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May 13, 2019 Volume 1,631

“Though snails are exceedingly slow,
There is one thing I’d like to know.
If I out run ’em round the yard,
How come they beat me to the chard?”
– Allen Klein
Dear Friends,
It’s still pretty much happy days at the farm with moisture in the ground and cloud cover so working conditions are still pretty good. For the most part, I present a positive slant on things however, there’s a rant coming. And yes, it has to do with ‘unauthorized reproduction’. They say for every cloud there’s a silver lining and the opposite is true too – for every inch of rain there are repercussions. It comes in the form of blooms of life forms that just adore our chemical free land. Fellow gardeners will understand when I say that wresting food and flowers from the earth is a battlefield!
Here’s a partial list:-rabbits, squirrels, gophers, voles, raccoons, skunks, black and brown widow spiders, aphids, plant fungus, snails, slugs, raccoons, skunks, lots of snakes (good and ‘bad’) and weeds…back breaking soul tormenting weeds..invasive, sneaky, pervasive and overwhelming. So back on goes my hat and gloves..there are battles to be won!
Flowers are a wonderful gift for friends, family or associates. We’d be happy to include an extra bouquet or two to your deliveries. They’re available through the Green Store or drop me a line and we’ll include them for you.
Thank you for all for your support. As the last little farm in the whole area, sometimes we feel like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke holding back catastrophe. We remain stalwart.
Happy cooking and smelling the flowers!
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 May 13, 2019

April 29, 2019 Where Would We Be? Volume 1,629

The biggest thing you can do is understand that every time you’re going to the grocery store, you’re voting with your dollars. Support your farmers’ market. Support local food. Really learn to cook.
– Alice Waters
Dear Friends,
Where would we be without bees? These incredible little creatures flourish here at the farm. Besides our trees and shrubbery there are literally thousands of flowers blooming right now and the fields and gardens shimmer with the the movement of bees busily collecting the pollen for the hive. Try seeing this in a commercial mono-culture ‘crop’ of any kind. People often ask me ‘what do you do about the bugs?’ and my answer is simple..”which ones”? When you have an environment as complex and diverse as Seabreeze, there really isn’t an opportunity for any one species of destructive bugs to take hold. Oh, I take that back..except for the massive colonies of Argentine ants that have taken over the world! Dreadful tortuous things!
So for all the little creatures and flora that live here, we thank you our customers for supporting this little ecology center and all the life forms in it that we protect. There’s no other place like it that I’ve ever seen.
Happy cooking.
Flowers are a wonderful gift for friends, family or associates. We’d be happy to include an extra bouquet or two to your deliveries. They’re available through the Green Store or drop me a line and we’ll include them for you.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work,
please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M.
You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives.
It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips.
May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Stephenie
Ingredients for the week of April 29, 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