January 11, 2015 Blessings

The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place.

                                                                                                                      David R. Brower

Dear Friends,
     Whew ee!  What a week it’s been with the first series of El Nino rain producing storms.  And tornado warnings with the farm in the middle?  We enjoyed every single exciting moment and except for the messes, the farm held up quite well.   Our water collection barrels even had to be emptied in between to the grateful citrus and fruit trees.  They do like a long drink.
     I attribute our good luck this past week to our yearly custom of a pot of black-eyed peas, certainly not ‘lowly’ in our opinion.  We usually include them the first week of the new year and even had  couple of shareholders ask where they were.  Here are some of the historical references I find interesting:
Another way following in the southern tradition.  Your thyme from last week, onions, carrots, greens (including this week’s arugula) and bok choi can be included in either method.
So enjoy your items in good health and happy New Year.  And always, happy cooking.
*Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time.
Large Medium Juicing Petite Fruit Only
Ruby grapefruit Ruby grapefruit Ruby grapefruit Sprouts Blood oranges
Gala apples Gala apples Gala apples Sweet turnips Tangerines
Russet potatoes Banana Banana Mini bouquet Ruby grapefruit
Banana Russet potatoes Sprouts Lettuce Gala apples
Sprouts Sprouts Red pears Bok choi Banana
Sweet turnips Sweet turnips Lettuce Sweet radishes Red pears
Lettuce Lettuce Ginger Arugula Avocado
Flowers Flowers Broccoli Russet potatoes Grape tomatoes
Broccoli Broccoli Bok choi Broccoli Dates
Bok choi Bok choi Kale Salad Mix with Edible Flowers
Avocado Avocado Grape tomatoes Black eyed peas
Sweet radishes Sweet radishes Salad Mix with Edible Flowers
Arugula Arugula Dates
Spanish onion or scallions Spanish onion or scallions
Grape tomatoes Salad Mix with Edible Flowers
Salad Mix with Edible Flowers Black eyed peas
Black eyed peas
Bell pepper, red
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Thank you so much to all of you loyal supporters.  We sincerely hope we have helped your health and well-being with our food and brightened your day with flowers.
Enjoy in good health,