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Week of May 4th

My dear Community,

I have to share that raising prices isn’t for the faint of heart. Our CSA prices have officially been increased to offset our costs on the backend. I’m hoping this will be the last time we need to do this for the foreseeable future. The CSA pricing is as follows: Basics $21, Regular $30, Large $41. I truly care and appreciate each and every one of you and the support that comes along with subscribing to this program. We want you to be happy and excited each and every time you open your box. If at any time you feel like something might be off – please make sure to reach out so we can make it right. I am able to offer the old pricing if you subscribe to our 26 or 52 week program. You have until May 15th to take advantage of this offer and the old pricing will remain for the duration of the subscription, then will increase.

I’ve been learning a lot about our gut microbiome and how we are made up of over 50% bacteria cells through reading Super Gut, by Dr. William Davis. He speaks to the extinction of beneficial bacteria in our guts through the use of pesticides, herbicides, fluoride in our water and other ways. He mentions that you can take all the fancy probiotics you want, but unless you feed them correctly they will starve and disappear. Prebiotics like the fruits and vegetables found in your box are what feed these good bacteria. The bacteria produces postbiotics and bam – a whole host of good body magic happens. Everything from your mood and how you relate to others to weight loss are included in the benefits. Humans really have such amazing potential and I hope that the foods we provide stoke that fire inside.

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
ENGLISH PEAS from TUTTI FRUTTI
ARTICHOKES from SUNRISE ORGANIC FARMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BROCCOLI
WHITE CAULIFLOWER
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, BLUEBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, BUNCHED SPINACH

JUST the BASICS:
CARROTS
BROCCOLI
STRAWBERRIES
ENGLISH PEAS
ARTICHOKES
RED LEAF LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS x2
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
BLUEBERRIES
CELERY
BUNCHED SPINACH
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CUCUMBERS
STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION: double STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED BUTTER
MUSHROOM MIX: Picked fresh from Golden State Papaya in Goleta

The Most Amazing Roasted Artichokes

Ingredients:
3 fresh artichokes
2 large fresh lemons, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil (or melted butter)
6 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly-chopped
fresh rosemary (plus additional fresh thyme, oregano, or sage, if you’d like)
coarse sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Gimmie Some Oven)

Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients:
1 medium-to-large head cauliflower
½ cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
Pinch of red pepper flakes (omit if sensitive to spice)
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Cookie and Kate)

Paleo Chicken Broccoli “Rice” Casserole

Ingredients:
sauce:
3 Tbsp ghee or rendered bacon fat
2 leeks chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
2 Tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot starch
1 3/4 cups chicken bone broth
1/2 cup coconut milk full fat
1 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast optional
1/4 sea salt or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper or to taste
1 tsp fresh minced sage leaves
1 tbsp fresh minced rosemary
remaining ingredients:
12 oz cauliflower “rice”
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 lb broccoli florets
3 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil, divided
Sea salt and pepper
1/2 lb nitrate free bacon sugar free for Whole30
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Paleo Running Momma)

English Pea Salad

Ingredients:
4 slices bacon sugar-free and Whole30 compliant
4 eggs
4 cups shelled English peas
1/2 cup mayonnaise homemade or Whole30 compliant
1/2 cup red onion diced
1/3 cup fresh dill chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more to taste
(Find the full recipe here at the Sophisticated Caveman)