Category Archives: Farm News

September 17, 2018

Last night we had three small zucchini for dinner that were grown within fifty feet of our back door.  I estimate they cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $371.49 each.
–  Andy Rooney
Dear Friends,
     We’ve a good heavy fog over the farm this morning and am looking to get many things done today including of course, our harvesting for this week’s items.
    Even though we’re seeing a little cooler weather and shorter days, the summer flowers are still blooming and we have a nice mix of items for this week of warm weather crops as the winter ones start maturing.  It’s going to be fun cooking this week.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Red Bell Pepper
Red Bell Pepper
Passion fruit or figs
Passion fruit or figs
Passion fruit or figs
Eggplant
Sprouts
Bananas
Sprouts
Bananas
Bananas
Flowers
Sprouts
Red Bell Pepper
White peaches
Sprouts
Eggplant
Celery
Mini bouquet
Tomatoes
Flowers
Celery
Carrots
Eggplant
Strawberries
Celery
Carrots
White peaches
Carrots
Nectarines
Carrots
White peaches
Tomatoes
Nectarines
Fuji apples
White peaches
Tomatoes
Nectarines
Tomatoes
Black plums
Tomatoes
Nectarines
Black plums
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Nectarines
Black plums
Strawberries
Brussel sprouts
Black plums
Brussel sprouts
Salad Mix
Brussel sprouts
Strawberries
Fuji apples
Strawberries
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Black grapes
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

September 10, 2018 Falling Leaves and Pumpkins

If we can’t afford to take good care of the land that feeds us, we’re in an insurmountable mess
-Wendell Berry
Dear Friends,
     Saturday we had a small but mighty group of lovely people that helped harvest our gourds, spaghetti, acorn squash and pumpkins.  Not a real big crop, particularly considering the amount of water they took with the heat these past couple of months, but enough to know it can still be done.  Grateful is not a long word but comes with deep feeling.  Thank you to all that helped and your encouraging sentiments.
     We’re still urging everyone to purchase our latest batch of local honey.  We have about a dozen jars of freshly poured available.  This past week there were more published writings of the bee populations and diminishing habitat and environmental hazards contributing to their demise.  Let’s keep our remaining  ‘bee’ people doing what they’re committed to and support them.  The latest batch of one pound jars are available by adding on to your deliveries through the Green Store with just a click!
      Vacation time is here for many and our military families are always grateful to receive your share.  Just drop us a note when you’ll be gone and we’ll see it’s given for good use.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Avocados
Sprouts
Passion fruit or figs
Sprouts
Passion fruit or figs
Bananas
Flowers
Kale
Mini bouquet
Mangos
Sprouts
Avocados
Bananas
Cucumbers
Bananas
Flowers
Scallions
Sprouts
Avocados
Cucumbers
Kale
Kale
Cucumbers
Chives
Tangelos
Chives
Chives
Beets
Beets
Strawberries
Beets
Beets
Tangelos
Tomatoes
Peaches
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Peaches
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Tangelos
Tangelos
Fuji apples
Fuji apples
Fuji apples
Peaches
Peaches
Strawberries
Salad Mix
Blueberries
Fuji apples
Fuji apples
Salad Mix
Mild peppers
Black grapes
Strawberries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Mild peppers
Mild peppers
Blueberries
Blueberries
Black grapes
Black grapes
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

