Friends of the Farm-
Happy Friday! This week we celebrate the last of our heirloom tomato crop, the arrival of colder temperatures, a healthy dose of rains at the start of the week, continued greenhouse seeding, bed flipping, and more winter produce planting in our fields.
Your produce boxes are very full this week! Lots of good stuff to play with in your kitchens this weekend. One of my favorites is the arrival of our Cheddar Cauliflower heads. I've been enjoying mine roasted with tahini, za'atar, and toasted sesame seeds. Great too served in combination with grilled radishes, braised radish greens, and Kale for a hearty vegetable-driven dinner on a cold night.
A reminder that we will have CSA next week, but we will be taking a holiday pause the week of Thanksgiving. So no regularly scheduled produce boxes the week of November 25th. In lieu of your regular delivery / pick-up we invite you to shop our farm stand (this will remain open to the public over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend). We are also offering a special Thanksgiving holiday CSA option for delivery / pick up on Tuesday 11/22. Much like we've done in years past, this is being built as a holiday supplement that can be customized with farm produce, farm raised meats (chicken, lamb, squab, ect), tea, jam, ect. We thank you for you support of our farm and welcome the opportunity to be part of the bounty of fresh local foods on your holiday table this season. Reply to this email for interest or to customize your holiday order today.
This week's feature recipe highlights our jalapeños for an easy at-home version of Jalapeño poppers. We welcome you to customize the recipe to make it your own. Great as a snack, holiday appetizer, or accompaniment to dinner this week. Give them a try!
Lastly, we welcome you to enjoy our weekly music playlist.
Rhapsody in the Rain by Lou Christie was a favorite this week as we got wet in Tuesday's soaking rains. Perhaps the most fun to say on this week's mix is Hocus Pocus by Focus! Rock meets yodeling- yes you read that right...
As if that wasn't enough, the dessert of this week's playlist comes by way of two curiously chocolate-titled tracks The Zoo's Chocolate Moose and Chocolate Piano by Orang-Utan.
Enjoy this week's edition!
All our best from the farm,
Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team