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
Hurray! We have some great new stuff coming in this week like carrots and celery. Remember that for both of these vegetables, the leaves are edible. Below is a pdf on using carrot greens, along with a recipe for carrot top and parsley pesto: Carrot Tops (click on the highlighted words “Carrot Tops” at left) […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This week, instead of featuring a single item, I thought I would talk about a cooking technique that is relevant to many of the items coming out the farm right now. I like to call this technique “One Pan Roast Dinners”. However, if that leaves you feeling disappointed, here is a post from last year […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 6–One Pan Roast Dinners And More
Thank you to those of you who came out to my cooking demonstration on Saturday. In the demo I discussed my method for using CSA veggie scraps to make easy homemade vegetable broth. There was a lot of interest in it and some raised a few questions about technique so I thought I would re-print […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I hope that everyone enjoyed their beautiful 4th of July. Just want to send a big thank you to the farm crew that worked on the holiday! I will be doing a cooking demo this coming Saturday at the CSA barn at 12 pm using fresh produce from the farm, including fennel, cucumber, zucchini, Swiss […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
We’ll be closing the Farm Store at 2pm tomorrow for the 4th of July Holiday. Happy Independence Day! the FarmersContinue Reading... Comments Off on Closing Early for the 4th
First, a note on hakurei turnips–I understand that not everyone is receiving hakurei turnips these this week, so I won’t say too much about them for now. However, for those new to these great turnips here is a bit of information. These are called “salad turnips” because they are tender and great for salads and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 3–Lemon Balm
Read this article and listen to Joe O’Grady’s interview with the Hartford Courant to learn about the Holcomb Farm CSA. Then sign up for your share of summer goodness from a clean, healthy, local food source — Holcomb Farm. http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-csa-farming-agriculture-20170620-story.htmlContinue Reading... Comments Off on Holcomb Farm CSA – Shares Still Available!
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