September 3, 2018

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.
– James H. Douglas, Jr
Dear Friends,
     Ever wonder why farmers have the image of being old and grumpy?  It doesn’t happen quickly.  It takes years and years of commitment to develop fertile and productive land, weathering more than heat or cold or bugs.  Then one day, you realize you have become that effigy. Saturday, we hosted some families interested in showing their children ‘where food is grown’ and as experienced as I am, when someone at the end asked “what are you doing for Labor Day?”, politely replied, “we’ll be working and harvesting”.  Wide eyed, the reply “Oh, I hadn’t thought about that!”.  Same thing, every year.  I’m crusty.
     This coming Saturday you’re invited to come to the farm, 9-11, and help harvest our gourds and winter squashes.  Not ‘hard’ work and you might find it pleasant to be here.  Flowers are blooming and the goats love treats.  Please let me know if you’d like to as we’ll need to plan for parking spaces.
     Don’t forget to order from our latest batch of  local honey.  One person ordered last week and I do my best to support other local food producers but can’t do it alone.  Let’s keep the bees busy and support them!
      Vacation time is here for many and our military families are always grateful to receive your share.  Just drop us a note when you’ll be gone and we’ll see it’s given for good use.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Peaches
Peaches
Peaches
Gala apples
Peaches
Gala apples
Gala apples
Gala apples
BiColor corn
Gala apples
BiColor corn
BiColor corn
Bananas
Sprouts
Figs or Passion Fruit
Russet potatoes
Russet potatoes
Watermelon
Mini bouquet
Bananas
Bananas
Watermelon
Sprouts
Cukes, cabbage, squash or beans
Watermelon
Watermelon
Sprouts
Cukes, cabbage, squash or beans
Broccolini
Red grapes
Sprouts
Flowers
Celery
Russet potatoes
Green grapes
Flowers
Cukes, cabbage, squash or beans
Broccolini
Tomatoes
Strawberries
Cukes, cabbage, squash or beans
Celery
Tomatoes
Salad Mix
Celery
Broccolini
Red grapes
Broccolini
Tomatoes
Baby carrots
Tomatoes
Red grapes
Strawberries
Red grapes
Strawberries
Salad Mix
Strawberries
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

August 27, 2018 Talk of Diversity

It’s just like heirloom tomatoes; this is heirloom music. We used to have all kinds of diversity in our poultry, in our vegetables, in our fruits, and slowly but surely the monoculture beast comes in. I’m saying that’s not a good idea. And if it means that I gotta do it on my own, then I do it on my own.
– Taj Mahal
Dear Friends,
     Boy o boy, what a busy week-end ‘trying’ to get a lot done on the farm while there’s a little bit of cloud cover.  I don’t care how much water you drink, it’s still miserable working in the sun.  Did I mind it so much years ago?  can’t remember.  The coyotes last night put me over the edge though.  They were out in full force.  Getting up in the middle of the night to check the chickens and the goats didn’t help either.  So that’s my excuse for being late this morning with the items list.  There’s refreshing fruit for your week and ingredients for easy cooking.  Don’t be dismayed by the collards.  They’re as easy to cook as spinach, only longer cooking time, and the last of the crop.  Here’s an easy recipe:
     Don’t forget to order from our latest batch of  local honey.  One person ordered last week and I do my best to support other local food producers but can’t do it alone.  Let’s keep the bees busy and support them!
      Vacation time is here for many and our military families are always grateful to receive your share.  Just drop us a note when you’ll be gone and we’ll see it’s given for good use.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 27th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Bi-color corn
Bi-color corn
Bananas
Bi-color corn
Honeydew melon
Bananas
Sprouts
Sprouts
Sprouts
Bananas
Sprouts
Orange bell peppers
Grape tomatoes
Mini bouquet
Grape tomatoes
Orange bell peppers
Lettuce
Blackberries
Lettuce
Blackberries
Lettuce
Grape tomatoes
kale
Cilantro
Pluouts
Grape tomatoes
Flowers
Collards
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Gala apples
Flowers
Blackberries
Carrots
0.75 ea. Grape tomatoes
Black grapes
Blackberries
Collards
Pluouts
Yellow onions
Bartlett pears
Collards
Cilantro
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Pluouts
Strawberries
Cilantro
Carrots
Black grapes
Black grapes
Carrots
Yellow onions
Bartlett pears
0.3 # Salad Mix
Yellow onions
Pluouts
Salad Mix
Pluouts
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Black grapes
Black grapes
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

August 20, 2018 Sweet Cloud Cover!

