Monthly Archives: April 2021

Week of April 14th

My dear community,

Spring is here and we are welcoming strawberries and zucchini this week. Even though we planted zucchini a month earlier this year, we still didn’t receive any significant amount of squash until now. Although we try and test the boundaries of the seasons, surrendering to mother nature is really the way to go.

Friendly reminder veggie pro-tips: storing your veggies correctly will help them last one to two weeks in your fridge no problem. We are picking within 24 hours of you receiving them. That means the produce didn’t sit in a warehouse, on a truck and then on a store shelf. It’s coming straight to your kitchen from our farm. Wash your greens, spin them dry and put them in an airtight container. Removing the tops off your carrots, beets, etc. help keep the moisture in the roots. Strawberries can be lined between paper towels in an airtight container (if you can resist eating them that fast). If they’re not put away correctly in the fridge, however, they will start to wilt. I pulled a bunch of spinach out that I hastily threw onto a fridge shelf last night. It was pretty wilted and if someone else saw it they probably would have suggested tossing it into the compost.:) But I plunged it in a cool bath of water and within 30 minutes it was perky, beautifully green and good as fresh. If I bring a new box home and I still have greens in my fridge, I toss them in the freezer for a smoothie. Having my lettuce cleaned, chopped and ready to go helps me eat more salads as well. Prepping your veggies ahead of time makes a seamless transition to your mouth when time is tight. Hope you enjoy the bounty this week.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
STRAWBERRIES
FENNEL
GREEN ZUCCHINI
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
LEEKS
LACINATO KALE
BOX ADD: CARROTS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, RED BEETS

JUST the BASICS:
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
STRAWBERRIES
ZUCCHINI
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED LEAF LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
ROMAINE LETTUCE
KALE
FENNEL
BLUEBERRIES
PINK LADY APPLES
RED BEETS
STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from OCCIPINTI FARMS and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: GREEN LEAF

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Week of April 7th

I’m off celebrating my son’s fifth birthday – more farm news next week. Have a great week!

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
BROCCOLI
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN CURLY KALE
RED RADISHES
LEEKS
CELERY
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, RED BUTTER LETTUCE, BLUEBERRIES from OCCHIPINTI FARM

JUST the BASICS
CARROTS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BROCCOLI
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
PINK LADY APPLES from CUYAMA ORCHARDS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS X2
RED BEETS
BUNCHED SPINACH
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN CURLY KALE
CELERY X2
ITALIAN PARSLEY
PINK LADY APPLES

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and TANGO MANDERINES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE

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