Friends of the Farm-

Spring seems to be sticking around, and with it we have been actively preparing outdoor beds with irrigation infrastructure, transplanting, up-potting, and flipping our high tunnels for next successions. April 15th is our loose target for last frost, but in the meantime cucumbers and tomatoes are going planted in our high tunnels to get a jump on the season.

Also this week, we wish a very Happy Birthday to Farmer William!

With green garlic making its spring debut, it seemed fitting to give it a proper stage with featured recipe this week. This recipe for green garlic spread is also a handy recipe to make the most use of hearty greens such as beet greens, mustard greens, carrot greens, radish and turnip greens or others you may see from us or the market. It's always nice to have a thrifty catch-all such as this one for finding a home for all parts of your veggies. Variations are welcome too!

Don't forget to tune into this week's edition of our CSA music playlist. Link to our Spotify playlist is attached below to join.
This week's playlist starts with a song that I could listen to a hundred times over...I Shall Wear A Crown by Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir. Personally guaranteed to get you a hit of gospel and get you out of your chair and moving. Little Richard and Quincy Jones tag team a track from later in Little Richard's career with Do It - To It, still with that iconic Little Richard shrill and moving piano. Lastly, we could all use a laugh these days, so be sure to try out HAHA, a track by duo Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul which creates song from spliced and mashed laughter. Enjoy these and others on this week's edition!

Return of our signature Farm Dinners! Mark your calendars for Saturday April 23rd as we welcome you to dinner and open house of our new Petaluma farm, Live Oak Farm! See below for flyer with details. Seats are limited and will sell out. Email tom@umbelroots.com to reserve your seats today.

This and other past newsletters from this CSA quarter can now be found via our website at UmbelRoots.com. In the case of wanting to revisit a recipe, produce guide, or past playlist they are all collected here under the Newsletter Archive tab. We will continue to update each week.

All our best from the farm,
Tom & William
Save the Dates! - Sonoma County Farm Trails Open House - April 30 & May 1, 2022
We will be hosting farm tours from Live Oak Farm Petaluma each day at 9am, noon, and 2pm. Bring the family, shop our farm stand, and bring a picnic to enjoy the day at the farm. Visit Sonoma County Farm Trails' website for more details and to find other local farms also participating in this spring open house.
Umbel Roots