Category Archives: Farm News

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

Giving thanks

November 25, 2019
Volume 1,656
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
Dear Friends,
Thankfulness for me is the daily experience of working the farm and coaxing the land to provide food, foliage, fauna and clean air for us, the Seabreeze crew and our patrons. We all share I think, the goal of growing beneficial crops and doing our part to protect our world. Your support helps the Farm weather the storms. Thank you.
The photo is some of the lettuce we grow. It’s not from Salinas. Another sound reason I think for having local farms. It’s a shame about the recall. Everyone needs more vegetables in their diets, not to avoid them.
Friendly reminder – this week we’ll be packing on Tuesday so will be ready for Farm Pick-ups on Tues. after 1 pm or all day Wednesday. Wednesday deliveries will be the same and it’s the Thursday deliveries that will have to be on Tuesday.
Enjoy your fresh veggies for the week…and take a nice autumn walk when you can.
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 November 26th and 27th
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Bananas
Zucchini
Sprouts
Spinach
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Scallions
Asparagus
Black grapes
Large, No Fruit
Zucchini
Sprouts
Spinach
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Scallions
Asparagus
Medium
Bananas
Sprouts
Spinach
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Scallions
Zucchini
Black grapes
Medium, No Fruit
Sprouts
Spinach
Flowers
Blueberries
Scallions
Asparagus
Salad Mix
Juicing
Spinach
Cucumbers
Kale
Sprouts
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Black grapes
Salad Mix
Dates
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Scallions
Zucchini
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Asparagus
Fruit Only
Gala apples
D’Anjou pears
Bananas
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Black grapes
Dates

Love & Hate – Is That a Turnip You’re Holding?

November 18, 2019
Volume 1,656
Dear Friends,
Woe of the week. Now, I already have a love/hate relationship with technology as my associates know all too well. I mean, why else did I become a’farmer’ at 40 except to hopefully escape from the modern world and yet, here I am, tied to computers and ‘Droids and with no choice about the matter. The old office computer (over 10 yrs old?) inexplicably and most inconveniently, decided to bow out forever early Thursday morning. Any crisis I share about wild animals, invasive weeds, devouring insects, escalating costs of basic services –all pale to the daunting task of staring at screens and programs different from the old familiar ones (Windows 7) and relying on my already over tasked tech friends to drop their lives and obligations to get us running again. I’d much rather be digging a drainage ditch!. So heart felt gratitude to Donna, Rob and Michael for coming to the rescue and Kendall, my long enduring husband.
So let’s talk about something much more exciting (pun)..turnips! I know, they have a really bad rap, but honestly, these little beauties will (hopefully) change your minds. They don’t look anything like the big, tough and frankly nasty tasting things in the store. These white little gems are not strong in taste, with a mild flavor and are delicious either raw or lightly cooked (please don’t overcook–they’ll be mushy). The seeds are very expensive and worth every dime. Do so hope you enjoy them. It was quite chilly out when they were harvested, causing stiff and cold fingers so hope you like them.
The next week will be Thanksgiving so remember we’ll be packing on Tuesday morning, delivering Thursday people the same day and Wednesday people on schedule. Farm pick-ups may come Tuesday or Wednesday of that week. Good luck to all with the squeezed schedule and hope it won’t be too stressful. Still don’t understand why we can’t have these ‘get together holidays when daylight is longer!
Enjoy your fresh veggies for the week…and take a nice autumn walk when you can.
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 November 20th and 21st
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Bananas
Zucchini
Sprouts
Spinach
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Scallions
Asparagus
Black grapes
Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
Zucchini
Sprouts
Spinach
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Scallions
Asparagus
Medium
Bananas
Sprouts
Spinach
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Scallions
Zucchini
Black grapes
Asparagus
Medium, No Fruit
Sprouts
Spinach
Flowers
Blueberries
Scallions
Asparagus
Salad Mix
Juicing
Spinach
Cucumbers
Kale
Sprouts
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Black grapes
Salad Mix
Dates
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Scallions
Zucchini
Salad Mix
Black grapes
Asparagus
Fruit Only
Gala apples
D’Anjou pears
Bananas
Cucumbers
Cherry tomatoes
Blueberries
Blackberries
Black grapes
Dates

Like the aroma of vanilla?

