Monthly Archives: April 2020

Week of April 27th

My dear community members,

You may or may not have noticed the sourdough bread option disappear from the store. Wendy, the owner of Deux Bakery, mentioned that every loaf that leaves her bakery is made by hand with much attention to detail. Our magnified orders became too overwhelming and we need to cap the number of loaves. Wednesday is now full but we still have availability for Thursday/Friday deliveries. Each week we will put a certain number in the store (aside from subscriptions) for purchase and they will be available until reserved. However, if you have a Thursday/Friday delivery please contact me as we probably can add it even if you don’t see it in the store or as a subscription option.

Human error factor: last week we missed several items in the Juice Feast so we are going to bulk those up this week. We are serious about veggies and want you to know that even though the company has expanded, you should still expect your box to be loaded with goodness. Thanks for understanding and please keep in contact if anything goes missing from your box.

Make sure to check your SPAM folder and star Something Good Organics as a preferred sender. Your email address is safe with us and will only be used with updates regarding the blog, your account and delivery information if applicable.

Find gratitude in the little things.

CSA Contains:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
STRAWBERRIES
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CILANTRO
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, STRAWBERRIES, RED BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS and BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISA FARMS
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED BUTTER

JUICE FEAST:
LACINATO KALE
CARROTS x2
ROMAINE LETTUCE
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
STRAWBERRIES x2
BUNCHED SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS x2
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISA FARMS
CILANTRO
RED BEETS
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Week of April 22nd

Hello dear community members,

Please remember there have been some changes to our delivery dates:

Brandon Elementary – Thursday Pickup (was Wednesday)
Adams Elementary – Thursday Pickup (was Wednesday)
Buellton Farm – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)
SY Cottage Hospital – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)
Solvang Elementary School – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)
Children’s Montessori School – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)

As our CSA program expands please honor other’s time and space when picking up your box at a community space. As we maneuver these crazy times we encourage mutual respect.

Thanks to all who have shared recipes on IG stories, email and other outlets. Seeing the vegetables in action is not only awesome, but it also helps inspire me and many others. Staying in touch with seasonal, local food helps ensure that we are eating the right food to keep us healthy.

Support local businesses when you can. Show some love to our friends at The Women’s Heritage if you like what you see.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
STRAWBERRIES
BROCCOLI
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GOLD ZUCCHINI
CARROTS
RED CABBAGE
RADISHES
GREEN CURLY KALE
BIG BOX: CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES, RED LITTLE GEM LETTUCE, FUJI APPLES, GARNET YAMS

LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED LITTLE GEMS
FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES and BLUEBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN CURLY KALE
STRAWBERRIES
FUJI APPLES
RED LITTLE GEM LETTUCE
CARROTS x2
RED CABBAGE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISA FARMS

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Week of April 15th

Hello dear community members,

The growth of our CSA program has necessitated adding another delivery day and changing some pickup days for 2 schools and the entire Santa Ynez Valley. The location will be the same and we will continue to send out an email reminder once your box is ready for pickup. The veggies are still picked fresh right from our farm that morning.

Please note changes below:

Brandon Elementary – Thursday Pickup (was Wednesday)
Adams Elementary – Thursday Pickup (was Wednesday)
Buellton Farm – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)
SY Cottage Hospital – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)
Solvang Elementary School – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)
Children’s Montessori School – Friday Pickup (was Thursday)

Many thanks for breaking down your box and removing your name label, please continue to do so. It really has been helping us run more smoothly through the day.

Don’t forget to use #somethinggoodorganics in your posts, we love to see what you’re up to in the kitchen!

Stay healthy

CSA Contains:
HASS AVOCADOS from SPLENDID PRODUCE
BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, LACINATO KALE, LITTLE GEM LETTUCE, BUNCHED SPINACH, STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION: TANGERINES (or maybe apples) and BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED LEAF

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS X2
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARD
LACINATO KALE
BABY SPINACH
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS

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Week of April 8th

My dear community members,

It’s been my pleasure watching the CSA expand and reach so many more households. With farmers market attendance at all time (understandable) lows, the farm still needs an outlet to keep selling our vegetables. We are looking forward to fostering new relationships for a long time to come.

Please make sure to take it slow when you are picking up at your scheduled location. Regarding pick-up locations please wait for the email confirming your box has been delivered before arriving to pick it up. A gentle reminder to collapse your box and remove your label (if applicable) for easier logistics and to keep drop spots organized. Give yourself extra time as we all navigate through our day being courteous and respectful to others.

We strive to minimize trash and reuse the boxes. COVID-19 can only live on cardboard for 24 hours, and we wait at least a week before they are reused for safety.

I realize that shopping for additional ingredients might be challenging at this time. The recipes below are just for inspiration. It’s time to really get creative in the kitchen and use what we have to make it work. When we get creative, we save time and money and it’s a good habit to get into to prevent food waste.

Thank you for your continued support and stay safe and healthy.

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
LEEKS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN CABBAGE
GARNET YAMS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
GREEN KALE
BIG BOX: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, STRAWBERRIES, SWEET SPRING ONIONS

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES or TANGERINES and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE

JUICE FEAST:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BEETS
GREEN CABBAGE
FUJI APPLES
GREEN KALE
CELERY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
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