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Seabreeze Family Farm News February 4, 2019

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws. 
-Andrew Jackson
Dear Friends,
What drama we San Diegans have had with these winter rain storms – high winds, lightning, thunder, sheets of rain, glorious cloud formations and trees toppled right across our access road! Whew.! It amuses me so the false representations of the life of a ‘farmer’… serene, smiling, the ‘freedom’, the life style, the security. I’d like to have one reporter out there with us today in the rain cutting the crops for the deliveries this week. Pretty sure they’d have one heck of an eye-opener day!

 

If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program (click here for more information) that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots (click here for more information), 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
Ingredients for the week of February 4, 2019

January 28, 2019 Volume 1,616

January 28, 2019
Pray for miracles, but plant cabbages.
                                                                                                                    ― Ken Follett
Dear Friends,
It’s been another busy week on the farm, not only with our normal 7 day work schedule but for some reason, we’ve had an exceptionally lot of calls and requests ranging from wanting to buy our pet goats for fresh meat, chickens for same, You Pick for watermelon, parents wanting to bring their children just to see real food in the ground (not shareholders) and someone wanting to park their RV here as they thought we would have extra land available! All in a day’s work.
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
Ingredients for the week of January 28, 2019

January 21, 2019

Volume 1,615| January 21, 2019
Dear Friends,
Wasn’t last week something with our weather and rains? The growing beds just soaked up the moisture (giving us a break from water bills) and of course, the weeds are going nuts! And then Saturday came this group of wonderful Marine families to help. And help they did. Piles of pesky weeds now ready for the compost pile to produce the nutrients to feed the crops you eat! Thank you to Ashley for organizing. We thoroughly enjoyed the children, the youthful energy and great attitudes.
Seems like there’s an awful lot of people with colds and an awful flu going around. Remember Linus Pauling, the scientist that advocated Vitamin C? He promoted ‘large’ doses of it even though it was a water soluble vitamin to ward off colds and more. And wouldn’t you know it, Nature’s cycle of crops in giving us the citrus family – oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, etc that is one of the best sources for it. So juice up, knowing you’re giving yourself and your family the best natural protection you have..and they’re so good.
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
Ingredients for the week of January 21, 2019

January 14, 2019

Volume 1,614 | January 14, 2019
Dear Friends,
After the rain cometh the fair weather.
Aesop
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
Ingredients for the week of January 14, 2019

January 7, 2019

Volume 1,613 | January 7, 2019
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
Ingredients for the week of January 07, 2019
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December 24, 2018 Cheer and Good Health!

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. –
Winston Churchill
     Dear Friends,
    The farm this morning is shrouded in coastal fog and the shapes of the hills and trees are slowly changing in value, much like a Gainsborough painting.  It’s just lovely and all the vegetation is soaking up the moisture.  There’s even a chance of rain this week.
     We will be keeping with our normal delivery schedule for Wed and Thurs this week and next.  Just had to give our little staff Mon and Tue off so we had to harvest most items on Saturday and although we’re confident all items will be fresh and up to par, just in case, please let me know if anything is amiss.  The salad is the most delicate item so we will be harvesting and packing that one early on Wed, meaning we start extra early.  Calendars have no mercy for a farm that never stops with it’s demands.  Kendall and I will of course be covering everything here and if you need anything, just drop me a note.
     Otherwise, best wishes, cheer and of course good health to all.  We are grateful for your support and happy in our work.
     If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program (click here for more information) that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through  Produce for Patriots (click here for more information), the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M.   And 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 questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 24th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
 
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Valencia oranges
Valencia oranges
Kiwi
Sprouts
Valencia oranges
Kiwi
Russet potatoes
Valencia oranges
Russet potatoes
Kiwi
Russet potatoes
Kiwi
Bananas
Mini bouquet
Gala apples
Gala apples
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Bananas
Bananas
Sprouts
Celery
Celery
Avocado
Sprouts
Lettuce
Carrots
Carrots
Yellow or strawberry guavas
Lettuce
Flowers
Collards
Avocado
Tangelos
Flowers
Celery
Grape tomatoes
Cooking onions
Dried apricots
Celery
Carrots
Tangelos
Salad Mix
Dates
Carrots
Avocado
Gala apples
Avocado
Red Swiss Chard
Salad Mix
Red Swiss Chard
Gala apples
Cooking onions
Cooking onions
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Mushroom
Mushroom

 

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
3909 Arroyo Sorrento Road  San Diego, CA 92130
info@seabreezed.com   858-481-0209

December 17, 2018 Holiday Schedule

There’s no guilt in eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.

