Friends of the Farm-
A noticeable shift in temperature, winds, and humidity at the farm this week has us all feeling as though we have now finally made the turn towards the season of Autumn. We welcome it with open arms and the crops to reflect the Fall season ahead. Both our greenhouse and outdoor bed transplanting this week has seen this momentum shift. We've actively worked to turn beds from the last of summer's produce to preparation for their rests, rejuvenation, and re-imagination for next successions. Broccolis, cauliflowers, cabbages, kales, artichokes, brussels sprouts, lettuces, and more are all in the works.
This week's recipe highlights our late-summer Heirloom tomatoes and the mixed bouquet of Green & Britton Shiso in your produce box. Shiso is a favorite herb of ours and one featured in a great deal of delicate Japanese dishes. As simple late summer veggie salad, this recipe can either serve as a side dish to dinner this week or as a snack or midweek lunch on its own.
Tickets remain! : Saturday, September 18th - Umbel Roots Farm Dinner
5:30PM - Arrival / Snacks / Farm Tours
6PM - Dinner
Multi-course dinner featuring guest chef, Andreya Nightingale + Umbel Roots produce
Wine selections by Farmers Tom & William
$100 per person - all inclusive, wine & food
*(Tickets are limited to just 25 seats)*
We are more than halfway to sell out, don't delay!
See you there!
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. This week has us traveling all across the globe from the Zamrock (Zambia) stylings of WITCH, Betty Chung's cover of Bang Bang (Hong Kong), Japan's Shintaro Sakamoto, Sahara guitar rock of Imarhan, and the gentle acoustic warmth of France's Georges Moustaki. Around the world and back again, we return to John Stewart's, California Bloodlines and Sonoma County's own Rainbow Girls. A fun mix to enjoy over your Labor Day Weekend ahead whether your plans include travel or digging in at home. Do enjoy!
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)
NEW! + Heirloom 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