CSA Side Notes

Vegetable of the Week – Celery

You would be surprised at the amazing health properties celery has to offer! It contains 95% water and is a good source of dietary fiber. This vegetable has blood pressure reducing properties and also may help reduce stress hormones. Celery contains high amounts of vitamin C and other antioxidants, which can help reduce risk of…

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Thanksgiving in the Box, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving CSA Members! We hope you enjoy your box this week, and your complimentary Acorn squash!  Normally we would probably include a pie pumpkin but those have been limited at the farm this year.  We just never know what curve balls that Mother Nature is going to throw at us, but if you choose…

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New Crop: Watermelon Radishes

Introducing our first crop of Watermelon Radishes at Underwood Family Farms!  Beauty is only skin deep?  Nah. Not even.  In fact, it’s the total opposite with this Brassica (mustard) tribe.  The outside is not so attractive, but the flesh is filled with beautiful, bright circular hues of pink and magenta (hence the watermelon nickname). An…

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Parsicles and Other Parsley Musings

While adornment will always be part and parcel for parsley, there are many front and center applications for this amazing herb.  It’s one of those things that when I don’t have it – I’m left wanting it.   With it’s impressive nutritional profile it’s hard to imagine how “celery’s cousin” ended up relegated to the side…

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September Kid Friendly Snacks

Hi all! Please enjoy this monthly article from Kelly at Roots and Wings Preschool in Thousand Oaks. They get our large weekly CSA box and turn it into a learning and healthy adventure for their students. Thank you Kelly for these healthy ideas for young children!! We will be cooking lots of yummy things at…

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August Kid Friendly Snacks

Hi all!  Please enjoy this article from Kelly at Roots and Wings Preschool in Thousand Oaks.  They get our large weekly CSA box and turn it into a learning and healthy adventure for their students.  Thank you Kelly for these healthy options for young children!!   We love the late summer season produce coming in…

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A Look Behind the Scenes – CSA Program

Have you ever wondered about how your CSA produce ends up in your box? Check out this farm to table video that we filmed.  Having been on that truck myself at 5:30 am in the morning I certainly developed a new found respect for everyone on our team that does this twice every week!

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Melon Mania

I never liked melons, for years I would pass them up at the grocery store.  When I began receiving them as part of the CSA program, I was skeptical.  I believe that first summer the first introduction was to a French Morning melon, after slicing into that beauty I never looked back! Cutting into my…

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CSA Shopper Alert!

It always surprises me when people leave the CSA program for financial or budget reasons.  Even with all of our farming challenges we haven’t raised our CSA box prices for 3 years.  So I thought just for kicks and giggles I would go “shopping” this weekend for “the box” to see just how that might…

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Easter Ideas

Radishes with Herbed Butter 10 radishes – any type 4 T unsalted butter 1 T chopped herbs – parsley, fennel fronds, carrot tops 1 tsp. lemon zest Sea salt and fresh ground pepper Rinse radishes in ice cold water and cut in half. Pat with cloth to dry. In a small container, mix together butter…

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