Westfield Area CSA Blog

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 11, 2016

Hi Everyone, it was brutally hot last week but I guess most of you noticed that.  We continue to receive much needed rain and I am very busy catching up with planting.  We have...

Grilled Coconut Kale

Grilled Coconut Kale

This recipe found in The New York Times is rich and fiery, sweet and salty, all at once.  Grilling softens the texture of the kale without entirely removing the mild bitterness of the leaves, while...

Vegetable Fritters

Kohlrabi Fritters

If you’ve still got those funny looking bulbs staring you down on your counter, here’s a new take on kohlrabi.  I’ll admit that for 6 years of the CSA, I never dared try them....

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 4, 2016

Hi Folks!  So we finally got some rain:  about 2” from several passing storms.  Most of the precipitation came in deluges, which is less than ideal but we are grateful for what we get....

Fennel

Fennel

Fennel, also known as sweet fennel or finocchio, originated in the Mediterranean and is popular in Italian and Scandinavian cooking. Closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander, this aromatic vegetable is the swollen,...

Fennel, Grape, and Gorgonzola Salad

Fennel, Grape, and Gorgonzola Salad

Here is a great salad idea, from Mariquita Farms and epicurious.com using fennel, radicchio, and romaine lettuce. If you don’t have romaine, use any green or red leaf lettuce.  If you can’t find black grapes,...

Spring Garden Soup

Spring Garden Soup

Another great soup recipe from The Victory Garden Cookbook by Marian Morash.  It serves 4-6.  Use 2 leeks (white and light green parts only) in lieu of scallions.  For herbs, parsley, thyme, or tarragon...

Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins

These spinach chocolate chip muffins found on Scooter Cakes blog are kid friendly!  Make a large batch or multiple batches of these muffins and freeze them.  They freeze very well and then are ready to...