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Week of January 17th

If you didn’t have a chance to pick up your share last week at the farm you can be sure it was donated to Veggie Rescue and given to those who need it most. I’ve raided our hard squash stores and given as much as possible to the Food Shelter. Helping our community in times like these is extremely important to me.
I’m very happy to be stuffing these CSA boxes with tomatoes in January. A little ray of sunshine in the share. While we don’t have access to any of our usual produce south of Santa Barbara, we are snacking on the local tangerines like crazy.
We are planning on delivering to all of our drop off spots this week. Enjoy! With the 101 closed, our local produce is more important than ever. And supporting our local farms will ensure that we can continue making it available for our community.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
LACINATO KALE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN CABBAGE, TANGERINES, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of January 10th

We had a successful drop at the food bank last Wednesday. We were able to donate over 30 boxes full of fresh produce to be distributed throughout the community. And we aren’t stopping there. This week we are taking another 500 lbs of butternut squash and making sure that no one in the community goes hungry. Thanks a million for supporting our cause. It’s through our CSA program that’s made most of this possible. Hoorah!
As we start off a New Year with new resolutions, I like to think our CSA program fills a few of them in my book. Live as healthy and vibrant as possible (aka eat more vegetables) and treat the earth with the utmost respect. Our CSA program strives to use as little plastic as possible and with our reusable boxes, we are reducing waste to a minimum. Consider making a compost pile or get a few chickens to eat your food scraps (if you have enough room), or find a composting program near you. Food scraps thrown away in America contribute to an astounding amount to our landfills. What are your New Years resolutions?
Do you know someone who is trying to connect with better food? We offer gift certificates starting at as little as 2 weeks. And with every 6 week subscription we will give you a free box of vegetables too! Contact me for more information.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
LACINATO KALE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
RED TOMATOES
FENNEL
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
CILANTRO
BUNCHED SPINACH
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, CABBAGE, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, ARUGULA

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS & SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of January 3 – back at the Food Bank

We are heading back to the Food Bank this week after receiving a generous donation from many of our CSA members. Thanks so much for that! We were able to order over $500 worth of fresh produce and we are adding in as much butternut squash as I can fit into my car 😀 Happy New Year to you all. I can’t thank you enough for supporting our farm and look forward to providing lots of fresh veggies to support you and your family’s health.

CSA Contains:
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from VINCENT FARMS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RADISHES
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, SPAGHETTI SQUASH, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from VINCENT FARMS and STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS

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Week of December 27th – We are going to the Food Bank

We are so happy to be resuming our CSA program this week. I can’t say THANK YOU enough to our firefighters and their families. We know they are still battling the fires and helping keep us safe during the holiday season.
We’ve had quite a few CSA customers reach out with donations to the food bank so we are making an official drop to them (again!) next Wednesday. Please let me know if you’d like to donate to the cause and send fresh produce over to feed the community who might not be as lucky as we are. Just shoot me a quick email and let me know the amount you’d like to donate. We can deduct it from your account directly to make it easy.
We hope you are having an excellent holiday and we look forward to stocking your fridge with all the goodness from our local community. From our Farm to your Family!

CSA Contains:
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
LEEKS
CILANTRO
BUNCHED SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, KOHLRABI, TANGERINES, CHERRY TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS & SATSUMA TANGERINES

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Week of December 13

We are deeply saddened and shocked by the fires that have spread throughout California. We have canceled all home and school deliveries this week, but we are trying to provide healthy food to those of you that would like it. Our Farm and Whole Foods pickups will be available. A heartfelt thanks to our Firefighters, their families and all the workers who are still in the field making sure we eat this week. Stay safe and take care of each other!

CSA Contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
ARUGULA
GREEN KALE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
YELLOW ONIONS
CHERRY TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CHERRY TOMATOES, CABBAGE, CILANTRO

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of December 6th

We’d LOVE to see what you are making with your CSA veggies. Tag us on instagram @somethinggoodorganics or post on Facebook to John Givens Farm and enter to win two weeks of free vegetables.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
LACINATO KALE
YELLOW ONIONS
CUCUMBERS
GREEN BEANS
FENNEL
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
GREEN CABBAGE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, BUNCHED SPINACH, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, ROMA TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS and FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
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Week of November 29th

We hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with friends and loved ones and of course..tasty food. We are able to raise and distribute over $700 worth of produce to the Organic Soup Kitchen last week. Thanks to all that contributed to help make that happen. If you have any meals that you’ve been creating with your CSA box be sure to tag us on Instagram @somethinggoodorganics.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RADISHES
GREEN BEANS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
PERSIMMONS from Casitas Valley Farm
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, RED CHARD, SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS and SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
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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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