Friends of the Farm-
After heavy rains last week and the start of this week, our fields have once again been refreshed by the welcomed seasonal precipitation. Our beds are popping with such rich shades of green! A span of dry days ahead will allow the soil to soak up nutrients and keep mold or disease pressures for particular crops at bay. A nice warm weekend ahead means success for recent transplants and accelerating our next successions. Our greenhouse is overflowing with fresh trays of future crops. It's been a very big week of seeding by our team to prepare for winter crops and spring starts. We love the continuation of farming in the California winter and look forward to delivering year-round vegetable pleasures to you and local restaurants.
One of our favorite Autumnal meals is the joy that lies in a proper roast chicken! Simple and satisfying, an oven-roast chicken not only fills the house with all of the savory smells, but provides a hearty meal for the family and leftovers for days afterward. Personally, a roast chicken, veggies, and a bottle of Beaujolais at cellar temperature is one of the greatest pleasures to come out of our kitchen. Feel free to play around with your mix of savory herbs and roasted veggies to compliment. There's no rules and simplicity tends to always rule the dish.
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 the groove...
Much like this week's produce box, there's a bit of everything in this edition of our playlist. Witch's Like A Chicken couldn't be missed with this week's featured recipe and us farmers dreaming of roast chicken & bottles of Beaujolais. Don't miss some deep cuts by the women of soul & country- Loretta Lynn, Cher, Carla Thomas, Fern Kinney, and the dynamic Minnie Riperton all have additions this week. If you need a dose of foot-stomping music, look no further than Willie Mitchell's The Champion Pt 1, The Chamber Brothers All Strung Out Over You and the Hammond B-3 Organ stylings of Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio's Aces. Enjoy!
A reminder that we will be taking the week of Friday November, 26th off from regular CSA delivery due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
*We are offering a special holiday CSA offering of your choice that can be available as an add-on, Tuesday November 23rd. Perfect for your requests of veggies you'd like for your Thanksgiving cooking. Umbel Roots would be proud to have a place on your Thanksgiving table! Regular $30/$35 pricing based on pick-up or delivery*
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