Friends of the Farm-

Welcome back loyal CSA members and our new additions to Week 1 of our new SPRING season of Umbel Roots CSA! The weather certainly feels like spring!! Lots of spring planting happening in our greenhouse and fields, pruning of fruit trees, and infrastructure projects happening at the farm these days. Mustard and cover crop abound in the unassigned fields helping to give vital nutrient to our beloved soils. It sure is pretty...

This week's featured recipe comes by way of chef, David Chang (Momofuku). Farmer Tom came across this recipe years ago when looking for a way to jazz up Brussels Sprouts and it has stuck as a house favorite. The Korean-influenced adds of fish sauce, rice vinegar, chili, and a touch of sugar to balance make it a real party on the plate. Give it a try and I promise you you'll eat all your Brussels Sprouts. Not to mention, it's great with a glass of Riesling (aka Umbel Roots Farmer lemonade)!

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...
Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan and Flower, Flowers, Wildflower - These are the two reoccurring themes to this week's playlist. Various eras of Bob Dylan are sprinkled about with his albums John Wesley Harding (1967), New Morning (1970), and Saved (1980) all represented. His son, Jakob Dylan gives us a very farm-fitting Will It Grow. As for the spring flowers? Moby, Hank Crawford, and Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish give us three different genres to enjoy spring's first colorful touches in our backyards and farms. Lots of other juicy jams to get you just over 2 hours of vegetable dancing music this week. 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