-Velez-Mitchell

     Dear Friends,
          Well, this is going to be a most interesting next three weeks with our scheduling and field work.  We’re going to stay on calendar for the weeks of the 24th and 31st for your deliveries and it’s going to be quite a juggling act for us.  As you know, we’re a family farm with limited staff and they will be off on the Monday and Tuesday of the upcoming holiday weeks. But we’ll get it done!
Your ingredients for this week span the nutritional charts for healthy meals.  Hope you like them.  Here are a couple of easy recipes to try.
     If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program (click here for more information) that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through  Produce for Patriots (click here for more information), the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M.   And 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 questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 17th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
 
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Avocados
Granny Smith apples
Cucmbers
Sprouts
Granny Smith apples
Granny Smith apples
Bananas
Granny Smith apples
Napa cabbage or Swiss Chard
Bananas
Bananas
Sprouts
Bananas
Mini bouquet
Avocados
Sprouts
Napa cabbage or Swiss Chard
Sprouts
Lettuce
Yellow guavas
Napa cabbage or Swiss Chard
Lettuce
Napa cabbage or Swiss Chard
French Breakfast radishes or arugula
Blackberries
Lettuce
French Breakfast radishes or arugula
1 bu Collards
Avocados
Red grapes
French Breakfast radishes or arugula
Flowers
Yellow guavas
Granny Smith apples
Green grapes
Flowers
Avocados
Blackberries
Salad Mix
Dates
Cucmbers
Yellow peppers for sauting.
Green grapes
Yellow peppers for sauting.
Blackberries
Salad Mix
Blackberries
Salad Mix
Red grapes
Salad Mix
Green Beans
Baby carrots
Green Beans
Baby carrots
Baby carrots


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

December 10, 2018 Mark Your Calendar for December 15th


I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one – like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere.
Gillian_Flynn
     Dear Friends,
     Good morning.  Looks like we’re going to have another beautiful San Diego day.
     This coming Saturday, the 15th, we’re hosting an Art and Garden Sale here at the farm from 9″30 to noon.  We’ll have affordable farm gifts like framed original watercolor botanicals, tried and try perennial flowers in pots (including milkweed to help you Monarch butterfly friends), herbal gifts and more.  As parking is limited, please RSVP us so we can make arrangements.
Your ingredients for this week span the nutritional charts for healthy meals.  Hope you like them.  Here are a couple of easy recipes to try.
     If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program (click here for more information) that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through  Produce for Patriots (click here for more information), the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M.   And 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 questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
 
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Kiwi’s
Sprouts
Fuji apples
Sprouts
Kiwi’s
Sprouts
Lettuce
Bananas
Mini bouquet
Bananas
Lettuce
Flowers
Sprouts
Lettuce
Yellow guavas
Flowers
French Breakfast radishes or scallions
Collards
French Breakfast radishes or scallions
Strawberry guavas
French Breakfast radishes or scallions
Bok choi or Napa cabbage
Bok choi or Napa cabbage
Baby celery
Raspberries
Bok choi or Napa cabbage
Baby celery
Baby celery
Arugula
Blueberries
Baby celery
Arugula
Yellow guavas
Yellow Thai or red bell peppers
Blackberries
Arugula
Yellow Thai or red bell peppers
Raspberries
Salad Mix
Clementines
Yellow Thai or red bell peppers
Blueberries
Blackberries
Dates
Blueberries
Blackberries
Kurly Kale
Blackberries
Kurly Kale
Clementines
Kurly Kale
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Broccolini
Dates
Dates
Clementines
Salad Mix
Dates


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
3909 Arroyo Sorrento Road  San Diego, CA 92130
info@seabreezed.com   858-481-0209

December 3, 2018 Ducks Love Rain!

