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... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
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
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.
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Special Post and Offer
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Last post–Leeks
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh By Julie Wern–Week 19 Collard Greens
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