Monthly Archive: July 2013

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 25, 2013

Hello Everyone, So we survived last week’s heat wave and it appears that we may be through the worst of the heat for this season. On Saturday we received a quarter inch of rain in a tremendous downpour that lasted about 15 minutes. This was helpful for speeding germination of a field that I recently planted in cukes, beans, beets, and summer squash. Our soils dry out fairly quickly, so even after all the rain in June we are already in need of precipitation. We have a decent chance of receiving some rain from scattered thunderstorms over the next two days. (more…)

Koosa Ma Laban

Koosa Ma Laban (Zucchini Yogurt Dip)

This Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip can be a fresh addition to your crudités presentations this summer. As presented, it makes about 1 ½ cups, can be made a day ahead, kept in fridge until ready for serving (just stir beforehand). (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 18, 2013

Hi Folks, We’re having a heat wave! I always try to look on the bright side; I’d like to say that while the heat won’t be good for some crops it will benefit others. The truth is that this much heat is not good for any living thing. Even heat loving crops like peppers, eggplant and melons shut down photosynthesis above 90 degrees. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 11, 2013

Hello everyone,
Well, we are into the “dog days of summer” now with the heat and humidity making field work a challenge to say the least. The rain has let up enough for us to resume planting. I have now planted about 90% of the winter squash crop, with the remainder to go in today. I also plan to plant more beets, carrots, and beans this week. The heat loving crops are thriving and we will soon have eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers. (more…)