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

– Russell Baker

Dear Friends,
     Wow..’normal’ weather is back.  Boy, are we grateful.  What a difference 10 degrees makes.
     We’re already noticing the approach to fall in the growth patterns of the crops.  The Genovese basil is growing gang busters and starting to show signs of going to seed.  All perfectly normal.  So this week we’re giving extra so you can make into basil and freeze.  Honest, it’s so easy and you’ll be so glad this winter to have it.  I substitute sunflower seeds for pine nuts as they’re less expensive.
                                                    Simply Pesto!
     And more good news.  Found a new source for fresh local honey.  And it wasn’t easy.  Seems fewer folks are doing beekeeping, unfortunately, like real family farms so was thrilled.  And it’s a great price and delicious.  It’s available on the GreenStore.
     If you missed from last week, now have re-stocked our favorite brand of soap, hand lotion and personal candles from ‘The Naked Bee’, a U.S. company with fabulous products and ingredients  The hand soap is indispensable in my kitchen, and the hand/body lotion is so cooling and soothing.  They’ve combined wonderful natural scents that are just a pleasure.  I especially like the little personal candle to to calm down after a hectic day.  They’re available on the GREEN STORE under Personal Care at a very reasonable price.
      Vacation time is here for many and our military families are always grateful to receive your share.  Just drop us a note when you’ll be gone and we’ll see it’s given for good use.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 20th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Kiwi
Kiwi
Kiwi
Sprouts
Kiwi
Bananas
Sprouts
Bananas
Mini bouquet
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Sprouts
Lettuce
Cantaloupe
Lettuce
Genovese Basil – lots for pesto!
Cantaloupe
Cabbage
Blueberries
Genovese Basil – lots for pesto!
Flowers
Blackberries
Chives
Blackberries
Flowers
Cauliflower
kale
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Strawberries
Cauliflower
Cantaloupe
Collards
Strawberries
Peaches
Cantaloupe
Cabbage
Peaches
Peaches
Green grapes
Cabbage
Blackberries
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Blackberries
Chives
Salad Mix
Chives
Peaches
Green grapes
Peaches
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Black grapes
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Green grapes
Green grapes
Black grapes
Black grapes
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

August 13, 2018 We Can Do This!

There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. You can smell the heat coming up from the earth to meet the cooler night air.
– Peter Mayle
Dear Friends,
     Congratulations fellow San Diegans!  We’ve made it through another long week of this hellish heat.  I know for many, your homes, car and work place have air conditioning or you’re on vacation and perhaps seeking relief at the beach. And that’s nice.  But for us, we had no choice.. Now, I’m fully aware things could be worse.  We dodged the wild fires that are too terrible to talk about that our northern neighbors suffered. Never the less, it was a rough week.  When we seeded the squashes, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and the other summer crops, it was with visions of refreshing salads, favorite and new recipes to try and of course, the joy of plucking beans and cucumbers right off the vines and enjoying on the spot.  But after just 2 hours of picking cucumbers in the blazing sun, I can assure you, the thoughts weren’t very pleasant..  and then an on-shore breeze would waft through the gardens,  a hummingbird would flutter near by for a drink from the dripping sprinkler or a pair of monarch butterflies would cavort near by.  It’s all on what you focus on!
     One of my favorite ‘go-to’ summer sliced cucumber recipes is  so easy and a ‘must try’.  1/4 c rice vinegar, splash or two of soy sauce, a little chopped ginger if you have it (not necessary), a little honey or sugar, a tsp of sesame oil and presto, a refreshing dressing. Pour over sliced cucumbers, chill and enjoy.  We like to sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top.
     And more good news.  Have re-ordered sone of my absolutely favorite items from ‘The Naked Bee’, a U.S. company with fabulous products and ingredients  The hand soap is indispensable in my kitchen, and the hand/body lotion is so cooling and soothing.  They’ve combined wonderful natural scents that are just a pleasure.  I especially like the little candle to light in the bathroom in the evening and take a quick  cooling shower.  They’re available on the GREEN STORE under Personal Care at a very reasonable price.
      Vacation time is here for many and our military families are always grateful to receive your share.  Just drop us a note when you’ll be gone and we’ll see it’s given for good use.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Green bell peppers
Corn
Mangos
Corn
Mangos
Corn
Sprouts
Bananas
Sprouts
Bananas
Bananas
Mangos
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Avocados
Sprouts
Lettuce
Lettuce
Lettuce
Strawberries
Mangos
Green bell peppers
kale
Green bell peppers
Black plums
Lettuce
Flowers
Beets
Basil
Bartlett pears
Flowers
Basil
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Blueberries
Basil
Avocados
Bartlett pears
Black plums
Avocados
Beets
Black plums
Baby carrots
Beets
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Strawberries
Asparagus
Cucumbers, greens beans or summer squash
Bartlett pears
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Bartlett pears
Bananas
Blueberries
Black plums
Black plums
Baby carrots
Strawberries
Strawberries
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Blueberries
Blueberries
Baby carrots
Baby carrots
Asparagus
Asparagus
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

