Category Archives: What’s Fresh

Our Newest CSA Pickup Location at Apothecary Off Main | Vista’s Natural Farm

We are incredibly excited to announce our newest partnership with one of our local favorites. We have officially teamed up with Apothecary Off Main in downtown Vista to bring you even more ways to pick up your CSA box.

 

I visited today to get some exclusive photos of all of the incredible products that are offered there and I was blown away by the quality and variety of products available. Besides their selection of amazing smelling and hilariously named candles, they also carry hand crafted beard oils and creams. Apothecary Off Main carries every available product by J.R Watkins, which has been making products since 1868. I can’t wait to share some new recipes using their natural spices! (( P.S. CSA subscribers get a special discount on these spices!))

We are opening signups today for our launch on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Boxes will be available for pick ups on Thursdays, and there will be a limited amount of extras on hand if you want to try one out! We suggest signing up ahead of time, because the trial boxes will be on a first come, first serve basis!

 

Signup here today!! And remember, if eligible, you may be able to use PayPal Credit to make your purchase of your CSA Subscription for six months, interest free!

 

You can find out more about Apothecary Off Main on their website and say hello on Facebook. When you stop in, tell them we sent you!

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Easy Stovetop Ratatouille Recipe | San Diego’s Natural Farm Stand

easy stovetop ratatouille from www.coupleberryfarms.com

When life gives you tomatoes, eggplant, squash and peppers, make ratatouille!

 

This is a wonderfully adapted recipe for some delicious summertime veggies that even my six year old scarfed down (and asked for more!).

 

 

Stovetop Ratatouille from Couple Berry Farms

Ingredients

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 Large Onion, chopped

1 Large Clove of Garlic

2 Large Heirloom Tomatoes

1 Large Eggplant, skinned and cubed

2 Small Zucchinis or Yellow Squash, cubed

1 Bunch of Fresh Basil, finely chopped

1 Green Pepper, seeded and chopped

2 Banana Peppers, seeded and chopped

Salt to taste

3 Italian Sausages, chopped into small pieces

Optional- Mozzarella or Parmesan Cheese

 

Instructions

In a large pot, on medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Meanwhile, in a medium pan begin to cook sausage. Once onions are slightly caramelized, add remaining chopped ingredients into the pot, excluding the cheese. Cook on medium for about ten-fifteen minutes until veggies are nice and soft, then add fully cooked sausage. Add salt to taste.

Serve in a bowl with lots of cheese, and enjoy!

 

 

Get the ingredients this Thursday- Saturday from our Vista Farm Stand located at 629 Mar Vista Dr. Vista CA, or find the ingredients in your CSA box. Sign up for your trial box here!

 

 

 

Farm Fresh Beats (aka What Happens When You Make a Typo on a Farm) | San Diego Farm Stand and CSA

What happens when you advertise fresh beats instead of beets?

Here’s a follow up from last week’s post, where we told you about our unfortunate typo in our last newsletter, and a fun little challenge for our own Farmer Butch!

You guys really wanted to see his fresh beats, so here they are, in all their glory!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and join in on the fun! And don’t forget to stop by Thurs-Saturday for some fresh, local produce 🙂   PS, proofread, folks!

What’s Fresh June 27th, 2014 | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Your weekly update

 Big news

Our well is in! This is an amazing moment for our family and for the future of Couple Berry Farms.

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You can expect great things in the future now that we have a self sustainable source of water.

This week our CSA subscribers received this in their box this week

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and the mini size

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This week we have…

Strawberries

Apples

Peaches

Nectarines

Spring Onions

Red Leaf Lettuce

Spring Mix

Baby spinach

Parsley

Arugula

Cilantro

Swiss Chard

Collard Greens

Kale

Beets red

Carrots

Zucchini Squash* limited quantity

Basil

Oregano

Rosemary

Mint

Swiss Chard

Heirloom Tomatoes

Eggplant

 

What’s Fresh June 5th, 2014 | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Your weekly update

This week we have…

Strawberries

Apples

Blueberries

*Peaches

*Nectarines

Spring Onions

Romaine lettuce

Red loose leaf lettuce

Spring Mix

Baby spinach

Parsley

Arugula

Cilantro

Swiss Chard

Collard Greens

Kale, kale, and kale

Beets red

Beets red/white

Bok Choi

Carrots

Zucchini Squash

Basil

Oregano

Rosemary

Mint

Swiss Chard

 

*Special note!  Peaches and nectarines will be available starting Friday afternoon

 

And our CSA subscribers received this in their box this week, with a recipe for stuffed zucchini.

