Week of July 21st

My dear community,

Corn is back in the CSA boxes! Just a sweet reminder that our organic corn is something that all of nature wants to partake in so it usually comes with a bonus worm or two at the top. That’s a good thing! The worm(s) can just be discarded into your backyard as a snack for a delighted creature. You may not find a worm, but normally the tops are a little mushy and/or even black. Please discard any part that doesn’t look edible and enjoy the rest. Also, if you find anything in your box that is inedible we will replace it in your next box. Please let us know as soon as you can.

We’re having a flash sale on our Ojai Jalapeño and Apricot Habeñero Jams for just $5 each to make way for…our own strawberry jam! It’s made from our favorite strawberries on the farm and will be in our online store soon. We are also selling San Julian ground beef by the pound. It’s frozen until it goes into your box so please make sure you are available to properly transfer it to your fridge or freezer.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
SUNBURST SQUASH
CARROT
STRAWBERRIES
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
HEIRLOOMS TOMATOES
BI-COLORED SWEET CORN
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
YELLOW ONIONS
PEACHES (yellow or white)
LACINATO KALE
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN ZUCCHINI, CARROTS, LEMON CUCUMBERS, WATERMELON, BASIL

Just the Basics:
SUNBURST SQUASH
CARROT
HEIRLOOMS TOMATOES
BI-COLORED SWEET CORN
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
PEACHES (yellow or white)

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
APPLES
LACINATO KALE
LEMON CUCUMBERS
WATERMELON
CILANTRO
ROMAINE LETTUCE
DANDELION GREENS
SPINACH

FRUIT EXPANSION: PEACHES and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE
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Week of July 14th

My dear community,

We’ve started harvesting our peaches in a big way. We do our best to pick them slightly underripe so they aren’t bruised during transport. Thank you for understanding this is a learning curve for all of us and our aim is to get you the best tasting produce whole and intact. With extremely hot temperatures in Buellton where most of our tree fruit is grown it can be difficult to get things just right. With that said – kindly notify us if something happened to your fruit to render it inedible upon receiving it. We are happy to replace the item(s) with something else available in a future box.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINi
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
RED TOMATOES
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
PEACHES (white or yellow)
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
COLLARDS GREENS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, YELLOW ONIONS, CROOKNECK SQUASH, BROCCOLI

Just the Basics:
GREEN ZUCCHINi
CARROTS
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
RED TOMATOES
PEACHES (white or yellow)
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
HASS AVOCADOS
PEACHES (white or yellow)
ROMAINE LETTUCE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
LACINATO KALE
COLLARD GREENS
CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: NECTARINES and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED LEAF
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Week of July 7th

My dear community,

I’ve added a few new things to our CSA store. Ground beef from Rancho San Julian, sweet corn, navel oranges, peaches and small chicken eggs while they last. We’re currently working on a big strawberry jam project so we’ve reduced the price of the Ojai Jellies to make room for our incoming jam. We still have lots of avocados, local olive oil, bone broth and more in our store. Place your order before midnight tonight to have it included in with your share this week. If there’s anything else you’d like to see in the store please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CARROT
STRAWBERRIES
BROCCOLI
FRESH POTATOES
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN BELL PEPPER
BIG BOX ADD: CARROT, LACINATO KALE, GREEN BEANS, SALAD MIX, CHERRY TOMATOES

JUST the BASICS:
CARROT
STRAWBERRIES
BROCCOLI
FRESH POTATOES
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
HASS AVOCADOS
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
GREEN BELL PEPPERS
LACINATO KALE
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
EUREKA LEMONS
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FRUIT EXPANSION: TBD
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE

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Week of June 30th

My dear community,

A friendly reminder. Please note delivery changes starting this week:
Third Window Brewery: Wednesday
Buellton Farm: Thursday
Children’s Montessori School: Thursday
Solvang Elementary: Thursday
Buellton to Santa Ynez Home Deliveries: Thursday

    *All other pickup and deliveries remain the same*

The fruit from our orchard is finally ripening and we are pleased to offer peaches and apricots in our CSA store. Hopefully we will have enough to include in all the boxes soon. It’s been a lot of work to get here but well worth it. We don’t spray our orchards at all – not even with organic pesticides. We aim to keep the soil and the trees healthy enough to battle disease. I think this will offer more nutrients and flavor in the fruit as the trees develop natural defenses. The strawberries don’t enjoy the heat as much so those crops are declining. I’ve seen the first of the cantaloupe and watermelon picked so we’re looking forward to those as well.
Keep an eye out for corn in your boxes this week! Organic corn mostly likely will contain a worm. It’s simply the larval form of an adult moth and will not hurt you. Just plop it in your compost, yard/garden or feed it to your chickens (a special treat). I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. If insects don’t instinctively want to eat the food that is growing, why would you?

