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Week of November 25th – Happy Thanksgiving

My dear community,

A reminder about this week:

All Thursday deliveries will be delivered on Wednesday to your usual spot. Please wait until your delivery confirmation email as delivery times will vary.

No Friday deliveries. If you would like to pick up a box they will be at the Buellton farm Thursday morning as early as 8a.

No deliveries to Whole Foods. If you moved to another location- make sure to log into your account before Sunday, click on the “change” button next to your location and follow the prompts to move back to Whole Foods for next week.

We have a few extra cartons of blueberries for sale if anyone would like to grab one at $5. We can accomodate any other last minute needs until 5pm today via email.

The holidays always have my mind wrapping up the year and I’m reflecting on what a whirlwind it has been. It’s been one challenge after another and I’m sure there’s still a lot more adversity on our path. Being part of this community and feeling the support that’s given to each other has been a light for me. It makes all the sleepless nights, confusing days and painful moments worth it. I’m so grateful to all of you who have messaged, called, texted and otherwise held me up in a time that I didn’t realize I needed it so much. I’m thankful for each and every one of you, and can’t believe how lucky I am to provide this nourishing food to you and your loved ones.

Lastly, a quick note about our annual break. We will be closed December 23rd – January 1st (no boxes the last 2 weeks of the year). I will be taking this time to raise a new flock of chickens and making sure they are super cozy in this cold season and doing a little hibernating myself. You do not need to put your box on hold.

Happy Thanksgiving!

CSA Contains:
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BROCCOLI
CELERY
ITALIAN PARSLEY
SALAD MIX from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GARNET YAMS
LACINATO KALE
FUYU PERSIMMONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, LEEKS, BUTTERNUT SQUASH, RED BELL PEPPERS, GREEN ZUCCHINI

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUYU PERSIMMONS and BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED LEAF

JUICE FEAST:
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
CELERY x2
ITALIAN PARSLEY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
FENNEL
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients:
For the Sweet Potato filling:
2½–2¾ lbs. sweet potatoes (about 4 garnet or jewel medium sweet potatoes)*
¼ cup maple syrup (omit for Whole30)
⅓ cup milk of choice (unsweetened almond milk for Whole30)
1½ Tbsp. butter, melted (ghee or coconut oil for Whole30)
1 tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. chili powder
2 whole eggs (omit for egg-free)
For the Topping:
1 cup pecans (½ cup chopped + ½ cup pecan halves)
3 strips bacon, cooked and chopped (no-sugar bacon for Whole3o)
1 Tbsp. butter, melted (ghee or coconut oil for Whole30)
½ tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of salt
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Real Food RDs)

Best Paleo Stuffing (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons ghee or avocado oil or refined coconut oil
3 cups onion diced
2 cups celery diced
1 cup mushrooms diced
1 cup apple cored and diced
¼ cup dried cranberries or dates, chopped
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
4 teaspoons poultry seasoning
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups almond flour
3 eggs whisked
(Find the full recipe and directions here at 40 Aprons)

Kale, Persimmon, & Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:
1 head kale, destemmed and chopped
1 1/2 cups perfectly cooked quinoa
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 large avocado, sliced
1 large (or 2 small) ripe fuyu persimmons, sliced
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
for maple-tahini vinaigrette:
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon hot water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Camille Styles)

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Lemons and Almonds

Ingredients:
2 heads of broccoli
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
4 very thin slices of lemon, each cut into 8 tiny triangles (whatever you change about this recipe make sure you don’t leave out the lemon slices. They’re the best part!)
FOR THE LEMONY DRESSING
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
1 tablespoon honey (or sub maple syrup for vegan)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, grated on a Microplane or very finely minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at The Endless Meal)

Chopped Kale Power Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (you should get about 5–6 cups)
2 teaspoons + 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bunch of curly kale, washed, stem removed and chopped (you should get 7–8 cups)
Juice of 1/2 a large lemon
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 large avocado, pitted and diced
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped red onion
LEMON TAHINI DRESSING:
1/2 cup tahini
Juice of 1 large lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3–6 tablespoons warm water, depending on how thick you want the dressing
(Find the full recipe and directions here at She Likes Food)

Week of November 18th

My dear community,

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I want to explain the holiday delivery schedule. We will only be making boxes on Wednesday, 11/25. If you plan on skipping Thanksgiving week, please log into your account now to place your hold.

