Friends of the Farm-
Happy Friday and welcome back to another week of Live Oak Farm CSA...
It's Earth Day tomorrow, and to celebrate our beloved planet there is lots going on this weekend to highlight local agriculture and all the earth provides to us.
Here in Petaluma alone you can join the Butter & Eggs Day festivities, and stop by our Live Oak Farm plant sale anytime Saturday & Sunday. (More info below).
Plants, parades, gardening, BBQ-ing, you name it, just get outside!
For our recipe this week we hone in on the Fava Greens. Spring and fava greens are synonymous in my memory of what the season brings each year. Similar to spring pea shoots, these tender greens and pretty flowers are what we can enjoy while we wait for beans. Personally, I enjoy the playfulness and culinary creativity that can be had with the fava greens more than the beans themselves. Farmer William likes to approach fava greens much like spinach. In this recipe we quickly wilt them for a feature in a fresh spring pasta.
Lastly, we welcome you to enjoy our weekly music playlist...
The weekly accompanying playlist gets a new name this week- Vegetable Medley. It's your same two-hours of fresh-picked selections to get you dancing with your produce, just with a reimagined moniker. This week is pretty up-tempo. I was trying to harness the power of the sun and put together music that sounds best outdoors. Some not to miss favorites this week include I Like It (Don't Stop) by Maxwell Udoh, a new Gorillaz track, Controllah, and Barbarella (Bob Crewe & Charles Fox) from the film soundtrack of the same name.
All our best from the farm,
Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team