Produce Guide:

1) Australe / Hampton / Sandy / Frisée Lettuce Head

2) Bolero Carrots

3) Marketmore Cucumbers

4) Australe / Hampton / Sandy / Frisée Lettuce Head

5) Portuguese Kale

6) Tomatillos

7) Winter Savory

8) Lemon Basil

Friends of the Farm-


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

This week marks our last of our current Summer quarter of CSA. Take a peek below for our FALL calendar, launching without delay in its first week next Friday, August 4th. Current members look out for renewal communication & billing in the week ahead, and new members welcome!

A fan of our weekly produce boxes? Share with friends, family, coworkers or neighbors! We thank you for supporting our farm throughout the year! It's our honor to feed your families with our organic produce each week.

For our featured recipe this week we highlight our first crop of Tomatillos and Lemon Basil in an aromatic & summery Tomatillo Basil Shrimp Stir-Fry. Once you make the base sauce, you can add to grilled fish, roast chicken, steak tacos, or anything else that comes to mind. Bright & fresh, this recipe is great for the warmer days of the summer season in front of us now.

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

We lean on some of the groovier instrumentalists this week- Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Gábor Szabó, Cal Tjader, ect. Collectively we settle into a mid-summer vibe of jazzy guitars, smooth organ licks, and melodic vibraphone covers and originals. To compliment, there is also a triple dose of artists brought together by the Fania record label; a well established name for Cubian & Dominican-led salsa music largely culminating from the 1960's and early 1970's. Artists such as La Lupe, Mon Rivera, Willie Colón, and Héctor Lavoe are represented in this week's mix. Heavy percussion, crisp horns, and sultry syncopated rhythms are sure to beat the heat and get you dancing into your weekend. Enjoy!

All our best from the farm,

Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team

Live Oak Farm Playlist Pairing

Tomatillo Basil Stir-Fried Shrimp


all Tomatillos, husked

1/2 cup Lemon Basil leaves

2 Tbsp fresh Mint leaves

1 Tbsp fresh Tarragon leaves

2 Serrano Chilies, stemmed

5 large Garlic cloves, peeled & halved

1.5 lbs medium Shrimp, peeled & deveined

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste


Using a mortar & pestle combine garlic plus a large pinch of salt and grind to a paste.

Add 1 Tbsp Olive Oil and blend together. Set aside.

Husk your tomatillos and preheat your broiler. Set out the tomatillos on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet, stem side down. Cook under the top rack of the broiler for two to five minutes until charred. Remove from broiler to turn tomatillos and repeat to cook and char the reverse side. Remove from the broiler and transfer to a blender, being sure to include any of the roasted tomatillo juices collected on the baking sheet. Add to blender chilies, mint, basil, and tarragon and blend until smooth. Season to taste.

Season your shrimp and heat remaining olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp when pan is hot, cooking each side for roughly one minute each. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add garlic paste to the hot pan and stir for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add blended tomatillo-herb sauce to pan and stir. Keep at a medium-low simmer for five minutes, stirring throughout until the sauce thickens.

Return shrimp to pan, bring to a simmer and cook for another three minutes, stirring often, until sauce coats the shrimp and shrimp are tender and fully cooked.

Plate & serve, Enjoy!

Live Oak Farm FALL CSA Season starts next Friday!

We thank all of you who have supported our farm in the current season, or season's past by way of weekly CSA membership! It's that time again where we renew and refresh for another seasonal quarter of membership.

Current members look out for communication and billing in the week ahead. Feel free to reply to this email to confirm or edit your current membership.

We welcome new members at this time as well!

Click on either of the banners here to be led to our website with more information and sign-up for our CSA program.

With a later than normal growing season, our fall quarter will sure to be filled with tomatoes, peppers, apples, persimmons, eggplant, and more! Join us!

- Saturday September 23 -

Street Social & Darling Wines

Just a handful of tickets remain for our September 23rd Farm Dinner with partners

Street Social & Darling Wines.

Click the banner above to secure your tickets for an evening at the farm 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!

Live Oak Farm