August 6, 2018 Farm News – The more things change…

So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible.
– Gordon Gee
Dear Friends,
     Admittedly I don’t leave the farm very often. Mostly only by necessity.  Things change here daily.  Some subtle, some dramatic.  I don’t find it dull or limiting, rather mesmerizing and fulfilling. When there are thousands of life forms dependent on human care to become food for people or animals, there’s no missing a step.  But the other day, we had to go south from Carmel Valley on the freeway and I was stunned by the construction and change by the university and the medical center.  It’s a new world.
     Good foundations for a well spent life however, don’t change that much.  A cornerstone, like integrity. is a good education..  Having taught for many years at Lincoln and San Diego High Schools, I was always pleased to see qualified and motivated students go on to higher education.  What has changed is the staggering cost of ‘advanced’ schooling.
     Jonathan (pictured), is the son of Andres Ramirez, our one full-time employee that has loyally and steadfastly worked the land, providing the crops for over 20 years, to our farm supporters. He is an exemplary young man. He is dedicated to his studies, articulate, intelligent and with good promise to contribute to the next generation.  He has availed himself of financial assistance through scholarships and the family is contributing all that they possibly can.  Here is Jonathan’s letter:
 
To Whom It May Concern,
I am Jonathan Ramirez, son of Andres Ramirez, a long time worker on
Seabreeze Organic Farm for nearly two decades. I am a third-year
undergrad student at California State University, Fullerton, studying to get
into the university’s teacher credential program. I assist my father with farm
work at Seabreeze between semesters.

I am asking for financial assistance to assist with my expenses in college.
This can vary from a simple one time donation to a donation per semester
until I earn my degree. All donations can be set at the amount you wish.
I graduated from Vista High School as an International Baccalaureate
scholar in the top 1% of my graduating class. I am currently in the top 7.5%
of the junior class in college as indicated by an invitation into the Phi Kappa
Phi honor society. I have been on the dean’s list for the past four
consecutive semesters.

Thank you for your time.
Jonathan

P.S. You can contact me for questions or further details at any of the
following:
Phone: (760) 755-3565
      Thank you for the notes and comments on the collards last week. One was  pretty funny describing trying to figure out what in the world they were supposed to do with ‘dinosaur’ food.  Use a leaf as a fan against the heat? I look forward to hearing what you think about the kohlrabi for this week. We love it fresh like an apple.
      Vacation time is here for many and our military families are always grateful to receive your share.  Just drop us a note when you’ll be gone and we’ll see it’s given for good use.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Corn
Corn
Bananas
Corn
Grapefruit
Bananas
Sprouts
Watermelon
Sprouts
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Watermelon
Lettuce
Flowers
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Blueberries
Kohlrabi
Swiss chard
Celery
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Flowers
Scallions or leeks
kale
Scallions or leeks
Strawberries
Swiss chard
Baby celery
Baby celery
Cucumbers or summer zucchini
Red grapes
Scallions or leeks
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Onions
Green grapes
Baby celery
Green grapes
Red grapes
Green grapes
Tomatoes
Cucumbers or summer zucchini
Green grapes
Salad Mix
Green grapes
Bananas
Cucumbers or summer zucchini
Cucumbers or summer zucchini
Strawberries
Strawberries
Strawberries
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Red grapes
Red grapes
Onions
Onions
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