November 11, 2019
Volume 1,655
The scarlet of maples can shake me like a cry
Of bugles going by.
And my lonely spirit thrills
To see the frosty aster like smoke upon the hills.
William B. Carman
Dear Friends,
We’re so pleased to have enough flat-topped asters this week for your bouquets and should have enough as well for our every-other-week recipients for the next. It’s taken about 10 years for them to get to the size they are now and I’d say it’s water well used in spite of the cost. I’m not sure who is happier, us humans that enjoy the vanilla scent wafting in the air or the masses of honey bees gorging on the fall bounty. If there’s even only one reason left for keeping farm land, it’s to provide habitat for the bees that are the basis of our food supply.
Enjoy your fresh veggies for the week…and take a nice autumn walk when you can.
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 November 13th and 14th
deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Yellow potatoes
Navel oranges
Bananas
Sprouts
Raspberries
Lettuce
Flowers
Avocados
Tat Soi
Sweet turnips or scallions
Garlic chives
Arugula
Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
 Yellow potatoes
 Sprouts
Lettuce
 Flowers
 Avocados
 Tat Soi
 Sweet turnips or scallions
 Arugula
 Red onions
Medium
 Bananas
Sprouts
Raspberries
 Lettuce
 Flowers
 Avocados
 Tat Soi
 Sweet turnips or scallions
 Garlic chives
 Arugula
Yellow potatoes
 Red onions
 Red grapes
Medium, No Fruit
Sprouts
Flowers
Avocados
Tat Soi
Sweet turnips or scallions
Yellow potatoes
Salad Mix
Juicing
Kale
Navel oranges
Sprouts
Raspberries
Tat Soi
Broccolini
Salad Mix
Dates
Baby carrots
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Avocados
Tat Soi
Sweet turnips or scallions
Yellow potatoes
Salad Mix
Fruit Only
Avocados
Navel oranges
D’Anjou pears
Bananas
Raspberries
Dates

Falling for autumn flowers

November 4, 2019
Volume 1,654
It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can’t help but be sensitive to that.
Hubert de Givenchy
Dear Friends,
Check out these brilliant bundles of Mexican sage and flat-topped fragrant asters that Marisol and I harvested as one of your types of flowers for the week! She and a blessed small group of other shareholders come on Saturday mornings to help with the harvesting. So grateful. Want to join us for a pleasant couple of hours on a Saturday morning outside and among the crops for the week? You are always welcome. Just let me know.
Someone asked me last week about Elsa, one of our goats. She’s such a character and this other photo is of a new friend she met this past week. She’s 15 yrs old now and as lovable as ever. She’d live in the house if we let her!
Enjoy your fresh veggies for the week…and take a nice autumn walk when you can.
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 November 6th and 7th deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Pomegranates
Colored bell peppers
Persimmons
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Eggplant
Bok choi
Blackberries
Avocados
Arugula
Large, No Fruit
Colored bell peppers
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Bok choi
Avocados
Arugula
Salad Mix
Baby carrots
Medium
Colored bell peppers
Persimmons
Bananas
Sprouts
Raspberries
Pomegranates
Lettuce
Flowers
Eggplant
Bok choi
Blackberries
Avocados
Medium, No Fruit
Sprouts
Flowers
Colored bell peppers
Bok choi
Avocados
Arugula
Salad Mix
Juicing
Pomegranates
Persimmons
Kale
Fuji apples
Sprouts
Bok choi
Blackberries
Broccolini
Baby carrots
Salad Mix
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Eggplant
Colored bell peppers
Bok choi
Avocados
Arugula
Salad Mix
Fruit Only
Pomegranates
Avocados
Persimmons
Bananas
Raspberries
Colored bell peppers
Blackberries

Beware of creature encounters this Halloween!

