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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 6–Cabbage, Mini Eggplant, and Shishito and Padron Peppers
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 ½ […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 5–Napa Cabbage and Zucchini Galore
What a better CSA based dish to bring to a Fourth of July party than a salad! With the produce items we will be receiving this week, there should be plenty of salad ingredients for a wide range of types of salads. Here are some of my new and old favorites. In the meantime, some of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on CSA Fourth of July Salads!!
Once again, I am trying to focus my articles on items that will be in the shares most days of the week. This week I am including Napa cabbage and kohlrabi, both items that can sometimes stump the most creative of us cooks. Napa Cabbage Napa Cabbage can be a bit confusing. It is a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 3–Napa Cabbage and Kohlrabi
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, […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh-Week 1-Pea Shoots, Choi, Kohlrabi, and Strawberries
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 […]Continue Reading... 5 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
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