Produce Guide:

1) Scallions

2) Friseé

3) Stony Point Strawberries

4) Flowering French Thyme

5) Rainbow Chard & Portuguese Kale bunch

6) Live Oak Farm Greens Mix

7) Savory Spinach OR Endive Braising Greens Mix

Friends of the Farm-


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

Our first tickets are available for September 23rd Dinner with Your Farmer Series w/ Street Social & Darling Wines! Join us!

We're excited to extend invitation for an evening of savoring our farm under the midsummer sunset. Taste the flavors and seasonality of our produce backed by the imagination of great local chefs. Great wine partners too!

Save the date and look out for more dates and tickets to be released in the weeks ahead. (Details and link to 9/23 tickets below)

Berries are starting to arrive! In this week's produce delivery we feature strawberries. We're happy to celebrate some of our first blueberries were picked this past week and with warmer temperatures expect a good crop in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

For our recipe this week we raise a glass to Dad for Father's Day and turn these ripe strawberries into a refreshing herbal solstice cocktail. These next two weeks are some of the longest days of the year. Celebrate by doing some outdoor cooking / grilling and adventuring in our beautiful backyard of Sonoma County and beyond!

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

This week's playlist gives a slight nod to all the Dads out there for Sunday's celebration of Father's Day with Color Him Father by the Winstons and the vibe-setting acoustic gem, Father (Soul) by the Quantic Soul Orchestra. Don't miss the two 10-minute jammers on this week's mix- a live rendition of Traffic's Light Up Or Leave Me Alone (from the 1973 album On the Road) and a solid dose of afro-funk ala Cymande's Dove (1972). This week's playlist also features the likes of Pavement, J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr. frontman), Dr. John, Ike Turner, KISS, Mac DeMarco, and many more.

I have my own dad to thank for instilling an early love of music and building the foundations of my record collection. Rock on Dads!

All our best from the farm,

Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team

Live Oak Farm Playlist Pairing

Strawberry Thyme Cocktail


2-3 Strawberries

1 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz fresh Lime juice

2 oz Tequila

sprigs of flowering Thyme



Start by preparing a highball glass and placing 2-3 strawberries at the bottom.

Add simple syrup measurement and fresh Thyme sprigs to the glass. Using a pestle or the back end of a wooden spoon, muddle strawberries & herbs to macerate.

Add lime juice, Tequila, and ice. Stir to mix.

Garnish with fresh strawberry and a flowering Thyme sprig.


(Recipe yields one cocktail, adjust accordingly)

LIVE OAK FARM at the Farmer's Market...

A reminder that you can now find farmers Tom & William each Thursday night at the Occidental Community Farmer's Market!

The market runs seasonally through October 28, 2023.

Market starts at 4pm and runs till 8pm / dusk.

Family-friendly with produce, live music, food vendors, and community fun.

Come say hello and support our farm and other local vendors each Thursday night.

Link here for market website, to view details and participating vendors.

Save the dates! This is our first roll-out of our 2023 summer farm dinner series calendar, and we're excited to share it with you our CSA members and newsletter subscribers.

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 now available for first access to our September 23rd farm dinner with partners, Street Social & Darling Wines!

Follow the link here to Eventbrite to secure your seat now, or click the banner below.

Additional tickets and dates to be added soon!

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