Monthly Archives: February 2016

CSA for Week of March 2nd – Trees, Chickens and Rain

We spent the weekend planting apple trees and rotating chickens. We now have 8 red Fujis, 4 golden delicious, 1 Pink Lady and 1 Granny Smith. That’s just the start of the apples. We are also planning on putting in plums, peaches, pears, persimmons, figs, citrus, apricots and more very soon here. What’s a fruit tree you’d like to see added to your CSA share? It will be a while before the trees start producing, but we will be picking ripe, organic fruit for our CSA boxes! In the mean time we are praying to the clouds for some rain this coming Sunday!
All the chickens are moved onto fresh grass planted especially for their health. We plant a special chicken pasture mix which benefits the chickens, eggs and makes for some great pecking. You can find little chicken heads bobbing in and out of tall grasses followed by a turkey and a guinea fowl. We’ve added the guineas more recently to ward off predators. They are like an alarm system and can make a lot of noise when they feel threatened.

CSA Contains:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
STRAWBERRIES from Sunrise Organic Farms
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CILANTRO
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN CABBAGE
RED BEETS
LACINATO KALE
BIG BOX ADD: FUJI APPLES, CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, EASTER EGG RADISHES, LEEKS

Fruit Expansion Includes: Strawberries from Sunrise Organic Farms and FUJI APPLES (almost over!) from Cuyama Orchards
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Week of February 24th

CSA Contains:
RED BEETS
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
DILL
LEEKS*
KIWI from WILD RIVER FARMS
GREEN KALE
FENNEL
KENNY GRAPEFRUIT from VINCENT FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, EASTER EGG RADISHES

*Leeks are cooler than onions. They perform the same jobs (use them anywhere you would a regular cooking onion) but they’re sweeter, with a more delicate flavor.
*Your grapefruit are picked to order. They have been bathing in the Goleta sunshine for months now and will be picked tomorrow to include in our CSA boxes from Vincent Farms.

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: FUJI APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARDS and STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS

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Week of February 17th

As the days get longer and the weather maintains a warmer temperature, our chickens are picking up production. We almost have all egg subscriptions filled, so make sure to get on our waiting list if you’d like a dozen or two of free range, organic eggs added to your share.
We had to discontinue our delicious granola provided by Cindy Dollar. As her business ramps up it’s only necessary to simplify where possible. You can still buy her products online at www.cindyshealthycreations.com. We’ve since added delicious cookies from Deux Bakery into our CSA store. Mix and match with multiple flavors including Salted Chocolate chip, Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin, and Sugar.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RAINBOW CHARD
ITALIAN PARSLEY
LACINATO KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from ELLWOOD CANYON FARM
EASTER EGG RADISHES from FRECKER FARMS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, EXTRA BRUSSELS, BUNCHED SPINACH, LEEKS

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: FUJI APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARDS and STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS

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Week of February 10th

CSA contains:
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
RED BEETS
FENNEL
ARUGULA
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
LEEKS
GREEN CURLY KALE
BIG BOX ADD: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS, BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS, CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, ITALIAN PARSLEY

Fruit Expansion Includes: Satsuma Tangerines from Glen Annie Organics and Fuji Apples from Cuyama Orchards

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Week of January 3rd

We are taking your first of the month granola orders today. It’s baked fresh here in Goleta and then delivered to you that day. Take a choice between 4 different flavors in our CSA store. Enjoy!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from ELLWOOD CANYON FARM
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
LEEKS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
CILANTRO
COLLARD GREENS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS:
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, KIWI FRUIT from WILD RIVER, FENNEL from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS, ENGLISH PEAS

FRUIT EXPANSION INCLUDES: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS and KIWI FRUIT from WILD RIVER
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