Monthly Archive: June 2021

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 28, 2021

Hello Folks! So, we are in the second heat wave of the season – three more scorching days to endure before it breaks on Thursday. Fortunately, there is a fair amount of moisture in the soil, so our crops should not be affected too much. I can’t believe we are in the fourth week of deliveries already. I guess time flies when you’re working hard as well! (more…)

Summer Squash

Summer Squash

Welcome to Summer Squash season!  As you may have noticed already, summer squash appears in a variety of shapes and colors, the most prevalent being the well-known green zucchini, the straight or crooked necked yellow squash, and the round, flat, often scalloped edge, patty pan squash.  All these varieties are tender, warm-season vegetables that differ from their fall and winter cousins in that they are selected to be harvested while still immature.  Thus, the entire vegetable, rind, flesh, and seeds, can be eaten. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 21, 2021

Hi everyone, Happy Father’s Day!  Happy Juneteenth!  Happy Summer Solstice!  Happy, Happy, Happy!  Just as I hope you will be with the share this week!   (more…)

Spinach

Spinach

Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach provide more nutrients than any other food.  Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia.  Spinach made its way to China in the 7th century when the king of Nepal sent it as a gift to this country.  Spinach has a much more recent history in Europe than many other vegetables.  It was only brought to that continent in the 11th century, when the Moors introduced it into Spain.  In fact, for a while, spinach was known as “the Spanish vegetable” in England. (more…)

Broccoli Leaf Soup

Broccoli Leaf Soup

This is a simple soup that is simply good. The farina makes it creamy without the extra calories of cream. Make a large batch, and freeze the extra for another day! To make the soup even more healthy, replace the butter with olive oil. (more…)