Week of Feb 15th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED BEETS
SHALLOTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CILANTRO
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, PURPLE KOHLRABI, CARROTS, FUJI APPLES,

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of Feb 8th

Winter is a hard time for our CSA boxes. The diversity is at an all time low while the boxes turn green with herbs and leafy veggies. There’s a reason we eat seasonally though. All the veggies in the box were meant to be eaten right now. So try out a new recipe and hang tight. I see things like zucchini, sugar snap peas and strawberries on the horizon.

CSA Contains:
LACINATO KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
LEEKS
RADISHES
RED BEETS
FENNEL
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
RED CABBAGE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF, CARROTS, BRUSSEL SPROUTS from SUNRISE ORGANICS, FUJI APPLES, GARNET YAMS from QUAL H. FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION Contains: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of Feb 1st

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
SHALLOTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
KOHLRABI
GREEN CABBAGE
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, PINK CHARD, GOLD BEETS & RED BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of Jan 25th

We do not have any tangerines this week. The order was never delivered so we had to make a quick decision to switch to beets. On the bright side the beets were picked within hours of you receiving them. Enjoy.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES
LEEKS
BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H FARMS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED BEETS
COLLARD GREENS
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, CAULIFLOWER, FENNEL, BRUSSELS

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS and FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

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Week of January 18th

Our chickens have taken a break for the winter time. Our egg supply has dropped drastically and we don’t have enough to fill orders. We will randomly select people weekly to receive eggs as they are available. We will be back in action as soon as the weather warms up and the days get longer. At that time we also will be fulfilling our wait list, so make sure to sign up if you want them in the near future.
Speaking of chickens, perhaps I counted them before they hatched. When we went to harvest the brussel sprouts we came up short to fill the whole CSA. So we switched over to our green cabbage. The climate for cabbage is perfect right now. The cold weather makes the cabbage extra crisp and sweet. So roast it, stir fry it or juice it and enjoy.

10 Reasons to Eat What’s in Season!

CSA Contains:
RED BEETS
CARROTS
FENNEL
LACINATO KALE
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
GREEN CABBAGE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, LEEKS, GARNET YAMS, BRUSSEL SPROUTS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of January 11th

It is extremely muddy on the farm this week. Thank goodness for the rain! If you are picking up your share at the farm be sure to drive extra slow and carefully. We hope you enjoy our winter selection of crops in your box this week. The celery has been extra tasty because of all the moisture its been getting. Winter means that all the crops grow at about 1/4 of the speed they would during the rest of the year and our variety is more limited. If you’ve created a tasty dish please share it with us on Instagram #Somethinggoodorganics or on our facebook page at John Givens Farm. Or just send it to me in an email and I’ll post it in the blog.

CSA contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS from ELLWOOD CANYON FARMS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
CILANTRO
RED CHARD
LEEKS
CELERY
GREEN KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, EXTRA SATSUMAS, RED BEETS, EXTRA BRUSSELS

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of January 4th – Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is enjoying the last of the holiday season. After so eating so much food I’m really excited to get my CSA box home and fill my fridge with veggies. I’m working on meal prepping (for me and the baby, farm to high chair!), eating more greens and getting some vegetable juice down at least once a week. Getting a juicer is a GREAT investment for your health. And in the midst of the green vegetable season it couldn’t be a better time. Enjoy the box. Share your creations with us on Instagram. Tag #somethinggoodorganics to inspire others.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN CABBAGE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BRUSSEL SPROUTS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CELERY
RED BEETS
RED TOMATOES
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: SHALLOTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, FENNEL, CARROTS, EXTRA BRUSSELS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of December 14th

There will be no CSA shares made for the next two weeks, Dec 21st-29th. We will resume the first week of the new year. Happiest holidays to you, your family and all your loved ones. We feel so blessed to have you guys in our community supported agriculture program and connected with all the fresh food we have to offer. We are looking forward to starting off 2017 with tons of delicious, healthy vegetables and recipes. We will be making another donation to the Organic Soup Kitchen this week. Giving back to the community is our goal.

CSA Contains:
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
PURPLE KOHLRABI
SHALLOTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
GREEN KALE
PERSIMMONS from CASITAS VALLEY FARMS
GREEN CABBAGE
BIG BOX: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, CELERY, ARUGULA, RED BEETS

FRUIT EXPANSION: PERSIMMONS from CASITAS VALLEY FARMS

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Week of December 5th – NO CSA DEC 21-29th!!!!

We are closing down for the holidays. No CSA boxes will be available for two weeks, Dec 21-29th. None :) This allows us all to take a break and do a little traveling with our families. We will come back with a renewed sense and ready to eat our veggies.

Did you know that radishes are an anti-congestive? This means that they decreases congestion of the respiratory system including irritation of the nose, throat, wind-pipe and lungs that can come from colds, infections, allergies and other causes. They are a great disinfectant and rich in vitamins, which further protects the respiratory system from infections.* I’m seeing a lot of colds going around right now and a lot of runny noses and congestion so I am definitely eating my radishes this week.

*Source: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-radish.html

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
YELLOW ONIONS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CELERY
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED BEETS
RAINBOW CHARD
RED TOMATOES
RADISHES
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN CABBAGE, LACINATO KALE, BROCCOLI

FRUIT EXPANSION: KIWI from WILD RIVER FARMS

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Week of November 30th

WE WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 21ST-29TH. NO CSA BOXES WILL BE AVAILABLE THOSE TWO WEEKS. YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN PLACED ON HOLD ALREADY.

We had a lot of fun last week donating boxes to the Food Bank and to the Organic Soup Kitchen. Thanks to everyone who donated to our cause. Here are a few pictures of me and Samuel making deliveries.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well. So much to be thankful for.

CSA CONTAINS:
CAOROTS
RED BEETS
GREEN KALE
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
DANDELION GREENS
RED TOMATOES
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, RED CHERRY TOMATOES, BROCCOLI, RED BELL PEPPERS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONATINS: FUYU PERSIMMONS from VINCENT FARMS and FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

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