Westfield Area CSA Blog

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 5, 2016

Hi Folks, I hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.  I guess we dodged a bullet with the hurricane moving out to sea — although I confess I was hoping it might spin...

Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab

Commonly known in the United States as broccoli raab, it is truly a vegetable with many names around the world.  A few of the many names are raab, rabe, rapa, rapine, rappi, rappone, turnip...

Beets

Beets

Beets are filled with good things.  High in fiber, vitamins A and C, and surprisingly, more iron than most other vegetables, including spinach!  They also contain calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and folic acid.  The pigments...

Sauteed Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab with Caramelized Onions

This recipe, found at simplyrecipes.com is the classic Italian way to prepare broccoli raab.  It’s also great served with Italian sausage and pasta. Note that this recipe also includes the blanching steps, which is the...

Beet and Goat Cheese Hummus

Beet and Goat Cheese Hummus

Beets are one of those veggies that are a bit scary, but versatile enough that you can sneak them into almost any other recipe to make things interesting (remember Beet Meatloaf?).  This recipe from...

Heirloom Tomato Mojito

Heirloom Tomato Mojito

Sometimes you want a tomato and balsamic vinegar salad, and sometimes you want a mojito.  Don’t compromise!  With this recipe from starchefs.com, you can have your salad and drink it too.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 29, 2016

Hello Everyone!  This week marks the beginning of the second half of the season (time flies when you’re eating well!).  We still have three more weeks of summer officially and we hope for at...

Ground Cherries

Ground Cherries

Ground cherries  (aka goldenberries, husk tomatoes, or cape gooseberries) are one of the fun, unique items that you learn about when you join our CSA.  These small fruit are in the tomato family and...

Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Smoked Pork Chops

Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Smoked Pork Chops

Here’s a delicious recipe from the “Simply Organic” cookbook that combines the onion and cabbage from our summer CSA shares with precooked pork chops and a honey dijon sauce.  Try it out!

Summer Succotash

Summer Succotash

If you’re tired of traditional succotash, try this recipe from the “Simply Organic” by Jesse Ziff Cool.  It deviates from the classic style of succotash by substituting green beans for lima beans, and adding...