Produce Guide:

1) Lettuce Heads (Romaine or Flashy Trout)

2) Live Oak Farm Herbal Tea - NEW Summer Blend

3) Red Russian Kale

4) Baby Leeks

5) French Breakfast Radishes

6) Flowering Tulsi Basil

7) Braising Greens Mix

(Radicchio, Dandelion Greens, Cauliflower Outers, Dino Kale, Mizuna, Sorrel)

8) Mizuna

Friends of the Farm-

Happy Friday! This week we lean on a robust selection of greens. Tender greens such as Romaine / Flashy Trout heads, radish tops, as well as a supporting mix of more hearty braising greens and kale bunches.

We highly encourage you to utilize stems in your cooking this week's produce! Kale stems and the green's stems found throughout the braising mix are a great start to any meal when sautéed in cast iron skillet. The crisp, snappy stems of Mizuna are also a favorite in how they almost behave like celery for a good crunch to any dish, garnish, or composed salad of their own. I for example really like making a slaw of Mizuna stems with a bit of rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, sliced radish, and shiso.

We're happy to ring-in what marks the last week of our current season of Fall CSA Season. Lucky for you we continue to farm year-round and continue our commitment to feed local families diverse mix of fruit, veggies, herbs, and more throughout the Winter. See note below for next season schedule and how to continue on with us.  

Flowering bunches of Tulsi (Holy Basil) return this week as an immunity booster. Cold / Flu season is here. Try Tulsi Basil in your teas or as a culinary garnish. Its herbal powers are pretty incredible. Speaking of tea, welcome our NEW Summer blend of herbal tea. We build a new tea with each season of the year, based on dried herbs and botanicals here at the farm. Summer's blend includes the following: Rose Petals, Mint, Bachelor Buttons, Lavender, & Calendula. 

There is something to be said for simplicity and well executed ingredients. Less is more this week with Salted French Breakfast Radish Toasts as our weekly recipe. It's a testament to good ingredients and an easy snack that has a lot more going for it than it might first appear. 

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

This week we've got a spicy one-two punch to get us off the ground from forever favorites, The Budos Band and James Brown. Kool & The Gang is good for so much more than just songs you equate to hearing at weddings. Enter their 1970 debut and self titled album and track of the same namesake. Sheep Don't You Know the Road by Bessie Jones and I Love by Tom T. Hall are also not to miss in this week's mix, along with Cloudy Shoes by Damien Jurado to match today's mood. Enjoy!

All our best from the farm,

Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team

Live Oak Farm Playlist Pairing

Salted French Breakfast Radish Toasts


All French Breakfast Radishes

European Butter

Fleur del Sel / Maldon / Coarse Finishing Salt

Toasted Baguette


Prepare bread by first slicing elongated pieces on an angled cut. Lay out on a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush their tops with olive oil. Bake at 400F for 6-8 minutes or until golden and lightly toasted. 

Thinly slice radishes and bring butter to room temperature. 

Assemble toasts by liberally spreading butter (European Butter will have more flavor and greater texture). Top with radish slices and finish with coarse sea salt.

Radish greens may also be utilized here for added green garnish, if you like.


Compost Tea Tuesdays

A reminder that each Tuesday we now offer what we're calling Tea Tuesdays! We're all set to offer compost tea on tap each Tuesday for our community of home-gardeners and green-thumbs. A FREE resource! We've been brewing our own compost tea for our own use but now want to make this tool available to you too. Bring your own reusable vessel and we'll have compost tea here for you. Each Tuesday 8am - 5pm.

Weekly Produce Delivery Rolls On!

Invitation to our Next Season of Live Oak Farm CSA...

A reminder that we farmers farm YEAR-ROUND! Let us continue to be your local source for farm-fresh veggies and weekly CSA. 

This is also a great time to reexamine your membership. Have you taken a break from our CSA over the Summer season with your own garden in full bloom & bounty and look to return for Winter? Do you care to move from every-other week boxes back to weekly membership now that schedules are a bit more regular?

Want to add eggs or fresh chicken to our veggie produce?

Let us know and we're happy to make these edits at this juncture as we shift into our next season of CSA. 

Our new Winter season kicks-off next Friday, November 4 in its first week and takes holiday pause for Thanksgiving and Christmas / New Years. Full weekly schedule below.

Live Oak Farm Events

We invite you to visit our refreshed website and new Events Calendar tab to see what's happening at Live Oak Farm in the weeks ahead. We'll be offering a few different dinner formats (pricing / menu / day of the week), open houses, as well as a standing invite to join in weekly farm yoga.

The farm will take a pause from events come holiday time for a much needed break for us farmers, but be on the lookout for not only the continuation of farm yoga, but the announcement of new dinners, events, and more ways to come enjoy our farm here at Live Oak. 

Live Oak Farm Events Calendar
Live Oak Farm