Produce Guide:

1) White Lady Turnips

2) Australe Lettuce Head

3) Celery

4) Easter Egg Radish bunch

5) Meyer Lemons

6) Chocolate Mint

7) Live Oak Farm Spring Mixed Greens

Friends of the Farm-


Happy Friday and welcome back to another week of Live Oak Farm CSA...

What a beautiful week of Spring here in Sonoma County! This beautiful weather reminds us what lies on the other side of Winter rains- fields of green, skies of blue, and LOTS OF FARM WORK TO DO!!!

I kid, but things are busy here at the farm as this great weather window has allowed us to go full bore on new bed building, and in-field transplanting. Outdoor tomatoes are in! We just now cross our fingers and hope for more warm days and nights free of frost to get these little guys over the hump and into production.

A reminder that this marks the last week of our SPRING CSA season. Next Friday is the start of our 13-week summer quarter. See below for more details.

For our recipe this week we looked for something as refreshing as the weather this past week. Surprisingly we landed on a cocktail called English Country Garden. Highlighting the Chocolate Mint sprigs in your produce box this week, it combines elderflower liqueur, gin, and fresh lime for a light-on-its-feet Spring sipper. Cheers!

Lastly, we welcome you to enjoy our weekly music playlist...

The week was deserving of not one, but two songs titled Hello Sunshine (Jimmy Cliff & Damien Jurado). Country music legends Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash also featured this week with songs of Spring awakening titled Blue Skies and Orange Blossom Special, respectively. Taken from the 1965 album by the same name, the Johnny Cash record is worthy of a deeper dive as he covers a number of Bob Dylan tracks and sets off on the artist's signature sound. This week's mix is lighter on the disco & boogie you've found in past weeks, as we lean more towards the bluegrass, country, and singer/songwriter side this week. Sounds of Spring. Do enjoy!

All our best from the farm,

Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team

Live Oak Farm Playlist Pairing

English Country Garden Cocktail


25 mL Elderflower liqueur (St. Germain)

25 mL Gin

2 sprigs, Chocolate Mint

1/2 Lime

Apple Juice



Begin by preparing a highball glass and adding a quartered lime and mint sprig to the bottom of the glass. Using a cocktail pestle or the end of a wooden spoon, mash mint & lime together. Fill glass with ice and add measures of Gin & Elderflower liqueur.

Top with apple juice.

Garnish with lime wedge & mint sprig, and serve.


*Recipe yields one cocktail, scale as necessary*

CSA Pick-Up Member Housekeeping

a note regarding pick-up timeline....

With respect to CSA pick-up we strongly encourage pick-up when vegetables are at their peak. We put a lot of care into these harvests to ensure produce is at prime form for our customers. Our pick-up option is intended to be completed by Friday evening. We understand busy lives, but in the care of the veggies you pay for feel free to give us a heads up (email is great) if you know you aren't going to make pick up. We can either move your box to our cooler overnight or look to move you to home delivery option to ensure peak freshness as your needs / schedule dictate. 

Going forward we will be donating any boxes that aren't picked up by Saturday morning. We simply can't stand behind having produce sit until Sunday night, especially with only warmer days ahead. Thank you for your understanding.

Let us know if you have any questions or care to make edits to your current CSA membership (pick-up / delivery).

Summer CSA quarter starts next Friday!

Join us in another season of Live Oak Farm produce

Continue with us as we move into our next quarter of CSA membership - SUMMER! Everyone's favorite season for farm veggies!

The 13-week season starts next Friday, May 5th. We welcome returning members who care not to interrupt current service, new members looking to join for the first time, and paused members looking to return in a new season. Reply directly to this email to ensure your spot, or look out for subsequent emails and billing information in the week ahead to secure your membership. Full season schedule listed above.

Have you been enjoying Live Oak Farm CSA? We welcome you to spread the word to friends and neighbors as we expand access to our local community at this time.

Thank you!

Sonoma County Farm Trails - Spring Tour 2023

Reminder of our participation in this Spring's edition of Sonoma County Farm Trail Tour. Join us Saturday + Sunday, May 6 & 7 for farm tours and open house! Be sure to register to support our county's robust network of local farms & their farmers. Click the banner above to visit Sonoma County Farm Trails event page to view participating local farms and plan your weekend today!

Reminder - We Recycle! 

We encourage you to return your CSA boxes to your pick-up location, or leave cartons, boxes, and other farm CSA reusables at your doorstep for exchange on Friday delivery days. A big thank you to the many of you that already participate in our recycling efforts!

We thank all those who have recently joined us in this practice as well. Your recycling efforts are noticed & appreciated! Thank you!

Dinner with Your Farmer

Dates & Tickets Dropping Soon...

We are excited to return to our season of Farm Dinners here at Live Oak Farm! We are just working on finalizing a few of our last partnerships and tickets before announcement to you our CSA members and farm newsletter subscribers. Stay tuned!

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