Category Archives: Farm News

Sunday rain

 

February 10, 2020
Volume 1,666
Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Dear Friends,
How terribly wonderful for a Sunday with rain. We haven’t had any for quite a while now and the grounds are noticeably drying down by several inches so we’re most happy to have it.
The first blossoms of our fruits trees are unfolding with cheery flowers just beckoning to step forward and smell the fragrance.
We’re happy to say we received two new shareholders over the week-end. We welcome them.
There’s a saying about farmers.They’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh flowers, fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our
February 12th and 13th deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Sweet onions
Lemons
Bananas
Strawberries
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Blueberries
Avocados
Radishes, turnips or beets
Napa cabbage or bok choi
Dill or baby celery
Arugula
Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
Sweet onions
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Avocados
Radishes, turnips or beets
Napa cabbage or bok choi
Kale
Dill or baby celery
Arugula
Salad Mix
Medium
Sweet onions
Strawberries
Sprouts
Lettuce
Lemons
Flowers
Blueberries
Avocados
Radishes, turnips or beets
Napa cabbage or bok choi
Dill or baby celery
Arugula
Salad Mix
Medium, No Fruit
Sprouts
Pears
Lettuce
Lemons
Flowers
Radishes, turnips or beets
Napa cabbage or bok choi
Dill or baby celery
Mizuna
Arugula
Salad Mix
Juicing
Tangelos or small oranges
Mango
Strawberries
Sprouts
Pears
Lemons
Blueberries
Napa cabbage or bok choi
Kale
Dill or baby celery
Mizuna
Arugula
Salad Mix
Baby carrots
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Avocados
Radishes, turnips or beets
Napa cabbage or bok choi
Dill or baby celery
Arugula
Salad Mix
Fruit Only
Mango
Lemons
Avocados
Tangelos or small oranges
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries

The Eye of the Beholder

February 3, 2020
Volume 1,665
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.
Andrew Wyeth
Dear Friends,
This is a photo on the same bluff of Seabreeze of a little building once part of another farm in our valley, One of many area farms that are long gone. I still remember the old dairy just south of Seabreeze that provided milk and products to much of early San Diego. Beautiful old wooden buildings: a 3 story house, barns, corrals, auxiliary buildings, knee high pasture grass and vistas to make you swoon. What we’d give to have all that back again. Just saying.
There’s a saying about farmers..they’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our
February 5th and 6th deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.

The Art of Food

January 27, 2020
Volume 1,664
““… food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, it is a perishable art that must be savoured at the peak of perfection.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,
Dear Friends,
There are times when farming can be a little hum drum. Seed, plant, water, weed, water, harvest. But Saturday we had a nice break from our routine with about 20 members from the San Diego Urban Sketchers that came for a quick tour and then everyone chose a spot to do a painting. As a student of watercolor myself, it was a delight to observe such an enthusiastic group look around with fresh vision and choose a focus point from which to preserve their impressions. We look forward to having them back someday as the seasons change.
There’s a saying about farmers..they’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our
January 29th and 30th deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.

Good Food

January 20, 2020
Volume 1,663
“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel
Dear Friends,
There’s a saying about farmers..they’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our
January 22nd and 23rd deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Bartlett pears
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Curly kale
Avocados
Cilantro
Baby celery
Yellow squash
Green beans
Large, No Fruit
Sprouts
Snap peas
Lettuce
Flowers
Curly kale
Kale
Cilantro
Baby celery
Green beans
Salad Mix
Medium
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Curly kale
Avocados
Cilantro
Baby celery
Yellow squash
Navel oranges
Green beans
Medium, No Fruit
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Curly kale
Cilantro
Baby celery
Salad Mix
Green beans
Juicing
Curly kale
Baby celery
Tangelos
Bananas
Sprouts
Bartlett pears
Kale
Yellow squash
Honeycrisp apples
Snap peas
Salad Mix
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Curly kale
Bartlett pears
Cilantro
Baby celery
Salad Mix
Fruit Only
Avocados
Tangelos
Navel oranges
Honeycrisp apples
Bananas

Add a new New Year’s Resolution

January 13, 2020
Volume 1,662
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Mother Teresa
Dear Friends,
There’s a saying about farmers..they’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our January 15th and 16th
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
2 ea. Fuji apples
2 ea. Avocado
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Spinach
1 ea. Red mangos
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Leeks or carrots
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Celery
1 ea. Blueberries
1 # Bartlett pears
0.5 # Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Spinach
1 ea. Snap peas
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Celery
1 bu Mizuna
1 bu Kale
0.5 # Salad Mix
Medium
2 ea. Fuji apples
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Spinach
1 ea. Red mangos
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Leeks or carrots
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Celery
1 ea. Blueberries
1 ea. Avocado
0.5 # Salad Mix
Medium, No Fruit
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Spinach
1 ea. Snap peas
1 ea. Snap peas
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Celery
Juicing
2 ea. Fuji apples
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Spinach
1 ea. Red mangos
1 ea. Celery
1 ea. Blueberries
1 bu Mizuna
1 bu Kale
1 # Bartlett pears
0.5 ea. Snap peas
0.5 # Salad Mix
0.5 # Dates
Petite
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Spinach
1 ea. Mini bouquet
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Celery
1 ea. Avocado
0.5 # Salad Mix
Fruit Only
2 ea. Fuji apples
2 ea. Avocado
2 # Bartlett pears
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Red mangos
1 ea. Blueberries
0.5 # Dates

Are We Back to Normal?

