Monthly Archives: October 2013

Heads Up! CSA for October 30th Happy Halloween

We just adopted 26 more chickens today! That brings us to a grand total of 52 chickens and 5 turkeys!! The chickens and the turkeys live side by side. The chickens tend to pick on the turkeys, but I’m sure that will pass as the turkeys get bigger!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, or the day I like to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, November 1st. The kabocha squash in your box, which is much tastier than a pumpkin will satisfy your craving for sweets!

The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara is hosting a Harvest Faire & Auction, Saturday, November 16th 11 am – 4 pm with a pie baking contest. Please email me for more information on how to enter and help benefit a local school.

October 30th CSA contains:
SALAD MIX
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
ARUGULA
PERSIMMONS from VINCENT FARMS
KABOCHA SQUASH
MINI SWEET PEPPERS
FENNEL
CHIVES
NEW POTATOES
BIG BOX ADD: CELERY, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GREEN KALE, CARROTS, RED TOMATOES
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Heads Up! CSA for October 21st Cheese and Chickens

I had a chance to visit Regenerative Earth Farms this past weekend and their creamery. Tucked away in beautiful Carpinteria, this family farm is doing a lot of great things including a creamery, pigs, chickens, bees and orchards full of fruits and nuts. This is definitely a farm we want to support, not to mention their cheese is out of this world. All cheese is made by hand by several ladies over intensive 72 hour processes and lots of love. Check out our new cheese selection here in our CSA store.

October 23rd CSA contains:
CARROTS (NO TOPS) – we have a bunch of juicy sweet carrots that had bad tops. Less work and more carrot for you.
BLUE LAKE GREEN BEANS
RED TOMATOES
AVOCADOS from VINCENT FARMS
GRANNY SMITH APPLES from REGENERATE EARTH FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BELL PEPPERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
GREEN CHARD
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SALAD MIX, BROCCOLI, TBD

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Heads Up! CSA October 16th

Natural does not refer to things that come in boxes, cans, bags and wrappers. Natural refers to foods whose specially designed wrappers change with their age and tell you exactly what their status is.” -Grace Purusha, PhD

October 16th CSA contains:
CARROTS
YELLOW ZUCCHINI
CELERY
RED TOMATOES
RED PIMIENTO PEPPERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
CIPPOLINI ONIONS
LACINATO KALE
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: MINI SWEET PEPPERS, ORANGE KABOCHA, CARROTS, AMBROSIA MELON, PERSIMONS

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Heads UP! CSA for October 9th

Thanks to a CSA member for sharing this entertaining and educational video about GMO labeling. Check it out here. It’s only 4 minutes long. Did you know that Washington is voting for their right to label GMO infested food in November? I imagine that the time when our country will have the right to know what’s in our food – is right around the corner.

October 9th CSA contains:
MINI SWEET PEPPERS
CARROTS
CUCUMBERS
YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CILANTRO
RAINBOW CHARD
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
GRANNY SMITH APPLES from REGENERATIVE EARTH FARMS
CANARY MELON
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, CIPPOLINI ONIONS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, RED PEPPERS, PERSIMMONS from GOODLAND ORGANICS

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Heads UP! CSA for October 2nd

Something I’ve learned in the CSA is that the one word to describe our members best is ‘courageous’. You go after what you really love, you take charge of your own health and you create delicious recipes out of simple vegetables that make dinner a better place. You have the guts to get back to your roots, connect with your farmers and make sure you get the fresh, organic food you deserve – completely setting the standard for what NATURAL really means. That’s courage and together, by supporting small business and farms, we can continue to make sure that these options exist for generations to come.

October 2nd CSA contains:
BLUE LAKE GREEN BEANS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
PURPLE GLOBE EGGPLANTS
POTATOES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
AMBROSIA MELON
RED BELL PEPPERS
CHIVES
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, DINOSOUR KALE, SALAD MIX, BARTLETT PEARS, CELERY

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