Week of Feb 7th

Tip of the week: Cilantro keeps great in a shallow cup of water in the fridge or on the window sill. Cut off the first quarter inch of stem when you get it, just like a bouquet of flowers.
Cilantro rids the body of heavy metals, lowers blood sugar levels, protects against UTIs and many forms of cancer among other things. If you find trouble using cilantro up before it goes bad, make a salad dressing. Recipes generally call for a whole bunch. Or try our cilantro cauliflower rice recipe below.
Please note: with the unusually warm weather we are seeing an outbreak of aphids on our brussels sprouts. They are a harmless tiny bug and safe to consume. We will do our best to wash them off, but you can soak your brussels in water if you still find some attached.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN KALE
LEEKS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
CAULIFLOWER from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
BIG BOX ADD: SALAD MIX, CARROTS, RED CABBAGE, GARNET YAMS, FUJI APPLES

FRUIT EXPANSION: TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of January 31st

Tip of the week: Did you know carrot tops actually pull moisture from your carrots? Make sure to top your carrots before they go into the fridge.

We believe starting out your day with veggies gets you off on the right foot, helps reduce cravings later in the day and contributes to much needed vitamins and minerals that help us feel amazing. PLEASE share your veggie filled breakfast ideas with us so we can inspire others. Tag us on instagram @somethinggoodorganics or just shoot us an email and we will post it. A fresh pressed juice another awesome way to influx your day with greens and clean your fridge out for your next CSA box.

CSA Contains:
ARUGULA
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
FUJI APPLES from CUYUAMA ORCHARDS
RED CABBAGE
RED TOMATOES
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
LACINATO KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, GARNET YAMS, ONE MORE TBD

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES and FUJI APPLES
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Week of January 17th

If you didn’t have a chance to pick up your share last week at the farm you can be sure it was donated to Veggie Rescue and given to those who need it most. I’ve raided our hard squash stores and given as much as possible to the Food Shelter. Helping our community in times like these is extremely important to me.
I’m very happy to be stuffing these CSA boxes with tomatoes in January. A little ray of sunshine in the share. While we don’t have access to any of our usual produce south of Santa Barbara, we are snacking on the local tangerines like crazy.
We are planning on delivering to all of our drop off spots this week. Enjoy! With the 101 closed, our local produce is more important than ever. And supporting our local farms will ensure that we can continue making it available for our community.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
LACINATO KALE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
BIG BOX: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, GREEN CABBAGE, TANGERINES, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of January 10th

We had a successful drop at the food bank last Wednesday. We were able to donate over 30 boxes full of fresh produce to be distributed throughout the community. And we aren’t stopping there. This week we are taking another 500 lbs of butternut squash and making sure that no one in the community goes hungry. Thanks a million for supporting our cause. It’s through our CSA program that’s made most of this possible. Hoorah!
As we start off a New Year with new resolutions, I like to think our CSA program fills a few of them in my book. Live as healthy and vibrant as possible (aka eat more vegetables) and treat the earth with the utmost respect. Our CSA program strives to use as little plastic as possible and with our reusable boxes, we are reducing waste to a minimum. Consider making a compost pile or get a few chickens to eat your food scraps (if you have enough room), or find a composting program near you. Food scraps thrown away in America contribute to an astounding amount to our landfills. What are your New Years resolutions?
Do you know someone who is trying to connect with better food? We offer gift certificates starting at as little as 2 weeks. And with every 6 week subscription we will give you a free box of vegetables too! Contact me for more information.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
LACINATO KALE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
RED TOMATOES
FENNEL
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
CILANTRO
BUNCHED SPINACH
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, CABBAGE, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, ARUGULA

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

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Week of January 3 – back at the Food Bank

We are heading back to the Food Bank this week after receiving a generous donation from many of our CSA members. Thanks so much for that! We were able to order over $500 worth of fresh produce and we are adding in as much butternut squash as I can fit into my car 😀 Happy New Year to you all. I can’t thank you enough for supporting our farm and look forward to providing lots of fresh veggies to support you and your family’s health.

CSA Contains:
RED TOMATOES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from VINCENT FARMS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RADISHES
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, SPAGHETTI SQUASH, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from VINCENT FARMS and STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS

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Week of December 27th – We are going to the Food Bank

We are so happy to be resuming our CSA program this week. I can’t say THANK YOU enough to our firefighters and their families. We know they are still battling the fires and helping keep us safe during the holiday season.
We’ve had quite a few CSA customers reach out with donations to the food bank so we are making an official drop to them (again!) next Wednesday. Please let me know if you’d like to donate to the cause and send fresh produce over to feed the community who might not be as lucky as we are. Just shoot me a quick email and let me know the amount you’d like to donate. We can deduct it from your account directly to make it easy.
We hope you are having an excellent holiday and we look forward to stocking your fridge with all the goodness from our local community. From our Farm to your Family!

CSA Contains:
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN CABBAGE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
LEEKS
CILANTRO
BUNCHED SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, KOHLRABI, TANGERINES, CHERRY TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS & SATSUMA TANGERINES

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Week of December 13

We are deeply saddened and shocked by the fires that have spread throughout California. We have canceled all home and school deliveries this week, but we are trying to provide healthy food to those of you that would like it. Our Farm and Whole Foods pickups will be available. A heartfelt thanks to our Firefighters, their families and all the workers who are still in the field making sure we eat this week. Stay safe and take care of each other!

CSA Contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
ARUGULA
GREEN KALE
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
YELLOW ONIONS
CHERRY TOMATOES
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, CHERRY TOMATOES, CABBAGE, CILANTRO

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS

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Week of December 6th

We’d LOVE to see what you are making with your CSA veggies. Tag us on instagram @somethinggoodorganics or post on Facebook to John Givens Farm and enter to win two weeks of free vegetables.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
LACINATO KALE
YELLOW ONIONS
CUCUMBERS
GREEN BEANS
FENNEL
SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS
GREEN CABBAGE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, BUNCHED SPINACH, FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS, ROMA TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS and FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
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Week of November 29th

We hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with friends and loved ones and of course..tasty food. We are able to raise and distribute over $700 worth of produce to the Organic Soup Kitchen last week. Thanks to all that contributed to help make that happen. If you have any meals that you’ve been creating with your CSA box be sure to tag us on Instagram @somethinggoodorganics.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RADISHES
GREEN BEANS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
PERSIMMONS from Casitas Valley Farm
GREEN KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, CARROTS, RED CHARD, SATSUMA TANGERINES from GLEN ANNIE ORGANICS, GARNET YAMS from QUAIL H. FARMS

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