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March 11, 2019 Love Thy Neighbor?

Dear Friends,
Oh dear. Yesterday was so busy from early on I forgot to post the items for the week! This little fellow is just one of who knows how many busy and breading gophers romping through our underground. One of them hit my artichoke plants couple of days ago and the scene was like from Caddy Shack. I was pounding on the ground with my feet in exasperation!
We had a good light rain almost all last night soaking the soil. The sky is clearing and should be a great work day!!
The photo below is of some of the military families that receive our produce either through the Hungry Heroes program or the Produce for Patriots . We didn’t have anyone new sign up last week for donations
and we’re still trying to get the word out how important this is both for the farm and the families that receive. Won’t you consider supporting our work? Sometimes we feel like David vs Goliath but we continue our work knowing how important it is to have a local farm. Look around you..see any other land that’s being put to such productive use? All this talk about climate change and here we are doing our part……
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 March 11, 2019

March 4, 2019 Volume 1,621

Dear Friends,
Let’s start with ‘good news’ like talking about snow peas! We have a small crop producing, unfortunately not enough for an item for everyone (the raccoons ravaged the roots of most of them) and they can be added to your deliveries for the next couple of weeks through the Green Store. They are so sweet and crisp and take just a minute or two to stir fry..that is if they’re not eaten raw just out of the bag. They take a lot of time to harvest but are so worth it! don’t miss out!
For more serious news, I’d say most people if polled would say they think local farms are important to a community. But seriously, how many neighborhoods or communities even have a local farm anymore? I think you know the answer. Seabreeze has managed 30 years now to continually and determinedly grow food, flowers and protect the ecological environment for our fellow San Diegans and have done so with the support and participation of our loyal subscribers. And things change..people move away or have circumstances change and can no longer continue their support. So we are asking you, our readers and current shareholders to help keep the farm’s base secure by signing up for our military family program, We’re on a campaign to provide for 10 more military family donations through our Hungry Heroes service this month. You can choose a weekly donation, every other week, or even once a month. It’s quite important work. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please feel free to give me a call and I’ll be happy to answer questions or help set you up. Will you be willing to join us in such important work? I look forward to hearing from you and will report next week on our progress.
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 March 4, 2019

February 18, 2019 Volume 1,619

Dear Friends,
What a wild, wicked and wonderful week of weather it was. The vegetable plantings held up rather well..it was the flowers that got battered. The sun is out today and we’re counting on their resiliency, like the people, to reach into their roots and stand up tall to reach the sun. Believe it or not, the sweet peas are forming flower pods and soon they’ll be ready for bouquets to fill your room with their spring fragrance.
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 February 18, 2019

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