Monthly Archives: December 2014

CSA and Juice for Dec 31st

After traveling the past week, I am very happy to be back at the farm filled with delicious, organic veggies. Nothing quite compares to the bounty we have here. The farm has been frosting the past two nights with lows around 35 degrees. I’m starting to get a real feel for the season for eggs. Because we don’t use any artificial lights to stimulate laying, we are down to about an egg a day. The ladies must be using all that energy to keep warm. Now that the winter equinox has passed, we are looking forward to longer days. Welcome back to your veggies. Hope you had an excellent holiday and enjoy this weeks share.

CSA this week contains:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
RED BEETS
GREEN KALE
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
ITALIAN PARSLEY
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: RED MUSTARD GREENS, SALAD MIX, CARROTS, BASIL, SATSUMA TANGERINES

Fruit Expansion includes: Satsuma Tangerines from Glen Annie Organics and Red Delicious Apples from Cuyama Orchards
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CSA and Juice for week of December 17th

One final reminder that there will be no CSA shares prepared next week. We will resume the following week, Dec 31st/Jan 1st to ring in the new year with an abundance of living health. One last call for holiday CSA gift cards. Your gift of 6 weeks or more will include a loaf of rustic French bread or sourdough and will include a plantable gift card. In addition – for this week only – we will also credit your account $10 as our thanks to you for spreading the health. Please email me to set that up.
I found some eggs from our newest laying chickens this week. Although the eggs are small in size, it’s a foreshadowing of dozens to come. In about 2 months we will be able to honor all the people who have been patiently waiting on our wait list and/or have been shorted recently due to the inclement weather. I was very excited to discover the hens hard at work despite the rainfall and short, cool days.
And speaking of rough weather, our farm turned into a mini lake last week. The rain started to dump pretty hard during the night and the wind left us with a shredded net house in the morning. We’ve used this net house for the past 3 years to protect us from some of the worst bugs that have devastated our crops. Here’s a picture of the shreds that remained in the morning.

We are looking forward to a new year, filled with new possibilities, crops and farm expansions. This coming year is sure to be a good one!
Cindy Dollar is offering Raisin Pecan granola this week. Made fresh to order, it would make a great addition to any holiday breakfast or stuffed in someone’s stocking. You can order Certified Organic or Gluten Free, but if you don’t specify we will send the Organic granola your way. Check it out here in our CSA store.

CSA for December 17th contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATO CLUSTERS
CELERY
CILANTRO
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
SATSUMA MANDERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BUNCHED ARUGULA from FRECKER FARMS
RADISHES
BIG BOX ADD: SALAD MIX, CARROTS, BEETS, SATSUMA MANDERINES, RED PEPPERS

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CSA and Juice Feast for week of December 10th

Just a reminder that we are taking the week of Christmas off. There will be no CSA production the week of December 24th. You do not have to put your share on hold, we’ve taken care of it for you! We will resume the following week to ring in the new year with health and local, organic produce to keep everyone healthy.
We are offering holiday CSA gift cards for a limited time. Each 6 week subscription will come with a loaf of rustic French or sourdough bread and a plantable card with the first share. Give the gift of health and leave the craziness of shopping to everyone else.
We are looking forward to late winter produce this year. Our cabbage is still tiny and expect it to come around in February with broccoli and more. We had to wait until some really devastating bugs were killed by the rains and cold weather. The farm got drenched last week on Tuesday and Wednesday. You might have noticed a few soggy CSA boxes 🙂 but the vegetables loved it. We are looking forward to more rain later on this week. We are also looking forward to planting a new orchards in a few month. With over 4 acres to plant, the years of CSA to come will be filled with fruits with the same quality you’ve come to expect from our vegetables.Cindy Dollar is cooking up one of my favorite granola flavors this week, Coconut Seed! Filled with healthful pumpkin seeds, grab up your bag of granola in our CSA store.

CSA contains:
CARROTS
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATO CLUSTERS
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
RAINBOW CHARD
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
LEEKS
YELLOW BELL PEPPERS
GARNET YAMS from GARCIA FAMILY FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: GRANNY SMITH APPLES, CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, RED TOMATOES, GREEN KALE

Fruit expansion includes: Granny Smith Apples from Cuyuama Orchards, Satsuma Tangeringes from Capay Organics and Hass Avocados from Goodland Organics
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CSA and Juice Feast for week of December 3rd

As the holidays draw closer don’t forget to give the gift of health. Each 6 week subscription purchased will come with a free loaf of sourdough or rustic country French bread, a gift certificate and a plantable card. Please contact me for more details.
We are gearing up for rain here on the farm. We are expecting several inches over the next few days. That means that tomatoes are probably going to be in short supply soon. The guys have been digging trenches, planting seed and salvaging crops that might not be tolerant to the rain.

Cindy Dollar is cooking up some Pumpkin Spice Granola this week. Made right here in Goleta, it can be ordered as Certified Organic or Certified Gluten free. Log into our CSA store and order them here. Super delicious and crunchy, locally made! What could be better?

CSA share contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CIPPOLINI ONIONS
RED TOMATOES
FENNEL
RED LEAF LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
CARROTS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD
BIG SHARE ADD: PERSIMMONS, CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, CILANTRO, CHERRY TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: Strawberries, Fuji Apples from Cuyuama Orchards and Persimmons from Regenerative Earth Farms

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