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Week of May 23rd

A reminder to anyone picking up their CSA boxes at a school. We do deliver year round, so please make sure to put your box on hold if you need to over the summer.

Tip of the week: If you need to store strawberries, i.e. you (or your kids) didn’t stuff them all into your mouth while you were putting away your veggies -here’s a great tip. Find an airtight container. Layer the strawberries in between a paper towel or tea cloth. Close the lid. They will keep in the fridge for a week + like this.

CSA Contains:
GREEN CURLY KALE
MIXED SQUASH (STRIPED ZUCCHINI & CROOKNECK)
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED CABBAGE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
STRAWBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
RED SPRING ONIONS
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CARROTS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED BUTTER LETTUCE, RED BEETS, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES & STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
GREEN CURLY KALE
RED BEETS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED CABBAGE
LACINATO KALE
STRAWBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CARROTS

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Week of May 16th

Tip of the week: Don’t have a spiralizer on hand? Never fear. There are ways you can create zucchini noodles without a spiralizer.

*Use a vegetable peeler. Apply light pressure with a vegetable peeler along the sides of the zucchini. You’ll end up with wide, fettuccine-like slices. Here’s a guide to peeling vegetables quickly, with no cut fingers!
*Use a knife. Carefully carve strips from the zucchini, working until you reach the core. These zoodles will look more rustic and have a thicker bite than peeled zukes.
*Use a grater. For a short, ricelike zucchini noodles, roughly shred the vegetable lengthwise against a box grater. Press away excess liquid.
Kitchen tip: With all the above methods, be sure to omit the soft seeded core of the zucchini or your zoodles will end up soft and mushy.

CSA Contains:
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
GOLDEN BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BASIL
GREEN CABBAGE
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
BIG BOX ADD: SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, SWEET SPRING ONIONS, STRAWBERRIES

Juice Feast Contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
LACINATO KALE
GOLDEN BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN CABBAGE
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

Fruit Expansion: Blueberries and Strawberries

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Week of May 9th

Tip of the week: If you are stacking up on onions, simply cut off the tops and store them on your counter. Or check out our recipe below to make some delicious onion snacks.
Share a meal that you made with us on instagram. Tag us @somethinggoodorganics and you can enter to win a free CSA share. We will give one box away at the end of the month. The more you share the more chances you have to win.

CSA Contains:
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BROCCOLI
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BIG BOX ADD: BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN, ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, RED BEETS

Fruit Expansion: Blueberries and Strawberries

JUICE FEAST:
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
GREEN CURLY KALE
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
EUREKA LEMONS from VINCENT FARMS
RED BEETS
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Week of May 2nd

Fun fact: Want something high in Vitamin C but don’t feel like eating fruit? Broccoli is very high in Vitamin C, making 1 cup of chopped broccoli the Vitamin C equivalent of an orange. One cup of raw chopped broccoli will give you your entire daily needed intake. It’s also high in vitamin A and fiber. Eating it lightly steamed will help retain all it’s water soluble vitamins.

CSA Contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BROCCOLI
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN CURLY KALE
RED BEETS
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
BUNCHED SPINACH
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD

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Week of April 25th

Tip of the Week: Need a dinner quick? Put a dab of coconut oil in the pan. Slice up onions and cook them a few minutes until translucent (this would be the time to add garlic and/or ginger too). Add in grated carrot and thinly sliced cabbage. Cook about 5 minutes until cabbage is just wilted. Add in freshly chopped dill and any spices you like. Quick, easy and very filling. Add in some frozen edamame, tofu or chicken at the end if you like.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
BUNCHED SPINACH
DILL
GREEN CABBAGE
COLLARD GREENS
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GOLDEN BEETS and GREEN KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS, STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES & STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
BUNCHED SPINACH
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN CABBAGE
GOLDEN BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN CURLY KALE
COLLARD GREENS
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Week of April 18th

Tip of the week: Best way to store strawberries. Take them out of the bag and put them in an airtight container. You can layer paper towels in between them which will help absorb extra moisture and preserve them the longest.

