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—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.
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.
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.
I’ve grown a bit weary of long posts about a single featured produce item. How about you? I thought this week I would take a different tact. However, for those of you new to the farm or struggling with what to do with edamame, I am linking this post to the last article I wrote […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 11
I have written extensively in past posts about zucchini and cucumbers, which are starting to flourish at the farm. So I thought I would simply link you to posts that cover both of these vegetables in detail. I also thought I would link you to some new cooking ideas I’ve come across for these gems. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 5
Hope every one enjoyed their July 4th celebrations! We observed fireworks from an airplane window while flying back into Hartford after a vacation in California. Since I had not been to the farm in a couple of weeks, I thought I would link to an older Simply Fresh article for this week. It features beets, […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
It is with a bit of sad regret that I write my last Simply Fresh post for the season. I do hope my articles have been useful, informative, and interesting. Most of all, I hope my passion and enthusiasm for our wonderful CSA bounty has challenged and inspired you to find creative, delicious and nutritious […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
A Thanksgiving Wish Wishing all my readers a very happy Thanksgiving. My wish for you all is that your heart be filled with love and thanks this day and always. Since we usually spend Thanksgiving with friends and it is the one holiday I don’t tend to cook for, I’m not including many Thanksgiving recipes. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
Hello fellow CSA members! I will be writing periodically for the winter share this year. I hope you find it useful and entertaining. Please feel free to comment at the end of the post with any suggestions/feedback. May you stay warm, healthy, and well fed this season! One week without my summer CSA share and […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
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