Monthly Archives: May 2021

Week of May 26th

My dear community,

I wanted to take this time to remind everyone the Save the San Marcos Foothills Foundation still needs your support. The Foothills Forever Campaign has raised over $10 million in just 10 weeks, and with solid community support they are in the home stretch to raise the needed $10.6 million by June 1st to acquire the property. If it’s possible to donate or pass this message along it would be so appreciated. Let’s help keep this space open for all the animals that live there and our future generations to enjoy it.

We’ve added a few things to our CSA store that I know you will enjoy. I purchased a few cases of cold pressed olive oil from Mosby Winery here in Buellton. The olives are grown and pressed right here on their property and it’s some of the best olive oil I’ve ever tasted. I also added a gluten free granola made by Julia Crookston (former owner of Goodland Kitchen). We’ve also introduced a Spicy Harrisa Hummus to the line up. Hope you enjoy. It’s not too late to add extra items to your box this week. All bread orders need to be placed by Sunday, but all other orders will be processed in the current week.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:/
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
BASIL
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN BEANS
RED TOMATOES
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
RED BOR KALE
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, LITTLE GEM LETTUCE, RED TOMATOES

Just the Basics:
CARROTS
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN BEANS
RED TOMATOES
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: DOUBLE STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: LITTLE GEM

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Week of May 18th

My dear community,

We are in full swing here as all things spring have emerged. With so many delicious and nutritious foods coming from the farm I’m looking for how to further connect our community. Local food security not only provides nourishment but means keeps money right here in our community. Supporting organic growers means investing in the future of our land.

Not to mention that we are literally what we eat – so why not encourage everyone to eat nutritious food. We offer a $25 credit to any member who refers a friend who stays subscribed for a minimum of 3 weeks. Now is an especially bountiful time to join our CSA program as many new products come in. With over 170 acres of organically farmed land, we make sure you get to eat the rainbow and reap the diverse health benefits.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
ROMAINE LETTUCE
RED SPRING ONIONS
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
GREEN BEANS
HASS AVOCADOS
RED TOMATOES
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, WHITE CAULIFLOWER, CILANTRO, RED BEETS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
LACINATO KALE
CILANTRO
RED BEETS
CELERY
HASS AVOCADOS

JUST the BASICS
CARROTS
ZUCCHINI
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN BEANS
RED TOMATOES

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED LEAF

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Week of May 12th

My dear community,

Spring and summer’s vegetables are less hearty so I’m circling back with tips for quick and easy prep. Wash and dry (or spin) and chop lettuce and toss it with some chopped herbs and put into a bag, ready to go. I know I’m more likely to eat a salad that week vs. just setting a head of lettuce in the veggie drawer. Chop cauliflower florets up, drizzle them with olive oil, paprika and nutritional yeast and pop them in the oven. In just 15 mins at 375 you’ll have really tasty, delicately crisp and delicious cauliflower you can add to almost anything or just eat alone. Fry zucchini in a cast iron pan (the pan makes a difference) with coconut oil for a crisp finish on both sides. It only takes about 5 mins per side. Blend herbs into dressing and/or place in a glass of water on your counter top or the front of the fridge to remind yourself to use them. Snap off carrot tops and store with the tips submerged in water for a quick anytime snack for anyone. Plan to use your kale in a salad, soup or bake chips the first few nights to avoid it yellowing or drying out. For me, small tips and tricks like these can make the difference between making an unhealthy decision for lunch or eating a rounded meal. I hope they help you too. Eating more fruits and vegetables are the building blocks for our health. A variety of veggies (and cutting out processed foods) can provide adequate fiber to feed our guts and keep our microbiome happy. We believe this weekly box is part of the big picture of good health and feels more important now than ever.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED LEAF LETTUCE
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BROCCOLI
LACINATO KALE
RED TOMATOES
BIG BOX ADD: BUNCHED SPINACH, CARROTS, CROOKNECK SQUASH, LITTLE GEM LETTUCE, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: LITTLE GEM

JUST the BASICS:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
CUCUMBERS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES
HASS AVOCADOS
CELERY
LACINATO KALE
BUNCHED SPINACH
CUCUMBERS
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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Week of May 5th

My dear community,

Living on the farm and dealing with day to day life I’m constantly thinking about what the future will look like. We are already established with organic farming practices, a huge composting system and a forward thinking attitude that connects the practices of today with the future of our earth tomorrow. As the demand for stricter practices for insurance purposes mount, small farms continue to get pushed to the wayside for lack of labor (We would need to hire staff just for compliance paperwork) or willingness to comply. I can speak for our farm when I say that we do not want to turn our farm into steel tables, white clean houses and needless record keeping for the sake of selling to big box grocery stores. Keeping our soils healthy is directly related to keeping our bodies healthy. It’s been said that there’s only 60 years left of topsoil left if we continue degrading at the rate we are going.
That’s why it’s our mission to keep our farm small and go above organic and implement regenerative farming practices more and more until it’s all second nature. The food we eat is the underlying blocks our health is built on – it literally makes up who we are. The places we spend our money send powerful messages and we appreciate you supporting our farm.

On a side note – we have plenty of sugar snap peas at $6/lb. If you’d like to add them to your order just shoot me a quick email. In addition – if you see anything on the list below that you want added to your box but is not listed in the store please let me know.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED LEAF LETTUCE
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
STRAWBERRIES
CHINESE WHITE RADISH from SUNRISE ORGANICS FARMS **different from last week. these are very sweet
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
GREEN CURLY KALE
RED BEETS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROT, BROCCOLI, BLUEBERRIES, SUNBURST SQUASH from SUNRISE ORGANICS FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION: DOUBLE STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE

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

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
CELERY
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN KALE
RED BEETS
BLUEBERRIES
ITALIAN PARSLEY

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