Westfield Area CSA Blog

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a winter squash belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family of field pumpkins.  It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin.  It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with...

Squash Spiked Mashed Potatoes

Squash-Spiked Mashed Potatoes

While this recipe, from the magazine Whole Living, calls for Yukon potatoes, any potato will work.  As presented, the recipe serves 6.

Raw Beet Salad

Raw Beet Salad

This is a beet recipe from NY Times Cooking which might appeal to someone who is skeptical of their earthy, rooty flavor.  Uncooked beets are less sweet and earthy than they are when boiled or roasted....

Sausage and Squash Soup

Italian Sausage and Squash Soup

This is a creamy, colorful and unique soup that has become a “regular” in my seasonal arsenal. The recipe makes about 8 cups but it can easily be doubled.  And it freezes beautifully!  Do...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 10, 2018

“And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who’ll stop the rain”- John Fogerty Hi Folks, Well I’m starting to run out of song lyric quotes about rain and I’m also starting to lose my sense...

Potatoes

Potatoes

You may have noticed that the potatoes we get have had different hues of flesh.  Potatoes actually come in a rainbow of colors, from yellow “Yukon Gold” to “Purple Peruvian”. Potatoes technically are not...

Easy Fingerling Potatoes

Easy Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes are quick and easy to prepare on the stove-top.  Because of their size, they cook quickly, and don’t need to be peeled.  Try any of these variations!

Stir Fry Chicken and Tatsoi

Stir Fry Chicken and Tatsoi

Stir fries are a simple and tasty way to put your CSA share vegetables to good use.  This stir fry recipe uses tatsoi and peas, but you can substitute any other vegetable.  Use your imagination!

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 3, 2018

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a pleasant Labor Day weekend. Just another holiday we labor through here on the farm. We had 8 days with no rain (hurray!) and I was able to...