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What’s Fresh August 24th, 2013 | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

VEGGIES:
Salad Mixes, Swiss Chard, Kale,  Sweet Yellow Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cookie Squash, Sorrel,  Arugula, Cucumbers, Carrots, Spaghetti Squash, Bell Pepper, Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Serrano Peppers, Anaheim Peppers, Egg Plant

FRUIT:
Grapes, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries

 

HERBS:
Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Oregano, Basil, Lemon Thyme, Parsley

 

 

New!

String Beans, Acorn Squash

Coming Soon: Butternut Squash

 

Check out this week’s recipe

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Photos by www.melissataylorphotography.comSpaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Spaghetti Squash is delicious alternative to pasta. It hits the spot for those evening when you need to make a simple, comfort food meal, is low carb, and full of vitamin C. Enjoy this simple recipe from Couple Berry Farms.

Ingredients:

1 Spaghetti Squash

Salt and pepper to taste

Spaghetti sauce of choice.

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Preheat your oven to 350. Cut your spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place in large baking dish and bake for 30-45 minutes.

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Take out of the oven and let cool a bit so you can handle it. Use a fork and scrape down in the direction of the squash’s string pattern. If you do it the other direction, you may possibly mash the strings, and it won’t be very spaghetti-esque.

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Top with butter and salt, Parmesan cheese, or your favorite spaghetti sauce, and enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Check out next week’s recipe for a recipe to make your own spaghetti squash!

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Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe | Vista’s Natural Food Stand

 

Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

We’ve got some pesto fans in our family, and have enjoyed finding different combinations to make a nice variety in our meals. If my kids will eat a salad because of a fresh pesto, who am I to stop them? This is a fun twist on traditional pesto, using parsley and cashews for a creamy, tasty pesto.

 Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Pesto Ingredients:

1 Bunch of Italian Parsley (about two cups)

1/2 cup Cashews, unsalted

1/2 cup Kerrygold Cheese

1 Large or 2 Small Garlic Cloves

1/2 cup Olive Oil (Depending on preference, you can can use 2/3 to make it more of a sauce-consistency)

Salt to taste

 

Other Ingredients:

Baby Spinach

Handful of Grape Tomatoes

 

Optional:

Chicken

 Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Place dry pesto ingredients in food processor (all except oil) and blend for about 30 seconds. Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Add olive oil. We prefer thicker pesto, but you can add a bit more to make it more sauce-like. Add salt to taste.

 Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

 

 

Add a dollop of finished pesto to a bowl of baby spinach greens, and top with your favorite salad toppings.

Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Parsley and Cashew Pesto Salad Recipe from Couple Berry Farms

Enjoy, and tell us how you like it!

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We’re Growing! Now Open Two Days a Week | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

couple berry farms Natural farm stand hours inear vista ca

couple berry farms Natural farm stand hours inear vista ca

couple berry farms Natural farm stand hours inear vista ca

couple berry farms Natural farm stand hours inear vista ca

We’re Open for Two Days a Week!

This is what so many of your have been waiting for, we’re now open on Wednesdays. Weekends can be crazy and busy for everyone, but now you can still squeeze in some time in the middle of the week to grab your groceries or restock your strawberry supply since Saturday. We all know how fast those disappear.

Don’t forget to grab some corn and fresh tomatoes for your Independence Day BBQ’s.

We hope you’ll come by with the family and stock up on some new items and old favorites. We’re open weekly Saturday’s 9am-5pm and Wednesdays 1pm-6pm.

See you this week!

Locally yours,
Couple Berry Farms

Also, don’t miss out on last weeks latest recipe on the blog,

Sauteed Summer Herb and Veggie Side Dish

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

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What’s Fresh June 28th | Vista Natural Food Stand

Grilled Summer squash and Basil from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vsta, caThis week’s bounty:

 

 

 

VEGGIES:

 

Green Beans, Salad Mixes, Romaine Hearts, Swiss Chard, Kale, Radishes, Turnips, Beets, Cilantro, Spring Onions, Sweet Yellow Peppers, Squash, Arugula, Spinach, Cucumbers

*New* Carrots, Corn (limited quantity), Spaghetti Squash, Bell Pepper

 

FRUIT:

 

Strawberries, Raspberries, Avocados

 

HERBS:

 

Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Oregano, Basil

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Sauteed Summer Herb and Veggie Side Dish | Vista Natural Farm Stand

This week’s recipe is based on some summer favorites, available right here, at Couple Berry Farms.