October 28, 2019
Volume 1,653
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin
Dear Friends,
What a week it’s been with the heat and the threat of wildfires in San Diego. Unfortunately, our northern neighbors have suffered tremendously and for the most part, so far with this weather pattern, we’ve dodged the infernos.
It’s said that a farm is only as good as the observant foot that walks it, whether large or small. And even small production farms have life forms on it that are there for the observant eye, perhaps more so as every square foot counts and needs attention. The sound of droppings of the palm tree dates are subtle as they hit the ground and usually means the neighborhood raccoons will be visiting at night to enjoy them. But last week, early in the morning as I went out to give the wild birds a little seed, I came within a few feet of a big, robust and equally startled coyote that I assume was there for a feasting of them. We had been noticing scat for a couple of days but had thought they were the coons. Since no bones or hair had been in them we hadn’t suspected a coyote. He/she was as startled as I was! In the blink of an eye, it scaled the chain-link fence just feet away to stop about 15 ft on the other side before looking back and casually sauntering off. It was pretty thrilling.
There were other encounters this week with creatures not quite so dramatic and their emergence I think had to do with the heat. One was a beautiful black and yellow coral-like snake that I had disturbed when hand watering on a rock wall. I spent several minutes admiring it as it did its best to tell me to go away. Also, a juvenile gopher snake required ‘surgery’ to remove the plastic netting it had become entangled with. They’re really quite harmless and I think it sensed we were helping it as we cut away strand by strand, removing the choking threads with surgical precision. The spider, though, gave me the biggest start, not of personal fear, but rather of how close I had come to walking into its elaborate webbing and destroying all that work!
As to your produce this week, I especially hope you enjoy the persimmons. They’re a short season treat and delicious. Next week we should be having pomegranates, as well.
I’ve heard from several shareholders that they’d like to have more ready to cook or eat items in their weekly allotments so we’re including the broccoli/cauliflower medley this week. Please let me know if you like it and keep the notes and suggestions coming. We appreciate it.
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 October 30th and 31st deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last-minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Persimmons – ripe when soft
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Blueberries
Avocados
Curly Kale
Green Grapes
Broccoli Cauliflower mix
Tomatoes
Salad Mix
Large, No Fruit
Tomatoes
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Curly Kale
Broccoli Cauliflower mix
Salad Mix
Medium
Avocados
Bananas
Tomatoes
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Blueberries
Curly Kale
Brussel sprouts
Broccoli Cauliflower mix
Medium,
No Fruit
Tomatoes
Sprouts
Flowers
Avocados
Curly Kale
Salad Mix
Juicing
Gala apples
Persimmons – ripe when soft
Granny Smith apples
Sprouts
Blueberries
Curly Kale
Broccolini
Baby carrots
Tomatoes
Salad Mix
Broccoli Cauliflower mix
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Blueberries
Avocados
Salad Mix
Brussel sprouts
Fruit Only
Granny Smith apples
Persimmons – ripe when soft
Gala apples
Bananas
Pears
Blueberries
Green Grapes
Tomatoes

Celebrate the highly evolved sunflower

October 21, 2019
Volume 1,651
And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
William Cullen Bryant
Dear Friends,
Many of the living organisms here, both plant and otherwise, are all part of an environmental system. The sunflower, for example, related to daisies, lettuce and marigolds to name a few, is highly evolved to ensure its reproduction by producing many small flowers arranged in a head that become seeds. Enough seeds, in fact, to replicate and still feed the birds. It’s called a composite formation (eudicots). I like to think a neighborhood farm fans out to its community similarly. We had a small crop of sunflowers that are part of some the bouquets for this week.
It’s time to turn on the oven with this week’s acorn squash. So easy, nutritious and versatile. If nothing else, just throw it in the oven at any ol’ temperature. It’s done when it’s soft to a fork or knife and from there you can be fancy with it or keep it au natural. Coconut butter is delicious in place of butter, and you can use honey or no sweetener and it’s still wonderful. Try the recipe and let us know what you think:
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 October 23rd and 24th deliveries and farm pick-ups.
Please keep in mind that last minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Acorn squash
Bananas
Sprouts
Raspberries
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Blackberries
Avocados
Mizuna
Genovese basil
Red grapes
Black plums
Salad Mix
No Fruit
Acorn squash
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Mizuna
Genovese basil
Salad Mix
Medium
Acorn squash
Bananas
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Cucumbers
Blackberries
Avocados
Mizuna
Genovese basil
Red grapes
Black plums
Salad Mix
No Fruit
Acorn squash
Sprouts
Lettuce
Flowers
Avocados
Mizuna
Genovese basil
 Tomatoes, radishes, beans, zucchini or ?
Juicing
Gala apples
Bananas
Sprouts
Kiwi
Cucumbers
Blackberries
Mizuna
Broccolini
Red grapes
Black plums
Baby carrots
Salad Mix
Petite
Sprouts
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Avocados
Mizuna
Genovese basil
Black plums
Salad Mix
Red grapes
Fruit Only
Granny Smith apples
Gala apples
Black plums
Bananas
Raspberries
Blackberries
Avocados
Red grapes

