Author: Bryan Housel

Simple Broccoli Soup

Simple Broccoli Soup

This simple soup is equally good hot or cold; with the temperatures climbing well into the 80s and 90s this week, it is quick and easy to make on the stove. You can readily omit the potatoes for a lighter version. A small dollop of sour cream or crème fraiche before serving is a nice compliment to the soup. The recipe serves 4-6. (more…)

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Farm News – July 3, 2013

Hi Folks,
I suppose I don’t need to tell you that it’s been raining a lot. The wet conditions have been a boon to many of the early crops, the lettuce and other greens, the peas, and especially the brassica crops which require lots of moisture. We had the most beautiful spring spinach crop ever. (more…)

Pattypan Squash

Pattypan Squash

If you are new to the CSA, and looked in the summer squash bin last week, you may have avoided this beauty.  Pattypan squash taste quite similar to other summer squash. Their unique shape makes them prime candidates for stuffing. Simply place in boiling water for a few minutes to soften, scoop out inside, and stuff with your favorite stuffing recipe. (more…)

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Farm News – June 27, 2013

Hello Everyone,
The fields have finally dried out enough to be worked and now we are scrambling to get caught up on our planting schedule. We had about 1200 heirloom tomato plants that had been languishing in their flats that have now been set out. I need to plant more beets, carrots and cucumbers. (more…)

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Farm News – June 13, 2013

Hi Folks, We have arrived at the week you’ve been waiting for – the first delivery of the season. Here come the veggies! We’ve been working hard for you and in spite of the meteorological challenges of the spring, have a very nice first share to bring you. (more…)

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Farm News – June 3, 2013

Hi Folks, Well we started out too dry and too cold and now we’ve had too wet and too hot. So in just the first two months of the growing season we’ve covered all the bases. Someone asked me a few weeks back if I thought it would continue to be dry and I replied that I reckoned it would remain very dry until it began to rain too much (I didn’t actually say “reckoned” that’s just literary embellishment). I didn’t expect, nor wish to be proven correct so soon. (more…)

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Farm News – May 12, 2013

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the 2013 Starbrite Farm CSA season and to the first installment of my weekly updates. These will serve to apprise you of the work we are doing at the farm each week, of the success we are having and the challenges we may be facing, and what to expect in your share for the week. I strive to make them as informative and entertaining as possible. (more…)