January 6, 2020
Volume 1,662
If you’ve got a plot the size of a car or a tiny yard in Italy, you’re going to be growing tomatoes and basil and celery and carrots, and everybody is still connected to the land. Frances Mayes
Dear Friends,
We wish all our friends good cheer and health for these special days.
Please remember the delivery days have had to be moved to Monday and Tuesday.
There’s a saying about farmers..they’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our January 6th and 7th
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
2 # Mandarin oranges
2 # Cara Cara oranges
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mushrooms
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Cauliflower
1 ea. Carrots or leeks
1 ea. Blueberries
1 ea. Avocado
1 bu Kale
1 # Bartlett pears
0.5 # Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
2 bu Kale
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Snap peas
1 ea. Mushrooms
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Cauliflower
1 ea. Carrots or leeks
1 bu Kale
0.5 # Salad Mix
Medium
2 # Cara Cara oranges
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mushrooms
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Carrots or leeks
1 ea. Blueberries
1 ea. Avocado
1 bu Kale
1 # Mandarin oranges
1 # Bartlett pears
0.5 # Salad Mix
Medium, No Fruit
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Snap peas
1 ea. Snap peas
1 ea. Mushrooms
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Carrots or leeks
1 bu Mizuna
Juicing
2 # Mandarin oranges
2 # Cara Cara oranges
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Cauliflower
1 ea. Carrots
1 ea. Blueberries
1 bu Mizuna
1 bu Kale
1 # Grapes
1 # Fuji apples
1 # Bartlett pears
0.5 # Salad Mix
Petite
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mini bouquet
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Carrots or leeks
1 # Mandarin oranges
1 # Fuji apples
0.5 ea. Mushrooms
0.5 # Salad Mix
Fruit Only
2 # Mandarin oranges
2 # Fuji apples
2 # Cara Cara oranges
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Blueberries
1 ea. Avocado
1 # Grapes
1 # Bartlett pears

Holidays – Monday and Tuesday deliveries

December 30, 2019
Volume 1,661
The act of eating is very political. You buy from the right people, you support the right network of farmers and suppliers who care about the land and what they put in the food. Alice Waters
Dear Friends,
We wish all our friends good cheer and health for these special days.
Please remember the delivery days have had to be moved to Monday and Tuesday.
There’s a saying about farmers..they’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our December 30th and 31st
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
2 ea. Red grapefruit
2 ea. Avocados
2 # Navel oranges
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mangos
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Bok choi
1 bu Carrots
1 # Red grapes
1 # D’Anjou pears
0.5 # Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Cherry tomatoes
1 ea. Bok choi
1 ea. Avocados
1 bu Kale
1 bu Carrots
0.5 # Salad Mix
Medium
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mangos
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Blueberries
1 bu Carrots or beets
1 bu Arugula
1 bsk Grape tomatoes
1 # Brussel sprouts
1 # Broccoli
Medium, No Fruit
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 bu Carrots or beets
1 bu Arugula
1 # Brussel sprouts
0.5 # Baby carrots
Juicing
4 ea. Tangelos
2 ea. Red grapefruit
2 bu Kale
2 # Navel oranges
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mangos
1 bu Carrots
1 # Red grapes
1 # D’Anjou pears
1 # Baby carrots
0.5 # Salad Mix
Petite
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mini bouquet
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Bok choi
1 bu Carrots
1 # D’Anjou pears
0.5 # Salad Mix
0.5 # Red grapes
Fruit Only
4 ea. Red grapefruit
4 ea. Gala apples
2 ea. Tangelos
2 ea. Kiwi
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Mangos
1 bu Carrots
1 # Red grapes
1 # D’Anjou pears

