Westfield Area CSA Blog

Blackened Carrots

Blackened Carrots

Ingredients

2 lbs carrots
¼ Cups Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
4 Tablespoon brown sugar
4 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 oz no-fat feta cheese (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 16, 2009

Hello Folks,

We’ve been busy this past week trying to catch up with the planting and with the weeding that we were unable to get done this past month due to the rain.

I have almost finished planting the pumpkins and the winter squash. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 9, 2009

Hello Folks,

The weather looks good for the week ahead so perhaps this means we have reached the end of the monsoon season here in the Northeast. With abundant sunshine and some moderate heat the warm weather crops should begin to grow rapidly. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 2, 2009

Hi Folks,

Well it seems that we are in for another week of scattered thunderstorms. Hopefully it won’t be quite as bad as this past month has been. We were caught out in the field several times this past week as strong storms rolled through unexpectedly. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- June 25, 2009

Hello Everyone,

The cool wet weather continues to make life difficult here on the farm. Unfortunately I have an even worse weather phenomenon to report. On Monday evening the Andover farm was hit by a quite severe hailstorm. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- June 18, 2009

Hi Everyone,

We’ve arrived at the week you’ve all been waiting for the week of the first delivery. As usual there won’t be a large number of items in this first share, but what we have I think you will enjoy. I was hoping to have broccoli for the first share, as the early crop was beginning to head up last week, but it seems that it will need another week. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- June 1, 2009

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another late farm update! I’ve been trying to find time to write this for the past week, but after a 12 or 13 hour day in the field it’s difficult to concentrate. This is the time of year when everything needs to get planted at once and when the weather doesn’t cooperate, by raining for a week straight for example, it’s easy to get behind. We finished planting the onions about 2 weeks ago and they are growing nicely. (more…)

Pumpkin Rice Soup

Pumpkin Rice Soup

Ingredients

1 ½ lb pumpkin, butternut squash or acorn squash
Small handful of lime leaves (optional)
2-3 chilies (or 1 small can)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced (more…)