Monthly Archives: March 2019

Week of March 27th

When we buy chicks from a hatchery, we usually buy only females. Of course we get a few roosters from time to time and they’ve lived out their life pecking around with the ladies. I never gave it a second thought as to what happens to the males. The truth of the situation is that the males are usually crushed alive or drowned at birth. This is why I am so happy to support The Alchemist Farm. They have so many incredible practices that foster chickens health and happiness, and a rooster relocation program is one of them. They find people who want to raise roosters for food or pets so the birds get to live out at least a few happy months. There is so much that goes into a good egg from our farm. It starts at the birth of a chick and ends with that chicken roaming around in tall grass, eating vegetables and fruit with organic grain to supplement and being free to do everything that a chicken loves to do. We are loaded with chicken eggs, so feel free to add a subscription or just pop a dozen into your box this week via our CSA store.
I also wanted to let you know that our CSA program is now supporting a program called “Lunch on Me.” This program redirects a huge amount of food waste in LA to the homeless people who need it the most. They also create programs to help people get back on their feet. I was truly touched by the efforts of LaRayia Gaston who runs this program. I try and get as much leftover produce to our local shelters, but by supporting people who are dedicated to these kinds of missions it helps us all.
We are weeks away from strawberries. And our fruit orchard is in full bloom. Looking forward to all the apricots, peaches, pears and apples this year to name a few.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS from ALANCANTAR ORGANICS
LEEKS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
PURPLE SWEET POTATOES from QUAIL H. FARMS
GREEN KALE
SPINACH
GREEN CABBAGE
CILANTRO from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD:
CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS, CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS, HASS AVOCADOS from McCloskey Nursery

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BEETS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FENNEL
GREEN KALE
SPINACH
GREEN CABBAGE
CILANTRO from SUNRISE ORGANICS
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Week of March 20th

I recently stumbled upon some health issues. I attribute it to burning the candle at both ends, and maybe lighting a fire on the side too. Sometimes it’s hard to listen to your body until it takes your feet right from under you. I bring this up because I am more clear now, than ever, that food is medicine. If used correctly it can heal your body and possibly prevent you from ever getting into a position of bad health. As I embark on my road back to optimal health I’ll be sharing my story and food tips to nourish and heal the body. I’m positive that vegetables are the key to living a full life, in addition to healthy fats and high quality protein. It’s so important to connect with the earth, soak up this California sunshine and SMILE, because life is good.
This blog is sent out on Mondays. I know for a lot of people, it’s easiest to plan for the week on Saturday or Sunday. We are picking for 9 different farmers markets on Saturday and then when everyone is out selling, we spend the day with our family on Sunday. On Monday we get to regroup and see what is going to be best for the CSA. Then juggling a toddler, I get this blog out as soon as I possibly can 🙂 Thanks for continuing to support our farm, local and organic produce. I absolutely love our community.
Did you know that your cauliflower comes wrapped in it’s own leaves? We feed those leaves back to our chickens and make sure the boxes are returned to the supplier for reuse. It’s small things like that, that make a big difference to us.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN CABBAGE
RAINBOW CHARD
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, GARNET YAMS, ENGLISH PEAS, FUJI APPLES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
FUJI APPLES
GREEN CABBAGE
RAINBOW CHARD
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FENNEL
CELERY

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Week of March 13th

I am really happy to have now fulfilled all our egg subscriptions on our wait list. If you would like to have a dozen of our organic eggs added to your subscription you can log in here at www.farmigo.com/account/somethinggoodorganics, click on the “change” button next to your subscription and follow the prompts. You can also shop for them in our CSA store now. We hope you enjoy all the farm goodness coming your way this week.

CSA Contains:
WHITE CAULIFLOWER from FRESH VENTURE FARMS
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BABY SPINACH
RED CABBAGE
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SALAD MIX, LEEKS, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, RADISHES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CELERY
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BABY SPINACH
RED CABBAGE
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO

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Week of March 3rd

Our winter produce is holding strong. We are excited for more rain on the horizon, but it’d definitely making a big impact on the crops and we will see it unfold over the next few months. I’m really excited for our fruit trees this summer. We have been pruning them back and hoping for lots of peaches, pears, plums and apples this year. In the near future we are looking forward to sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower and more. Keep in touch and let me know what you are cooking.

CSA Contains:
ARUGULA
CARROTS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS
FENNEL
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN CABBAGE and ENGLISH PEAS from TUTTI FRUITI, CILANTRO

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
RED BEETS
BLUEBERRIES from CENTRAL WEST PRODUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE from SUNRISE ORGANICS
FENNEL
CILANTRO
FUJI APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARDS
GREEN CABBAGE
GREEN KALE
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