Produce Guide:

1) Curly Endive

2) Meyer Lemons

3) Freckled Trout Butter Lettuce Head

4) Tuscan Kale

5) Live Oak Farm Braising Mix

6) Pink Beauty Radishes

7) Green Garlic

8) Scarlet OR Tokyo Turnips

Friends of the Farm-


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

We're moving and grooving here at the farm! Tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, and cucumbers are all growing and showing progress. We have some of our first tomatoes on the vine and trellising systems laid this week to support this new growth. We also have made strides in the past week to bolster our culinary herb program. Varieties such as Pineapple Mint, Strawberry Mint, Chocolate Mint as well as Lemon Thyme, Lime Thyme, Thai Basil, Winter Savory, Lavender, Chamomile and more are all looking especially healthy. We love providing local chefs and Bay Area restaurants with this expanded palette of herbs and celebrating the nuance of each variety of herb.

With Monday being Memorial Day, we welcome the unofficial start of Summer and wish you all a very happy holiday weekend!

For our recipe this week we highlight curly endive. Different than the Belgian Endives you may first associate with the name endive, curly endive is great in adding texture in salads while also shinning when being sautéed, braised, steamed or chopped. As a bitter green it does hold a similar taste structure to say Radicchio or Escarole, but a bit more mild and light on its feet and tender. Pairing it with bitter citrus such as grapefruit works well with the support of bright Meyer Lemon juice in this week's recipe.

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

The music world lost one of its queens this past week with the death of Tina Turner. Her discography is deep, both as a solo artist and a contributor to Ike & Tina Turner. Her music

drips of soul and struggle. Of all the albums we could have picked, the 1972 album release Feel Good by Ike & Tina Turner has some of my favorite of their music of this period. Bolic is the track I've selected to pay homage to our queen in this week's mix, but Chopper, I Like It, and Black Coffee are other favorites. I encourage you to give the full album a listen and also visit its 1971 precursor live album What You Hear is What You Get: Live at Carnegie Hall for full celebration of her unmatched vocal capabilities. Enjoy!

All our best from the farm,

Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team

Live Oak Farm Playlist Pairing

Curly Endive With Grapefruit & Citrus Vinaigrette


1 head Curly Endive

1 Meyer Lemon, juiced

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 tea White Vinegar

Salt & coarse ground Black Pepper

1 Tbsp honey

1 large Grapefruit, peeled, pith removed, and supremed


Begin by building your vinaigrette by combining lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, honey. Whisk and add grapefruit segments and black pepper & salt.

*(Note this vinaigrette can be saved and refrigerated for up to 3 days).

Wash endive greens and assemble in a large bowl. Dress greens with prepared vinaigrette, toss to coat. Season with salt & pepper.

Serve & enjoy!

Space Remains to join us in our weekly

Vegetable Mission!

We'd love to continue to share our produce with our expanded community. Your word of mouth in sharing the work of our farm, farm stand, and CSA program helps us delivery fresh produce to our those looking for a local source.

Help us too in making the most of our delivery time by recommending us to neighbors or local friends. Thank you!

If you haven't yet secured your membership or care to refer someone to our CSA program, space remains to still join us. Pro-rated rates are always available to jump-in, mid-season.

SUMMER CSA Season Schedule

Refer above for the breakdown by week of our full season schedule.

Going to be out of town for some summer travel? Or can't make it for pick-up one week?

Email to arrange deferred pick-up or arrangements to gift your produce to a friend or neighbor in your absence or donate your box.

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!

Dinner with Your Farmer

Dates & Tickets Dropping Soon...

We are excited to return to our season of Farm Dinners here at Live Oak Farm! We are just working on finalizing a few of our last partnerships and tickets before announcement to you our CSA members and farm newsletter subscribers. Stay tuned!

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