Friends of the Farm-
Happy Friday! Or better yet... Happy Fall!
Though warm temperatures return this weekend, we can feel a physical shift in the season here at the farm with recognition of the Fall Equinox this past week. Perhaps Delicata squash in this week's produce box can be your first taste and smell of our favorite season.
Apples, persimmons, carrots, cauliflower, mixed squashes and more are coming down the pike, along with a more diversified selection of tender greens in our current beds and in your CSA in weeks ahead. I love seeing the beds alive with so many colors this time of year. Summer's farewell and Fall's gentle arrival is well welcome here.
This week's recipe is a bit sentimental. Bruschetta was one of the dishes I, (Farmer Tom, your narrator) ever learned to cook on my own, right around 5th Grade. Eggs were first, but bruschetta came next. I love the freshness of a dish like this and how easily it highlights the acidity of tomatoes & strawberries in this case, along with the simple addition of fresh herbs. It's a perfect snack or quick party appetizer. Pass it on and invite your kids into the kitchen and teach them the magic of cooking through bruschetta!
Lastly, we welcome you to enjoy our weekly music playlist.
The first bite of a perfect bruschetta is much like hearing the first note of Barry White's voice over a chorus of violins. Think I'm wrong? Well then try it! You're The First, The Last, My Everything is on this week's playlist and man does it hit the spot. Enjoy too a funky new one from Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as the only Rolling Stones - Biz Markie collaboration I can think of with Anybody Seen My Baby? Eclectic as always, there's something for everyone here. Be sure to check out tonight's moon as you listen to the last track, Coyotes by Don Edwards. Yipping at the moon encouraged! Enjoy!
All our best from the farm,
Tom & William and Live Oak Farm team