Westfield Area CSA Blog

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The tomato, like the eggplant, is a member of the Solanaceae, or Nightshade family.  Tomatoes are native to western South America, but were cultivated in Mexico by Mexican Indians, who were intrigued by its...

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

This Stuffed Tomatoes recipe comes from New York Times Magazine’s: The Proper Ways to Treat an Heirloom (August 5, 2011).

South Beach Diet Gazpacho

South Beach Diet Gazpacho

Gazpacho is simple and refreshing soup usually served cold.  And it uses all of the vegetables that we typically get in our summer CSA shares.  This Gazpacho recipe comes from the South Beach Diet, and can...

Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

Every summer around this time, I overhear members asking themselves and others what the deuce to do with more cucumbers. Besides add-ins to salads, or cool refreshment for your eye-lids, why not take a...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 30, 2018

Hello Folks, “And the rain let up, and the sun came up, while we were getting dry”- Van Morrison.  It was a challenging week but it could have been worse, so I guess I’ll...

Eggplant

Eggplant

Eggplant is a member of the Solanaceae, or “nightshade,” family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, sweet peppers, and potatoes. As you already noticed, they come in a variety of shapes and colors. While...

Eggplant Parmesan on Angel Hair

Classic Eggplant Parmesan

Overwhelmed with all of the eggplant that we have been getting in the shares?  Eggplant Parmesan is an easy family favorite, and freezes well for future eating!

Eggplant and Orzo Salad

Eggplant and Orzo Salad

When in Cape May, stop by George’s Place restaurant on the corner of Beach and Perry Streets for delicious Greek food.  They won’t part with their recipe but I came pretty close to re-creating...

Red and Green Buttermilk Coleslaw

Red and Green Buttermilk Coleslaw

Here’s another colorful variation on a traditional summer party staple, taken from a William Sonoma cookbook, Cooking from the Farmers’ Market. The recipe serves 6.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 23, 2018

Hello Everyone!  So, we finally got some rain and now it doesn’t want to stop.  We are already at 3 inches with 2 more days of potentially substantial precipitation to come.  My crew worked...