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    Field Notes - 2013 Winter Box

  • November 26

    "'Fruit Trees 101': Basic Fruit Tree Care" Event

    Recipes:
    Swiss Chard and Rosemary Pesto Pasta
    James Beard's Amazing Persimmon Bread
    Hachiya Persimmon Breakfast Smoothie
    Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash


  • Field Notes - October 2013

  • October 29

    2013 CSA End-of-Season Survey

    Recipes:
    Butternut Squash | Greens | Almond Pasta
    Winter Squash Spice Cake
    Persimmon Pudding
    Escarole and Garlic

  • October 22

    "FoCAN Seminar: Cultivating a Daily Revolution" Event
    "SEC Blueprint Breakout on Food Systems" Event
    "PICA Workshop: Cooking for a Crowd with Seasonal and Local Foods" Event
    "Behind the Kitchen Door in Santa Cruz & Across America: Book talk by Saru Jayaraman" Event

    2013 CSA End-of-Season Survey

    Recipes:
    Roasted Cabbage with Mustard
    Mustard Vinaigrette
    Kyle’s Hot-Sweet Mustard
    Curry Spiced Pommes Frites and Cucumber Dip

  • October 15

    "Growing Gardens at UCSC" Event
    "Viticulture and Regional Terroir in the Central Coast" Event

    2013 CSA End-of-Season Survey
    Winter Watermelon Radish

    Recipes:
    Kale Salad with Quick-Pickled Watermelon Radish
    Warm Butternut and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

  • October 8

    "Free Seed Saving Workshop" Event
    "From Farmers Market to Farm Fresh Cooking – India Joze Style!" Event

    Recipes:
    Simple Cauliflower Roast
    Apple Pie Bake-off 2013 Winner
    Raw Tuscan Kale Salad

  • October 1

    Recipes:
    Spice-kissed Pumpkin Pie
    Roasted Winter Squash Salad
    Baked Apples with Spices & Nuts

  • Field Notes - September 2013

  • September 23

    "Canning/Food Preservation Classes"

    Food Canning Experience

    Recipes:
    Sweet Pepper Jam
    Autumn Potato/Parsnip Salad

  • September 17

    "Free Docent-Led Tour" Event

    Newsletter Archives

    Recipes:
    Curried Turkey with Potatoes
    Italian Medley with Celeriac
    Rainbow Chard Quinoa Bowls with Curry Coconut Broth

  • September 10

    "Choosing & Using Cover Crops in the Home Garden & Orchard"Event

    Newsletter Archives

    Recipes:
    Easy Tomato Sauce with chunks & skins
    Fresh Tomato Sauce
    Sauteed Garlic & Tomato Lentil Salad

  • September 3

    "Harvest Festival @ UCSC Farm" Event
    Twelfth Annual Apple Pie Contest

    Recipes:
    Corn and Tomatillo Salsa
    Tomatillo Salsa Verde
    Apple Zucchini Crostini


  • Field Notes - August 2013

  • August 30

    "Demeter Seed Project Quarterly Exchange" Event
    "Free Docent-Led Tour" Event

    "Deep in the Soil, My Hands can Rest"
    Tomato Variety Guide 2013

    Recipes:
    Heirloom Apple Salad
    Pesto, Italian-Grandmother style
    Tomato Jam

  • August 23

    "Fall Plant Sale" Event

    Recipes:
    Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes [Pomodori Ripieni di Riso]
    Braised Broccoli with Orange & Parmesan

  • August 16

    "3rd Annual Farm to Fork Dinner" Event

    Recipes:
    Mexican Poblano, Spinach, and Black Bean “Lasagne” with Goat Cheese
    Pizza with Sweet Peppers

  • August 6

    "Fall Gardening Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Barley, Broccoli, and Cannellini Bean SoupRoasted Poblano, Potato and Corn Soup
    Chilled Cucumber Soup


  • Field Notes - July 2013

  • July 23

    "Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Avocado Coconut Oil Tartine
    Avocado "Creme Fraiche"
    Cream of Zucchini and Avocado Soup
    Veggies with Thai Basil

  • July 16

    "3rd Annual Farm to Fork Dinner" Event

    Recipes:
    Avocado Salad
    Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens and Pine Nuts
    Shrimp Risotto with Baby Spinach and Basil

  • July 9

    "Fall Gardening Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Yellow Wax Beans and Scallions
    Arugula and Fava-Bean Crostini
    Zucchini Cake
    Roasted Carrots

  • July 2

    "Free Docent-Led Tour" Event

    Recipes:
    Feisty Green Beans
    Plum Carpaccio
    Rossane Cash's Americana Potato Salad


