Status report…

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Proper sized mountain for this tiny goat

I’m eating the best avocado right now, you guys. The haas are slowly trickling back into the market and I’m cherishing every bite! I’ve been using Linda’s georgeous pea shoots, Gibson avocados, Jorge ‘ s sun dried raisins (like, the actual sun), dairy goddess feta cheese, chaparral garden’s star anise vanilla bean balsamic, and slo grown olive oil to make the world’s best winter salad. And you know what goes great with salad? Soup! Here you go!

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :

1 . Tuscan white bean (TWB if you’re in a hurry)
2. Butternut Barley

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Niño!

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Mike Lemacher of Cambria gave me a mushroom lesson on Friday

Loving all this rain! I feel like California is looking like California again! The creeks are raging, mushrooms everywhere and the plant life has certainly responded positively. It’s looking like a fantastic wet February and I can’t wait for the spring vegetables that will come from that!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week:

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :

1.  Adzuki bean and Barley with tempeh

2. Creamy potato cauliflower  (gluten free)

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Win ter

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Foraged Chantrelles in coconut oil and cumin

It’s a produce battle between the chefs who source locally from our farmers right now! I nearly had an eye scratched out trying to get celery on Thursday (ok, I’m exaggerating, we’re all buds)  Our typically abundant options are definitely deminished by the season which means that we are actually having a winter, which is most awesome. It’s the “time to get creative” time of year and I look forward to the challenge. Be warned, however, it’s a little hard to predict what will be available so don’t be suprised if there is a different soup at market than what is on the blog. Sometimes, I have to improvise to keep it local :)

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week :
Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria
1 : winter minestrone gnocchi
2. Yellow split pea with thyme and butternut

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Farmer love

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Wyatt, Paul and Jack McCall

A memorial service was held for long time cambria farmer, Jack McCall last Saturday. It was standing room only in the Cambria vets hall to honor this amazing man. Paul McCall, his son and guacamole guy plans to return to market in a few weeks. Jack was a very special human and he will be so missed at the market and the line up.

And on a lighter note…

Isn’t it nice to get back in the swing of things? Thanks to soup made with coconut oil (combined with Julia’s green juice) I’m back comfortably in my pants…I said pants, not bikini….and feeling good! I hope the new year has kicked off awesome for you guys! Here’s what you will find at the soup booth:

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :
1.  Sweet potato black bean (it’s gonna be a little different this time cause the only organic sweet potatoes I could find were tiny)
2. Carrot ginger 

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars! Also, I had a customer ask me about milligrams of sodium in my soup. Well, figuring this out was waaaaay beyond my mathematical capabilities so I outsourced to smart people. I had no idea how many PhD educated Farmers we have! I was directed to Greg from the Gibson farm in Cambria who helped me figure out the density of pink salt, it’s percentage of sodium and combined with conversions of the  average amount of salt used in an average batch of soup, we found that there is about 230mg of sodium per 12 oz serving of soup.  Please don’t ask me exactly how we arrived at this…there were lots of numbers and symbols written on a paper bag. Now, please note that this is a generalization, bean Soups could contain more, brothy Soups would contain less, also this accounts for himalayan pink salt added, not naturally occurring sodium found in things like celery, tomatoes and kale. If you are on a very specific sodium diet, it’s just too difficult to assess the exact amount in each batch.

Ready!

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So maybe I’m totally weird but I’m so ready to be back at work! I miss all my market buds and customers and the smell of onions carmalizing in coconut oil. I’m back at it tomorrow rain or shine!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week :

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :
1.  Ayruvedic Dhal ( coconut curried lentil )
2.  Cashew cream of broccoli

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Adventure!

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OMG, you guys, were any of you on I-5 today?! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many travelers! It was slow goin but so worth the journey to see friends and family…plus there was snow in Tahoe ! Lots of snow! That means lots of water for the central valley which is so awesome!

We are still on the monday only program so here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week :
Monday in Baywood : red lentil with carmalized onion and butternut barley

Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria : market is canceled on Thursday and I won’t be there on Friday with soup…any preorders will roll over to the following week.

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Happy Merry everything!

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Our tiny elf helper, Isabella

This is the first cold (California cold) December I can remember in a long time! Finally! I hope you all have the happiest of holiday plans full of good friends, family, fireplaces and FOOOOOOOD!

The soup world will be rather limited till the new year. We are on a Monday only program. (Yikes!) Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week:

Monday in Baywood : mushroom barley and roasted red chili with hominy and Tempeh. (Please remember we stop taking jar drop offs at 1:50 in Baywood)

Thursday  (Christmas eve) and Friday (Christmas ) all markets cancelled.

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars! we have gift certificates and cookbooks available at the soup booth :)

Finally, I would like to offer a prayer to those of you who have lost someone this year and will be spending your first holiday season with out them. I pray that you find peace and calm. I pray that in the midst of the holiday bustle, you find solidarity, compassion  and kindness. I pray that you are surrounded by love in any form and that your wounds heal with grace.

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