Monthly Archive: August 2017

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 28, 2017

Hi Folks, So I have some good news and some bad news; which would you like first?  The bad news you say; well it seems we will have a short melon season.  The rain was just too much for these delicate plants — the first planting did not produce a second crop and the second planting is probably not going to produce much of anything.  The watermelons are a little hardier and we will be trying to get some to all groups that have not yet received any, over the next 3 weeks or so.  The good news is that we are back in lettuce harvest mode, and should have it in the shares for most of the rest of the season.  We are also beginning to pick from the second planting of beans, so beans should be abundant for the next month. (more…)

Easy Lettuce Soup

Easy Lettuce Soup

This simple lettuce soup recipe found on food.com is surprisingly good!  It’s very similar tasting to a cream of broccoli soup though not as creamy.  Try it with some crusty bread and cheese.  Serves 2-4.
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Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 21, 2017

Hello everyone, I am a bit under the weather at present so I will, with apologies, skip the usual complaints about the rain and get right to the part of the update that most of you probably skip to anyway.  Lol! (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 14, 2017

Hi Folks!  So, we begin, as always, with the weather report.   We received a whopping two and a half inches of the wet stuff over a 12-hour period last Friday.  Fortunately, it fell mostly at night and did not rain on any of my weekend markets. Also fortunate is that we have well drained sandy soil.  (more…)

Super Energy Kale Soup

Super Energy Kale Soup

This recipe comes from the World’s Healthiest Foods website: www.whfoods.com.  This quick and easy version of potato kale soup has extra vegetables for more flavor and nutrition, and takes little time to prepare.  Serves 4. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 7, 2017

Hello Everyone!  So, a couple of weeks ago I was at a training with a bunch of my fellow farmers.  Some of them were discussing the wet season we are having and one said “yeah, but farmers never complain,” and everyone laughed.  It’s true though, we only complain when it rains too much or when it doesn’t rain enough; when it’s too hot or too cold!  I’m sure that some of you are tired of my griping about the rain, but who else will listen, if not my members who are impacted by the weather in terms of what they receive in their shares? (more…)