Do You Know Coconut Oil? Get the Scoop on the Miracle Food!

October 14, 2019
Volume 1,651
I use coconut oil in my cooking and as a beauty product. It’s great for sauteing and baking and makes the best moisturizer and hair treatment. I’m coconut-oil obsessed!
~Katie Lee
Dear Friends,
I know, I know. I’m always telling people what they ‘should’ do..eat more vegetables, try this recipe, appreciate and protect nature and its wonders..the list goes on and on. I’ve been nagging about the benefits of coconut oil for what? 30 years now? and it’s been awhile so I’ll have a go on it again. Honest, this is a miracle product. Here’s a few – increases good HDL cholesterol, decreases the bad, is anti-fungal, helps losing weight and tummy fat, excellent for skin care (hair and skin), reduces risk of dementia and more, but the best one is you can eat French Fries! Yup, it not only retains the health benefits but can heat to high enough temperature without burning and can fry things and one of our favorites is the much maligned French fry..the trick is the double cook! Oh, and the Omega brand we carry doesn’t have the strong coconut taste. Here’s first a link to the benefits and then the Russet potato recipe:
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For the second commercial, we’ve located a group of women that make their own wonderful natural goats milk soap, hand wrap the bars in soft and chemical free sheep felt
that make wonderful gifts or spoil yourself with the luxuriant lather. Let’s support other small farms to keep them going! Available on our GreenStore.
We know many of our subscribers are enthusiastic about getting freshly harvested food from Seabreeze Family Farm. It would be helpful if you could take a photo of a plate you prepared with your farm share and post it on our Facebook page and on Next Door so your friends and neighbors could also 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 October 16th and 17th deliveries and farm pick-ups
Please keep in mind that last minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.
Large
Russet potatoes
Red bell peppers
Garlic
Avocados
Bananas
Fuji apples
Yellow onion
Sprouts
Savoy cabbage, radishes, zucchini or?
Lettuce
Flowers
Blackberries
Kale or Swiss chard
Salad Mix
No Fruit
Yellow onion
Sprouts
Savoy cabbage, radishes, zucchini or?
Red bell peppers
Lettuce
Flowers
Kale or Swiss chard
Salad Mix
Medium
Russet potatoes
Bananas
Sprouts
Savoy cabbage, radishes, zucchini or?
Red bell peppers
Lettuce
Fuji apples
Flowers
Blackberries
Avocados
Kale or Swiss chard
Salad Mix
No Fruit
Sprouts
Savoy cabbage, radishes, zucchini or?
Red bell peppers
Lettuce
Flowers
Kale or Swiss chard
Salad Mix
Juicing
Passion fruit
Bananas
Navel oranges
Fuji apples
Sprouts
Blackberries
Broccolini
Black grapes
Baby carrots
Turkish apricots
Salad Mix
Petite
Sprouts
Savoy cabbage, radishes, zucchini or?
Mini bouquet
Lettuce
Garlic
Avocados
Kale or Swiss chard
Salad Mix
Fruit Only
Passion fruit
Kiwi
Bananas
Navel oranges
Fuji apples
Blackberries
Avocados
Black grapes

How ‘greened’ are you?

