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What’s Fresh October 11th, 2013 | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

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VEGGIES:
Salad Mixes, Swiss Chard, Kale, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Sorrel,  Arugula, Spaghetti Squash, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Serrano Peppers, Anaheim Peppers, Egg Plant, Spinach, Pak Choi

FRUIT:
Strawberries, Avocado, Persimmons, Pomegranates

 

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

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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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What’s Fresh, June 8th 2013

pesticide free rasberries at couple berry farms farm stand near vista, ca

This week’s bounty:

 

 

 

VEGGIES:

 

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

 

FRUIT:

 

Strawberries, Raspberries

 

HERBS:

 

Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Oregano, Basil

 

 

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Grilled Peach and Strawberry Salad with Mint Pesto Dressing | Vista’s Natural Farm Stand

Couple Berry Farm’s Grilled Peach and Strawberry Salad with Mint Pesto Dressing

pesto salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

Basil and mint from couple berry farms natural farm standin vista, ca
Salad Ingredients:

3 Small Peaches, sliced
1 cup Strawberries, sliced*
2 tsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 large package of Couple Berry Farms salad mix (We used our “Elegant Green” Arugula mix)*
Sliced mozzarella, or rolled into a ball and sliced in half
A few dollops of Pesto (see ingredients below)
Pine nuts or Walnuts to top (toasted or raw)
Salt and Pepper
Pesto Ingredients:
1 packed cup of mint* and basil*
¼ cup pine nut or walnuts (we used walnuts)
½ garlic clove
¼ cup olive oil (more if you prefer the pesto to be thinner)
Salt and pepper to taste

*Available fresh from Couple Berry Farms!

Step One:

Add all pesto ingredients to food processor and pulse until desired texture is achieved.  At this time, you can add more olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar if you want it to be thinner like a dressing.
pesto recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

Step Two:

Slice peaches and toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.  If the peaches are  large, you can place directly on grill over medium heat for a few minutes. OR, if peaches are  smaller, take one foot of aluminum foil and fold in the corners to make a small basket/tray.   Place peaches in the foil and place on hot grill. Grill on high for about 3 minutes, until the liquid is slightly bubbly.  The foil prevents burning.  (Strawberries also taste delicious when grilled and can be added with the peaches!)

fresh peaches from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

strawberries and peaches from couple berry farms farm stand in vista, ca

grilled peaches on barbeque from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

Step Three:

Toss salad mix with olive oil and fresh ground pepper and salt.  Top with sliced strawberries, grilled peaches, dollops of pesto, chopped walnuts, and sliced mozzarella balls.  If desired, toss with a few teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.

slicing mozzerella for salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

pesto and salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

basil from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

greens mix salad  from couple berry farms farm standin vista, ca

Elegant greens arugula salad mix  from couple berry farms natural farm standin vista, ca

pesto salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca

pesto salad recipe from couple berry farms natural farm stand in vista, ca
Enjoy!! Let us know what you think!

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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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Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Strawberry Salsa Recipe | Couple Berry Farms

How to make strawberry salsa recipe by couple berry farms farmstand in vista CA

Strawberry Salsa

1.5 lbs Strawberries
3 Spring Onions
3 Tbs Lime Juice
1 Large Jalapeño (We had home-canned jalapeños on hand)
1 Tsp Salt

We used our salsa maker, but you can have similar results by chopping the ingredients finely, and combining in a large bowl.

Tasty with chips or as a garnish for lamb, chicken, or egg omelet.

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