Friends of the Farm-
It's hot & dry out there, so this week we feature refreshing produce to help cool you down in heat of summer. Armenian cucumbers, our proprietary greens mix, peaches, and mixed basil should help do the trick.
In the spirit of neighborly collaboration, this week's peaches come from a fellow Suisun Valley fruit farmer. Our first Umbel Roots stone fruit trees will look to be planted this winter. We're currently researching varieties for our planned orchard and couldn't pass up a ripe local peach!
With the continuation of the summer heat, we farmers are thirsty at the end of a working day at the farm. Hence another seasonal cocktail as our featured recipe this week. This time we've put together a Peach Basil Gin & Tonic.
(If not a particular fan of gin, a Bourbon Peach Smash is a nice alternative using the same core ingredients and lending the technique used in last week's strawberry mojito recipe)
Don't forget to tune into this week's edition of our CSA music playlist...
Dirt by the Stooges, and the farming themes of Words, from Neil Young's classic Harvest album were obvious choices for feature. Bob Marley kicks us off with Trenchtown Rock and then its songs like Bobby Womack's Git It, and tracks Satin Soul (The Love Unlimited Orchestra) and Anybody Wanna Party? (Gloria Gaynor) that keep the groove going. We end with The Sun (Kim Jun Mi) which serves as a beautiful reminder to savor the season in front of us. A great orchestral Korean song to listen to as the summer sun sets. Stay cool out there!
Reminder that available as additions to any week CSA are the following current add-ons:
+ Umbel Roots fresh chicken eggs - $8 /doz
+ Umbel Roots Seasonal Herbal Tea Blend - SPRING - $16 / lb
(Mint, Lavender, Chrysanthemum, & Calendula)
*simply reply to this email to have any inclusions added to next week's box!*
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.
Look out for our continued communication about our next CSA season which starts next week! You'll not want to miss it!
All our best from the farm,
Tom & William