Monthly Archive: November 2011

Pasta Sauce with Cabbage and Sausage

Pasta Sauce with Cabbage and Sausage

A few years ago, my share partner and I took a cooking class at Classic Thyme, focused on pasta sauces. This one is an unusual sauce, hailing from northern Italy, close to the Austrian border. It is very easy and so delicious, plus, if you make a lot, you can freeze extras for later use. The recipe as presented serves 6. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- November 23, 2011

Hi Folks,

The final share of the season is not as bountiful as I would have liked, but we have done our best under difficult conditions. The lettuces and spinach that remain in the field are very small, so we are sending 3 small heads of lettuce and a bag of baby spinach. We also have a fair bit of red or purple mustards which I thought might be useful as a garnish for your holiday tables.

The share for this week will be:
Several small lettuce, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, carrots, tatsoi or other mustard, baby spinach, butternut squash, Japanese or white sweet potatoes, and something purple!

Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!
Farmer John

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- November 17, 2011

Hi Folks,

We are coming into the home stretch, with only a few more deliveries to be made and the final markets of the year. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be almost done with this season. Every year has its own particular challenges but this year has certainly been the most difficult that I have experienced in my 15 years of farming. (more…)

White Root Bisque

White Root Bisque

This is a delicious seasonal soup, served at Michael’s on the Hill restaurant in Waterbury, Vermont, close to Stowe. The recipe serves 6 but can easily be doubled and it freezes well. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- November 10, 2011

Hi Folks,

Well, there just doesn’t seem to be any limit to the kind of crazy weather that Mother Nature can throw at us these days! We got about 14 inches of snow from the storm and experienced two nights of frigid temperatures; 19 degrees last Sunday night. The low temperatures did the most damage; the snow actually protected most of the shorter crops, insulating them from the extremely cold air. (more…)