Monthly Archives: December 2020

Week of December 16th – See you in the New Year

My dear community,

*We have some blueberries available this week. If you’d like to add a carton (or two or three) onto your order just shoot me a quick email before the end of the day with BLUEBERRIES in the subject line.

This is a really hard year to wrap up. It may not be possible to summarize everything in a paragraph but here’s what I have to say. This time last year I was hunkering down with a brand new baby and family all around me. A year later our lives have completely turned upside down. As spring came with COVID it seemed impossible that Santa Barbara County could go into lockdown, but as it unfolded small businesses would struggle to survive and when you needed family and friends the most, they couldn’t be around to help. It’s been a huge awakening. I’m proud I’ve been able to use our CSA program to funnel food into the community where it’s needed most. I’ve increased donations to the charity Lunch on Me which not only feeds the homeless in LA, but reroutes organic food from the trash into the mouths of those in need. I’ve had the opportunity to speak up about the struggles our farm and small farms like ours face and build community and awareness around us. Even though some days I want to curl up into a ball and wish it away, most days I’m giving thanks for the HUGE amount of blessings we have. Your support has helped me move forward one step at a time.

A final reminder- we will be taking the next two weeks off to recoup and collaborate. I received a new clutch of baby chicks from Alchemist Farm, a Sebastopol, California hatchery doing everything sustainably, humanely and with 100% renewable clean energy. These new chicks will add more colorful eggs come Spring. I’m looking forward to the future of our fruit orchard as it starts to mature. 2021 will surely be filled with more challenges as our farm is forced to get smaller and find avenues for local distribution. If you’re reading this blog chances are you are already supporting small farms. I’m so grateful for YOU. We look forward to seeing you again starting January 6th, 2021.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS – loose
ROMAINE LETTUCE
HASS AVOCADOS
RED BEETS
GARNET YAMS
SATSUMA TANGERINES from Heath Ranch
LEEKS
GREEN CABBAGE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CILANTRO
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, RED KOHLRABI, LACINATO KALE, BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISA FARMS

FRUIT EXPASNION: FUJI APPLES from VIVA TIERRA and SATSUMA TANGERINES from Heath Ranch
Lettuce of the Week: Red Leaf

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED BEETS
SATSUMA TANGERINES
BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA
GREEN CABBAGE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CILANTRO
LACINATO KALE
CELERY

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Week of December 9th

My dear community,

As we quickly approach the official start of winter we’ve already experienced frost in Buellton. Temperatures in the high 20s to low 30s have taken out most of what was left of our summer crops. The mornings are so cold we have to wait until about 9 to pick because the crops are frozen. This doesn’t leave us with a great variety to choose from in our CSA boxes, but we still have the tastiest cabbage. We continue to grow crops and varieties specifically for flavor. Crops higher in natural sugars are harder to store on the shelf and ship across the country. But we continue to grow the sweetest because we can sell locally – that’s the goal. Thanks for supporting what we do.

50 more chickens are arriving on Thursday. They will be nestled in our barn and out of the elements while they grow big enough to roam free. I partnered up with Alchemist Farm in Sebastopol to buy chickens. They breed chickens to survive without vaccinations and we are going to have more colorful eggs come springtime. In a regular hatchery most males are killed right off the assembly line. The Alchemist Farm helps roosters live before they become food or given away to a good home. They are also just amazing people and I’m happy to be partnering with them.

As a reminder, we will be closed the last two weeks of December. We will close the 23rd of December and reopen on January 6th. If you are on our bi-weekly schedule A and you’d like to receive a box on January 6th, please make sure to reach out to me. Otherwise the system will divert your box to January 13th. I’m here to help if you have any questions or last minute needs.

Consider giving the experience of our CSA program to your loved ones. It’s simple to gift a box of fresh organic veggies and other local goodies to be delivered right to someone’s doorstep.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
SATSUMA TANGERINES
GREEN CABBAGE
BROCCOLI from Fresh Venture Farms
YELLOW ONIONS from Finley Farms
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CELERY
BUTTERNUT SQUASH
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, LITTLE GEM LETTUCE, RED BEETS, LEEKS, GREEN ZUCCHINI

Fruit expansion: Fuji Apples and Satsuma Tangerines
Lettuce of the Week: Little Gem

Juice Feast:
CSA Contains:
CARROTS
LITTLE GEM LETTUCE
FUJI APPLES
GREEN CABBAGE
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CELERY
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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Week of December 2nd

My dear community,

The holidays are here and so is our annual break. A quick reminder that we will not be making CSA boxes the last 2 week of the year- December 23 through 30th. You do not have to put your box on hold – it’s been done for you. If you have a bi-monthly “Schedule B” subscription and you wish to have a box on January 6th, send me a quick email after December 16th to make the change. Alternatively you can log into your account here at www.farmigo.com/account/somethinggoodorganics, click on the “change” button next to your subscription and follow the prompts to switch to “Schedule A”. This must be done after your box is delivered the week of December 16th.

New product announcement! In continuing to highlight locally made outstanding goods- we’ve added Ojai Jelly to our store. We hope you enjoy its spicy and sweet goodness as much as we do. Check out her story and more here on the Ojai Jelly website.

We are here for your holiday shopping. We can put together a multitude of local goodies and deliver it as a gift. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you don’t see a gift certificate combination that fits your style in our CSA store. We’re happy to help.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GARNET YAMS
RED BELL PEPPERS
BUNCHED SPINACH
LEEKS
ARUGULA
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
BIG BOX ADD: RED BEETS, CARROTS, RED BUTTER LETTUCE, LACINATO KALE, DELICATA SQUASH

FRUIT EXPANSION: FUJI APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS and FUYU PERSIMMONS from Millean Orchards
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED BUTTER LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
RED BELL PEPPERS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED BEETS
LACINATO KALE
CELERY
FUJI APPLES from CUYAMAM ORCHARDS
CILANTRO
ROMAINE LETTUCE

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