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Week of July 17th

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will personally be picking your peaches for the CSA boxes. It’s a fine line between unripe and the birds eating the fruit so bear with me. The peaches will probably be best sitting on your counter for a day or two. But you can give them a gentle squeeze and if they give at all they are ready to go. ENJOY.
This CSA program has given us the ability to plant our orchard and grow organic fruit for the boxes. Not to mention the 300+ chickens that supply the eggs. THANKS for supporting what we do.

CSA Contains:
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED ONIONS
APRICOTS from SAN JULIAN RANCH or SANTA ROSA PLUMS from GIVENS ORCHARD
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
YELLOW PEACHES from GIVENS ORCHARD
GREEN ACORN SQUASH
GREEN CURLY KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN ZUCCHINI, BI-COLORED SWEET CORN, ITALIAN PARSLEY

FRUIT EXPANSION: GREEN PLUMS from SUNRISE ORGANICS and APRICOTS from GIVENS ORCHARD

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
LACINATO KALE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
YELLOW PEACHES from GIVENS ORCHARD
APPLES from GIVENS ORCHARD
BUNCHED SPINACH
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Week of July 10th

Just a note about egg cartons. We accept all egg cartons back even if they are not our brand. We reuse them here at the farm. They just need to be fairly clean. Please be mindful of your drop off spot. We do not accept returns at Whole Foods and you should consult me before dropping them off at schools.

CSA Contains:
GREEN or PURPLE BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARM
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARM
CELERY
RED TOMATOES
BASIL
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARM
CHERRY TOMATOES
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, PEACHES, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: PEACHES and STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARM

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
GREEN KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
CUCUMBERS
STRAWBERRIES
BEETS
GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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Week of July 3rd

We will definitely have boxes available for all of our July 4th pickups. I hope everyone has a great weekend with friends and/or family. Please post anything delicious made and tag us on Instagram @somethinggoodorganics.

CSA Contains:
CELERY
CARROTS
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED ONIONS
YELLOW ZUCCHINI
GREEN CURLY KALE
RASPBERRIES
CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX ADD: RED TOMATOES, GREEN ACORN SQUASH, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, BASIL, CARROTS

FRUIT EXPANSION: RASPBERRIES and YELLOW PEACHES

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY x2
CARROTS x2
RED TOMATOES
RED BEET
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN CURLY KALE
RASPBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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Week of June 26th

We came up a bit short on apricots this week. If you don’t receive apricots or raspberries (for the large shares) you will receive double strawberries. We also switched from cauliflower to broccoli at the last minute due to harvesting issues. Cauliflower will be back next week!

CSA Contains:
RED TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
BASIL
CARROTS
APRICOTS from RANCHO SAN JULIAN
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BROCCOLI
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, RASPBERRIES, RED BEETS, RED ONIONS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
RED BEETS
CUCUMBERS
CILANTRO
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
CELERY
APPLES
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Week of June 19th

I was listening to a podcast today and I heard Dr. Axe say, “Meals are medicine.” He talked not only about all the benefits of broccoli, kale and all the other vegetables, but also the potent healing properties of herbs and spices. By using healing herbs and spices, we can thrive and focus on our overall conditions, rather than on a particular ailment that typically arises from a lack of equilibrium of the mind, body and environment. I found Dr. Axe’s page with 101 Herbs and Spices for healing here to be quite interesting and enlightening.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN BEANS
RED TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
YELLOW SPRING ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, HASS AVOCADOS from SPLENDID PRODUCE, RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, GREEN ZUCCHINI

FRUIT EXPANSION: RASPBERRIES and BLACKBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
RED BEETS
STRAWBERRIES
RASPBERRIES
BLACKBERRIES
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
CILANTRO
FENNEL
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH

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Week of June 12th

CSA Contains:
CUCUMBERS
CILANTRO
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN BEANS
BROCCOLI from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: HASS AVOCADOS, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RED or GREEN CABBAGE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS

CSA Contains:
CUCUMBERS
CILANTRO
GREEN KALE
CARROTS
RED BEETS
SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
STRAWBERRIES
BLACKBERRIES
RED or GREEN CABBAGE

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Week of June 5th

I have to admit – I’ve never eaten a parsnip. In fact most veggies I’ve eaten are newer to me as of 10 years ago when I was rescued by the farm life. So when Tutti Frutti offered their parsnips for our CSA box I jumped on the opportunity to try something new. It’s all about diversity right?! With diversity comes an array of different nutrient complexes. Parsnips have a slightly sweet and nutty flavor (as I’m told) and they are an excellent source of many important nutrients, packing a big dose of fiber, vitamins, and minerals into each serving. They are fantastic roasted and can sub for potatoes in a mash making them a lower starch, yet delicious dish.
Tomatoes are just starting to ripen on the farm as some of the first big tomatoes are trickling out behind our cherries. With the big rainy season this year, we got behind on planting and with these foggy days, what is planted, is not ripening as quickly. I’ve been surprised to see everything on the farm take a big leap in growth though over the past week. Fruit is ripening on the trees and melon vines are taking off. Hoping to see the first apricots come off the trees and into our fruit expansions soon.