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
FRESH POTATOES
BASIL
SWEET BI-COLORED CORN *organic corn usually contains a worm at the top. do not be alarmed.
ACORN SQUASH
RED TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
PERSIAN CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, RED ONIONS, GREEN ZUCCHINI, ROMAINE LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS X2
LACINATO KALE
BEETS
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
BLACKBERRY
CILANTRO
EUREKA LEMONS

JUST the BASICS:
STRAWBERRIES
CARROTS
SWEET BI-COLORED CORN
RED TOMATOES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS

Fruit Expansion: Blackberries and Blueberries from Occupinti Farms
Lettuce of the Week: Romaine

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Week of June 23rd

CSA Contains:
BLACKBERRIES
BROCCOLI
CARROTS
CUCUMBERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES
STRAWBERRIES
RED ONIONS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BIG BOX ADD: LACINATO KALE, BLUEBERRIES, CARROTS, HASS AVOCADOS, RED BEETS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS X2
LACINATO KALE
BLACKBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
RED BEETS
CILANTRO
HASS AVOCADOS
BUNCHED SPINACH

JUST the BASICS:
BLACKBERRIES
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
STRAWBERRIES
RED LEAF LETTUCE

Fruit Expansion: Blackberries and Strawberries
Lettuce of the Week: Red Butter

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Week of June 16th

My dear community,

We’ve added a few partnerships lately and I wanted to provide a recap. If you haven’t already, check out Sun and Swell (add hyperlink) pantry staples. Use code SOMETHINGGOOD for $10 off your first order. (and a 25% off your first order popup happens when you go to the website) They are an SB family company supplying you staples with compostable packaging and fresh from the farmer products.
We’ve also partnered with Native Pastures, a company in the Santa Ynez valley providing pasture raised meats. They’ve put together a few packages to try out which can be added on as a subscription (weekly, bi-monthly or monthly) or you can purchase them one time in our CSA store. We know you will taste the difference and sustainably raised meat is the only way to go if you choose to eat it. We will also be offering single cuts in the store coming soon. We’ve also gotten a hold of some really good and crunchy granola made by a local woman here in Buellton. It’s available in the store moving forward.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have. We want to be completely transparent with our partnership and their practices.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
BLACKBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED CHERRY TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES
STRAWBERRIES
YELLOW ONIONS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, GREEN BEANS, ARUGULA, CARROTS

Just the Basics:
BLACKBERRIES
CARROTS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
RED TOMATOES
STRAWBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH

JUICE FEAST:
BLACKBERRIES
BUNCHED SPINACH
CARROTS
ENGLISH CUCUMBERS
STRAWBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BLUEBERRIES
LACINATO KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH and BLACKBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED BUTTER

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Week of June 9th

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED BEETS
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BASIL
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
CHERRY TOMATOES or BLUEBERRIES from Joe Occupinti Farms
GREEN BEANS
BIG BOX ADD: STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, ROMAINE LETTUCE, CUCUMBERS, HASS AVOCADOS

JUST the BASICS:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN BEANS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
BUNCHED SPINACH
RED BEETS
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
HASS AVOCADOS
FENNEL
ITALIAN PARSLEY

FRUIT EXPANSION: DOUBLE STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE LETTUCE

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Week of June 2nd

My dear community,

I’m always looking for ways to make a wider range of products available to the community. It’s why we started raising free range chickens for organic eggs and planted an orchard for organic fruit. Now we’re happy to offer a meat option as well. We teamed up with a friend who owns Native Pastures in the Santa Ynez Valley. They use organic practices with free range cows, pigs and chickens (for eggs) that are finished on organic grain. While they have their own CSA boxes through their website, we’ve teamed up to offer three smaller packages that can be added on as a subscription to your veggie box. As we move through this new project I’m open and available to all questions and feedback you have. We will have a FAQ section on our website to help navigate through this process. While we understand this isn’t for everyone, we are happy to make a great local meat source available to those for whom it is while maintaining alignment with our philosophies and practices.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
CROOKNECK SQUASH
SPINACH (baby or bunched)
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES
HASS AVOCADOS
GREEN BEANS
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: double SUGAR SNAP PEAS, BLUEBERRIES, CARROTS, LACINATO KALE

Just the Basics:
CARROTS
CROOKNECK SQUASH
RED LEAF LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
SPINACH
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
HASS AVOCADOS
LACINATO KALE
ITALIAN PARSLEY
ROMAINE LETTUCE

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES from WHITNEY RANCH and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE OF THE WEEK: ROMAINE

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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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