Monthly Archives: February 2019

Week of February 27th

We don’t include dandelion greens in the boxes very often. They have a bitter taste and I know it’s not everyone’s favorite thing to eat. But dandelion greens are actually a really helpful food to add to your diet for a number of reasons. They are rich in minerals and they are also very high in prebiotics. Prebiotics are the food for those good probiotics in your gut that make everything run smoothly. You can make something as easy as a White Bean and Dandelion Green Pesto, or fry them up with some onions or make the baked egg recipe we have below. I also like to chop them up into salads with a honey mustard salad dressing and nutritional yeast. The yeast really balances the bitter. Try eating those first as they are probably the trickiest to store in the fridge and tend to wilt quickly.
I think the favorite part about the CSA box lately is adapting the recipes that I find to what I have on hand. Saving myself a trip to the grocery store means I save major dough and I use up what we have in the house which creates less food waste. Also I’m saving a lot of time and gas which is always in short supply. And I know that the veggies in the box were picked within hours of receipt. That means they are at their nutritional peak and chalked full of high vibrations. This is not just food, it’s serious medicine for your body. Let us know what you are cooking by tagging us @somethinggoodorganics on Instagram.

CSA Contains:
GREEN KALE
CARROTS
GREEN LETTUCE
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
GREEN CABBAGE from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
LEEKS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED DANDELION GREENS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH from FINLEY FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD, RED LEAF LETTUCE, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARD and BLUEBERRIES from FRESH VENTURE FARMS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BEETS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
GREEN CABBAGE from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FENNEL
BUNCHED SPINACH
DANDELION GREENS
FUJI APPLES
GREEN KALE

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Week of February 20th

I always associate December with winter time. By the time it’s February shouldn’t we be well into spring 😀 Just kidding. This is coming straight from a girl who grew up with all four seasons but is now fully acclimated to the California sunshine. February seems to truly be winter on the farm. Tomatoes finally come to an end, strawberries are still on the horizon and all the crops are growing so very slowly due to the shorter days and chilly nights. We look to our neighboring farms to supplement the boxes and our love of brassicas to carry us through. Oh..and a sweet carton of plump juicy blueberries for a little extra sunshine.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
SALAD MIX from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
CILANTRO
RED RUSSIAN KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FENNEL
BEETS
SHALLOTS from FINLEY FARMS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, ARUGULA, PINK LADY APPLES, BRUSSELS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and PINK LADY APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
CABBAGE
CILANTRO
RED RUSSIAN KALE
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FENNEL
BEETS
PINK LADY APPLES
LACINATO KALE
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Week of February 13th

Rain and more rain. Such a beautiful thing. We can’t plant anything in the muddy ground and we are loosing crops that are flooding in certain areas. We are getting our butts kicked by these recent storms, but I don’t care because we need the rain! In 3ish months you may get a box full of strawberries and cherry tomatoes due to our lack of variety though 😀 We are lucky to be surrounded by organic farms and I will do my best to make sure to keep the veggies coming.
If you stumble upon an aphid on your Brussels make sure to thank a farmer for not using chemicals on your food.
You can simply trim off the areas where you see them, or remove more leaves until you’ve reached a layer where they are no longer present
Or if after trimming and removing a few leaves there are still some aphids and it seems a waste to cut away more sprout to remove them, use a soft-bristle brush under a little running water to clean remaining aphids out of the crevices.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
ROMANESCO CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES, CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, FUJI APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARDS, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
FUJI APPLES
GREEN CABBAGE
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
FENNEL
ITALIAN PARSLEY
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Week of February 6th

Please enjoy these veggies while we sift through the mud 🙂 It’s been quite the week here on the farm. Loving the rain, but looking forward to drying up a bit so we can get things back in order. Then hopefully more rain in the future!
Shallots have been an addiction of mine lately. Do you make your own salad dressing? You should. If you’ve ever read the back of the labels of store bought salad dressing you will generally never find good ol’ olive oil. And usually way too many ingredients you can’t pronounce. Usually high expeller pressed safflower or canola oil which aren’t the best for your body and can actually cause inflammation. So getting back to home made, it’s quite simple to do. Just chop up some shallots and add them to some olive oil, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup (or honey). It’s best if you can do it in advance. That way the flavor of the shallots can really marry with the rest of the ingredients.

CSA Contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED TOMATOES
SHALLOTS
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
COLLARDS
CILANTRO
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CHERRY TOMATOES, CARROTS, PINK LADY APPLES, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and PINK LADY APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
COLLARD GREENS
CILANTRO
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
FENNEL
PINK LADY APPLES
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