CSA Contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED BEETS
RAINBOW CHARD
RADISHES
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
LEEKS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, GREEN CABBAGE, LATE LANE NAVAL ORANGES, HASS AVOCADOS from McCloskey Nursery

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: BLUEBERRIES and ORANGES from VINCENT FARMS
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Week of April 11th

Tip of the week: Fava beans are a little extra work. But after shelling a bunch of them for dinner last night I realized they were worth every bit. Their sweet, creamy flavor when cooked make a great addition to a meal. The beans are actually tucked away in two different layers. The first is the obvious shell that they come out of. The second is the shell around the actual bean. I looked up a quick trick to peeling the second skin off the beans. You can freeze them for 30 mins, and when you are ready to use them thaw them for 10 mins and then they slip right out of the skin. They should be fairly easy to slip out immediately though if you don’t have the time to wait.
Did you know that fava beans contain a high concentration of thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium. They are also an inexpensive source of lean protein.

Apologies to anyone who ordered avocados the past few weeks and didn’t receive them. We should have extra in the CSA store that will be delivered this week!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
SWEET SPRING ONIONS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
FAVA BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO
HASS AVOCADOS from FRECKER FARMS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
FENNEL
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, RADISHES, RED BEETS, BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

FRUIT EXPANSION: LATE LANE NAVAL ORANGES from VINCENT FARMS and BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN

Avocado & Fava Bean Salad

Ingredients:
½ cup fresh fava beans, shelled and peeled
1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1½ cups sunflower sprouts
½ cup cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Juice ½ small lemon
½ avocado, diced
¼ cup chopped almonds, toasted
¼ cup large shavings of Parmesan
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Blue Zones)

Kale, Chickpea and Avocado Salad with Avocado Dressing

Ingredients:
1 bunch kale (about 5-6 large kale leaves), leaves removed from stem and finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 can chickpeas, rinsed
2 avocados, 1 for the dressing and 1 diced
2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper, to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Greens n Chocolate)

Roasted Carrot and Fennel Soup

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2lb carrots, peeled, trimmed and sliced
2 bulbs of fennel, trimmed and sliced
1 onion, peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic
2-3 medium red potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 quart vegetable stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
pepitas, as optional garnish
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Gather a Table)

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CILANTRO
LACINATO KALE
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
FENNEL

Week of April 4th

Food for thought: Thanks for sticking with us while we push through some of the toughest months of the CSA. I call them the toughest because it’s when we see the least variety and it’s mostly greens. Although if you travel anywhere else in the world I’m sure the CSA would just shut down in the winter time.
It’s hard when you walk in the grocery store and see tomatoes on the shelf and wonder why you are eating kale again for the fourth week in a row. But I promise that when we put produce in the box it’s THE BEST of it’s kind. Those tomatoes in the store have been grown for looks and shipping capability instead of flavor. And while you munch on beets and sugar snap peas this week, our tomatoes are picking up speed with this warm weather. We are also looking forward to zucchini as well.
I’ve been asked quite a few times if we offer a smaller CSA box. And to that I want to say that we are trying to encourage MORE vegetables in your diet. We want veggies to be the star of your meals and meat to be the side dish. It has been proven time and time again that plant based lifestyles cure everything from weight gain to high blood pressure to heart disease and everything in between. And if you can eat $25-$35 worth of veggies a week, odds are you are saving money in other areas. The recipes below are meant to inspire. Even if you don’t see something you like, I bet the corresponding blogs will have something amazing to cook up for dinner.
When you get your box, unload your veggies, wash and prep them and get yourself set up to eat Plant Based. We want to you to be the healthiest happiest person possible.

CSA Contains:
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
RED CABBAGE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: RADISHES, ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES & STRAWBERRIES
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Week of March 28th

Tip of the Week: These are the very last butternut squashes for the season. We likely wont see them again until the end of summer. The last ones of the season are my favorite because they are the most flavorful. Some liquids have evaporated from the squash during storage and that leaves a bright orange, super sweet meal for you.

CSA Contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
RED BEETS
GREEN KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CILANTRO
FENNEL
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED CABBAGE, KOHLRABI, EXTRA SPINACH, RED LEAF LETTUCE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN & FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
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Week of March 21st

Please be cautious if you are picking up at the farm when it’s raining (or has recently rained). The farm becomes one big mud puddle.

Tip of the week: Remove the tops from your carrots and radishes when you receive them. The tops actually suck the water out of the vegetables and will leave them limp. That goes for the extra leaves on the cauliflower as well as beet tops.

CSA Contains:
LACINATO KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RADISHES
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
RED BEETS
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH from FRECKER FARMS
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, PINK LADY APPLES, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ARUGULA

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and PINK LADY APPLES
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