I’m glad I don’t have to make a living farming. Too much hard work. Too many variables you don’t have control over, like, is it going to rain? All I can say is, god bless the real farmers out there.
– Fuzzy Zoeller
     Dear Friends,
     Glory be!  We got rain!  After receiving only 3 inches total last year, we got almost a third of that last week.  It was a joy to see the trees and plants soak up the long needed moisture.
     If you have any special requests, let me know.  We’ll see if we have or can source for you.
     If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program (click here for more information) that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through  Produce for Patriots (click here for more information), the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M.   And 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 questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3rd, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
 
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Eggplant
D’Anjou pear
D’Anjou pear
Sprouts
D’Anjou pear
D’Anjou pear
Navel oranges
Navel oranges
Mini bouquet
Navel oranges
Navel oranges
Bananas
Bananas
Lettuce
Clementines
Bananas
Sprouts
Sprouts
Baby celery
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Napa cabbage
Arugula
Strawberry guavas
Lettuce
Flowers
Kale
Small tomatoes
Small tomatoes
Flowers
Eggplant
Collards
French Breakfast radishes or scallion
Blueberries
Baby celery
Baby celery
Baby celery
Salad Mix
Arugula
Arugula
Small tomatoes
Dates
Small tomatoes
Small tomatoes
Blueberries
French Breakfast radishes or scallion
French Breakfast radishes or scallion
Clementines
Clementines
Clementines
Salad Mix
Brussel sprouts
Salad Mix
Dates
Salad Mix
Dates
Dates


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

November 26, 2018

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,
     Whew..we made it through Thanksgiving week!  That is no small feat when you consider we lose work days of being able to harvest, sort, clean, organize and pack delivery bags for ‘holidays’.  With a few exceptions of those that know, most people have no idea the human effort that goes into seeding, planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing and picking to have food on one’s table.  Good food.  Not food grown by computers and machines.  It’s an art, a science, a position on the State of affairs.  Thank you to our loyal supporters that know we really are taking the stand of guarding our fertile and productive little plot of land.  It’s quite amazing really.
     Your items for this week span the range of nutrients.  I learned something new about how much, or little, some people know about cooking.  One subscriber asked never to receive beets because they were too messy to peel before cooking!  If you think this too and it’s just too much mess and time, rest assured.  No, no you don’t peel before either boiling or baking.  The skin slips easily off once cooked and there’s no mess.  Delicious as they are with all their nutritional value and baking helps caramelize the ‘sugar’ content.  And yes, your digestive remains will reflect the red color…not a terrible disease that years ago one woman told me she got from eating our beets!
  •      On a personal note, I have an emergency dental appointment for today at one pm with our dentist in Tijuana.  Listening closely to news reports on the border crisis and movement through the cross over.  Keep your fingers crossed for us.
     If you have any special requests, let me know.  We’ll see if we have or can source for you.
     If you would like to help support the farm and our work, please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program (click here for more information) that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through  Produce for Patriots (click here for more information), the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M.   And 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 questions or need cooking tips.
     May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
DELIVERY ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Fuji apples
Granny Smith apples
Granny Smith apples
Sprouts
Granny Smith apples
D’Anjou pear
Fuji apples
Fuji apples
Mini bouquet
Fuji apples
Bananas
D’Anjou pear
D’Anjou pear
Lettuce
D’Anjou pear
Sprouts
Bananas
Bananas
Leeks or radishes
Bananas
Lettuce
Sprouts
Sprouts
Swiss chard or kale
Vanilla or Strawberry guavas
Flowers
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Baby celery or Italian parsley
Black grapes
Ruby grapefruit or navel oranges
Flowers
Swiss chard or kale
Salad Mix
Green grapes
Cucumbers
Leeks or radishes
Kale
Baby Carrots
Blackberries
Leeks or radishes
Swiss chard or kale
Collards
Raspberries
Swiss chard or kale
Beets
Vanilla or Strawberry guavas
Dates
Beets
Baby celery or Italian parsley
Blackberries
Baby celery or Italian parsley
Cooking onions
Raspberries
Zucchini
Blackberries
Black grapes
Cooking onions
Raspberries
Salad Mix
Blackberries
Black grapes
Baby Carrots
Raspberries
Salad Mix
Dates
Black grapes
Salad Mix
Green 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