Monday, July 29, 2013

Primal Pastures Recipe Share and Facebook Contest!

A Message from Primal Pastures:

Hi there!  Farmer Paul here :)  The last couple of months I have seen some amazing Primal Pastures creations being posted to Facebook, emailed to us, and talked about at our drop sites.  Patricia's kofta kabobs, Jackie's chicken zucchini spaghetti, Jimmy's Morrocan meatballs, Jessica's rosemary chicken, and Chris' bone broth are just a few of the amazing dishes that we have had the pleasure of hearing about.  Well NOW it's time to put your inner food blogger to work and get some of these amazing dishes onto plates across SoCal!  And in order to motivate you, we're offering a $50 Primal Pastures gift card for the champ :)

So here's how to play: Take some photos of your Primal Pastures creations this month and send your best photo along with the recipe to with the subject "Recipe Share".  The deadline for submissions is Saturday, 8/17.  There is no limit to how many entries you can make.  We will create an album to post on our Facebook page for one week with each photo and the core.  The recipe/photo with the most "likes" will win the gift card!  We will try to put as many of your recipes as possible onto the website with your name on them, too.  This contest is only open to the VIP list (previous customers).

Who: All Primal Pastures VIP List
What: Subject "Recipe Share" + photo + recipe
When: Deadline for submissions is Saturday 8/17

There are so many amazing ways to prepare real food.  Help pass your knowledge on to others and take a chance at winning some free Primal Pastures goodies!  We have drops this Saturday 8/3 in Pasadena, LA, Long Beach, and farm pickup available, so jump into the store and place an order if you haven't already.  Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing those beautiful creations!

Farmer Paul
The Primal Pastures Team
Tom, Jeff, Paul and Rob

Friday, July 5, 2013

Spicy Zucchini Soup

Adapted from Elise Bauer on Simply Recipes (serves 4)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeno chile (or more to taste, depending on how spicy you would like the soup to be), seeds, stems and ribs removed and discarded, chopped
3 chopped garlic cloves
2 pounds chopped zucchini (skin on), about 5-6 cups
1 1/2 cups chopped day-old bread
3 cups chicken broth (use vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (spearmint), loosely packed, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed, chopped (optional
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Cook onions and jalapeno chile in olive oil for 4-5 minutes on medium-high heat. Onions should be translucent but not browned. Stir in zucchini and garlic and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Season with a dash of salt.  Mix in broth, water and bread and bring the pot to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Once you’re done, turn off the heat and stir in mint and cilantro and use a stick blender or food processor to puree the soup. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Eat hot or cold

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Help us buy this tractor!

Hello Long Beach Locals-

In May we were honored to be awarded a grant from the Women's Business Council to help us fund the purchase of a tractor. Unfortunately the grant money fell a little short of the purchase price. We need to match their grant by another $2,500 to be able to buy the little Kubota tractor that we need.

Currently we are doing everything by hand and as rewarding as that is its not very efficient. The purchase of a tractor would allow us to be able to accomplish a lot more in a lot less time. As we enter our second year farming at Farm Lot 59; we need to increase our on farm products and production rates. We grow a wide variety of organic, non-GMO vegetables; flower, fruit and honey but are currently only using 50% of our property. Having a piece of machinery on site would greatly help with these goals.

You can donate in person at the farm during our store hours, Friday 2-6 & Sat 10-2 or send in the mail to:

Long Beach Local

2076 Eucalyptus ave

LB, Ca 90806

or through our paypal account.

Please help us raise $2,500 to purchase this cute little tractor.

All donations are tax deductible and much appreciated. Thank you for supporting local agriculture in Long Beach. See you on the farm!

Sasha Kanno
Farmer Farm Lot 59, President Long Beach Local

Long Beach Local is responsible for the content of this email.
Sasha Kanno, 2714 California Ave, Long Beach, CA 90755

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