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Week of November 9th

My dear Community,

It’s been quite a weekend getting ready for the anticipated rain. We welcome it in a big way, but it usually means we’re close to the end of tomatoes and other summer crops that are holding on for dear life. I’m looking forward to a few reasons to turn on my oven! I lament the loss of summer’s bounty, but eating seasonally has way too many benefits to pass up. When you’re eating seasonal crops, they’re much more likely to be richer in flavor and nutrients and means living harmoniously with the wisdom of nature. The foods of winter, for instance, tend to be heavier and denser, which helps fortify us against colder, harsher weather. And of course, it broadens our diet. Sometimes we get stuck eating the same thing and eating seasonally keeps it more interesting and engaging.

The holiday season is here. If you have plans to be away Thanksgiving week, please head over to your account and place your box on hold. The earlier we have a box count for that week the better. We won’t be delivering to Whole Foods in Santa Barbara on Wednesday 11/23 or to the valley on 11/24, with the exception of Farm Pickup in Buellton. I’ll make sure anyone who usually receives their box at these locations is notified in the next week.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
GREEN CURLY KALE
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CARROTS
BROCCOLINI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED ONIONS
GARNET YAMS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
GREEN CABBAGE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, MOUNTAIN MAGICS, BUNCHED SPINACH, ROMAINE LETTUCE, FUJI APPLES

JUST the BASICS:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BROCCOLINI
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES
GREEN ZUCCHINI
GARNET YAMS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS x2
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN CABBAGE
CELERY
CUCUMBERS
FUJI APPLES
CILANTRO
BUNCHED SPINACH
FENNEL
LACINATO KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: POMEGRANATES from WILD RIVER + FUJI APPLES from GOPHER GLENN ORGANICS
LETTUCE of the WEEK: ROMAINE LETTUCE
MUSHROOM MIX: Picked fresh from Golden State Papaya here in Goleta

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Cabbage Soup

Ingredients:
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb ginger, grated
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
1 medium green cabbage, sliced and cored
5 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce (sub nomato sauce for AIP)
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
14– 16 oz shredded chicken, cooked
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
(Find the full recipe and directions here at Unbound Wellness)

The Best Sauteed Zucchini Recipe Ever (Yum!)

Ingredients:
1 ½ pounds zucchini, peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
½ lemon, juiced
1 ½ tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt, black pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Paleo Grubs)

Asian Sautéed Broccolini Recipe (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)

Ingredients:
1 lb broccolini
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp rice vinegar
Sesame seeds and ground black pepper for garnish
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at What Great Grandma Ate)

Creamy Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients:
2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced using a mandoline
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
3 fresh garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 cup organic, unsweetened canned coconut milk
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp gluten-free flour
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to your taste
1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 Tbsp sliced chives as garnish
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Clean Food Crush)

Sugar Free Pickled Red Onions (Whole30, Keto)

Ingredients:
2 small red onions or 1 large
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar preferably raw unfiltered
2 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice approx 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 teaspoons peppercorns
1 clove garlic optional
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Cook at Home Mom)

Gremolata

(Gremolata is an Italian accompaniment that is a flavorful addition to pasta, vegetables, fish, chicken and more!)
Ingredients:
2 teaspoon garlic minced
¼ cup parsley fresh, chopped
1 lemon zested
⅛ cup pine nuts crushed
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Julie Blanner)