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 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
Happy Tuesday everyone! Great news! There is quite a bit more to be had in the picking fields this week so be sure to allot enough time for picking (I think I was out there for about 40 minutes). Also, there are some flowers available to pick (see photo) so don’t forget to bring scissors […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 2
Having grown up in California, Mexican food is in my blood. I get so excited when the tomatillos ripen because I get to make some favorite dishes that remind me of home like fresh salsas and enchiladas. After my day picking at the farm, I decided to make an easy Mexi-centric meal using up some […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It is one of those delightful weeks where the bounty is plentiful ….plenty of zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, lettuce, and eggplant but the tomatoes are not yet in full swing. Time to get creative and avoid the dreaded food ruts. This is where I turn to my print and internet media for ideas. The August […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting this Saturday, 7/11 at 12 noon. Come learn ideas for using up all those zucchini, cucumbers, and fennel coming out of the fields. I will be making a Cool, Creamy Cucumber Soup; tart, addictive Fennel Pickles; and a Zucchini “Noodle” Greek Salad. Featured Item—Fennel It seems fennel gets a bad […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
I have always envisioned Simply Fresh to be an exchange of ideas and recipes, rather than a just blog article per se. Wouldn’t it great if all of us CSA members shared our favorite recipes and ideas for preparing our CSA bounty? We have so much we can learn from each other as we all […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I thought this week I would do something a little different….after all, it is fun to change things up a little bit sometimes, right? Instead of highlighting a particular vegetable, I thought I would write up what I am calling “a week in the life of a CSA enthusiast”. I am writing up my week […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
CSA Tip: Uses for lettuce other than salad Ok, I admit it….I HATE making salad. I will spend hours on just about any other kind of dish, but I loath spending 10 minutes putting together a salad. Yet we have had an abundance of lettuces of every kind this season at the farm and I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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