  • Field Notes - June 2013

  • June 25

    "Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Beet Slaw Tostadas
    Grilled Zucchini/Yellow Squash
    Slow-Cooked Red Kale
    Five Herb Pesto

  • June 18

    "Special Tour at the UCSC Farm" Event

    Recipes:
    Mama Voula's Spanakopita
    Blueberry Pie with Almond Crumble ToppingKohlrabi and Mâche Salad

  • June 11

    "A Garden of Poetry & Music" Event

    Recipes:
    Glazed Hakurei Turnips
    Caesar Salad
    Perfect Blueberry Muffins
    Quick Pink Turnip and Onion Pickles

  • June 4

    "Selecting, Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers" Event

    Recipes:
    Green Smoothies
    Spinach with Curants & Pine Nuts
    Green and Bulgur Gratin
    Fresh Blueberry Sauce


  • Field Notes - October 2012

  • October 30

    "UCSC Kallari Chocolate Tasting" Event

    Recipes:
    Onion Soup [Soupe à l’Oignon]
    Kale Salad

  • October 23

    "Canning & Pickling at Happy Girl Kitchen" Event

    Recipes:
    Winter Squash Soup with Gruyere Croutons
    Pear, Cranberry and Gingersnap Crumble

  • October 16

    "From Farmers Market to Farm Fresh Cooking" Event

    Recipes:
    Apple Pie Bake-off 2013 Winner
    Vanilla Roasted Pears

  • October 9

    "Follow Your Food: From Seed to Seed" Event

    Honey at the Table

    Recipes:
    Kabocha Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Lime Leaves
    Roasted Delicata Squash & Onions

  • October 2

    "Preparing for Winter and Building Soil Fertility" Event

    Events:
    Apple and Cheddar Scones
    Shakshuka [Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce]


  • Field Notes - September 2012

  • September 25

    "Seed Exchange & Culture Swap" Event

    Chili Peppers

    Recipes:
    Pan Seared Hog Island Oysters with Parsnip Soup and Carrot Emulsion
    Poblano Pesto

  • September 18

    "Harvest Festival @ UCSC Farm" Event

    Eleventh Annual Apple Pie Contest
    Farmer's Freed Everday Herb Salt

    Recipes:
    Strawberry-Thyme Cocktail
    Coconut Corn Salad

  • September 11

    "Cover Crops in the Orchard" Event

    Celeriac, Poblano Peppers, Endive, and French Shallots!

    Recipes:
    Rajas Poblanas
    Creamy Celeriac Soup
    Carrot and Celeriac Slaw

  • September 4

    "Follow the Fruit Trees Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Pesto Potato Salad w-Green or Wax Beans
    Tipsy Apple Betty
    Sweet Corn with Miso Butter and Bacon


  • Field Notes - August 2012

  • August 28

    "Harvest Festival @ UCSC Farm" Event

    Crop Update: Tomatoes are Peaking, and Basil is Suffering!
    Eleventh Annual Apple Pie Contest

    Recipe:
    Apple Pie Contest Winning Recipe
    Salsa Cruda
    Roasted Tomato Sauce

  • August 21

    "Farm to Fork Benefit Dinner @ UCSC Farm" Event

    Recipes:
    Best Ever Green Bean Casserole
    Grilled Potato Salad
    LaRatte Fingerling Potatoes

  • August 14

    "Fall Plant Sale" Event

    Crop Varieties this week

    Recipes:
    Pickled Beets
    Oven Roasted Broccoli
    Strawberry Parfaits

  • August 7

    "Follow the Fruit Trees Workshop" Event

    Food Science

    Recipes:
    Plum Kuchen
    Fennel, Proscuitto and Pomegranate Salad
    Broccoli Slaw with Buttermilk Dressing


  • Field Notes - July 2012

  • July 31

    "Garden Cruz: Organic Matters" Event

    Recipes:
    Easy Cabbage Salad
    Green Beans with Black Sesame Sauce
    Gujarat Green Beans

  • July 24

    "Planting the Thanksgiving Feast" Event

    Recipes:
    Chilled Three Beet Soup
    Kohlrabi Fries
    Herbal Lemonade
    Orange Zest Threads

  • July 17

    "Follow the Fruit Trees Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother
    Rosewater Plum Compote
    Roasted Spring Onion and Beet Salad

  • July 10

    "Garden Cruz: Organic Matters" Event

    Recipes:
    Lemon-Zucchini Loaf with Lemon Glaze
    Honey-Balsalmic Bean Salad
    Marinated Kohlrabi 

  • July 3

    "Follow the Fruit Trees Workshop" Event

    Local Japanese Food

    Recipes:
    Roasted Beets and Blood Orange Salad with Spicy Green
    Blood Orange Sherry Vinaigrette
    Sauteed Turnips and Cipolinni


  • Field Notes - June 2012

  • June 26

    "Summer Pruning Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Saag Paneer
    Giner-Poached Noodles
  • June 19

    "Growing & Arranging Organic Cut Flowers" Events

    Harvest Morning!

