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Week of September 5th

We are carrying on with corn this week and actually put bird netting up (no easy feat) to protect the ears. See my last post about the troubles of growing organic corn. You should still peel back the husk and cut off the top of the ear to avoid any further worm damage. This corn is by far the best tasting I’ve ever had and my hopes is that you will get to enjoy it too.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RED BELL PEPPERS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ANANAS MELON (A WHITE FLESHED CANTALOUPE)
LACINATO KALE
CUCUMBERS
YELLOW ONIONS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
BI-COLORED SWEET CORN
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED BUTTER LETTUCE, GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS, CORN, GREEN ZUCCHINI

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
FENNEL
RED BELL PEPPERS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
WATERMELON
LACINATO KALE X2
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
LEMONS
DANDELION GREENS
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Week of August 29th

Organic corn is reliably sweeter and tastier than conventionally-grown corn. Maybe it’s because we nurture the soil which in turn nurtures the plant. The one drawback seems to be, for most, finding the little worm inside (which is completely HARMLESS). These worms are called corn earworms and are a big headache for us farmers. If it’s not the worm eating the corn, than we also have birds that peck at the corn to eat the worm! You might notice your corn ears have been pecked on the top. Either way the corn itself is fine to eat. Please just peel back the husk slightly before you put the corn away and cut off the affected section of the ear.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED TOMATOES
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED BELL PEPPERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CIPPOLINI ONIONS
BI-COLORED SWEET CORN
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, CORN, RED LEAF LETTUCE, COLLARD GREENS, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: RASPBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
LEMONS AND HERBS
COLLARD GREENS
RED BELL PEPPERS
FENNEL
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
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Week of August 22nd

I used to suffer from migraine headaches and different kinds of sickness throughout the year. I literally ended up in the hospital multiple times with crippling headaches in my 20s. So it’s been particularly interesting to me to learn about plant heavy diets and how they have effected my health in such a positive manner. I no longer suffer from headaches (EVER!!) and rarely get sick.
With so many colors of the rainbow represented in our box this week, I thought it would be fun to look at a brief overview of what these colors actually mean. Did you know we just discovered phytochemicals in the last 40 years? Imagine what else veggies have in store that we have not yet discovered.
Red/Purple/Blue
Pigments called anthocyanins give red and purple fruits and vegetables their color and serve as powerful antioxidants in the body.
Orange/Yellow
Fruits and veggies contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A in the body and maintains eye health (preventing macular degeneration and improving night vision), fights cancer, and is necessary for healthy skin.
Greens
We should eat things that are as dark green as possible. Aside from being high in vitamin A, leafy greens are also a good source of calcium. If you don’t eat dairy, be sure to load up on deeply colored greens to get enough of the essential mineral.
Try sneaking veggies into meals you already love. Mix pureed cauliflower into mashed potatoes. Top homemade pizza with zucchini, onions, peppers, eggplant, and mushrooms. Add onions, garlic, peppers, and diced carrots in your pasta sauce. Replace boring salads with multihued entrée-sized ones. Cover leafy greens (try romaine, arugula, or spinach) with a abundance of vegetables, like broccoli, peas, peppers, onions, green beans, fennel, celery, and corn. Taking care of your body will give you the quality of life you deserve!!! It will enhance your day to day activities, reduce stress on your body and help fight sickness.

CSA Contains:
BROCCOLI
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CANARY MELON
RASPBERRIES
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES
RED ONIONS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, HASS AVOCADOS, BLACKBERRIES, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
CELERY
STRAWBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
LEMONS
LACINATO KALE
FENNEL
RASPBERRIES
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Week of August 15th

A toast to the magical cilantro. Cut the bottoms off like a fresh bouquet of flowers and stick it in a glass of water on your counter top. This will help it stay fresh longer and help remind you to use it. Let’s look at the top 8 benefits of this powerful and medicinal herb:
Rids the Body of Heavy Metals.
Protects Against Oxidative Stress.
Lowers Anxiety and Improves Sleep.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels.
Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease.
Prevents Urinary Tract Infections.
Settles Digestive Upset.
Protects Against Food Poisoning.

Search for a cilantro dressing recipe on Google that sounds good to you. This way you can literally use a full bunch of cilantro at once and reap the benefits on something as simple as a salad.

