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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 — 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 😉

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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Week of June 6

Happy Summer to you. Well, almost. Things are heating up here on the Buellton farm. Tomatoes are right around the corner (yah!). I’m watching the peppers get planted and looking forward to melons next month too. Raspberries and blackberries are starting to make an appearance. It’s all really exciting :D.
Want a free box of veggies? Create something delicious and tag us @somethinggoodorganics on Instagram. Every month we will pick a new winner to receive a complimentary share for themselves or a friend. If you choose to give it away we will deliver it to the lucky recipients house. We believe that there is no better advertising than word of mouth.
The pickling cucumbers you receive in your box this week are just a different variety of cucumber. We didn’t actually make pickles and put them in your box (maybe a future endeavor). They are a little thicker skinned, super crunch and undeniably delicious.
Need more strawberries in your life? Now’s the time to stock up. Check them out in our CSA store. Looking for something you don’t see in the store? Let me know.

CSA Contains:
BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH
BROCCOLI
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
PICKLING CUCUMBERS
BASIL
SWISS CHARD
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
GOLD ZUCCHINI
BIG BOX ADD: RED ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, SPRING ONIONS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH
RED ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
PICKLING CUCUMBERS
CILANTRO or PARLSEY & MINT
LACINATO KALE
STRAWBERRIES
LEMONS
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
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Week of May 30th

The farm is loaded with strawberries – so – your CSA boxes will be too. Check out the store for strawberry deals and load up while you can. Cut them in half and lay them on a cookie sheet to freeze. Once frozen you can combine them into a bag or jar. Instead of getting one big strawberry clump, you will have easy little strawberry pieces you can use as you like for smoothies or a fantastic bread (recipe below).

CSA Contains:
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWERRIES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
YELLOW ONIONS
CILANTRO
RED BEETS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
LACINATO KALE
BROCCOLI
CARROTS
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, CARROTS, BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH, ROMAINE LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS

JUICE FEAST:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN KALE
BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH
CILANTRO
RED BEETS
NAVEL ORANGES from VINCENT FARMS
LACINATO KALE
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS

Fruit Expansion: STRAWBERRIES (insert strawberry emoji here)

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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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