    Recipes:
    Chard Tacos
    Smashed Turnips with Fresh Horseradish
    Cilantro Chutney
    Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

  • June 12

    New! Harvest Forecasts

    My First Harvest

    Recipes:
    Blueberry Pie
    Sauteed Turnips and Cipollini
    Kale Salad
    Berry Zabaglione

  • June 5

    New! Recipes by Crop

    BOK CHOY

    Recipes:
    Spinach Strawberry Salad
    Strawberry Orange Shortcake
    Braised Baby Bok Choy


  • Field Notes - October 2011

  • October 25th

    "Fruit Tree Classes 2012" Event

    Recipes:
    Classic Italian Escarole and Bean Soup
    Wilted Spinach Salad with Roasted Peppers

  • October 18th

    "Following the Fruit Trees: 2012 Workshop Series on Year-Round Fruit Tree Care" Event

    2011 CSA Shareholders End-of-Season Survey

    Recipes:
    Roasted Red Pepper Spread
    Roasted Delicata Squash

  • October 11th

    "Medicinal Herb Intensive" Event

    View from the Down Garden

    Recipes:
    Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle Chili
    Cilantro Pesto
    Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

  • October 4th

    "Celebrating School Food Festival 2011" Event

    Recipes:
    White Bean & Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash
    Pan Bagnia


  • Field Notes - September 2011

  • September 30th

    "Medicinal Herb Walk" Event

    Recipes:
    Kobacha Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Lime Leaves
    Mizuna with German Butterball Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette

  • September 27th

    "Medicinal Herb Walk" Event

    Recipes:
    Kobacha Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Lime Leaves
    Mizuna with German Butterball Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette

  • September 20th

    "Medicinal Herb Intensive" Event

    Recipes:
    Fennel and Parsnip Soup
    Roasted Pumpkin

  • September 13th

    "Fall Harvest Festival" Event

    Recipes:
    Green Beans & Strawberry Salad with Ricotta Cheese
    Vegetable Slaw Salad

  • September 9th

    "Fall Plant Sale" Event

    Recipes:
    Frisee, Apple, Feta Cheese Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
    Corn and Black Bean Casserole
    Farfelle with Wilted Frisee & Burst Tomatoes

  • September 2nd

    "Medicinal Herb Walk" Event

    Recipes:
    Poblano Cream Sauce
    Autumn Apple Tart


  • Field Notes - August 2011

  • August 23rd

    "Fall Plant Sale" Event

    Recipes:
    Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
    Spinach Apple Salad

  • August 16th

    "Farm-to-Fork Benefit Dinner" Event

    Recipes:
    Carrot Ginger Soup
    Chocolate Beet Bread
    Kale Salad

  • August 9th

    "Fall Gardening Workshop: Planting the Thanksgiving Feast" Event

    Recipes:
    Sauteed Wax Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon
    Mizuna & Chicken Stir Fry

  • August 5th

    "Fall Harvest Festival" Event

    Recipes:
    Candy Cane Beets w-Pistachio & Goat Cheese Salad
    Napa Cabbage Slaw w-Cilantro Vinaigrette


  • Field Notes - July 2011

  • July 26th

    "Garden Cruz: Organic Matters" Events

    Twins of the UCSC Farm & Garden

    Recipes:
    Georgia on My Mind Zucchini Bread
    Pickled Beets in 60
    Fennel and Broccoli Soup

  • July 19th

    "Summer Fruit Tree Pruning" Event

    Root Words: Poetry on the Farm
         The Flowers Have Their Own Technique
         Different Things about a Garden
         The Garden Is...

    Recipes:
    Roasted Beets and Leeks w/Feta and Oregano

  • July 12th

    "Farm & Garden Plant Sale" Event

    Farm Fresh Flavors

    Recipes:
    Berry Zabaglione
    Sauteed Turnips and Cipollini
    Lavendar and Strawberry Sorbet

  • July 8th

    "Fall Gardening Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Kohlrabi Salad
    Pickled Scarlet Turnips
    Bok Choy with Cashews
    Scarlet Queen Turnips


  • Field Notes - June 2011

  • June 28th

    "Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop" Event

    Recipes:
    Meyer Lemons
    Homemade Plain Yogurt
    Creamy Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
    Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake
    Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

  • June 20th

    "A Garden of Poetry and Music" Event

    Recipes:
    Arugula Pesto
    Pizza / Piadini
    Kohlrabi Puree

  • June 14th

    "Cut Flower Workshop" Event

    What is Mizuna?

