Monthly Archive: June 2015

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 2, 2015

Hi Folks,

So I’ve heard of racing against the sun but out here on the farm we’ve been racing against the rain. The ground barely dries out enough to work when in rolls the next storm. On Saturday we started earlier than usual and were able to get an acre field ready for planting winter squash and pumpkins. A steady drizzle began and by the time I rode out on my seeding tractor it was too muddy to plant. We received a little more than an inch and a half of precipitation over the weekend and if it doesn’t rain on Tuesday we will be able to plant by Wednesday. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 25, 2015

Hello Everyone, Rain, rain, rain, rain!  I know it seems that all I do is complain about the weather, but it’s hard to get our planting done in the mud.  The crops are loving it though – the peas and the brassica family are water lovers and are thriving.  We actually dodged a bullet over the weekend as the heaviest rain passed to the south, and we received only about an inch. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 18, 2015

Hello Everyone, So it never rains but it pours, isn’t that the saying? After nearly 6 weeks without rain it has now been raining regularly and a little heavier than I would like. We were almost caught up with our planting schedule and now have fallen behind again, due to many days of sodden soils that keep us from preparing the beds for planting. But the veggies are growing beautifully! I have also been trying to take off some of my cover crops baled as hay to later use for mulch, which is also confounded by the wet conditions. It’s time to plant the pumpkins and winter squash but I can’t plow the ground until I take the hay off. You’ve got to make hay while the sun shines! Literally! (more…)

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

Ingredients:

1 cup garlic scapes (about 8 or 9 scapes), top flowery part removed, cut into ¼-inch slices
1/3 cup walnuts
¾ cup olive oil
¼-½ cup grated parmesan
½ teaspoon salt black pepper to taste (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 11, 2015

Hello Everyone!  So here we go — we have arrived at the first week of CSA deliveries. As previously mentioned we got off to a very late start with our planting this year thanks to another interminable winter. The first delivery will be a bit smaller than in previous seasons. We have some potatoes held over in cold storage from last season which we will be shipping this week and next as supplies last. (more…)