Monthly Archives: March 2018

Week of March 28th

Tip of the Week: These are the very last butternut squashes for the season. We likely wont see them again until the end of summer. The last ones of the season are my favorite because they are the most flavorful. Some liquids have evaporated from the squash during storage and that leaves a bright orange, super sweet meal for you.

CSA Contains:
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
RED BEETS
GREEN KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CILANTRO
FENNEL
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED CABBAGE, KOHLRABI, EXTRA SPINACH, RED LEAF LETTUCE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN & FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
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Week of March 21st

Please be cautious if you are picking up at the farm when it’s raining (or has recently rained). The farm becomes one big mud puddle.

Tip of the week: Remove the tops from your carrots and radishes when you receive them. The tops actually suck the water out of the vegetables and will leave them limp. That goes for the extra leaves on the cauliflower as well as beet tops.

CSA Contains:
LACINATO KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RADISHES
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
RED BEETS
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH from FRECKER FARMS
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, PINK LADY APPLES, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, ARUGULA

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and PINK LADY APPLES
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Week of March 14th

Tip of the week: Beets don’t have to take forever in the oven to roast. I’ve found them to steam up within 5 minutes in a pan. Our beets are super tender and still are very sweet when steamed. You actually retain a lot more nutrients from them. Studies show beets’ concentration of phytonutrients, such as betalains, is diminished by heat.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LEEKS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BLUEBERRIES from GOLETA GROWN
RED BEETS
HAAS AVOCADOS from McCloskey Nursery
CILANTRO
RED CHARD
BUNCHED SPINACH from FRECKER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, PINK LADY APPLES, GREEN CABBAGE, LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and PINK LADY APPLES

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Week of March 7th

Tip of the week: Our farm is experiencing winter and it’s in full swing. Strawberry fields are freezing, crops have slowed down to a snail pace growth and the CSA boxes have turned green. Consider what greens might work well in smoothies. Chop off the stalks or the parts that you will not use, wash the greens and freeze them. That way you will have ample time to enjoy everything in your box at the peak of freshness.

Did you know collard greens are among the best vitamin C foods, plus a good source of vitamin K and fiber. They help the liver cleanse and detoxify fat, boost the immune function and protect the body from environmental toxins. And not to be repetitive – but they are yet another veggie that helps fight cancer. #farmacy

CSA Contains:
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
RED CABBAGE
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
HASS AVOCADOS from FRECKER FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH from FRECKER FARMS
COLLARD GREENS
KENNY GRAPEFRUITS from VINCENT FARMS
GREEN KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GARNET YAMS, SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS, CHARD
*WE WERE SHORT IN YAMS, SOME OF LARGE SHARES RECEIVED EXTRA AVOS INSTEAD
*WE WERE SHORT IN GRAPEFRUIT, SOME OF THE BOXES RECEIVED APPLES INSTEAD

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