    Recipes:
    Stir-Fried Bok Choy and Mizuna with Tofu
    Green Smoothies

  • June 7th

    "A Garden of Poetry and Music" Event

    Recipes:
    Turnips Greens Meal
    Lemon Curd
    Lemon Pie Bars
    Spaghetti with Mizuna Mustard, Toasted Garlic and Bread Crumbs


  • Field Notes - October 2010

  • October 26

    Sign up for next year!

    Recipes:
    Curried Squash and Mushroom Soup
    Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Confit
    Liz's Mom's "Pumpkin" Pie with Butternut

  • October 19

    Butternut Squash

    Recipes:
    Butternut Squash Risotto
    Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

  • October 12

    Specialty Sweet Peppers

    Cooking Tips: Sweet Peppers

    Recipes:
    Peppers Stuffed with Garlic, Shrimp, and Oaxaca Cheese

  • October 5

    Delicata Squash

    Recipes:
    Divine Vegetarian Borscht
    Beets and Beet Greens


  • Field Notes - September 2010

  • September 28

    Brussels Sprouts Research Encourages Organic Production

    Recipes:
    Chilis Rellenos
    Poblanos filled with Potato, Cheddar, & Cilantro

  • September 21

    "Fall Harvest Fest" Event

    Pumpkins
    Cooking Tips: Pumpkin/Winter Squash Puree
    Don't Throw Away the Seeds!

    Recipes:
    The Best Pumpkin Pie 

  • September 14

    "Fall Harvest Fest" Event

    Recipes:
    Vegan Green Bean Casserole
    Curly Endive with Blue Cheese and Apples
    Roasted Tomatoes with Feta and Basil Pesto
    Classic White Sauce (Bechamel) with Parsley 

  • September 7

    "Fall Plant Sale" Event

    It's Time for Tomatoes

    Recipes:
    Corn and Tomato Salad with Arugula


  • Field Notes - August 2010

  • August 31

    "Fall Plant Sale" Event

    On Sweet Corn and Corn Earworm

    Recipes:
    Cream of Corn Soup with Basil
    Green Beans Vingaigrette

  • August 24

    "Fall Plant Sale" Event

    Fruit Tips: Pears

    Recipes:
    Asian Noodle Salad

  • August 17

    "Planting the Thanksgiving Feast – Preparing the Fall Garden" Event

    Veggie Info: Chioggia Beets
    Calling all Recipes

    Recipes:
    Chioggia Beet Salad with Horse Radish Creme Fraiche

  • August 10

    Words on Cabbages
    Tomato Pollination

    Recipes:
    Hawaiian Cabbage Salad
    Pickled Radishes
    Traditional Strawberry Shortcake

  • August 3

    Fruit Tips and Info: Japanese Plums

    Recipes:
    Savory Summer Squash Quick Bread
    Plum Sauce


  • Field Notes - July 2010

  • July 27

    "Summer Pruning for Fruit Trees"Event

    Info on Green Beans
    Cooking Tips: Romano Beans
    Cooking Tips: Chard

    Recipe:
    Romano Beans with Garlic and Rosmary-Infused Oil
    Potato and Chard Tian

  • July 20

    "Summer Pruning for Fruit Trees"Event

    Tasty Tip: Caramelizing Onions

    Recipes:
    Beetroot Chips
    Gingered Plum Sauce

  • July 13

    "Summer Pruning for Fruit Trees"Event

    What's in a Seed?
    Ideas for Baby Beet Greens
    Carrot Storage Tips and Nutrition Info

    Recipe:
    Carrot Orzo

  • July 6

    How is it that my weekly box is smaller this year?
    Best Wishes Jim!

    Recipes:
    Easy Blueberry Breakfast Bars


  • Field Notes - June 2010

  • June 29

    Veggie Tip: Proper Beet Storage
    Kohlrabi
    Blueberries: Storage Tips and Cooking Ideas

    Recipes:
    Roasted Beet and Greek Yoghurt Salad
    QUICK AND EASY: Red Beet Risotto with Greens and Goat Cheese
    JUST A FEW MINUTES - Marinated KohlrabI
    WORTH THE EFFORT: Pureed Kohlrabi: A Summer Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

  • June 22

    "A Garden of Poetry and Music" Event

    Words from the Field

    Recipes:
    Asian Vinagrette with Cilantro
    Swiss Chard Stems Piquant
    Massaged Kale Salad

  • June 15

    "A Garden of Poetry and Music" Event

    Field Trash or Soil Treasure
    The CSA Cutting Garden