This weeks CSA Box 1/21/2016

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I am a big, awkward, leafy plant. And I have an amazingly beautiful purple orb inside of me. And it is dying to get out. No. Seriously.

I am grateful and pleased to announce that The Blue Sky Ranch Community has been approved by UCSD to begin providing our excess fruits and vegetables to the Triton Food Program on campus.

The primary goal of the food pantry is to provide free food to UC San Diego students who are experiencing food insecurity. As cost of living and college expenses increase, students are facing difficult decisions as to how their money will be allocated.

The idea of helping starving students was a bit of a no brainer. But when I watched the one minute video describing the nature of the program, the rack of top ramens and chef Boyardee directly behind the student pantry worker just about knocked me out of my chair. Yes. Please yes!! Take our misshapen and excess fruits and vegetables. Something. Anything alive for God’s sake.

They have just gotten approval to receive and distribute the fresh produce. And we will be the first suppliers of all natural fruits and veggies!

The list

small jicama
large cauliflower head
purple garlic
lettuce mix with a side bag of arugula and mizuna if you like your salad spicy.
red and russet potatoes
2 small haas avocados
2 tangelos
1 medium mexican squash
1 chayote
2 naval oranges
bunch of cilantro
brown onion
green bell pepper “maybe our last peppers of the season”

Pickled Cauliflower with Turmeric and Spices

Curry Pickled Cauliflower - Easy Healthy Pickle Recipe

Broccoli Cauliflower Au Gratin. The healthy version

Broccoli Cauliflower Au Gratin. The southern version

Jicama Chayote Salad with Orange Lime and Cilantro

Ingredients you will need to make this salad. It is all in the box.

Here is the Caldo recipe from a few weeks ago. We got a lot of good feedback on this soup. Remember, you can simply swap out chicken for beef. And now you have Cald de Res. Or just use vegetable stock for a nice veggy soup.

Have an amazing week. Don’t forget to look up once in a while.




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