CSA Coffee!

CSA Coffee!

Home roasting your own coffee beans can a precarious experience, leaving it to the professionals in this case is prudent.  Freshly roasted on site in the nearby city of Santa Fe Springs CA.  The Diedrich full roasting system (CR-140) is capable of roasting 250kg (600lbs) batches, the Diedrich roaster is operated by...
Lasagna Sheet Mulch Project

Lasagna Sheet Mulch Project

No dig or Tilling Gardening! How much easier can it get?  Turn the eroded, neglected dirt of an empty urban lot into a growing space.  The use of compost, mulch and cardboard is all it takes to create new top soil.  As you can see from the illustration, the concept...

St Stephen’s Church, Whittier CA

New CSA Location!  Starting March 9th, Sunday 4 – 6:30pm                       St Stephen’s Church 10925 Valley Home Blvd Whittier CA 90603   Rev Mary Trainor of St Stephen’s Church Whittier is welcoming the CSA to their church.  Established in the mid 1950s when the area was surrounded by citrus groves and agriculture, the church has been a part of Whittier for over 50 years.  Rev Mary Trainor has been leading St Stephen’s for over ten years now, encouraging and starting many green initiatives; events, recycling, and grounds. The WBF will looking into starting an urban farm on the church property.  It’s a big space and needs soil amending, years of erosion and over watering of the grass has washed away the nutrients.  A goal of fall planting is set for the plot with a need for volunteers interesting participating work...
Indian Spiced Roasted Carrots

Indian Spiced Roasted Carrots

This great recipe is by Terri Wahl, chef and owner of Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock CA and author of a new cookbook (June 2014).  When she toured the U.S. and Europe as lead guitarist for the all-girl punk band The Red Aunts, she and her bandmates sought out the...
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Hiatus!

Hiatus!

To Prepare for the Fall Season.  The volunteer growers are taking time off distributing the CSA.
Homemade Savory Ketchup

Homemade Savory Ketchup

By Marc Matsumoto Yield: 4-6 small servings Ingredients 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 stalk celery, minced 1 teaspoon grated ginger 2 medium cloves of garlic grated 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons mild honey 14 ounce can tomato sauce (or whole stewed tomatoes pureed) 1/4...
Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion Pesto

Unconventional greens can add some adventure to the tried and standard.  Dandelion Greens are commonly used throughout the world, and thrive in nearly any conditions.  Their nutritional value has long been studied, benefits included: digestion, reduce swelling and inflammation, and treat viruses, jaundice, edema, gout, eczema and acne. This sunflower relative boasts potent medicinal properties with...
Scramble Eggs with Grated Zucchini

Scramble Eggs with Grated Zucchini

by Martha Rose Shulman These scrambled eggs, flecked with squash, take just a few more minutes to throw together than plain scrambled eggs, and it’s an excellent way to use that zucchini lingering in your vegetable drawer. If you want a richer dish, serve this with avocado. Serves Four Ingredients 2 medium zucchini (about 10...
Farro Verde Succotash

Farro Verde Succotash

by Sean Brock As executive chef the NDG (Neighborhood Dinning Group) Husk Restaurant, Chef Brock endeavor to celebrate southern cooking as it is, simple, fresh, home style meals.  This does mean bringing back crops that have been lost to the standardization of industrial agriculture. The Farro Verde Succotash is an example of using a forgotten...
Egg CSA in Whittier

Egg CSA in Whittier

Lemon-Y Asparagus Pasta

Lemon-Y Asparagus Pasta

Fun spring recipe by Liesl Maggiore a self professed: Food stylist, proud mama, adoring wife, animal enthusiast, tree hugger, booty-shaker,  yogini, Coloradoan, Angeleno, family lover, dedicated friend, pit bull rescuer, rat adopter, hippie-at-heart, Micheal Jackson fan, organic food advocate, total dork.  I must also add, all around awesome person!  You can also check out her blog page and...
Saag Greens Frittata

Saag Greens Frittata

Bitter greens like dandelion, mustard, and collards are very good for you – food as medicine. You need a little extra seasoning to balance the bitterness, though. The traditional Indian cooked green, saag, is usually served with fresh milk cheese, paneer, and ladled over basmati rice with naan bread and yogurt raita on the side....
March 9, 2014 Newsletter

March 9, 2014 Newsletter

Major Changes to the WBF CSA Produce Box Program!   There is a new CSA Pick Up location in Whittier at the St Stephen’s Church (see map).  Sundays 4pm – 6:30pm members can come by and enjoy the garden, while their produce bag is filled. New recipe, a Frittata inspired from India140310_news, written up by...

Artisanal Preserves at the CSA!

We are adding great preserves from M.Greenwood Jams.  A new home business inspired from the Cottage Food Act passed several years ago.  This mother and daughter team currently make these delicious preserves in Whittier.  Each 8oz jar is $9.00 (except Plum Ketchup, $10.00)  Please fill out the form below with your information, as there is...

Spring CSA Sign-Ups!

  Spring is coming soon and the WBF wants to sign you up for some healthy vegetables! Get a Share of the crop once a week for you and family.  There are various sizes available and some new items from local artisanal producers of eggs, juices, bread, and preserves (to be announced shortly). *****To sign...

CSA Shares Available!