Category Archives: Farm News

October 15, 2018 Rise and Shine!

“When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.”
     Dear Friends,
    It’s hard to believe it’s Monday again.  To where do the days of the week fly?
    The rain was most welcomed.  Last year we received around 3 inches, way below our normal levels and we’re hoping for a more ‘normal’ one this year.  Everything perked up with a good washing off and harvesting today will be so much easier with moist soil.
     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 OCTOBER 15th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Pineapple guavas
Sprouts
Pineapple guavas
Sprouts
Pineapple guavas
Jalapenos or very hot little red peppers
Raspberries
Bananas
Pomegrantes
Passion fruit
Watermelon
Pomegrantes
Watermelon
Mini bouquet
Avocados
Sprouts
Lettuce
Sprouts
Lettuce
Bananas
Raspberries
Flowers
Raspberries
Scallions or baby leeks
Watermelon
Pomegrantes
Avocados
Pomegrantes
Collards
Pomegrantes
Lettuce
Sweet Annie, Decorative, dried
Avocados
Arugula
Plums
Flowers
Scallions or baby leeks
Collards
Salad Mix
Peaches
Avocados
Collards
Plums
Baby carrots
Moon grapes
Sweet Annie, Decorative, dried
Arugula
Peaches
Scallions or baby leeks
Plums
Salad Mix
Collards
Peaches
Baby carrots
Arugula
Salad Mix
Moon grapes
Plums
Moon grapes
Dates
Peaches
Dates
Salad Mix
Baby carrots
Moon grapes
Dates
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

October 8, 2018 Found, Not Lost

Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.

-Sue Grafton

     Dear Friends,
     Several years ago, Elsa, our star goat, got out of her pasture and we were looking everywhere for her only to find her on the table by the back door, sunning herself and waiting for treats!  Kinda cute..thought you’d like it.
     Lacinato kale is one of our favorite varieties of kale and is so versatile.  If you’re looking for an easy way to prepare, this is a good site:
     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 OCTOBER 8th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Russet potatoes
Red Grapefruit
Kiwi
Sprouts
Red Grapefruit
Red Grapefruit
Cooking onions
Pineapple guavas
Mini bouquet
Pineapple guavas
Pineapple guavas
Sprouts
Bananas
Lettuce
Pears
Kiwi
Lettuce
Sprouts
Genovese basil or French Sorrel
Passion fruit
Cooking onions
Kiwi
Red Grapefruit
Scallions or baby leeks
Kiwi
Sprouts
Genovese basil or French Sorrel
Lacinato Kale
Broccolini
Bananas
Lettuce
Flowers
Fennel or baby celery
Salad Mix
Strawberries
Genovese basil or French Sorrel
Scallions or baby leeks
Collards
Green grapes
Green grapes
Flowers
Lacinato Kale
Broccolini
Black grapes
Black grapes
Scallions or baby leeks
Fennel or baby celery
Green grapes
Lacinato Kale
Broccolini
Black grapes
Garlic chives
Green grapes
Salad Mix
Fennel or baby celery
Black grapes
Baby carrots
Broccolini
Strawberries
Dates
Green grapes
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Strawberries
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

October 1, 2018 The girls are hanging up their aprons!

