It’s an exciting and busy week here at the farm. We have two big events happening this week, plus another big September harvest! This weekend we will have Open Farm Day on Saturday Sept 7th, and our Harvest Dinner on Sunday Sept 8th. I hope we will see you all at at least one of these events! (If you have not bought tickets for the Harvest Dinner, please do so soon, as there are only a couple more days to sign up.) Open Farm Day is an event organized by the Granby Agricultural Commission, and on this day farms all over Granby open their doors to the public and host exciting events to showcase their farm. We will feature a food demo by John Turenne at 10am, a CSA tour at 11:15 am and a hike around the Holcomb Farm trails at 2pm. This event is entirely free to the public.
At our Harvest Dinner we will have live music from the Kenn Morr band, appetizers made by Flatbread Pizza in our beehive oven, and appetizers made by the famous Julie Wern :). Dinner will be prepared by Chris Prosperi from Metro Bis will include an Ekonk Hill chicken dish, a Mapleview Farm pork dish, a veggie soup and salad (all from the farm of course), and other exciting options. For dessert Chris Prosperi will make his famous bread pudding with local peaches and ice cream! All produce will be from the Holcomb Farm Please come and help us support our Fresh Access program. Sign up now as ticket sales close on Friday!
What’s in Your Share? Week 13 CSA
Brussel’s Sprout Tops – No, not the sprouts yet – but the tops! These are very similar to collard greens, so for those of you wanting more cooking greens, give these a try this week!
Arugula- I just want to warn you all, you are going to be getting a lot of arugula in the coming weeks 🙂 Given the large quantities of it, I really recommend making arugula pesto. It is really fast and easy to make as you do not need to remove the stems! You can also use it as a cooking green if you are having trouble eating it all raw. This is a fall specialty here at the farm, so I hope you enjoy it.
Rainbow New Potatoes! – These are freshly dug, uncured potatoes. They tend to be moister than cured potatoes and are generally used in different recipes. Check out Julie’s blog this week and she will explain to you about the different varieties you will get in this mix.
Phoona Keera Cucumber
Red Onions – Just finished curing in our greenhouse!
Mini White Bunched Onions
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