April 15, 2019 Volume 1,627

I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.
David Hockney
Dear Friends,
We love our shareholders! I received the nicest call last week from a fairly new subscriber and she needed help figuring out what one of her items were and we had the best time talking about her kohlrabi. In days of old, ‘storage’ vegetables like potatoes, onions, beets, turnips and cabbage were essential survival foods to get through cold long winters and of course now, all we have to do is walk into a store and find products from all over the world at just about any time of the year. I stayed on the phone with her as she sliced into the kohlrabi and heard her delight as to the sweet flavor and crunchiness. If you still have the ‘outer space’ looking green round thing in your refrigerator plunge into a new adventure of the world of heirloom foods. Although there are lots of easy recipes for kohlrabi, we like ours sliced with a little lemon juice for a refreshing snack. The stems and leaves can always be added to a pot of water with other vegetables parts to make a refreshing and nutritious green broth.
Indeed spring is here at the farm and all the good rain we had over winter is showing in our lovely flowers. We’re having a little ‘open house’ this coming Sat. from 9:30 to noon and will have lovely extra bouquets on hand that make such a thoughtful gift to friends..and they’re not shipped up from South America! Buying locally grown flowers is as important as local foods and provide the habitat for so many of Earth’s creatures. If you care to come, please drop me an email note, info@seabreezed.com so we’ll know to expect you.
Happy Springtime to all.
Flowers are a wonderful gift for friends, family or associates. We’d be happy to include an extra bouquet or two to your deliveries. They’re available through the Green Store or drop me a line and we’ll include them for you.
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.
Ingredients for the week of April 15, 2019