Friends of the Farm-
This week along with fresh veggies & greens we've included local ground beef and Rosemary Persimmon Butter. I grew up with sweet Apple Butter being a fixture of local farm stands and my family's pantry. This is our farm's take on a savory edition highlighting fresh rosemary sprigs & our orchard's organic Fuyu Persimmons. Try spread on fresh bread, or alongside local soft cheeses. I also like it spread inside a gourmet grilled cheese before hitting the griddle.
Beef was grass fed & grain finished, raised in Sonoma. A product of partnered, Kicking Bull Farms.
A reminder that this week marks the last week of our current WINTER season of Live Oak Farm CSA.
Keep an eye out for forthcoming info & billing for how to join us in our next 13-week SPRING season of weekly produce subscription. We thank you for supporting our farm throughout this Winter season and look forward to new produce to feature ahead.
NO CSA NEXT WEEK.
We return with CSA Friday February 10th after a week off.
The month of February we operate all CSA with a staggered, every-other week launch, before returning to every week service in March. See below for a refresher on our Spring schedule.
A reminder that you can join us at any time, at a prorated rate as space remains for CSA membership.
For our recipe this week we highlight one of my favorite winter flavor combinations- fennel & citrus. Grapefruit or oranges tend to be best. Both give a complimentary, fresh pop to greens or other dishes using these ingredients. (Think cocktails too!) A bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice or your favorite vinegar does great work in making these flavors pop. Try this week's recipe for a quick green salad that captures this combo.
Lastly, we welcome you to enjoy our weekly music playlist...
This week we lean on guitar-led instrumentals that favor jazz, fusion, & funk. Represented are artists such as John McLaughlin (played with Miles Davis), Larry Coryell, Labi Siffre, & Hawkwind. Ty Segall's Squealer and The Beatle's Piggies in honor of our curly-tailed friends here at the farm. Lastly, two dreamy tracks from the ever-smooth voice of Nat King Cole- There's A Gold Mine in the Sky & I Wish I Knew. Others of course to be discovered in between. Have a listen & enjoy!
All our best from the farm,
Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team