March 30, 2015 Prisoner of War

To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them of course, is the world of birds.  The garden is their dinner table, bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries (so plant more to accommodate you both).
-Anne Raver
Dear Friends,
The news has not been good for the Monarch butterfly.  Their numbers are way down and the main reason being given is the lack of habitat and the use of herbicides.  This is one campaign we can all help.  Their main source of food is the milkweed plant.  An attractive annual flower (we’ve planted them for years so we have lots of Monarchs), orange or yellow, that is quite attractive in the garden and is not invasive.   We now have our milkweed seeds packed and ready to send out for orders.  All you have to do is plant and give a little water, have some patience, and the butterflies will find you.  Here is the link to the Green Store (Earthworms and Seeds): Milkweed seeds on Green Store
I had a few inquiries from members about the weird looking (photo above) green bulb thing in the deliveries two weeks ago..kohlrabi, a member of the broccoli/cabbage family so high in the anti-cancer group.  Sweet, delicious, good raw, shredded, steamed or stir-fried.  But I’ll always remember an older man at the farmer’s market years ago when we did them and I was passing out samples encouraging people to try it.  This gentleman refused my offer a couple of times and finally said “No, I’ll never eat a kohlrabi again.  During World War II, I was a prisoner of war for two years and for two winters, all they gave us to eat were kohlrabi!”  I’ll never forget him.
Have you someone you’d like to make happy with a bouquet of flowers?  We have extra right now and you can add to your regular delivery and give them yourself or we can deliver them for you (if in our normal areas), note included,  for $25.00 (delivery charge included).  ‘Make someone’s day’.

May you enjoy and utilize all your items for this week.  If you need suggestions for use or recipes on any of your items, feel free to email me and I’ll help.


Please note that some substitutions may apply from time to time.


Large Medium Juicing Fruit Only Petite
Turnips or radishes Turnips or radishes Sprouts Pinata Apples Turnips or radishes
Sprouts Sprouts Pinata Apples Myer lemons Scallions or baby leeks
Scallions or baby leeks Scallions or baby leeks Myer lemons Kiwi Salad w/edible flowers
Salad w/edible flowers Salad w/edible flowers Kiwi Haas Avocado Lettuce
Pinata Apples Pinata Apples Kale Cucumbers Heirloom tomatoes
Myer lemons Myer lemons Heirloom tomatoes Bartlett pears Collards
Lettuce Lettuce Ginger Bananas Cilantro or Claytonia
Kiwi Kiwi Cucumbers Altaulfo Mangos Baby mixed peppers
Heirloom tomatoes Heirloom tomatoes Collards Baby fennel
Haas Avocado Haas Avocado Cilantro or Claytonia Altaulfo Mangos
Cucumbers Cucumbers Carrots
Collards Collards Bartlett pears
Cilantro or Claytonia Cilantro or Claytonia Bananas 1.75#’s
Baby mixed peppers Bartlett pears Baby fennel
Baby fennel Baby mixed peppers Altaulfo Mangos
Baby fennel



Remember, for every new member you refer, you’ll receive a $10.00 Green Store credit.

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.


Seabreeze Organic Farm