single day rain or shine. They represent the many sons and daughters of immigrants to whom we should be thankful โ€” not only those who work in our fields, construction sites, kitchens and bathrooms but also those in the corridors and labs in our hospitals. I TRUELY believe that immigration is the cornerstone of what makes this country so prolific.
As we are enjoying all the abundance in our lives, let’s stop and celebrate our many cultures, races and all our differences. Most of us are descended from migrants and refugees and immigrants. This is who we are as Americans. And the best measures of our greatness are found in a history of respecting diversity as a source of strength.

CSA Contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
WHITE NECTARINES from OLSON FAMILY FARMS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED TOMATOES
CHERRY TOMATOES
GREEN BELL PEPPERS
YELLOW ONIONS
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, PURPLE GREEN BEANS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, GREEN KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: WHITE NECTARINES and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
WHITE NECTARINES from OLSON FAMILY FARMS
GREEN KALE
RED TOMATOES
CELERY
GREEN BELL PEPPERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CUCUMBERS

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Week of June 27th

We will be making boxes next week, July 4th. There will be all sorts of grillable and awesome veggies in it so you can make delicious things to eat with friends and family. We are in full summer swing here on the farm. I’m happy to have green beans this week as I shed a tear for the snap peas that are no longer around. We are also looking forward to bell peppers and melons in the near future.
If you need to put your share on hold, simply sign into your account here at www.farmigo.com/account/somethinggoodorganics, click on the “delivery hold” tab and enter the dates you need to skip. Just make sure to give us at least 3 days advance notice.
Your avocados and nectarines are ripening up as we speak. We try not to put completely ripe fruit in the box so it doesn’t get damaged in transport, but we’d like to make it ripe enough so you can eat it in the current week. It’s a balancing act to say the least. Keep the fruit on your counter top until you feel it is ripe enough to eat, and then put it into your fridge.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
HASS AVOCADOS from FRECKER FARMS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
YELLOW NECTARINES from OLSON FAMILY FARM
STRAWBERRIES
LACINATO KALE
RED TOMATOES
CILANTRO
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, WHITE NECTARINES from OLSON FAMILY FARM, CUCUMBERS, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: WHITE NECTARINES and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
GREEN KALE
CELERY
YELLOW NECTARINES from OLSON FAMILY FARM
STRAWBERRIES
LACINATO KALE
RED TOMATOES
CILANTRO

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Week of June 20th

It’s the last week for sugar snap peas!! Enjoy them while you can. We will be moving right into green beans in the next few weeks. I’m pleased to introduce you (or reintroduce you if you’ve been a member for a while) to our heirloom tomatoes. Purple Cherokee Tomatoes are very low in acid and super sweet. All tomatoes store best on your counter top. Do not put them into the fridge unless you’ve cut into them, and then try and consume within a day or two.
I just want to make a toast to acorn squash really quickly here as well. It comes and goes really quickly on the farm because it doesn’t store for a long time like a butternut squash. This little squash is extremely nutrient-dense for its size. It has a diverse range of nutrients which are going to benefit your health in a broad way. It is rich in dietary fiber. And for the vitamins and minerals, it has significant levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, thiamin, and other B-family vitamins, and its range of minerals is truly impressive, including potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorous, and calcium. So eat up and thank a farmer ๐Ÿ˜‰

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
RED OAK LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
ACORN SQUASH
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
CHERRY TOMATOES
LEEKS
HAAS AVOCADOS from FRECKER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, ZUCCHINI, BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH

FRUIT EXPANSION: PEACHES from VINCENT FARMS & STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
LEMONS
ITALIAN PARSLEY & MINT
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN KALE
LATE LANE NAVEL ORANGES from VINCENT FARMS

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Week of June 13th

We are enjoying the last weeks of sugar snap peas and moving onto green beans in a few weeks. I’m really excited to have our first tomatoes of the year. You can order some extras in our CSA store, just please be flexible on the color you receive (red or yellow). We are also still going strong with strawberries and looking forward to blackberries and raspberries in the near future. ENJOY!
Want a free box of veggies? Make something delicious from your CSA box, post it on Instagram and tag us @somethinggoodorganics. We will hand out one free box every month.

CSA Contains:
CHERRY TOMATOES
BROCCOLI
GREEN & YELLOW ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
RED OAK LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, CHERRY TOMATOES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CUCUMBERS
GREEN & YELLOW ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
LACINATO KALE
GREEN KALE
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY & MINT
CELERY
LEMONS

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