Week of March 18th – The Farmacy

My thoughts are definitely scattered so I hope I cover everything in this post. We are trying our best to accommodate the overwhelming support for the farm and our CSA program and we are so glad to have this program in place during these especially difficult times. The rain on top of everything else has made things super challenging for us so substitutions may occur without warning.
If you’ve placed an order through our CSA store, substitutions may occur without warning. Example: you ordered a Romaine Lettuce and we substitute Red Leaf Lettuce. If you do not see something that you ordered, we will not charge your account. I am short on employees, taking care of a brand new flock of chickens (egg security for our CSA program) and I have two little kids at home so I am a bit short on time and sleep. Regardless – this is what we love to do and will try our hardest to get it done. Please keep in contact if you have questions/concerns and know that we will always take care of you even if we don’t respond immediately.
It’s important to break down your boxes and stack them neatly outside your house to be picked up or at your pickup location. Schools aren’t in session and we want to be extra respectful while no one is there to attend. And it helps us move quicker and get the deliveries out to everyone in a timely manner.
If you are picking up at a certain location please keep your CSA box there. It helps the CSA program to have centralized drop off points to be able to serve the whole community. At this point in time we are still delivering to ALL locations including our schools which provide a great open environment to grab your food.
People have expressed concerns about washing vegetables. It’s nice to know that the veggies from our CSA program have had less hands touching them as a result of getting them straight from the farm. You can always use a solution of vinegar, lemon and oregano oil for cleaning. I’d advise doing research on the internet to make sure you are getting the outcome you want. I’d stick with food based options to help sanitize if you choose to.
Subscribing to your local farm is having your own personal Farmacy in your fridge. Eating mainly fruits and vegetables and minimizing things that create inflammation in your body is going to help us all stay healthy. Consider a juicer. We are truly in this together and it’s important that we take this time to reconnect to this earth, our families, our community and ourselves. Sending tons of love and health from all of us here at the farm.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED BEETS
BROCCOLI
TANGERINES
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN CABBAGE
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, CAULIFLOWER, ARUGULA, LEEKS

FRUIT EXPANSION: TANGERINES and APPLES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LELTTUCE
RED BEETS
FENNEL
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN CABBAGE
CELERY
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

Anti-Inflammatory Tumeric Ginger Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients:
2 tbsp butter, ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil
2 large leeks, trimmed, washed, and sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp turmeric powder (like this)
5 cups broccoli florets and stems , roughly chopped **
4 cups cauliflower florets, roughly chopped
4 cups good quality broth (vegetable, homemade bone broth or Kettle and Fire)
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
OPTIONAL: 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Savory Lotus)

Roasted Beet and Carrot Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
2 carrots large, peeled and cut diagonally
1 beet root large, or 2 small beets, peeled and cut into diced sized cubes
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup cilantro chopped
1/4 cup pistachios toasted
1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
Dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice 1 large lemon juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon sea salt or more, to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Sun Kissed Kitchen)

Crunchy Kale Slaw (or Salad)

Ingredients:
3 c shredded kale
2 c shredded green cabbage
1/2 c shredded carrots
1/4 c hemp seeds
1/3 c sunflower seeds
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
(Find the full recipe and details here at Our Salty Kitchen)

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