You are cordially invited to an evening of good food and friendship, as The Friends of Holcomb Farm host our annual Progressive Dinner: May 5, 5:30-10:30 pm. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour in Holcomb Farm’s fabulous North Barn (113 Simsbury Road in West Granby). Guests will then proceed to an assigned host’s home for a casual dinner […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
We’re celebrating #CSADay on February 23rd. CSA farmers across the country (including us!) need your support now for a successful harvest this year. It’s the most popular day of the year to sign up for a CSA, which is great, because RIGHT NOW is when we are making investments in seeds, equipment, and the labor it takes […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Feed your Family, Support your Farmer!
I bid you all a fond farewell after this plentiful harvest and thank you for reading Simply Fresh this CSA season. I hope you have found it entertaining, informative, and helpful. Hope to write again for you all next year! As a last hurrah, I will focus on the humble turnip. Featured Item—Turnips Turnips are […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Featured Item—Greens Oh how I love the spring and fall, when the greens are plentiful at the farm. Right now we are being treated to spicy arugula, Asian salad mixes, baby kale, lacinato and other varieties of mature kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard. While this is a delicious boon to us CSA members, it […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 19–Greens
Farm-to-Table Dinner with Chef Prosperi of Metro Bis! Join us on Saturday, November 4, for a spectacular harvest meal prepared by acclaimed Chef Chris Prosperi. Dinner will be served buffet style, with numerous dishes that feature vegetables grown at Holcomb Farm. There will be gluten-free and vegan options. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Holcomb […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Featured Item–Carrots I was so excited to see carrots in the distribution this week. The variety of colors is just beautiful. I just had to focus on them this week. Carrots are probably the most universally palatable vegetable. Even kids that won’t touch a green vegetable are typically not adverse to carrots. Sweet and crunchy […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 18–Carrots
Featured Item–Delicata Squash This week I am out of the country and will not be going to the farm. Nor was I able to learn of the distribution line up for this week, so I am linking you to a past post on delicata squash since it seems it is an item some folks are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Post Away From Home–Delicata Squash
Featured Item—Raspberries We are so lucky to have such an abundance of raspberries at Holcomb Farm. I love how they come in slowly. We initially get teased with a taste of few dark red ones here and there but gradually they come in full on and we start harvesting up to a quart a week. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
There was such an abundance of wonderful late summer produce at the farm yesterday I literally couldn’t choose what to focus on. So I decided to share some new and some old recipes for several of these wonderful veggies coming our way, including lemongrass, radishes, bok choy, green peppers, tomatillos, raspberries, husk cherries, eggplant, cilantro, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 15–This and That
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... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 14–Collards and Lemongrass
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