Friends of the Farm-
This past week the farm readied a number of winter beds by composting the previous crop and covering the rows. In just a few weeks we will get a return of refreshed rich, dark soil ready to be planted to a new Fall / Winter crop. Brassicas such as a handful of varieties of broccoli and cauliflowers also saw transition from the greenhouse to in-the-field planting this past week. Simultaneously, we keep on the gas with our weekly greenhouse seeding to prepare future successions. Cooler weather greens, lettuce heads, onions, leeks and more are on their way!
In this week's recipe we feature an easy way to continue to enjoy late-season tomatoes. This time stewed with savory vegetables, red wine, hearty Italian beans, and farro. You'll enjoy the depth of flavor and how concentrated these tomatoes are when stewed and in the presence of fresh herbs.
To match we highlight a weekly wine special from a new partner, Bay Grape Napa!
Domaine de Figueirasse Gris de Gris 2020 ($16)
In the name of supporting local shops and our community, please support this wine shop which now also serves as one of our newest CSA pick-up points. Keep an eye for their events calendar and upcoming food pop-ups. Umbel Roots produce is expected to make an appearance in support of local chefs and their growing projects & features! See link to Bay Grape store 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. Blues, disco, folk, cumbia, it's all here this week. An all-time favorite album is Wing's (Paul & Linda McCartney) Wild Life. Mumbo will get you feeling alright. Artists Sharon Jones, Bo Diddley, Taj Mahal, Booker T & the M.G's, and Marvin Gaye also have spots on this week's playlist and bring the sweet soulfulness we all know them for. Frozen by Daniel Lanois is a great mellow slide-guitar send off that will leave you in weekend bliss.
Our website has seen recent adds, find the following features and other new additions at UmbelRoots.com.
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 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