A few important things happening in our CSA store. This is our last week selling granola from our local chef. She has a lot going on this year and unfortunately can not provide granola for us anymore. After this week please visit her website at http://cindyshealthycreations.com/ to support her delicious granola. We will be entertaining the idea of selling granola from another local distributor if there is any interest.
Casitas Valley Creamery has been in transition lately with their cheeses. They are in the midst of clearing out their creamery in preparation for a new round of cheese making. They have partnered with two local artisan craftsmen to bring a variety of expertise on board. They are also going to be trying a new cheese rind casing in order to improve appearance, but also keep more moisture in their aged cheeses, while also allowing them to breath and ripen.They are hoping to make more cheese, more often and have consistently better results. This will in turn, will allow them to be more creative in their ability to experiment with new recipes and flavors. The fresh cheeses will be available in our store as early as next week and the ripened cheeses will be available 2 months after that. We look forward to their new line of cheese and will keep you updated on the progression.
CSA for August 27th Contains:
RED BELL PEPPERS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
ORANGE KABOCHA SQUASH
BLUE LAKE GREEN BEANS
CONCORD GRAPES from VINCENT FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: SUNGOLD CHERRY TOMATOES, CILANTRO, CARROTS, GALIA MELON, +1 MORE THING TO BE DETERMINED
I wanted to write a short note about sweet corn because I’m getting a lot of inquiries about it. In response to the drought situation we are in we are limiting our corn to a few rows this year. Corn needs a lot of water to grow and we aren’t doing so well with that this year. I hope to see it in our CSA boxes in about a month.
CSA for August 20th contains:
FRENCH GREEN BEANS
YELLOW BELL PEPPERS
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, AMBROSIA MELON, CARROTS, BABY SPINACH from FRECKER FARMS, WHITE PEACHES from GARCIA FARMS
We started a worm farm for our chickens. Turns out that meal worms actually turn into cool black beetles and both make a very good source of protein. Even though I see all sorts of bugs on the farm (and in my house on the farm), and these ones are especially harmless and can not fly, I still have problems touching them. I’m getting used to it!
It’s been a busy week on the farm. New plantings are being made for fall/winter while beautiful new items like red peppers and watermelon are on the horizon. The summer time bring out all the bugs and in turn causes a lot of problems with the food we grow. I’m trying to figure out a way to harvest the bugs and get them to my chickens!
We have an abundance of lemons and fresh rosemary, so all CSA boxes will be receiving this as an extra.
CSA for August 13th Contains:
GALA APPLES from REGENERATIVE EARTH FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED TOMATOES, YELLOW PEPPERS, PLUOTS & WHITE PEACHES from Garcia Family Farms
August 6th CSA contains:
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN CURLY KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CHERRY TOMATOES, BASIL, CARROTS, GREEN BEANS, YELLOW BELL PEPPERS