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Week of June 21st

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLENHEIM APRICOTS from VINCENT FARMS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN BEANS
BROCCOLI
RED TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, RED CHERRY TOMATOES, LEEKS

FRUIT EXPANSION: SANTA ROSA PLUMS from JOHN GIVENS FARM

Roasted Apricots with Ricotta and Honey

Ingredients:
12 fresh apricots, halved and pitted
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Several sprigs fresh oregano
Olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup fresh ricotta
Honey
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Kitchen Repertoire.)

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken

Ingredients: Serves 2
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh tarragon
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
6-8 large strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
3-4 thinly sliced rings of red onion
¼ cup feta cheese
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at Foodie Crush)

One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken

Ingredients: Servings 2
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter or ghee – melted
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp yellow mustard
3 cloves garlic – minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chives
1 large sweet potato – cut into small cubes (Consider using carrots here)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 cups broccoli – ends removed and cut into florets (DON’T FORGET TO PEEL AND USE THE STEMS TOO!!!)
Salt and pepper
(Find the full recipe here at Real Simple Good)

Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash cut in half, seeds removed
non stick spray
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
pinch of salt and pepper
1 tsp Italian season or use a mix of oregano, basil, thyme
1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese I like to shred my own
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at Domestic Super Hero)

Week of June 14th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN BEANS
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
STRAWBERRIES
GOLD ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BUNCHED SPINACH
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, CHERRY TOMATOES, RED BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: Strawberries and Blueberries from Bella Vista Farms

Quinoa Kale Pesto Bowl with Poached Eggs

Ingredients: Serves 4
1 cup quinoa
½ cup kale pesto (recipe included)
Zest of one lemon
Juice of ½ lemon
4 eggs
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Iron You)

Super Vegan Bowl with Parsley Cashew Pesto

Ingredients: Serves 4
For the parsley cashew pesto:
½ cup raw cashews
¼ cup water
2 cups Italian parsley
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
pepper to taste
To assemble:
½ cup uncooked Israeli couscous
1 pint cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch of Lacinto kale, stems removed
(Find the full recipe and directions here at the Scaling Back Blog)

Farro with Kale Pesto, Zucchini and Parmesan

Ingredients: Serves 4-6
1½ cups uncooked semi-pearled farro
2 small zucchini (or one medium zucchini)
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt
Fresh ground pepper
¼ cup Marcona almonds, chopped (You can obviously use regular or slice almonds if you prefer.)
Shaved Parmesan cheese for serving
For the Kale Pesto:
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
1 bunch Lacinato kale, center ribs removed and chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Fresh ground pepper
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at Domesticate Me)

5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients:
3 medium zucchini
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups packed spinach
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper, to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Two Peas and Their Pod)

Juice Feast Includes:
CARROTS
RED BEETS
CELERY
STRAWBERRIES
LACINATO KALE
CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BUNCHED SPINACH

Week of June 7th

CSA Contains:
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES
BASIL
CUCUMBERS
PURPLE BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
SUNBURST SQUASH from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
CARROTS
BIG BOX ADD: KENNY GRAPEFRUIT from VINCENT FARMS, CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION ADD: Strawberries and Blueberries

Cherry Tomato & Spinach Salad

Ingredients:
For the salad:
6 cups baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium cucumber, sliced
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
For the dressing:
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
(Find the full recipe and details here at Every Day Easy Eats)

Chickpea 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 Coupons
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
(Find the full recipe and directions here at A Family Feast)

Turmeric Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 cucumber
2 tomatoes
1/2 romaine lettuce
1 Tbsp mustard
1 Tbsp honey (agave for vegan)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4 Tbsp olive oil
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Green Healthy Cooking)

Week of May 31st

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
GREEN KALE
STRAWBERRIES
RED BEETS
RED SPRING ONIONS
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, GOLD ZUCCHINI, AVOCADOS from McM RANCH

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES & STRAWBERRIES
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Week of May 24th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
RED ROMAINE
PURPLE KOHLRABI from FRECKER FARMS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
STRAWBERRIES
SPRING ONIONS
GREEN KALE
CILANTRO
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, GREEN BEANS from FRECKER FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA BERRY FARM
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Week of May 17th

We are happy to have local migrogreens in our box this week. Let us know what you think! Tiny microgreens are packed with huge amounts of nutrients. They are harvested about 5 days after they sprout and can contain up to 40x the amount of nutrients as the mature plants. I think the smooth creaminess of avocados naturally compliment the tiny, flavorful sprouts. All the healthy fats in avocados help distribute the nutrients to your body. And combined they really can help make the perfect meal. Never used microgreens before? Just add the anywhere you could use a little crunch. Top savory dishes and slip them into sandwiches for extra boost of health.

