Monthly Archive: September 2011

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- September 29,2011

Hello Everyone,

We seem to have dodged a bullet this weekend as the heavy rains predicted did not materialize. We received only about a half an inch of precipitation as opposed to the 3-5 inches forecast as possible. We’re not completely out of the woods yet, as there are still a few days of scattered storms and showers ahead. (more…)

Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens

From the website, Simply Recipes, here is a quick and easy sauté using any mustard greens. The recipe serves 4. Enjoy! (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- September 22, 2011

Hi Folks,

We continue to feel the ef- fects of the back to back inun- dations delivered by Irene and Lee. Some brassicas that were not flooded are wilting and dying from root diseases brought on by continuously saturated soil. We are still unable to machine dig potatoes and some of the crop that was in low pockets has almost certainly rotted. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- September 15, 2011

Hello Everyone,

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks on the farm as I’m sure you can imagine. The rain from the remnants of Hurricane Lee dropped another 5 inches of rain on already saturated ground and swollen streams. The lake that formed in my lower field during Irene returned and swallowed even more of the fall brassicas than before. I estimate that we have lost nearly 10,000 plants. (more…)

Quick Pickling Anything!

Quick Pickling Anything!

An easy pickling recipe, not for die-hard canners, but more for the “refrigerator” kind of pickling. It takes a few minutes to make and you can relish eating them in about 3 days. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- September 8, 2011

Hello Everyone,

I know you are all anxious to know how the farm fared with Hurricane Irene. I have not been able to write until now because we were without power until Saturday. While we sustained some damage, it could have been much worse, and in deed it was worse for many farms in NJ and especially for New England farmers. (more…)