Westfield Area CSA Blog

Hakurei turnips

Hakurei Salad Turnips

Hakurei turnips are a Japanese salad turnip. They are sweet and much softer than a regular turnip, and rarely need to be peeled; just wash and trim the root ends. The leaves are also...

Sautéed Hakurei Turnips With Turnip Greens

Sautéed Hakurei Turnips With Turnip Greens

Japanese baby turnips are tender, sweet, and juicy as can be.  By taking advantage of both their leaves and their bulbs, this easy and delicious recipe from seriouseats.com requires very few other ingredients, allowing...

Quick Kimchi

Quick Kimchi

This quick, spicy, tangy cabbage side dish stands in for the traditional salty Korean staple.  Unlike fermented kimchi, this quick variation is best eaten shortly after preparing and does not keep its crunchy texture...

Southern-Style Green Beans

Southern-Style Green Beans

These Southern-style green beans, found on the Spicy Southern Kitchen food blog, are flavored with lots of bacon, and cooked long and slow until they’re melt-in-your-mouth tender. You’ll want to cook them for at least...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 11, 2017

Hello Everyone, we have another nice share for you this week, including another round of sweet corn.  Last week the corn we sent was Silverqueen, an old standard variety.  This week we are sending...

Green Beans

Green Beans

Green beans, also known as snap beans because they “snap” when broken, are harvested when young, when the beans inside the pod are small and tender and the pods are thin. They are very...

Dragon's Tongue Beans

Dragon’s Tongue Beans With Garlic

Don’t be scared by these unique looking heirloom beans – they are really very delicious.  Dragon’s Tongue beans have vivid purple streaks that fade when the beans are cooked.  Here’s a simple preparation from the It Ain’t...

Summer Succotash

Summer Succotash

If you’re tired of traditional succotash, try this recipe from the “Simply Organic” by Jesse Ziff Cool.  It deviates from the classic style of succotash by substituting green beans for lima beans, and adding...

Sautéed Baby Squash with Basil and Feta

Sautéed Baby Squash with Basil and Feta

This recipe is courtesy of Cooking Light.  It calls for pattypan squash, but you can substitute any of your other summer squashes, depending on what you have on hand.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 4, 2017

Hi Folks, Happy Labor Day!  I hope you enjoyed it however you spent it!  Of course, there’s no day off for us here on the farm — the show must go on!  My workers...