July 30, 2018 Which Way?

Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.

– Phillip Sweet
Dear Friends,
     Whew.  We will be so glad when the temperatures start going lower, taking the humidity with it.  Outdoor work certainly has it’s benefits but when you’re looking at a long row of green beans to pick by hand and the sun is beating down, it’s a good idea to keep your eye on the task at hand anticipating the relief of the last few feet.  We like enjoying these easy to cook legumes with a little garlic, ghee and slivered almonds.  A classic.
     Collards.  Yup, that big bunch of large green leaves that someone from the south will instantly recognize.  Not so much for urban San Diegans I’ve found out.  But don’t be intimidated or over whelmed.  They are quite easy to prepare and pair well with so many seasonings and additions.  And like broccoli (related), they’re so good for you.    Here are a few recipes from which to choose:
     Avocados are especially taking a hit from these heat spells causing fast ripening and making it terribly difficult to get to you in good condition.  If you receive a dark and somewhat soft avocado, it’s best to open and eat almost right away. They won’t having staying power to wait a couple of days before becoming over ripe. Same thing with the melons.
      Vacation time is here for many and our military families are always grateful to receive your share.  Just drop us a note when you’ll be gone and we’ll see it’s given for good use.
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Corn
Kiwi
Kiwi
Corn
Kiwi
Kiwi
Fuji apples
Fuji apples
Sprouts
Fuji apples
Fuji apples
Corn
Ataulfo mangos
Mini bouquet
Ataulfo mangos
Ataulfo mangos
Sprouts
Bananas
Lettuce
Bananas
Bananas
Lettuce
Sprouts
Collards
Grape tomatoes
Sprouts
Grape tomatoes
Grape tomatoes
Cucumber, squash, beans or kohlrabi
Cantaloupe
Lettuce
Flowers
Collards
Arugula
Strawberries
Grape tomatoes
Collards
Cantaloupe
Green beans
Cherries
Flowers
Celery
kale
Cherries
Collards
Ataulfo mangos
Cucumber, squash, beans or kohlrabi
Salad Mix
Celery
Cucumber, squash, beans or kohlrabi
Strawberries
Cucumber, squash, beans or kohlrabi
Arugula
Salad Mix
Arugula
Bananas
Cherries
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Green beans
Green beans
Cherries
Cherries
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie
858-481-0209

July 23, 2018 Stay Cool!

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.”
 — Paul Tsongas
Dear Friends,
     This photo is of some of the family members of three of the military families that receive the donations from you all from the farm.  They came to help harvest miniature roses and lavender for a couple of hours and the children had such a good time.
     This Friday we’ll be hosting a class of visually impaired students for a tour.  I’m quite excited about being able to share the farm sensory experiences that surround us every day.
     This week we’re including something called lemon verbena.  It smells heavenly and just seep in hot water and then make a cooling and refreshing iced tea (or let it dry and use later for a hot drink) that’ll help get through these next hot days.  Head for the shade!
     Oh, and do make pesto with the basil.  It’s so easy and you can freeze it too.
      A hearty thank you to our little band of helpers:  Andres, Marisol, Jessica.  And of course to our shareholders and financial supporters that help keep us going.  We do good things here!
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23rd, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Bananas
Sprouts
Fuji apples
Sprouts
Fuji apples
Sprouts
Lettuce
Red plums
Mini bouquet
navel or blood oranges
Lettuce
Lemon Verbena for tea
Bananas
Lettuce
Bananas
Lemon Verbena for tea
Flowers
Sprouts
Lemon Verbena for tea
Cantaloupe
Flowers
Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe
Basil
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Basil
Blueberries
Scallions or baby leeks
Red plums
Blueberries
Scallions or baby leeks
kale
Bok choi, collards or Swiss chard
Cherries
Basil
Bok choi, collards or Swiss chard
Bok choi, collards or Swiss chard
Baby celery
Scallions or baby leeks
Baby celery
Baby celery
Arugula
Bok choi, collards or Swiss chard
Arugula
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Baby celery
Zucchini
Cherries
Arugula
Bananas
Zucchini
Red plums
Red plums
Salad Mix
Green bell peppers
Cherries
Salad Mix
Cherries
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie

