Produce Guide:

1) Australe Lettuce Head

2) Bull's Blood Beets

3) Bolero Carrots

4) Sandy Lettuce Head

5) Mixed Beans:

Yellow Wax / Rattlesnake / Purple Bush Beans

6) Ol' Yella Plums

7) Kale

8) Lemon Thyme

Friends of the Farm-


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

It's Bastille Day. Celebrate with some fresh haricots (beans) and Tour de France coverage.

It's going to stay hot, so a refreshing farm Collins is in order for our featured recipe this week. When I smelled the aromatics of the Lemon Thyme during our harvest this week, I knew it needed a cocktail.

I also recommend this featured herb with roast or grilled fish, shrimp, or as an ingredient in a cold quinoa salad, or compliment to warm jasmine rice.

All of our Live Oak summer dinners - Dinner with Your Farmer Series are now LIVE in their ticketing. See below for flyers with link to more info and tickets. We've got some great partners this year and would love to share a meal with you and our community. Book your seat today.

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

A fun track featured this week is Vulfpeck's, All That's Left of Me is You. I love the opening line "I'm just a piece of food, Left in the midday sun". Being out harvesting and tending to our summer veggies, I can relate to the feeling. Jain gives us Makeba, followed by Miriam Makeba's Saduva, the South African artist for whom the song is named in respect of. A healthy dose of reggae and Groove Armada's, At the River also have peak summer in mind for your weekend mood. Lastly, in honor of Dead & Co. bringing it home for a weekend of final run dates in San Francisco, the playlist goes out to a 1989 edition of Althea. Enjoy!

All our best from the farm,

Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team

Live Oak Farm Playlist Pairing

Yellow Plum Gin Collins


(yields one cocktail)

Lemon Thyme sprigs

1 half Yellow Plum

1.5 oz. Gin (may be substituted for Vodka)

1 oz. Lemon Juice

1 Sugar Cube

Soda water to top


Muddle Plum, Lemon Thyme, Lemon juice, and Sugar in a pint glass.

Add Gin + ice and shake. Strain into a Collins glass with ice and top with soda water.

Garnish with lemon slice or plum wedge, and Lemon Thyme sprig. Cheers & enjoy!

Save the dates!

If you've attended these dinners in the past you know how much fun a night at the farm is highlighted by hyper-seasonal produce and the creativity of guest chefs.

We're proud to announce two new dinners that highlight local culinary programs from restaurants here in Sonoma County, Street Social and Bloom (Petaluma & Sonoma, respectively). We can't wait to share our farm's summer harvest with our guests as well as raise a glass in community with some really great wine partners by way of Darling Wines and Kivelstadt Cellars as well.

Tickets are available and going quickly to both our upcoming farm dinners. Reserve your seat today!

Follow the link here to our Event's Calendar , or click the banners below to be directed to the EventBrite ticket sites for each respective dinner.

- Saturday August 5th -

Bloom Carneros & Kivelstadt Cellars

- Saturday September 23 -

Street Social & Darling Wines

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!

Live Oak Farm