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Week of April 27th

My dear Community,

Whenever I’m overwhelmed by diet culture or the latest health fads being pumped through every social or media outlet, I’m so grateful to come back to the simplicity of farming and the vegetables we grow. With my feet in the dirt I sit, connect with and appreciate the earth and all she gives. I always feel that vegetables aren’t some pushy sales team trying to tout their high fiber content or weight loss schemes. They just make you feel amazing when you choose to include them as often as possible.  Instead of limiting what we eat through diet restrictions, let’s crowd out low vibrational foods by filling our fridge with living foods. I didn’t grow up in California and only was introduced to farm fresh produce when I met my now husband, Mathew, 12 years ago. After suffering from many lifestyle related health issues including chronic migraines and constantly being sick with various ailments, I’m a testament of how connecting to your food and the earth is more powerful than any prescription. Here’s a box of FARMaceuticals  for you.

As I’ve mentioned, the price of the box will be raised next week, thanks to inflation. The Basics will raise by $1, Regular by $2 and Large by $3. I want to let you know that when we put the boxes together each week the best of what is on the farm is going into your box. We’re not just filling it up with a bunch of less expensive items to meet the requirements. We’re all about variety and giving you the most for your dollar. The cream of the crop – no exceptions. If you’d like to lock in your current rate you have until May 15th to purchase a 26 or 52 week subscription. Rates for our current 26 & 52 week subscribers will not increase until expiration. I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
YELLOW SPRING ONIONS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BROCCOLI
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
GREEN KALE
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, BABY SPINACH

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

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS x2
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN KALE
BLUEBERRIES
CELERY
BABY SPINACH
FUJI APPLES
CILANTRO
GREEN CABBAGE
STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION: double STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE
MUSHROOM MIX: Picked fresh from Golden State Papaya

Healthy Vegan Beet Bean Burgers

(I hope this recipe inspires you to try a beet burger. There’s a ton of different recipes available for going grain free as well. These are so tasty!)
Ingredients:
2 tbsp vegetable oil divided
1 medium onion diced
4 garlic cloves minced
1 cup mushrooms chopped
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
3 cups raw beet shredded
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 cup oat flour
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Charming Food)

Easy Massaged Kale Salad (15 Minutes!)

Ingredients:
2 large bundles curly kale*, large stems removed and roughly chopped
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 healthy pinch sea salt
DRESSING
1/3 cup tahini
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 pinch sea salt (optional)
Water to thin (~3-6 Tbsp)
TOPPINGS optional
Crispy Baked Chickpeas (or store-bought)
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at The Minimalist Baker)

Green Goddess Whip Cream Smoothie

Ingredients:
1/2 cup FROZEN riced cauliflower
1/2 frozen banana, sliced
1 cup frozen berries (any works)
1/2 cup vanilla cashew milk or vanilla almond milk
2–3 handfuls organic spinach
1 scoop Vanilla Bone Broth Collagen (Ancient Nutrition brand)
1 tsp. maca powder
Toppings: Handful of granola or low sugar cereal + 1 Tbsp. Cashew Butter
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at The Nutritious Kithen)

Roasted Cauliflower Broccoli Bowl

Ingredients:
For the Roasted Cauliflower
1 average-sized head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp avocado, olive or coconut oil
For the Tahini Sauce
5 tbsp (60 g) tahini
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4–6 tbsp water
For the Buddha Bowls
one big handful of spinach, per bowl (about 1 cup, 30 g)
4 cups chopped broccoli, or more if desired (about 1 cup per bowl)
1/2 an avocado per bowl
3 tbsp pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds), per bowl
1 tbsp sesame seeds, per bowl
2 tbsp hemp seeds, per bowl
lemon, salt, pepper and hot sauce for serving, optional
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Running on Real Food)

Paleo Zucchini Flatbread

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds zucchini
1/3 cup tapioca flour (sub coconut flour for low gycemic)
1 egg
1 egg white
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Perrys Plate)