If you receive your box on Thursday, we will be offering Wednesday pickup/delivery at your usual location. If you do not place your account on hold we will proceed with delivering your box on Wednesday and will notify you when it’s delivered.

We will not be delivering on Friday but please reach out to me to schedule your pickup for Wednesday evening or Thursday morning at our Buellton farm.

We are now offering dinner rolls from Deux Bakery over the holiday season for you to enjoy. Please let me know if there’s anything special we can request that will make your holiday shopping a little easier. We are also offering gift certificates in our CSA store. We are here to help you give the gift of veggies and health to anyone in Santa Barbara County.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED BELL PEPPERS
GARNET YAMS
FUJI APPLES or Persimmons or Avocados
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, NAPPA CABBAGE, ITALIAN PARSLEY, LEEKS

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES and FUYU PERSIMMONS
LETTUCE OF THE WEEK: RED LEAF

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CELERY
RED BELL PEPPERS
FUJI APPLES
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LACINATO KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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Week of November 11th

My dear community,

Our first freeze hit us really hard last night. Combined with wind damage from the weekend, tomatoes took the biggest hit. The wind blew down the stakes and the frostbitten ground turned the tomatoes to sauce. I’m curling up with a big bowl of soup tonight and getting ready for boxes filled with winter greens. The farm has a sense of peace blanketed over it like it’s getting ready for a slumber. And although we will continue to grow things through the winter, half of the farm will be dedicated to cover crops – sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and putting it back into the ground where it belongs.
Along with the wind came a good omen of rain on Saturday. I woke up to rain on my window and a prospect of hope along with it. We can come together as a country despite our views. We can keep this earth in balance and preserve it for future generations. I hope that as our farm inevitably gets smaller due to governmental rules and regulations (see 2 blog posts back about GAP) that we can continue to thrive. Now the real work begins!

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
CELERY
LEEKS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED BELL PEPPERS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
BIG: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, RED BEETS, BUNCHED SPINACH, RED TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA FARMS and FUJI APPLES
Lettuce of the Week: GREEN LEAF

JUICE FEAST:
CUCUMBERS
CARROTS
CELERY
ITALIAN PARSLEY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED BELL PEPPERS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED BEETS
FUJI APPLES from GOPHER GLENN ORGANICS

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Week of November 4th

My dear community,

I’m reflecting on what’s happening on the farm as I try to stay present during this election. We were able to donate a bunch of beautiful pumpkins to local schools this past week. A lot of kids were very happy. This week we are harvesting sweet potatoes for the boxes. They taste so much better than those bought in a store and are extremely sweet when roasted until really soft. As the farm here in Buellton hits low nighttime temperatures of 36 degrees, our farm in Goleta maintains a temperate climate. This allows for variety throughout the year and extended growing seasons. I am looking to enjoy this slower time of year, but with flocks of growing chickens, trees to prune and countries to reunite, we still have a lot of work to do.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
MINI SWEET PEPPERS
GARNET YAMS
BABY SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
RED BEETS from SUNRISE ORGANICS
YELLOW ONIONS from FINLEY FARMS
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
BIG BOX ADD: RED BUTTER LETTUCE, CARROTS, SPAGHETTI SQUASH, ITALIAN PARSLEY, ONE MORE TBD

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES and POMEGRANATES
LETTUCE OF THE WEEK: GREEN LEAF

JUICE FEAST
FENNEL
CELERY
FUJI APPLES
ITALIAN PARSLEY
LACINATO KALE
BABY SPINACH
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LIMES
CARROTS

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