Oh no..not more summer squash!

July 8, 2019
Volume 1,637
The purpose of farming is to deprive other species of the land and sequester it for our own use. But by perfecting the art of monoculture, it has become too easy for us to exterminate everything else, leaving no wild plants, no food for insects, and a barren land for birds.
–Tristram Stuart
Dear Friends,
It’s that time of year when you receive your items and here again is summer squash! We yearn for it in winter and curse it when the warm weather bounty comes in. Me too. But this is a time I’m grateful for the internet and all the creative people that post their ideas, from making ‘pasta’ from it to simple grilling. But what’s this got to do with the bee population? Well, bees gorge on the squash blossoms and keep their populations healthy and humming. I think you know we’re absolutely committed to keeping the farm from horrible pesticides and petroleum products (wish someone would measure what our carbon sequestration and our oxygen production is), a haven for what’s left of our natural world, and providing a range of nutritious food to our clients. Part of that is growing with the seasons and right now, squash rules!
Here’s a good website to keep you motivated for trying new ways to cook:
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.
Ingredients for the week of July 8th, 2019