Industrial agriculture, because it depends on standardization, has bombarded us with the message that all pork is pork, all chicken is chicken, eggs eggs, even though we all know that can’t really be true.
Joel Salatin
     Dear Friends,
     I’m very sorry to tell you that we will no longer be able to offer our chicken eggs for sale.  We received an unscheduled visit from the ‘egg’ authorities and in order to be able to continue, we would have to pay specific yearly taxes, find the time for the required paperwork and be available for unannounced visits.  I know when there’s been a new book or expose on confined animal production because I receive numerous phone calls or emails from people demanding a description of our facilities and I patiently explain how our small flock of girls live, what they eat and a description of their home.  I also nicely tell them our chickens live better than a lot of people on this planet.  For people that work here and visitors, they see for themselves how happy they are. They are our pets – part of our family.   That being said, the surprise visit was not about them, rather compliance to the state for remittance.
     And along those same lines, is why we have had a name change to Seabreeze Family Farm (absolutely nothing has changed in our 30 years of feeding people and nurturing our soil) and no longer call ourselves a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), although we were among the first in the U.S.
     So the ole girls are hanging up their aprons and want to thank their supporters for their good life til the end of their happy days.
     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.
     Oh, and Donna will take care of crediting your account for any eggs you were charged for and didn’t receive.
 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 OCTOBER 1st, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Avocados
Bananas
Bananas
Sprouts
Bananas
Bananas
Sprouts
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Avocados
Sprouts
Lettuce
Collards
Lettuce
Prune plums
Lettuce
Flowers
Bok choi
Avocados
Navel oranges
Flowers
Avocados
Baby celery
Scallions or baby leeks
Granny Smith apples
Scallions or baby leeks
Scallions or baby leeks
Navel oranges
Bok choi
Gala apples
Bok choi
Bok choi
Granny Smith apples
Baby celery
Bosc pears
Baby celery
Baby celery
Gala apples
Salad Mix
Dates
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Bosc pears
Gala apples
Navel oranges
Navel oranges
Cabbage
Asparagus
Granny Smith apples
Granny Smith apples
Salad Mix
Gala apples
Gala apples
Prune plums
Bosc pears
Bosc pears
Dates
Cabbage
Salad Mix
Asparagus
Prune plums
Salad Mix
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

September 24, 2018 Where Did Nature Go?

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
– Elbert Hubbard

Dear Friends,
       This delicate exquisite creature,  a preying mantis, was found last week in one of the growing beds.  We haven’t seen one like this for years and years.  A lot has changed since the Carmel Valley area has been developed, and continues to be , for the habitat of wildlife.  Where there are now houses, we used to see deer family along the ridge and everyday was the possibility of seeing lots of natures creatures.  Especially wonderful was when the cranes were to fly in and land, looking for treats as we weeded.  So was very happy to have this little guy on my hand, even if it was fleeting.  Wish the horned toads were to come back.  They were always so entertaining.
     Thank you all for your support.  As the last food producing farm in the entire area, we think our work is pretty darn important.  It’s my experience that people just aren’t cooking as much anymore and our subscription numbers are way down.  Like any business, we have huge costs.  The Hungry Heroes and Produce for Patriots program, donating produce to military families, is terrible important to our continuance.  If you can, please sign up so a family may receive.  It’s for the good 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 SEPTEMBER 24th, 2018
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time
Large
Medium
Juicing
Petite
Fruit Only
Gala or Fuji apples
Kiwi’s or Pineapple guavas
Gala or Fuji apples
Gala or Fuji apples
Gala or Fuji apples
Kiwi’s or Pineapple guavas
Gala or Fuji apples
Kiwi’s or Pineapple guavas
Sprouts
D’Anjou pears
D’Anjou pears
D’Anjou pears
D’Anjou pears
Mini bouquet
Kiwi’s or Pineapple guavas
Bananas
Sprouts
Bananas
Lettuce
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Sprouts
0.5 ea. Broccolini
Blackberries
Lettuce
Flowers
Broccolini
0.5 b Spinach
Tangelos
Flowers
Fall squashes – spaghetti or acorn or..
Blackberries
0.5 b Italian parsly
Black grapes
Fall squashes – spaghetti or acorn or..
Broccolini
Spinach
Zucchini
Broccolini
Blackberries
Italian parsly
Tangelos
Blackberries
Spinach
Tangelos
Salad Mix
Spinach
Italian parsly
Salad Mix
Mini sweet peppers
Italian parsly
Zucchini
Zucchini
Tangelos
Salad Mix
Salad Mix
Mini sweet peppers
Mini sweet peppers
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 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