CSA Contains:
BLACKBERRIES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CILANTRO
CANTALOUPE
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS, GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GREEN KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
BLACKBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
HASS AVOCADOS
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
GREEN KALE
CILANTRO
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES

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Week of August 8th

When you eat broccoli, do you often find yourself throwing the stems away? Let’s stop doing that 🙂 Don’t let the crowns have all the glory. You’ll want to start by determining just how tough their exteriors are, peeling them off if they’ve grown too wooden with time. Most of the time, I prefer to eat the broccoli stems raw, either tossed into a salad or arranged on a plate and drizzled with some olive oil and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. They don’t need much else. It makes for a fun little predinner snack for the cook—just a treat, nothing that will ruin your appetite.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BLACKBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES on the vine
BROCCOLI
CANTELOPE
GREEN BELL PEPPER
RED ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN BEANS, CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, YUKON GOLD POTATOES, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and YELLOW PEACHES
(Let us know how we are doing. I treat the peaches like little babies, but I want to be sure they are making it to your counter without bruising.)

JUICE FEAST
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
BLACKBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
WATERMELON
LEMONS from VINCENT FARMS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO and DANDELION GREENS
GREEN KALE

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Week of Aug 1st

Did you know tomatoes and onions are best stored on your counter top? If you slice into them, you can put them in an air tight container in the fridge, but it’s best to consumer them as soon as you can. Enjoy.

CSA Contains:
BROCCOLI
CARROTS
GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES
CANTELOPE
RED ONIONS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, BLACKBERRIES, POTATOES, GREEN KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: PEACHES and BLACKBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
CARROTS
LEMONS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CANTELOPE
BLACKBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS

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Week of July 25th

When watermelon and corn collide I feel like summer has truly arrived. Please note that you most likely will find a worm in each ear of corn. These worms are harmless and can be tossed in your yard for some lucky bird to find. It’s best to discard of the worm as soon as possible so they don’t continue to eat the corn. I feel lucky to be able to offer organic corn. Companies like Bayer and Monsanto are HUGE into Genetically Engineered Corn, touting that it will use less pesticides than normal conventional corn, but pollinators are still taking a big hit. Corn is far from the only crop treated by chemicals, insecticides and fungicides, but it is the largest use of arable land in North America, and pollinators like honey bees rely on corn as a major protein source. Check out Panna.org for more information. If you aren’t outraged you don’t have enough information. Thanks for continuing to support organic food and a healthy open space for bees to do their magic.
The watermelon you receive will be ripe and ready to go. We have a watermelon whisperer on staff who is picking it especially for you 🙂 Watermelon is mostly water, combined with an honorable fiber content. This combination fills you up and leaves you satisfied longer than any sugary, fat laden dessert. And with these hot days, it sure feels great to sink your teeth into a slice of cold melon.

CSA Contains:
WATERMELON
BI-COLOR CORN
GOLD and/or GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED TOMATOES
YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES
YELLOW ONIONS
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, CHERRY TOMATOES, CORN, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: YELLOW PEACHES from GIVENS & STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

CSA Contains:
WATERMELON
GREEN KALE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CELERY
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED TOMATOES
RED BEETS
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
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Week of July 18th

Need more lettuce in your life on a regular basis? I do too. Introducing our “Lettuce of the Week” subscription. Sign up for our weekly lettuce subscription and we will pick the best lettuce of the week and add it to your box. Add it onto your subscription when you log into your account at www.farmigo.com/account/somethinggoodorganics. Just click on the “change” button next to your subscription and go through the prompts to make this a part of your weekly routine.
We currently have about 70 chicks growing right now for eggs. We are looking forward to having more eggs in the near future.

CSA contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
YELLOW PEACHES from OLSON FAMILY FARMS
HASS AVOCADOS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
CILANTRO
RED TOMATOES
RED AND/OR YUKON GOLD POTATOES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
CARROTS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, HEIRLOOMS, STRAWBERRIES, LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and YELLOW PEACHES

JUICE FEAST CONTAINS:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
YELLOW PEACHES
HASS AVOCADOS
CELERY
RED BEETS
CILANTRO
RED TOMATOES
CARROTS
LACINATO KALE
LEMONS
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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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