Hi Veggie Lovers. We had a little mishap with our spinach last week which resulted in some mushy leaves. In order to compensate our bi-weekly members, we will be adding an extra item in the box next week, September 4th.
School is starting this week for a lot of youngsters. We are beginning to drop off at Mountain View (Aug 28) and Cold Springs Elementary School (Sept 13). If you have kids attending one of these schools and would like to pick up your CSA box there please let me know. Let your friends know too. We want to reach out to our whole community and make sure our kids are getting the best nutrition possible and setting the bar for good food.
If you want any extra carrots, heirlooms, arugula or romaine lettuce added to your box please visit our store here.
AUGUST 28th CSA contains:
CIPPOLINI ONIONS (incredible for roasting or caramelizing)
BIG BOX ADD: SALADETTE TOMATOES, GREEN, RED and YELLOW BELL PEPPERS, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES
**We ran out of watermelons that were small enough to fit in the box so some people got an ambrosia melon instead.
Summer has seems to have flown by. I can’t believe we are already heading into late August. Sweet peppers are on the horizon along with a late planting of bi-color super sweet corn. We’ve had some problems with our corn crop that has been slowing down production. I hope to have it in the box in the next few weeks. The CSA just got a $200 grant to a seed catalogue (from a local farmer who is willing to grow for us) and we are going to branch out with some new varieties. I’m looking through the Johnny Seed Catalogue, but let me know in the next week if you see something you’d like to have in your CSA/JUICE box. We are planting mainly for fall and winter, but I’ll keep Spring/Summer seeds in mind for later.
August 21st CSA contains:
YELLOW HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
FRENCH GREEN BEANS
GREEN ZUCCHINI AND/OR SUNBURST SQUASH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN BELL PEPPERS
BIG BOX ADD: YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES, RED TOMATOES, STRAWBERRIES, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GALIA MELON OR CANARY MELON
I just wanted to remind everyone how important it is that we get our CSA boxes back to the farm. Please remember to either bring your box back to it’s original pickup point, or leave it outside for us to collect if you have home delivery. These boxes can not be recycled and their home is back here on the farm!
UPDATE 8/13 – MIXED CHERRIES IN ALL BOXES AND STRAWBERRIES JUST IN THE LARGE BOXES. Strawberries are almost done folks.
August 14th CSA contains:
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
ORANGE KABOCHA SQUASH
BARTLETT PEARS from VINCENT FARMS
MIXED CHERRY TOMATOES
+EXTRA: LEMONS from GIVENS ORCHARD AND BASIL
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, CANARY MELON, ZUCCHINI, SALAD MIX, BLUE LAKE GREEN BEANS
* These peppers are spicy! Please enjoy the Serrano peppers responsibly.
Veggie Lovers – We are a few weeks into our new software management. It’s really easy to manage your own CSA account, so make sure you have logged into your account here. If you have any questions please let me know. It’s really important (especially for bi-weekly members) to log in and verify that you are on the schedule for a desired week. You can also update your payment, put your box on hold and change your subscription. We have a great Juice Feast box that you can try out if you want to up your veggie intake and try out some new awesome recipes (see down below).
August 7th CSA contains:
STRAWBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES + a little basil as extra
BLUE LAKE GREEN BEANS
HASS AVOCADOS from VINCENT FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: WATERMELON, CARROTS, YELLOW?RED GRAPE TOMATO, CILANTRO, RED CHARD