Friends of the Farm-

This week marks our last regular CSA delivery of 2021.
(See notes below should you like one more dose of 2021 Umbel Roots produce by way of supplemental Christmas box add-on next week).

We thank you all for your tremendous support of our dreams and farm in its first year! We're truly blessed to be doing what we're doing and we cannot thank you enough for the support of this community we feed weekly with our vegetables. Thank you for giving us a try, believing in us, and supporting local agriculture!

We couldn't exit 2021 quietly so we do have a bit of news to announce...WE'RE MOVING!!

This November William and I were presented the opportunity to return to Sonoma County by way of taking over ownership of a farm on the westside of Petaluma, Live Oak Farm. We're excited to announce this new chapter of Umbel Roots and our farm business as we move our farm from Solano County to Sonoma County. For those of your who joined us for our first farm dinner back in September or have visited Umbel Roots you know that we spent much of last year building initial farm infrastructure (beds, irrigation, systems, ect). We're now eager to take our model, work ethic, and ethos to Petaluma and have the opportunity to grow and serve exponentially in our commitment to community, restaurant partners, and collaboration in farmed food. With this new opportunity comes a farm stand (open daily at 1030 Lohrman Lane, come visit!), CCOF Organic Certification, event space (stay tuned for 2022 Events Calendar coming in the New Year!), enhanced infrastructure, and more! We're beyond excited to hit the ground running, expand our access, and continue our creativity in farming. We're so glad to have you join us in the future of Umbel Roots - Live Oak Farm!

Organic strawberries have been a signature to Live Oak Farm and we welcome in this new chapter with Strawberry Preserves from the new farm in this week's CSA box! Enjoy first taste of our new real estate!!

Don't miss us tomorrow, Saturday December 18th from 1-6pm as Umbel Roots goes on the road and hosts a farm & food pop-up at our Napa CSA pick-up & wine shop - Bay Grape Napa! See flyer below or visit our Events tab on our website for more info. Come say hi and have a glass of wine or warm plate of veggies & squab with your friendly farmers! We're excited to get away from the farm and meet our community.

*Reminder that this week will be our last week of regular CSA before we take a pause from the farm to enjoy the Christmas and New Years holidays with our families. We return back with weekly CSA service starting Friday January 7, 2022.

**Our farm will be offering a supplemental Christmas-week CSA available for pick-up or home delivery on Tuesday December 21. Simply reach out by Monday 12/20 and we're happy to include a special box for your Christmas cooking or produce for additional company you have coming to town. Reply to this email or email to reserve yours today.**
$30 / $35 (pick-up / home delivery, respectfully)

Umbel Roots Herbal Tea & CSA membership are also available as holiday gifts!
Support our local farm and give the interactive gift of farm produce this season.
Visit our website for more info!

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 highlights from this week's mix include the wild sounds right out the gate by way of Clarence "Frogman" Henry's, Ain't Got No Home and Alphonse Mouzon's, Funky Snakefoot. The Guess Who, Bruce Springsteen, the Kinks, the Meters, Diana Ross, and farm-favorite groove-setter Bohannon all with features this week too. The Brazilian group Os Brazoes, the tenor saxophone stylings of John Klemmer, and orchestral productions of French singer Charles Aznavour bring a bit of worldliness to this week's playlist. Funk, soul, jazz, rock, hip-hop, we cover it all! Old favorite artists along with new introductions make this week worth a listen. We wrap 2021 with David Bowie's Heroes. A great place for self-reflection and inspiration for growth & welcome challenge in the year ahead. We look forward to 2022 and rocking with you in the New Year! Enjoy!!

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