Friends of the Farm-

It's fava time! While we await the beans, we make most of this crop's greens. Think of these fava tops similar to spinach or chard. A quick steam, or wilt in broth can bring great flavor and nutrition.

Similar to last week, this week's box can very easily turn to a quick dinner. Many of the ingredients work well in complimenting the Fava Leaves and prepared Fava pesto. Whether grilled meats, or our recipe suggestion for Fava Leaf Pesto Pasta, sauted fennel, swiss chard, or an Umbel Roots mixed green salad can be easy adds to complete dinner this weekend at home.

We thank you all for the positive feedback on last week's chicken inclusion! We will look to repeat this meat addition in week's ahead. A reminder that we sell chickens, squab, and fresh eggs each week as an available add-on to any week of CSA. Just email us to request for the week ahead!

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.
This week's playlist features a new favorite song that has floated in and out of my head all week - Take It by Donnie & Joe Emerson. Not to miss! Two new discoveries Los Shains & Los Shakers are also worthy of a listen. Roger Miller brings us some timeless interludes as a nice compliment to the country stylings of George Jones and Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis (aka The Killer) can cut a piano like no other. Meat Man is a fun food-inspired tune that will get you jumping in your kitchens. Enjoy!

Return of our signature Farm Dinners! Mark your calendars for Saturday April 23rd as we welcome you to dinner and open house of our new Petaluma farm, Live Oak Farm! See below for flyer with details. Seats are limited and will sell out. Email to reserve your seats today.

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
Reminder of our new partnership in Solano County! You can now find Umbel Roots Farm eggs, herbal tea, and Live Oak Farm preserves at Soul Food Farm stand located at 6046 Pleasants Valley Rd. Vacaville, CA. Farmer and curator Alexis runs a beautiful farm shop on top of growing cut flowers, lavender, and growing olives for olive oil production. Our goods are in great company with more than a dozen fellow local farms and makers in the area contributing. We encourage you to shop and support this fellow local agricultural business in our backyard.
UPDATE: We will be looking to also supply our meats to the shop in future weeks. Stay tuned for more!
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