Friends of the Farm-

Our farm continues its growth! This week a big push was made to build new beds and all the infrastructure that comes with it. Lots of compost moved, and irrigation lines built. The shovels and rakes were hot this week! This will set us up nicely for dedication to a bumper winter greens crop rotation as well as give us the added space for next season's vegetables that require a bit more room to spread out for growth. It's incredibly rewarding to see the farm exponentially grow its future crop potential with our work just this past week.

In this week's recipe we feature a Beef Stew (Vegetarian friendly with omission) for those looking to celebrate the Autumn season ahead and use the most of this week's box in a single dish.

To match we highlight a weekly wine special from partner, Bay Grape Napa!
Philippe Pirabot Luteva 2016, ($43) - A blend of grapes, Terret & Bourboulenc this Languedoc white wine is a nice match to our recipe this week as well as a geared wine for welcoming the change in seasons.
In the name of supporting local shops and our community, please support this Napa wine shop, which now also serves as one of our newest CSA pick-up points.
*Join their team this Sunday (12-3PM) for Karaage with some Umbel Roots veggie guest appearances! See link to Bay Grape website here to join the fun.*

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. Some not to miss tracks this week include Gloria Gaynor's disco hit, Honey Bee, Lucinda Williams' Lafayette, and blues legend Albert King's re-envisioned take on the James Brown standard, Cold Sweat. It couldn't be a farm playlist without a touch of bluegrass too. Be sure to listen to Billy Strings', Secrets - an emerging new voice in the genre worthy of attention. You'll be sure to recognize some well known artists as well as introduced to something new too, I'm sure. Enjoy!

Our website has seen recent adds, find the following features and other new additions at
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 - $16 / lb
(Mint, Lavender, Chrysanthemum, & Calendula)
+ Early Girl Tomatoes & Strawberries - additional tomatoes & fruit can be added per week at your request for peak-season cooking (inquire via email for pricing)
*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 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
Umbel Roots