Author Archives: Julie

  • Simply Fresh–Special Post and Offer

    Posted on February 11, 2017 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    Hello Farm Family, I am the longtime author of Simply Fresh, the Holcomb Farm CSA food blog I write for the summer season.  But I find that I am missing you all this long winter.  I thought I would offer you a post I wrote during a short stint as a blogger for the Holcomb […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Last post–Leeks

    Posted on October 25, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    It is with heavy heart and full belly that I sign off on the last post of the season.  It has been a pleasure writing for the farm once again and I sincerely hope you have found my posts informative and helpful. If you aren’t yet ready to say good-bye, it just so happens that […]

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  • Simply Fresh By Julie Wern–Week 19 Collard Greens

    Posted on October 18, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    CSA Tip–Blanch Your Greens Before They Wilt It is inevitable that at one time or another in the CSA season we are inundated with fresh greens.  While this is a great reason to celebrate, it creates a challenge for the cook.  Greens tend to wilt and lose nutrients very quickly, usually within 3 days.  Thus […]

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  • Simply Fresh by Julie Wern Week 18–Tatsoi

    Posted on October 12, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    Driving around this morning I was in awe at the beauty of fall all around me.  Yet the feeling is bittersweet as I realize how much is lost as we move into this incredibly gorgeous season.  The tomatoes and flowers and most summer crops are just about gone, but there is still plenty of sage […]

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    Simply Fresh (Wk 17) Raspberries and Pie Pumpkins

    Posted on October 4, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    A Note on Raspberries The raspberry bushes are in peak form and yet we risk an autumn frost. Thus we have the privilege of being able to harvest a LOT of raspberries this week. There are two things I want to point out about the raspberries before you head out to the fields.

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  • Simply Fresh #16 by Julie Wern–Vegetable Broth

    Posted on September 28, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    Easing into Fall Fall is upon us yet we will be enjoying the last hurrah of summer with more zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes. Tastes of fall will come in the form of late season arugula, kale and Swiss chard and the exciting appearance of pie pumpkins, spaghetti squash, and Brussels sprouts greens. At this […]

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    Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 15

    Posted on September 20, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    Green tomatoes are here.  I admit that I still struggle to find ways to use them.  If you are in the same boat, check out one of my past posts for more information (click here). Note that it is an older post transferred from our old website so the formatting is off and I can’t […]

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    Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 14

    Posted on September 13, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    Holcomb Flowers = Happiness Aren’t you just loving your Holcomb flowers?  The sunflowers are just so sunny they can’t help but make you smile. Enjoy them while they last! Featured Item—Radishes Radishes are a root vegetable that I didn’t learn to love until I was an adult.  Perhaps their peppery bite turned me off. But […]

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    Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 13

    Posted on September 7, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    CSA Tip:  How to Pick the Sweetest Husk Cherries Husk cherries, or ground cherries as they are also referred to, have such a unique sweet, musky taste when they are truly ripe.  But many of you may not know that the best and ripest husk cherries are harvested not from the plant, but from the […]

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    Simply Fresh by Julie Wern-Week 12

    Posted on August 30, 2016 by in CSA, Featured, Recipes

    Feature item—Russian Kale Russian Kale is so pretty, you could just eat it! Those blue-green leaves with frilly edges are not only gorgeous, but are hardier, sweeter, more tender, and thus, more quick cooking, than many other varieties of kale.  We are fortunate to experience two different types of Russian Kale at the CSA–white and […]

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