CSA Contains:
CHERRY TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
YELLOW ONION
BUNCHED SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
PARSNIPS from TUTTI FRUTTI FARMS
ITALIAN PARSLEY from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, GREEN ZUCCHINI, ARUGULA, LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES FROM BELLA VISTA FARMS

CSA Contains:
LACINATO KALE
CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
FENNEL
BUNCHED SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY from SUNRISE ORGANICS

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Week of May 29th

Happiest Memorial day to all. We are remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in Armed Forces and super thankful to everyone that’s helped keep this country free.
I’m also thinking about all the workers here on the farm who don’t really get to celebrate many holidays throughout the year. These guys work 50+ hours a week regardless of the weather to make sure we are getting amazing food that is affordable. Enjoy!
We had to substitute green zucchini for cauliflower. At the last minute I was informed that what was left of the cauliflower crop had all turned yellow.

CSA Contains:
RADISHES
RED BEETS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
SPINACH
RED SPRING ONIONS
LACINATO KALE
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
BIG BOX: STRAWBERRIES, CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, BLACKBERRIES, HASS AVOCADOS from SPLENDID PRODUCE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from Bella Visa Farms and BLACKBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
RED BEETS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
CUCUMBERS
FENNEL
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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Week of May 22nd

As we move at full speed into summer time, the new products keep rolling out. We welcome spring onions to the line up this week and look forward to cucumbers, green beans, yellow zucchini and tomatoes, among others in the near future. For those of you who were expecting cucumbers as planned this week, they just weren’t ripening quick enough to get enough for our CSA this week.
It’s exciting to see watermelons and cantaloupe of all kinds starting to go into the ground. The very first tomatoes are starting to ripen up here in Buellton as they are just starting to trickle out in Goleta. We are definitely a bit behind schedule due to the heavy rains months ago.
Lets enjoy lots of strawberries this week and blueberries while they are going strong. I’ve found some really interesting recipes for smoothies and ice cream which can be indulgent treats with some healthy benefits added. I love paleo blueberry muffins and strawberry smoothies. I tend to lean towards the sweet side of things so it’s good to have some of those ideas ready to go.
I’m watching the apricots ripen on the tree and am really looking forward to having them in our fruit expansions. I’ve also been thinning a TON of peaches and early apples and am getting really excited about all our fruit this year. It will be our first year in real production with our little orchard.
If you have any suggestions about what you’d like to see in the box always let me know. Or send me pictures and/or recipes of what you’ve made so we can post it on our Instagram for inspiration. Hop over to our CSA store for some farm fresh eggs. The chickens have been hard at working making you some ingredients for a delicious breakfast.

CSA Contains:
RED SPRING ONIONS
BROCCOLI
SUGAR SNAP PEAS from TUTTI FRUTTI*
DOUBLE DOWN ON STRAWBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BABY SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS, CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, RED BEETS

*we were short on peas this week on the farm and I really had my heart set on another week so we are sourcing them from down the street

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CUCUMBERS
DOUBLE DOWN ON STRAWBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from
RED BEETS

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Week of May 15th

CSA Contains:
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, AVOCADOS from SPLENDID PRODUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CUCUMBERS

Kale and Wild Rice Salad

Ingredients:
For the Salad:
1 large bunch kale I like to use lacinato kale
1 teaspoon olive oil
Pinch of Kosher salt
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup cooked wild rice
1 large apple chopped
1 avocado chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
3 ounces goat cheese crumbled
For the Dressing;
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Dash of salt and ground black pepper
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Two Peas and Their Pod)

Ultimate Zucchini Salad

Ingredients:
4 medium zucchini
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 small garlic cloves finely chopped
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Cooktoria)

Cajun Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri

Ingredients:
Cajun Cauliflower:
1 small head of cauliflower , sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices or chopped into medium size florets
2 tbsp cajun spice blend (2 tsp sweet paprika, 1/3 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp oregano, 1.5 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp onion powder, dash of pepper flakes
1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt , if using store bought cajun blend, it might already be salted, so you will need 1/4 tsp
2 tsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice
Chimichurri sauce:
1 cup packed parsley or one bunch parsley leaves and tender stems, chopped
1/4 cup basil packed or use cilantro
6 cloves of raw garlic more the merrier
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp vinegar apple cider or balsamic or red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp or more avocado for creaminess optional
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Veganricha)

Roasted Cauliflower Taco Recipe with Avocado Crema

Ingredients:
Cauliflower Taco
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
2 tbsp taco seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lime juice (1 lime)
tortillas
cilantro
shredded cabbage (or sub red leaf here)
Avocado Crema
1 avocado
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro (sub parsley, i KNOW it’s not the same, but I truly feel it would be delicious)
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Modern Proper)

Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Ingredients:
1 medium head of cauliflower — cut into florets
2 tablespoons sesame oil — divided
3 eggs — beaten
½ cup white onions — diced
1 cup carrots — diced, replace carrots with orange bell pepper to make it low-carb
2 cloves garlic — minced
1 cup sugar snap peas
2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
fresh black pepper to taste
6 green onions
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Primavera Kitchen)

Spinach and Parsley Pesto

Ingredients:
1/4 cups pine nuts (I like cashews because they are cheaper and still super tasty)
2 garlic cloves
5 cups fresh spinach
2 cups fresh parsley
1/4 cup asiago cheese, grated
Zest of one lemon
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
1/3 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Girl Gone Gourmet)