There’s nothing quite like the combo of summer veggies and fresh herbs, and this dish complements nearly every main dish!

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

Ingredients:

1 Large onion, chopped

1 Large handful of Couple Berry Farms green beans, halved

1 Garlic clove, minced

1/2 Bunch of Couple Berry Farms thyme (remove leaves from stems)

2 small (or one large) Couple Berry Farm zucchini, chopped

1-2 Tbs your choice of oil (I used bacon grease, but you can use coconut oil or olive oil)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Optional:

1/4 cup Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, shredded

This recipe is a quick- moving one, so make sure to have your veggies chopped and prepped before you start cooking 🙂

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

Heat up a large pan to medium/high and place oil inside inside. Once hot, toss in your chopped onions and green beans.

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

When onions just begin to turn brown and caramelize, put in zucchini, thyme, minced garlic. Be sure to stir well, and remove from heat once zucchini begins to brown. If overcooked, the zucchini will become very soft. After removing from heat, you can sprinkle some high quality shredded cheese on top and mix it in to up the yum-factor.

Summer Side Dish from Couple Berry Farms natural farm stand near vista

Voila!

Check back next week for another fresh, clean eating recipe!

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What’s Fresh June 22, 2013

Organic Raspberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

This week’s bounty:

 

 

 

VEGGIES:

 

Green Beans, Salad Mixes, Romaine Hearts, Swiss Chard, Kale, Radishes, Turnips, Beets, Cilantro, Spring Onions, Sweet Yellow Peppers, Squash, Arugula, Spinach, Cucumbers

 

FRUIT:

 

Strawberries, Raspberries, Avocados

 

HERBS:

 

Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Oregano, Basil

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Two-Ingredient-Summer-Sorbet | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Two Ingredient Summer Sorbet

Organic Raspberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

 

Welcome, Summer! Summer is a great time at Couple Berry Farms, because it means there are a lot of new crops joining the stand. Green beans, zucchini, and my favorite… raspberries!

Organic Strawberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

This sorbet is a perfect treat to whip up on a warm summer day, and seriously only has two ingredients, raspberries and bananas!

Organic Strawberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

 

Ingredients

1-(or 1 1/2 cups) Box of Couple Berry Farms Raspberries,  frozen

1- Ripe Banana

Makes 2-3 servings

 

Stick your box of raspberries in the freezer over night, or few a few hours, until it’s fully frozen.

Place in food processor with one ripe banana, the riper, the better. A greener banana will not have the best flavor. Blend in food processor or blender until smooth. Scoop, and enjoy!

It’s so easy to make more servings, just remember, one banana per box of raspberries 🙂

Organic Strawberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

Organic Strawberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

Organic Raspberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

Organic Strawberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

It’s so simple, and a quick natural treat that you and the kids will enjoy. In fact, you better keep an eye on your portion. Mine was snatched!

Organic Raspberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

Organic Strawberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

Organic Strawberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

With much love,

Couple Berry Farms Organic Raspberries from Couple Berry Farms Local Farm Stand near Vista, CA

 

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“What’s Fresh” May 24th 2013 | Vista Farm Stand

Fight the Hangry with a yummy snack.

“hangry”
(adjective) : Hungry + Angry. easily angered because of hunger
Fight the Hangry with a yummy responsibly grown strawberry (or ten).

 

 

This weeks’s bounty:

 

VEGGIES:

Salad Mixes, Roman Hearts, Swiss Chard, Kale, Sorrel, Radishes, Turnips, Beets, Cilantro, Spring Onions, Sweet Yellow Peppers

FRUIT:

Strawberries

HERBS:

Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Oregano, Basil

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“What’s Fresh” May 13, 2013 | Vista Farm Stand

fresh organic arugula from couple berry farms in vista

This month’s bounty:

VEGGIES:

Salad Mixes, Chard, Spring Onions, Bok Choy, Radishes, Mustard Greens, Arugula, Kale, Radishes, Turnips, Beets, Cilantro

FRUIT:

Strawberries

HERBS:

Rosemary, Sage, Sorrel, Thyme, Mint, Nasturtium, Oregano

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