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Week of January 26th

My dear Community, Our satsuma tangerine season abruptly came to an end. The heavy rains destroyed much of the crop that was supposed to carry us into February. I’ve had a really difficult time sourcing local fruit from our usual

Week of January 19th

My dear Community, As I walked around the perimeter of our farm in Buellton I felt a deep sense of gratitude for our farming practices. There’s probably around 80 acres of farmable land here and about half is covered in

Week of January 12th

My dear Community, Winter is in full swing here on the farm. Winter solstice was of course December 21st, but the effects are just starting to sink in. With limited sunlight hours and frosty mornings the crops are at a standstill. We pick what’s available and have

Happy New Year

My Dear Community, Here we are rolling out a New Year! I’m really looking forward to an abundance of health generated through healthy soils, organically grown fruits and veggies and freshly picked whole foods. Food is part of the health

Final box of 2021

My dear Community, Here we are, the last CSA box of 2021. It’s hard to describe the magnitude of gratitude I have for the soil that grows nourishing food, the workers that show up every day and you, the community that supports the movement.

Week of December 8th

My dear community, It’s been an unusually mild year so far. We typically experience a freeze on our farm in Buellton early November. That freeze takes out any summer crops that are still hanging on.So things like tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and

Week of December 1st

My dear Community, With the holiday season here, I wanted to remind you about the gift of health as an option. We aren’t the kind of company that inflates prices to give seemingly major discounts. But as a special offer to you – if you purchase a

Happy Thanksgiving

My dear community, Happy Gratitude week! My practice of gratitude begins from the moment I wake up in the morning. Little footsteps running into my room reminding me to let chickens out of the coop, walking outside onto the farm with biodiversity

Week of November 10th

My dear Community, I wanted to take this week’s blog to focus on one of our dedicated workers named Ventura. He’s been with John Givens Farm for over 30 years and is our main irrigator in Buellton. He works Monday through Saturday with few

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