Monthly Archives: December 2015

Week of Dec 30th – no school deliveries this week

I hope everyone had a great holiday last week! Please note we are not delivering to schools this week. If you receive a delivery at a school, your subscription has been placed on hold.
Get ready to stock up on granola next week with Cindy Dollars, healthy, nutty and OH so yummy granola. Check out the flavors in our CSA store. There are 4 to choose from.
Just a reminder that the price of eggs is going up $.50 starting next week. This was mentioned in a previous blog, but it’s to accommodate rising food costs that we’ve been experiencing over the past few years. Please email me with any questions.

CSA Contains:
ARUGULA
CARROTS
CILANTRO
LACINATO KALE
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
EASTER EGG RADISHES
BABY SPINACH
LEEKS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, FENNEL, SATSUMAS, GARNET YAMS from QUAL H. FARMS

Fruit Expansion Includes: Granny Smith Apples from Cuyama Orchard and Satsuma Tangerines
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Week of Dec 16th – NO CSA NEXT WEEK, DEC 23th

There will be NO CSA BOXES MADE NEXT WEEK, DECEMBER 23rd. If you are scheduled to receive a share that week, as part of a bi-weekly schedule, and wish to receive it Dec 30th instead, you can log into your account and make those changes here. Feel free to contact me if you need assitance
DON’T FORGET about our CSA gift cards which can be purchased in our CSA store. Each certificate will include a bi-weekly loaf of Deux Bakery’s amazing, freshly baked, sourdough bread. No one really needs more stuff, but everyone needs a good dose of health in their life. It’s a great way to reduce packaging and change someone’s life.
Keep an eye out for a small treat we are including in our shares this week made by Deux Bakery. From all of us here at the farm, including the chickens, we are wishing you the happiest, healthiest holidays. Thanks for being part of our CSA and supporting John Givens Farm.

CSA Contains:
LEEKS
CARROTS (NO TOPS)
CELERY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
RED TOMATOES
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BABY SPINACH
RED BEETS
NAPA CABBAGE
BIG BOX ADD: SALAD MIX, CARROTS, SATSUMA TANGERINES, RASPBERRIES or BLACKBERRIES, ONE MORE ITEM TO BE DETERMINED

*Everyone gets an extra cilantro too! Thought I’d pile up the veggies this week to hold you over for a week. Lot’s of love and holiday wishes. – Carolyn

Fruit Expansion includes: Satsuma Tangerines and Berries
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Week of Dec 9th – NO DELIVERY WEEK OF DEC 23th

You might walk into the grocery store filled with tomatoes, zucchini every other vegetable stocked to the brim. But if you look a little closer those vegetables have been transported here with gallons of gasoline and A LOT of packaging, likely, from other countries. It’s almost winter time here and the CSA box is showing off it’s colors. Green mostly! We had some devastating bugs in the heat of the summer that withered down the variety we have now, but we are so happy and grateful to offer what is IN SEASON and picked within hours of receipt with very little transportation and even less packaging. Eating veggies in season come packed with a lot of the vitamins you need to stay healthy during the cold season.
Our CSA program is offering our yearly holiday gift certificates. 2 week or 1 month packages include bi-weekly loaves of sourdough bread from Deux bakery at no extra charge. Get it delivered straight to their doorstep or let us help coordinate a pickup location that works best. We will also include a plantable holiday card from Green Field Paper Company with a personal note if desired. Don’t forget your friends up here in the Valley! We’ve expanded up to Buellton!
Our egg prices are going up a little bit, just $.50 starting January 1st. As feed has steadily increased over the past few years we’ve been struggling to keep up. It’s hard to compete with the eggs in the store, but we feel our products are far superior. You will never get an egg more than a week old and they will always come from free ranging, grass eating, happy chickens.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
RED BEETS
RED CHARD
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
FENNEL from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, BABY SPINACH, RED LEAF LETTUCE, RASPBERRIES or BLACKBERRIES or extra tangerines, RED TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS and RASPBERRIES or BLACKBERRIES
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