We are adding some extra strawberries to the box this week because some beets were left out two weeks ago. Enjoy!!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES + EXTRA
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
MICRO GREENS from MCCLOSKEY NURSERY
HASS AVOCADOS from MCCLOSKEY NURSERY
LACINATO KALE
SPRING ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: RED ROMAINE LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, ARUGULA, RED BEETS, CARROTS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES
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Week of May 10th

The windy weather up here in Buellton finally got the better of me. I got a pretty bad sinus related cold and it took me down yesterday. This is why your post is coming so late. We are so close to having so many tomatoes on the farm I can taste it. Lots of delicious variety on the horizon, but we came up a little short this week. So we are filling the box with fruit and enjoying every bite.
No apples today as previously planned. More strawberries instead!!

CSA Contains:
LITTLE GEM LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES plus some extra
ITALIAN PARSLEY from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN KALE
YELLOW ZUCCHINI
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA BERRY FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH
SWEET SPRING ONIONS from FRECKER FARMS
KIWI from WILD RIVER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, RED BEETS, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: BLUEBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES

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Week of May 3rd

Happy May! Time is a thief. I have no idea where it went :) Hope you had a great weekend. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for supporting the farm, local & organic produce and our CSA program. We appreciate it so much. Check out the store if you need some fresh out of the oven bread or our free roaming eggs. I love using Turkey eggs for my baby boy. They contain 50% more calories and healthy cholesterol. My little guy is growing quick so it’s a great source of protein for him.

CSA Contains:
CUCUMBERS
YELLOW ZUCCHINI
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED RUSSIAN KALE
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
RED BEETS
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, CARROTS, SALAD MIX, FUJI APPLES, BASIL

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES and BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

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Week of April 26th

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BUNCHED SPINACH
FAVA BEANS
ARUGULA
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
HASS AVOCADOS
BIG BOX ADD: SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, RED BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: FUJI APPLES and STRAWBERRIES

Poached Eggs Over Avocado & Smoked Salmon

Ingredients:
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups arugula
1 Meyer lemon, or regular lemons
8 oz. smoked salmon
1 Hass avocado
4 large eggs
Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Cookin Canuk)

Easy Fava Bean Dip

(I love having a healthy dip in the fridge so I can snack on veggie in the afternoon when hunger strikes. Fava beans have such a smooth, delicious flavor that will have you looking forward to snack time! Fava beans need to be shelled twice. They come and go so quickly in spring so enjoy them while they last.)
Ingredients:
2 cups cooked fava beans
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Juice of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Garnishes: chopped walnuts, smoked paprika, walnut or quality olive oil
(Find the full recipe and ingredients here at The Wanderlust Kitchen)

Farro with Kale Pesto, Zucchini and Parmesan

Ingredients:
1½ cups uncooked semi-pearled farro
2 small zucchini (or one medium zucchini)
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt
Fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup Marcona almonds, chopped (You can obviously use regular or slice almonds if you prefer.)
Shaved Parmesan cheese for serving
For the Kale Pesto:
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
1 bunch Lacinato kale, center ribs removed and chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Fresh ground pepper
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Domesticate Me)

Cucumber & Carrot Noodle Thai Salad

Ingredients:
Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon smooth peanut butter or almond butter for paleo
1 teaspoon soy sauce, or tamari for gluten free, or coconut aminos for paleo
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
zest and juice of 1 lime
pinch of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or 1 teaspoon Thai chili peppers finely chopped (optional)**
Salad
1 large english cucumber, cut into noodles*
2 large carrots, cut into noodles*
1 large handful of cilantro, chopped
1 small handful of mint, chopped
1 avocado cut into 1″ cubes
¾ cup edamame beans
½ cup sunflower seeds (or peanuts)
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Tastes Lovely)

JUICE FEAST CONTAINS:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BUNCHED SPINACH
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CILANTRO
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
RED BEETS

Week of April 17th

Lots of chicken and turkey eggs for sale. You can find our chickens pecking at the hills around the farm, doing a weeding job better than I’ve ever seen any person do. Our hills got covered with weeds and the succulents underneath were starting to die until the meticulous little chicken beaks cleared the way for them. Happy chickens = happy farm.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
GREEN KALE
LEEKS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
ITALIAN PARSLEY from Sunrise Organic Farms
BUNCHED SPINACH from Sunrise Organic Farms
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CARROTS, FUJI APPLES

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: FUJI APPLES and STRAWBERRIES

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