Julie Wern

CSA Produce Cooking Demonstration

Need more inspiration for your CSA food prep?  Learn traditional and healthy ways to make use of local, fresh produce. Free!! Sarah Leathers of Healing Meals is going to conduct two cooking demonstrations at the Granby Senior Center. Healing Meals is a nonprofit organization that delivers healthy food to individuals facing a health crisis and is a …

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Simply Fresh–Week 6–Cabbage, Mini Eggplant, and Shishito and Padron Peppers

First, a note on peppers.  It is now pepper season at the farm…sweet green peppers, a variety of pick your own hot peppers, and peppers in between.  Two varieties, shishito and Padron peppers, are less familiar to folks so I have highlighted them below.  I am also including a couple of unique recipes for cabbage …

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Simply Fresh–Week 5–Napa Cabbage and Zucchini Galore

And the Napa cabbage keeps coming….. Try this refreshing slaw if you are looking for new ideas:   Save Print Napa Cabbage Slaw with Peaches and Creamy Poppyseed Dressing Serves: 4-6   Ingredients – 1 small/medium Napa cabbage, thinly sliced, rinsed and dried – 2 firm ripe peaches, peeled, cut into thin slices, then cut in …

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Simply Fresh–week 2–Garlic Scapes, Broccoli Rabe, and More Bok Choy

Garlic Scapes Garlic scapes are the stems that grow up from garlic bulbs.  Think somewhat tough scallions that taste like a mild version of bright fresh garlic. Garlic scapes can be eaten raw or cooked, whole or chopped.  They can be pickled, roasted, grilled, sautéed, or used in pestos.  The stems can be tough, however, …

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Simply Fresh-Week 1-Pea Shoots, Choi, Kohlrabi, and Strawberries

The beginning of CSA season is always salad season for me.  We tend to receive plenty of lettuce, along with radishes, Hakurei salad turnips, pea shoots, and different varieties of choy and cabbage, all which lend themselves to wonderful salad combinations. Pea shoots are a terrific addition to salads and they are also great sautéed, …

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CSA procedures and Tips and the Simply Fresh Blog

Hello Fellow CSA members. I am so excited to write for you for yet another wonderful Holcomb Farm growing season. I am Julie Wern, health coach, food writer, cooking instructor and author of Holcomb Farm’s Simply Fresh blog. Simply fresh is a weekly blog designed to inform, instruct and inspire the healthful, flavorful, and efficient …

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