Monthly Archives: March 2014

CSA and Juice for April 2nd – Homemade Granola

We are putting samples of homemade granola in your box this week. As you read this blog, Cindy Dollar, a local Goleta chef is making samples of Raisin Pecan granola for you to try out. The granola will be offered once a month in 13-oz bags for $12.95/ea. Each month there will be a new flavor offered and you can check out the CSA store to see what it is. The granola is organic and will be made fresh to order. I’ve tried this granola and it’s highly addictive, a great healthy snack and your kids will LOVE it. Let me know if you have any questions. We will begin taking orders immediately for delivery next week so definitely let me know what you think! Purchasing this granola (and all items in our store) will directly support your local community.

CSA for April 2nd contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH (order extra in the store)
RED BEETS
RAINBOW CHARD
LEEKS
KOHLRABI
BIG BOX ADD: RED & YELLOW POTATOES, STRAWBERRIES, CARROTS, LACINATO KALE, ARTICHOKES from FRECKER FARMS
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CSA and Juice for March 12th Local Grapefruit

Have you ever had a Kenny Grapefruit grown right in your backyard? Sweet and delicious like an orange, but with the same bite as a grapefruit. These were grown right here in Goleta, at Vincent Farms. Check out the picture that they took with the grapefruits in the forefront and the actual trees in the background. They are super sweet and juicy. They can be eaten like a grapefruit for breakfast, peeled like an orange for a snack or juiced!

CSA Contents for March 12th contains:
GREEN CURLY KALE
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
CAULIFLOWER
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
CILANTRO
KENNY GRAPEFRUIT from VINCENT FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BROCCOLI
BIG BOX ADD: SALAD MIX, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, CARROTS, CELERY, CHERIMOYAS from GOODLAND ORGANICS
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CSA and Juice for March 5th Hay lluvia

What a weekend! We received over 5 and 1/2 inches of rain and the farm looks very green today. Most of the rain came on Saturday which caused extreme hardship in picking for all our markets for Sunday. We visit 9 markets so there’s a lot of vegetables to be picked.
It’s the first week for strawberries, but eat them up when you receive them as they are one of the few things on the farm that don’t do well with rain. We are doing our best to sort out any bad berries, but please note that your strawberries took a shower over the weekend which tends to thin skins and create bruising. They are still extremely sweet and maybe best popped right in the freezer and made into delicious smoothies.

CSA contents for March 5th
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CAULIFLOWER
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BUNCHED ARUGULA
RED BEETS
PARSLEY
FENNEL
RAINBOW CHARD
BIG BOX ADD: BROCCOLI, RED BUTTER LETTUCE, SPINACH, CARROTS, RADISHES
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