July 16, 2018 Friends for Life

When the flower blossoms, the bee will come.
– Srikumar Rao
Dear Friends,
     Every day I have hundreds of conversations  – mostly to my plants, of which we have thousands.  Even simple thoughts of appreciation will invoke demands such as ‘I’m thirsty, I’m hungry, I need a haircut, I’m crowded, I’m being attacked – save me’.  There’s no such thing as a leisurely stroll through the gardens for me.
    Years ago I experimented with a flower seed I hadn’t seen anyone else grow and discovered a flower that just wanted to be friends and  appreciated.  The rose mallow or lavatera.   It’s lovely vigorous early growth pattern tops out about waist high and then all it wants to do is unfurl and share it’s gorgeous buds.  They open almost before your eyes, even when harvested and have the best manners.  When the blossom peaks, they will delicately change to another lovely color and curl back together.  Not even dropping off to ‘mess’ your table.  Do so hope you have enjoyed them..they’ve almost finished for this year
     Have you a cauliflower still lurking in your refrigerator from a prior delivery and don’t know what to do with it?  Here’s the easiest besides raw…heat oven to about 350, pour some seasoned olive oil (garlic, paprika, salt, pepper – your favorites) all over it, place a pan of water on the bottom shelf under the baking pan with the cauliflower in it and cook until just tender, not mushy. (The water is for moisture – will not make it mushy – uck). Maybe sprinkle a little good melting cheese on top the last couple of minutes. Easy, delicious and versatile.
      A hearty thank you to our little band of helpers:  Andres, Marisol, Jessica.  And of course to our shareholders and financial supporters that help keep us going.  We do good things here!
 Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
     Call or email me if you have questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Corn
Kiwi
Baby Fuji apples
Kiwi
Peaches
Kiwi
Corn
Peaches
Corn
Kiwi
Avocados
Sprouts
Kiwi
Sprouts
Baby Fuji apples
Bananas
Napa cabbage
Bananas
Mini bouquet
Avocados
Sprouts
Lettuce
Sprouts
Lettuce
Persian or Myer lemon
Napa cabbage
Flowers
Napa cabbage
Baby celery
Dates
Lettuce
Avocados
kale
Red onions
Cherries
Flowers
Chard, collards or tat-soi
Baby celery
Persian or Myer lemon
Blueberries
Chard, collards or tat-soi
Baby celery
Strawberries
Cherries
Baby celery
Red onions
Salad Mix
Blueberries
Red onions
Bananas
Cherries
Salad Mix
Strawberries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Persian or Myer lemon
Persian or Myer lemon
Persian or Myer lemon
Dates
Cherries
Cherries
Blueberries
Blueberries
Take a stroll through our Facebook page for links to recipes using some of this week’s ingredients.
Shop our Green Store for other healthy products.
For this week’s deliveries, please place online orders by 3 PM Monday.
Do you have a friend or neighbor looking to make better food choices?  Recommend Seabreeze, and for every new member you refer, you’ll both receive a $10 Green store credit.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with our flowers.
Enjoy in good health,
Stephenie
858-481-0209