Friends of the Farm-
We thank you all for joining us in what marks our first week of our new Fall quarter of Live Oak Farm CSA. Funny to think of Fall with it still August and summer weather and crops in front of us but this will take us through October and there is a nice variety of vegetables and fruit ahead, in what makes this many people's favorite season for produce.
Perhaps the first marker of fall produce that many associate are apples... enter this week's Gravenstein Apples. Timely as in addition to having a place at our own August 13th Farm Dinner (details and tickets available below) next weekend is also the Gravenstein Apple Fair here in Sonoma County. This variety is definitely a specialty to the area and we're excited to have our own organic Gravenstein trees, along with about 5 more varieties of apples we're excited to share with you via CSA and our farm stand this season.
Be sure to check out this week's featured recipe (Blackberry Apple Crisp) and you can use the apples right out of the box for your next dessert.
We encourage you to use the flowers we've included in the Genovese Basil bunches. We really like these delicate flavors of fresh basil and the decorative garnish on top of salads, roasted veggies, or especially as an herb addition to grilled fish.
Lastly, we welcome you to enjoy our weekly music playlist.
This week's mix is heavy on the rhythms of Cumbia. But the world tour doesn't stop there, David Bowie brings us Helden - the 1989 German remix of his Heroes and we get the South-Indian sounds of one of the country's most prolific Hindi-movie scorers, S.P. Belasubrahmanyam. Reminders of home also run throughout the playlist. Old & In the Way (a well-named Bluegrass supergroup spearheaded by David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, & John Kahn) grace us with Wild Horses and our own Sonoma County is represented with the track 39 Green Lights from The Rainbow Girls.
If there's one not to miss this week - try out I Like Birds by Eels.
Enjoy all this and more!
All our best from the farm,
Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team