Monthly Archive: July 2011

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 28, 2011

Hi Folks,

Holy heat and humidity, Batman! The record breaking heat wave has been stressing my crops and taking a toll on my workers and myself. We have been moving the sprinklers around trying to maintain some soil moisture on those crops not set up with drip irrigation. The extreme temps have also led to the second onion catastrophe in as many weeks. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 21,2011

Hi Folks,

It was another week of hot and dry weather here at the farm. We really need some rain! It looks as though we may get some Monday afternoon from thunderstorms, hopefully sans hail and damaging winds. We are beginning to transplant the fall brassica crop out into the field and a little moisture would certainly help the plants to take root. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 14, 2011

Hi Folks,

It was another good weather week here on the farm: plenty of sunshine but not terribly hot. We had a torrential downpour accompanied by some strong winds on Friday evening but it didn’t last long and caused no damage. Our greatest challenge in recent weeks has been the critters, both the four-legged and six-legged kinds. (more…)

Asian Slaw

Asian Slaw

Ingredients:

2 cups coarsely grated carrots
2 cups coarsely grated, peeled daikon
¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 7, 2011

Hi Folks,

Happy Independence Day! It was a glorious week; plenty of sunshine, not too hot and no rain. That was until Saturday night when thunderstorms returned and dropped another 1.5 inches of rain on us. It was getting a bit dry and we needed rain, but this was a little more than we bargained for. (more…)