CSA Box from Couple Berry Farms

What’s Fresh May 21, 2014 | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand and CSA

This week we’re stocked with:

Strawberries

Blueberries

Romaine lettuce

Parsley

Collard Greens

Kale

Beets

Baby Bok Choi

Spring Mix

Spinach

Carrots

Zucchini Squash

Arugula

Cilantro

Oregano

Rosemary

Mint

French radishes

Swiss Chard

We’ve also prepped our CSA boxes for the week.

Here’s what’s inside! Remember that you can get your CSA box here.

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Also, check out this quick smoothie recipe, here.

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We’re open Thurs-Sat this week. We hope to see you soon!

What’s Fresh May 15th, 2014 | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand & CSA

Cocos fire seen from couple Berry farms in vista ca

We’re safe and we’re so thankful. Our hearts go out to our community and those of you who have been evacuated from or lost your homes from the Carlsbad, San Marcos, and other north county San Diego fires this week.

At at this time, we are still opening with our regular hours.

Thursday & Friday 1-6
Saturday 9-5

If you were unable to pick up your CSA box because of the fires, you are able to pick up on one of those days, just please let us know ahead of time by emailing butch@coupleberryfarms.com

What’s Fresh

The extremely hot weather has affected the crops but we’re still stocked up. Strawberries are in limited quantity, so first come first serve!

Here’s our full list:
Strawberries (first come first serve)
Blueberries
Avocados
Leaf Lettuce
Parsley
Turnips
Collard Greens
Kale
Beets
Baby Bok Choi
Spring Mix
Spinach
Carrots
Zucchini Squash
Arugula
Cabbage
Cilantro
Oregano
Rosemary
Mint

Thank you for your continued support. Come see us this week and stock up on fresh, locally grown produce. We’re open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week, and Wednesdays for CSA pickups.

Couple Berry Farms

629 Mar Vista dr.

Vista, Ca 92081

CSA Launch Party Giveaway | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Party With Us!

It’s good times here at Couple Berry Farms. After months in the making, we are SO excited to be launching our CSA program this next Wednesday!

 

What is CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s origins come from townships that would bring in a farmer to tend to the land. Families in town would all pitch in to invest in the crops that were planned to be planted and tended to. At the end of the growing season, the crops were split amongst the families. Nowadays, the model looks a bit different, but has the same mindset and goal.

Treat yourself & Partner with us

Your local farmers rely on CSA subscriptions to thrive, and as a thank you to you for your support, provide you with weekly or bi-weekly boxes just bursting with fresh fruits and produce, straight from the farm.

In addition to delicious staple items, subscribers enjoy the exclusive tastes of what’s in seasonbut in limited quantity. Like our peach trees. They aren’t mature enough to fill bins at the stand yet, but when the peaches are ripe, those are in the box. When the grapes set on, that goes to you! CSA Subscriptions allow you to get a great variety of tastes while supporting your local farmer and economy.

Find out more and  Sign up for your CSA subscription here!

 

Additional Hours

You guys have been asking, and we listened. In addition to preparing you delicious, weekly boxes on CSA Wednesday (9am-5pm), we are also opening our doors two additional weekdays for you to stop buy and fill your own baskets.  Thursdays and Fridays will be farmers market style at our stand starting next week. Hours will be 1pm-6pm.

Win a Box!

We want to officially invite you to our online Launch Party. Celebrate with us by entering below for a chance to win a FREE regular-sized and see what our CSA program is all about!

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If no response, another winner will be chosen. CSA Box must be picked up at our Vista location. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email at info@coupleberryfarms.com

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What’s Fresh March 15th, 2014 | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Saturday’s Menu!

Zucchini Squash
Broccoli
Lemons
Limes
Tangerines
Avocados
Arugula
Baby Bok Choy
Cabbage
Kale
Suehlihung Mustard
Tender Greens Mustard
Swiss Chard
Red Leaf Lettuce
Spring Salad Mix
Majestic Greens Mix
Braising Mix
Parsley
Red Beets
Carrots
Radishes
Green Onions

Strawberries should be ready in a few more weeks.

Also, while you’re at the stand you can grab some of our new cards or a magnet for your fridge!

Locally yours,

Couple Berry Farm

What’s Fresh March 8th, 2014 | Vista Farm Stand

Saturday’s Menu!

Arugula
Bok Choi
Cabbage
Dandelion Greens
Kale
Suehlihung Mustard
Red Giant Mustard
Tender Greens Mustard
Swiss Chard
Roman Lettuce
Spring Salad Mix
Majestic Greens Mix
Braising Mix
Parsley
Red Beets
Carrots
Radishes
Snow Peas
Green Onions
Lemons
Limes
Tangerines
Avocados
And just a little taste of our Strawberries!

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