Holidays

December 23, 2019
Volume 1,660
“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” — Gary Zukav
Dear Friends,
We wish all our friends good cheer and health for these special days.
Please remember the delivery days have had to be moved to Monday and Tuesday.
There’s a saying about farmers..they’re only as good as the land they walk.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our December 23rd and 24th
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
2 ea. Mangos
2 bu Carrots or beets
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Blueberries
1 ea. Blackberries
1 bu Arugula
1 bsk Grape tomatoes
1 # Brussel sprouts
1 # Broccoli
0.5 # Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 bu Carrots or beets
1 bu Arugula
1 bsk Grape tomatoes
1 # Broccoli
0.5 # Salad Mix
Medium
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mangos
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 ea. Blueberries
1 bu Carrots or beets
1 bu Arugula
1 bsk Grape tomatoes
1 # Brussel sprouts
1 # Broccoli
Medium, No Fruit
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Lettuce
1 ea. Flowers
1 bu Carrots or beets
1 bu Arugula
1 # Brussel sprouts
0.5 # Baby carrots
Juicing
2 bu Kale
2 bu Carrots or beets
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mangos
1 ea. Blueberries
1 ea. Blackberries
1 bsk Grape tomatoes
1 # Broccoli
1 # Baby carrots
0.5 # Salad Mix
Petite
1 ea. Sprouts
1 ea. Mini bouquet
1 ea. Lettuce
1 bu Carrots or beets
1 bu Arugula
1 bsk Grape tomatoes
0.5 # Salad Mix
0.5 # Brussel sprouts
Fruit Only
2 ea. Mangos
2 ea. Kiwi
1.8 # Bananas
1 ea. Gala apples
1 ea. Blueberries
1 ea. Blackberries
1 bsk Grape tomatoes
1 # Black grapes
0.3 # Dates

Oops December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019
Volume 1,658
Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
Henry Ford
Dear Friends,
Late late for a very important date.
Apologies for the late items list. I blame the new computer. I have a remedy..I’d like to throw it through the window! Or maybe will just go pull weeds.
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
We know many of our subscribers are enthusiastic about getting freshly harvested food from Seabreeze Family Farm. Please take a photo of a plate you prepared with your farm share and post it on our Facebook page and on Next Door. We’d love for your friends and neighbors to see how they could benefit from your neighborhood’s locally grown food. We look forward to seeing how you transform your Seabreeze ingredients!
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our December 11th and 12th
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Granny Smith apples
Bananas
Sprouts
Red onions
Pomegranites
Lettuce
Lemons
Flowers
Cabbage
Avocados
Sweet radishes
Cooking green
Tangerines
Mardarin tangerines
Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Cabbage
Avocados
Sweet radishes
Cooking green
Salad Mix
Baby carrots
Medium
Bananas
Sprouts
Pomegranites
Lettuce
Lemons
Flowers
Cabbage
Sweet radishes
Cooking green
Tangerines
Mardarin tangerines
Salad Mix
Dates
Baby carrots
Medium, No Fruit
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Avocados
Sweet radishes
Cooking green
Baby carrots
Juicing
Pomegranites
Navel oranges
Granny Smith apples
Bananas
Sprouts
Lemons
Blueberries
Kale
Cooking green
Tangerines
Mardarin tangerines
Baby carrots
Salad Mix
Dates
Black grapes
Petite
Pomegranites
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Lemons
Cabbage
Blueberries
Sweet radishes
Cooking green
Sprouts
Black grapes
Fruit Only
Navel oranges
Granny Smith apples
Mardarin tangerines
Bananas
Pomegranites
Lemons
Blueberries
Avocados
Tangerines
Dates
Black grapes

Keep It Simple This Week

December 2, 2019
Volume 1,657
Simplicity in preparation is the Italian way. Make easy dishes, and then you can elaborate the final preparation by decorating with vegetables or herbs or adding a dash of olive oil. Lidia Bastianich
Dear Friends,
Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies for the week.
We know many of our subscribers are enthusiastic about getting freshly harvested food from Seabreeze Family Farm. Please take a photo of a plate you prepared with your farm share and post it on our Facebook page and on Next Door. We’d love for your friends and neighbors to see how they could benefit from your neighborhood’s locally grown food. We look forward to seeing how you transform your Seabreeze ingredients!
If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M. You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives. It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others. Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips. May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
The ingredients below will be included in our December 4th and 5th
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Russet potatoes or Jewel yams
Red D’Anjou pears
Bananas
Spinach
Red onions
Grape tomatoes
Flowers
Blueberries
Avocados
Sweet turnips or beet greens
Sweet radishes
Scallions
Italian parsely or arugula
Mardarin tangerines
Large, No Fruit
Russet potatoes or Jewel yams
Spinach
Red onions
Grape tomatoes
Flowers
Sweet turnips or beet greens
Sweet radishes
Scallions
Italian parsely or arugula
Medium
Red D’Anjou pears
Russet potatoes or Jewel yams
Bananas
Spinach
Red onions
Grape tomatoes
Flowers
Blueberries
Avocados
Sweet turnips or beet greens
Sweet radishes
Scallions
Italian parsely or arugula
Medium, No Fruit
Russet potatoes or Jewel yams
Spinach
Grape tomatoes
Flowers
Sweet radishes
Scallions
Italian parsely or arugula
Juicing
Red D’Anjou pears
Apples
Navel oranges
Bananas
Sprouts
Spinach
Blueberries
Mizuna
Kale
Italian parsely or arugula
Mardarin tangerines
Salad Mix
Dates
Petite
Spinach
Mini bouquet
Grape tomatoes
Sweet turnips or beet greens
Sweet radishes
Scallions
Italian parsely or arugula
Russet potatoes or Jewel yams
Fruit Only
Red D’Anjou pears
Apples
Bananas
Grape tomatoes
Blueberries
Avocados
Mardarin tangerines
Dates