Monthly Archive: October 2021

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 25, 2021

Hi Folks! It appears we have a bit of a rainy week ahead, but the temperatures remain mild for late October. We have another very nice share for you this week. We harvested a lot of peppers- both green and colored ahead of what we thought might be a frost over the weekend. So there will be a mix in the shares, please take some of the green ones in the mix and leave some of the ripe ones for those who come later. Some groups may receive baby bells. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 18, 2021

Hi All!  So, it was a good weather week, and the crops continue to grow nicely.  It looks as though we have one more week before the first frost of the season.  As forecast presently, it should be a light frost over two nights.  After that, it is expected to warm up a bit and stay balmy for another week.  Nice! (more…)

Romanesco Cauliflower

Romanesco Cauliflower

Romanesco cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family, which includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale.  This unique cauliflower originated and was first identified in the 16th century in Italy. Sometimes called Romanesco broccoli, it looks nothing like broccoli and its flavor is much milder and sweeter than either broccoli or cauliflower. (more…)

Baked Veggie Chips

Parsnip Chips

Kale and potato chips aren’t the only chips in town. You can also make parsnip chips. Roasting parsnips brings out their unique sweetness and charm, so if you are at a loss for what to make of parsnips, don’t swap them yet – try making chips. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 11, 2021

Howdy Y’all! So after a gray and drizzly week, it appears we have some wonderful weather coming in the week ahead. Highs in the seventies; even approaching 80 by Friday and most importantly, ample sunshine! No frost is predicted for the next 2 weeks, not bad for mid-October! (more…)

Acorn Squash

Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash actually belongs to the same species as all “summer” squashes (such as zucchini and yellow squash).  The most common variety is dark green in color, but newer varieties can be yellow, white, even variegated.  As the name suggests, its shape resembles that of an acorn.  It is a good candidate for winter storage, keeping several months in a cool dry location.  Squash can be refrigerated, but it will deteriorate quickly and should only be refrigerated 1-2 weeks. (more…)