A Few Notes on Lemongrass Lemongrass is, not surprisingly, a lemony stalky grass often used in Southeast Asian cooking, particularly in Thai dishes. There is a bulb/stalk end and a leafy end. The leaves can be steeped in hot water (just under boiling to preserve their healing oils) to make a delicious exotic lemony tea. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
OPEN FARM DAY Join us on Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 4 pm, for fun on the Farm, as part of the Granby Agriculture Commission’s OPEN FARM DAY 2017! Scheduled events at Holcomb Farm include: 10 am – 4 pm – State DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist program – learn about mammals and raptors that regularly visit […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hey folks, if you are looking for some cooking ideas, come join me for a cooking demo at the CSA barn for Granby Open Farm Day Saturday, 9/9/17 at 1 pm. I will be highlighting spaghetti squash, kale, and our wonderful heirloom tomatoes. Featured Item–Spaghetti Squash I’ve been slow to come around to spaghetti […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Beautiful Photos in a Beautiful Setting This year, get your holiday card done early! Sign up now and you can have Hana Fulwider, a professional photographer who does incredible work (check it out at www.hanaportraitdesign.com), take photos of your family at Holcomb Farm. Hana is available for just two days — 9/23 and 10/7 — so sign up early! […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Featured Item—Husk Cherries Imagine thick vine-y bushes dotted with hundreds of small, parchment-like Chinese paper lanterns. Imagine peeling back the slightly translucent, vein-y papery husk of one of these lanterns to reveal plump berries that look like miniature orange tomatillos. Imagine, now, biting into that berry and discovering a sweet yet acidic, slightly floral burst […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
What I love most about this time of year at the CSA is the fresh, vine ripened tomatoes. I absolutely love the beautiful rainbow variety of heirloom and cherry tomatoes that we are seeing out of the farm right now. When I first became a CSA member and started experiencing this kind of tomato variety […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every CSA season we seem to encounter those weeks, typically in mid august, where the offerings in the CSA don’t change that much, and some items seem to have been around forever, like cucumbers, zucchini, and eggplant. At these times I typically take a different tactic than highlighting one particular vegetable (partly because I have […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I am so glad to be back to farm this week after a vacation in Yellowstone National Park. While the park was absolutely stunning, sadly there weren’t too many fresh veggies to be found there. I was excited to come back to sweet green peppers, including bell, shishito and padron peppers. More on that in […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Hello everyone. I am on vacation this week so I don’t have a new post for you. I have attempted to repost on older article on eggplant but I’m not sure I did the mechanics right. It should be re-published Wednesday, Aug. 2. If you don’t get an email for it, check the website. It […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 8—Eggplant and Cucumbers
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