Westfield Area CSA Blog

Super Energy Kale Soup

Super Energy Kale Soup

This recipe comes from the World’s Healthiest Foods website: www.whfoods.com.  This quick and easy version of potato kale soup has extra vegetables for more flavor and nutrition, and takes little time to prepare.  Serves 4. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 7, 2017

Hello Everyone!  So, a couple of weeks ago I was at a training with a bunch of my fellow farmers.  Some of them were discussing the wet season we are having and one said “yeah, but farmers never complain,” and everyone laughed.  It’s true though, we only complain when it rains too much or when it doesn’t rain enough; when it’s too hot or too cold!  I’m sure that some of you are tired of my griping about the rain, but who else will listen, if not my members who are impacted by the weather in terms of what they receive in their shares? (more…)

Summer Vegetable Bread Pudding

Summer Vegetable Bread Pudding

Bread pudding isn’t just for dessert – you can make a savory bread pudding with your summer veggie and egg shares.  Feel free to substitute other ingredients, herbs, or cheeses, depending on what you have available.  Works great as a brunch dish that serves 8-12. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 31, 2017

Hi Folks!  So the weather this past week was copacetic.  Most of the rain that was forecast didn’t materialize, and the cool temps were a relief from the heat.  I am hopeful that the week to come will develop similarly; as it stands now rain is in the forecast every day from Wednesday until Wednesday next except for Sunday.  (more…)

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata

With eggplants still in abundance, I can’t wait to make another batch of this Sicilian deliciousness. The recipe makes about 4-5 cups and keeps well for about a week in the fridge. (more…)

Herbed Summer Squash and Potato Torte

Herbed Summer Squash and Potato Torte

This recipe was originally from Bon Appetit magazine, and found on epicurious.com.  It is easy to assemble by layering the ingredients (although the directions sound complicated!).  The recipe makes two pans so eat one tonight and freeze the other for another day.  A mandolin makes short work of the preparations. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 24, 2017

Hi Folks!  Well, it continues to rain, but at least this round brought us some relief from the heat!  It looks as though the temps will be more moderate this week; the humidity not so much.  So, summer is officially in full swing now — the tomatoes have begun to ripen!  While we won’t have enough to distribute this time around, we should by next week. (more…)

Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole

Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole

If you’ve signed up for Farmer John’s egg share, you’ll definitely want to try this Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole recipe found on delish.com.  It’s the breakfast version of stuffed peppers, made with bacon, eggs, and cheese.  Serves 4. (more…)