2017: Week 26

Good morning from the farm!

Wow, we can't believe it is already week 26, our last box of the season!

Our first frost this past weekend helped sweeten up one of our last-to-ripen specialty crops: Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunchokes. Check out the recipes for a sweet sounding hash!

This week's box includes:

  • Italian Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Radishes
  • Garlic
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Parsley
  • Carrots
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunchokes (new!)

This week's rotating bread share:

Carissa's

This week's rotating cheese share:

Fresh Mozzarella from Villa Italian Specialties

This week's fruit share:

Apples

Recipes:

Sunchoke Kale Hash

Vegetable Soup (Use the kale, sweet potatoes or jerusalem artichokes, parsley, peppers, carrots and garlic in this one!)

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

 

2017: Week 25

Hi from the farm!

We've only got two more boxes left in this seasons CSA share. It is incredible how fast time flies....it feels like just yesterday it was Memorial Day Weekend and our fields were mostly empty, just waiting to be filled with plants. Our fields are mostly empty now too, but seeded with cover crops like rye and peas to help prevent erosion and add fertility to our soil throughout the winter months. The wet weather we experienced last Sunday prevented us from getting into the fields with tractors to start our garlic planting, but we were able to get in a few beds yesterday before the rain. We will be planting nearly 400 lbs. of garlic seed for next year, enough to make sure our CSA will get some every week. In the early weeks, they will get green garlic (young garlic that hasn't yet matured), followed by garlic scapes (the flowering part of the plant that we must harvest in order for the plant to direct its energy to bulb production), followed by fresh garlic (the first of the harvest is always incredible juicy), and lastly our cured or dried garlic will carry us through the fall and well into the winter. If we're lucky, we'll have enough to last us all the way through to the next years harvest. 

This week's box includes:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Beets (from Bear Roots Farm in Barre, VT)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Collard Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Spicy Salad Mix
  • Radishes
  • Bok Choy
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cubanelle Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Cayenne Pepper

This week's rotating bread share:

Carissa's

This week's rotating cheese share:

 

This week's fruit share:

 

Recipes:

Roasted Beets and Carrots with Sage Dipping Sauce (help yourself to some sage in the herb garden!)

Pickled Brussel Sprouts

Bok Choy Kimchi

  • Sub the Daikon for the Round Radishes in your box.
  • Throw the Collard Greens in there instead of the cabbage.
  • Use the fresh cayenne instead of the red chile flakes.

 

2017: Week 11 OR Week 5

Photo by: Isabel Milligan, Apprentice

Photo by: Isabel Milligan, Apprentice

Happy August!

We are so excited to announce a new addition to our Summer Event Series: DIY Pizza Pie Workshops! Just in time for tomato season (u-pick cherry tomatoes are open!) : ) 

Experience wood-fired pizza making at its finest! In this educational family-friendly workshop, you will learn how to work with dough and make your own pizza with farm-grown veggies, and take a field walk to explore where all the delicious ingredients come from. 

How it works:

  • $30 per dough that makes a 12 inch pizza. Two people, or an adult and children, may share a dough station if desired. All ages welcome. 
  • Each dough station is set up with cheese and sauce for you to create the foundation of your original pizza pie. 
  • Our chef will walk you through rolling out your dough and getting ready for delicious farm grown vegetable toppings of your choice. 
  • Once your pizza is ready for the oven, you will have the opportunity to explore the field and herb garden to harvest ingredients for your side salad. 

Pizza Workshops will be help Tuesday 11:30am-12:00pm and Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm! Register for our August pizza workshops here!

This week's box:

  • Swiss Chard
  • Lettuce
  • Eggplant
  • Parsley
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Shishito Peppers (new!)
  • Garlic
  • Yellow Onion
  • Radish
  • Beets
  • Basil

In the fields for picking:

  • Herbs
  • Flowers
  • Cheery Tomatoes (new!)

This week's rotating bread share:

  • Sweet Potato Loaf

This week's rotating cheese share:

  • Fresh Mozzarella

This week's fruit share:

  • Blueberries & Peaches & Nectarines

Recipes:

Blistered Shishito Peppers (Recipe Card by Lidey's Table: pick one up when you get your box!)

Marinated Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad (It's that time of year! Pick yourself some cherry tomatoes, get some mozzarella from the market and use the basil in your box! Have you tried the Arlotta Balsamic yet? It's available at the market and is a farmer favorite!)

Roasted Radishes with Radish Greens 

Crispy Baked Eggplant