Monthly Archives: November 2019

Week of November 27th – Happy Thanks Givens

So much to be thankful for this year. It started out with a bang for me with a positive pregnancy test. We filled the farm with chickens and fruit trees and ramped up our farm stand here in Buellton. We’ve grown the CSA program to reach out and support local schools and hospitals. A little baby boy was born into our lives in October. And as I have lived the past few months with very little sleep, it’s been this CSA program, the consistent weekly veggies and the surrounding support that has kept me grounded. The community has been such a tremendous support to the farm and our family that I give thanks everyday. I’m wishing you and yours the best for this holiday week.
Feel free to do some Thanksgiving shopping in our CSA store. No lines. I promise 🙂 Delivered or picked up with your share.
Please remember we will NOT be making boxes the weeks of December 25th and January 1st. You do not need to put your account on hold as it has already been done for you.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN KALE
WHITE CAULIFLOWER from PADUA FARMS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
MINI SWEET PEPPERS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
CELERY
ITALIAN PARSLEY
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS, GARNET YAMS, RED BEETS, BUNCHED SPINACH

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS and SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
GREEN KALE
CELERY
ITALIAN PARSLEY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
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Week of November 20th

If you are planning on skipping your box next week due to the Thanksgiving holidays please do it now. Log into your account here at www.farmigo.com/account/somethinggoodorganics, click on the “delivery hold” tab and enter the dates you’d like to skip. We are already planning for next week’s feast and that would really help us out. I will post next week’s blog as early as possible in the morning so you can plan your holiday meals if you are going to incorporate the CSA box.
The seasons are turning and that means the shares go from the colors of summer to the greens of winter. These veggies are harvested at the peak of freshness to ensure dense nutrient content and delivered to you within 24 hours. So even though those tomatoes in the grocery store look beautiful in December, you can be sure it’s traveled a distance through time to find you. We are so happy to have you supporting local, organic produce.

CSA Contains:
RED BEETS from Sunrise Organics
BUNCHED SPINACH from Sunrise Organics
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
RED BELL PEPPERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
ARUGULA
BARTLETT PEARS from LAKESIDE
EASTER EGG RADISHES
RED CABBAGE from TUTTI FRUTTI
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS, CELERY, PEARS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BARLETT PEARS

JUICE FEAST:
BUNCHED SPINACH
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
BARTLETT PEARS X2
LACINATO KALE
CELERY X2
CUCUMBERS
RED CABBAGE

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Week of November 13th

CSA Contains:
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
MINI SWEET PEPPERS
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
CELERY
RED CHARD
SHALLOTS
BOSC PEARS from THE APPLE FARM
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from LAKESIDE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, BABY SPINACH, CILANTRO, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES from TUTTI FRUTTI

FRUIT EXPANSION: BOSC PEARS and FUJI APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
CELERY
RED CHARD
BOSC PEARS from THE APPLE FARM
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BABY SPINACH
CILANTRO
CUCUMBERS

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Week of November 6

In the trenches of rearing a newborn, I’ve had a little extra time to binge some Netflix. I watched the documentary Game Changers which talks about the benefits of a plant based diet and debunks some old myths about meat. I’m not advocating to change your diet one way or the other, but it’s definitely worth taking in the science backed information about the benefits of eating more plants as a part of everyone’s overall lifestyle.
Thanks for being a part of our CSA program and supporting your local farm. It’s been such a blessing to run this operation and provide you with your box of veggies. In turn your money goes directly back into the community, the people who live here and the open land and clean water systems that are protected through organic farming.

CSA Contains:
GARNET YAMS
RED BELL PEPPERS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
GREEN BEANS
BABY SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
FENNEL
ARUGULA
CHERRY TOMATOES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, SHALLOTS, CELERY

FRUIT EXPANSION: BOSC PEARS and BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BABY SPINACH
BOSC PEARS
BLUEBERRIES
FENNEL
CELERY
LACINATO KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice and Arugula Salad

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked wild rice (about 1/2 cup raw)
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 3–4 cups)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups arugula
1/2 cup cashew pieces
for the dressing
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons – more to taste)
zest of the lemons
1/3 cup good quality olive oil
2 teaspoons agave nectar
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Pinch of Yum)

Soul-soothing African Peanut Stew

Ingredients:
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium sweet onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired, and diced (optional)
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into ½-inch pieces
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their juices
Fine-grain sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
⅓ cup natural peanut butter
4 cups vegetable broth, plus more as needed
1½ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 handfuls baby spinach or destemmed, torn kale leaves
Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves, for serving
Roasted peanuts, for serving
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here)

Green Bean & Roasted Fennel Salad

Ingredients:
2 medium bulbs fennel
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb green beans
1/3 cup parsley
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp capers
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup flaked almonds toasted
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Every Last Bite)

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp avocado oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 medium zucchini squash chopped
1 (1-inch) nub ginger peeled and grated
3 green onions chopped
1 handful baby spinach
3 to 4 Tbsp coconut aminos
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp sea salt to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Roasted Root)

Coconut Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Ingredients:
2/3 cups Gluten-Free Oats
8 oz. cup unsweetened almond milk (add more in the morning if it’s too dry)
1 cup finely grated carrots
1 scoop (~1/4 cup) vanilla protein powder (optional– if you skip, add ~1/3 cup more oats here!)
4 tsp black chia seeds
3–4 TBSP raisins
2 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk yogurt
optional 1–3 tsp maple syrup to taste*
optional toppings: more shredded carrot, chopped pecans, raisins, coconut, and granola
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Flora and Vino)