September 30, 2019
Volume 1,649
Like the ocean, land plants hold about three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. While oceans take many centuries to exchange this mass with the air, flora take only a few years.
Gregory Benford
Dear Friends,
There’s been a lot of media attention this last week or so on the health of the planet, it’s demise and who/what is responsible. Not one word however that I saw on the foundation of human life and health – food. Food for people, food for animals. I’d like to see conversations on from where does it come, who and how is it initially produced, what effects on our planet, is it’s production sustainable? The US produces thousands of square miles of corn that is processed into new forms of ‘food’ and also goes into our gasoline tanks. Is anyone talking about the amount of petroleum products that are used to produce this corn? How much carbon sequestration does a non-chemical food farm process? I’m not being sanctimonious, but I do sleep well at night knowing our plants and soil are busy sequestering. And so should you, our shareholders., sleep well. We’re doing our part.
Some of you this week will be receiving what looks like little green tomatoes – but they’re not! Tomatillos is a Spanish word meaning ‘little tomato’ and they’re somewhat related botanically, but used very differently. Some people like them raw however I find them a little too acidic and prefer them in a cooked salsa. Nevertheless, they’re somewhat of a novelty and the little crop has been harvested, so go ahead and give them a try. As always, appreciate your feedback.
We know many of our subscribers are enthusiastic about getting freshly harvested food from Seabreeze Family Farm. It would be helpful if you could take a photo of a plate you prepared with your farm share and post it on our Facebook page and on Next Door so your friends and neighbors could also 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
Click an image above to go to our Green Store for additional items you can add to your delivery.
Ingredients to be included in the October 2nd and 3rd deliveries and farm pick-ups are listed below.
Please keep in mind that last minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.

Autumn Promises

September 23, 2019
Volume 1,648
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Dear Friends,
Among the many other misc correspondences I received this week was one from a woman that wanted to come to the farm and film my ‘fields’ of sunflowers, specifically at dusk. It was however, at first, a nice change from the now top of the popularity list of those demanding to know what we do with our ‘wasted’ food! Of course I took the time to explain to her that we haven’t the land or resources for that many sunflowers and we focus on food first. Then I got lectured that it was my responsibility to provide for the public to have fields of them to maintain ‘historical rural beauty’ as she said. I was stumped then – how to explain to her the gestalt of modern agriculture and food production? I briefly explained a couple of the main issues and she hung up by saying “Well, I’ll just call another farm if you won’t help me”. My office is always such a challenge!
For our members that missed last week’s newsletter on the Barhi dates, they are very special and hard to get. They can be enjoyed when yellow and have a nice crisp ‘apple’ flavor, or when they start to turn into a ‘date’ by turning brown little by little into what most recognize as a ‘date’. Glad you liked them.
I did however, forget to mention another item, the spaghetti squash we sent last week. These are considered a ‘winter’ squash as they remain edible for a long time. The trick to preparing them is to not ‘over’ cook and reduce the internal temperature so they won’t be too soft, by putting ice over them when first out of the oven and reduce the cooking heat. Then using a fork, fluff the squash sides apart. There should be strands of crunchy, tasty squash spaghetti. Here is a link and with the basil we’re sending this week, should be a winner with pesto.
Many of our winter crops have been seeded and await transplanting. Among them are celery, broccolini, caulilini (new baby cauliflower), celery, leeks, kales, scallions, beets, sweet radishes, Italian parsley, cilantro, spinach, carrots, beets, cabbage, Asian greens..the list goes on. Let’s keep our fingers crossed we have another year of good rain so we don’t have to use a lot of expensive San Diego water..will the price increases never cease?
Please feel free to call or email me..I’m not discouraging contact with our appreciated members!
We know many of our subscribers are enthusiastic about getting freshly harvested food from Seabreeze Family Farm. It would be helpful if you could take a photo of a plate you prepared with your farm share and post it on our Facebook page and on Next Door so your friends and neighbors could also 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
Click an image above to go to our Green Store for additional items you can add to your delivery.
Ingredients to be included in the September 25th and 26th deliveries and farm pick-ups are listed below.
Please keep in mind that last minute substitutions are sometimes necessary.