Author: Bryan Housel

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 20, 2016

Hello Everyone!  So we continue to experience dry conditions here on the farm.  We have had several more predicted rainfalls fail to arrive.  We have another shot at a little precipitation overnight on Monday...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 13, 2016

Hello Everyone!  So we waited with a mixture of anticipation and dread for the severe storms predicted for Saturday.  We badly need the rain but worried about the high winds and potential for hail....

Hakurei turnips

Hakurei Turnips

Hakurei turnips are a Japanese salad turnip. They are sweet and much softer than a regular turnip, and rarely need to be peeled; just wash and trim the root ends. The leaves are also...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 6, 2016

Hi Folks! We finally got some rain here at the farm on Sunday, just over an inch.  We need more but are grateful for what we receive. We have essentially lost the first planting...

Sunchokes

Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes)

Sunchokes, of the sunflower family, are native to North America where the natives called them “sun roots” before European settlers arrived. Samuel Champlain, a French explorer found them in Cape Cod in 1605 and...

Roasted Sunchokes

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes)

This recipe, found on allrecipes.com is an easy way to cook these vegetables.  Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes, are starchy tubers like potatoes and turnips. When roasted, the skin becomes flaky and the flesh becomes...

Lettuce Soup

Lettuce Soup

Found on epicurious.com, this lettuce soup recipe is a great way to use the lettuce’s outer leaves and ribs, which usually go to waste.  Any kind of potato and any salad greens, including lettuce,...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 3, 2016

Hi Folks, Firstly, I would like to apologize for having been incommunicado until now.  I normally write one or two pre-season updates to keep members apprised of how things are going at the farm....

Westfield CSA accepting applications for 2016 season!

It’s time to sign up for the 2016 season! Why Join a CSA?  First and foremost, you build a relationship with a real person who works hard to bring you fresh produce every week;  You save gas...