Monthly Archive: October 2014

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 30, 2014

Hi Everyone, We had a nice group of folks out here on the farm last Saturday for a tour and a campfire. It’s always a pleasure to meet the members and especially the children that are being raised on our veggies. Thanks to those who came out on Sunday and helped break apart garlic bulbs to prepare them for planting. These were the last two farm events for the season. Next year I plan to host more events and provide more frequent opportunities for members to see the farm and learn how their food is grown. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 23, 2014

Hi Everyone, so we finally got a substantial rain last week- 2 inches worth. The fall crops should now begin to grow a little better. We also had our third light frost last night; this one a little harder than the previous two. We continue to try to glean what we can of the warm weather crops before each of these frost events. (more…)

Joey Russo, Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refinery

Fall Maple Syrup and Honey available

Hi everyone, if you missed the spring order of maple syrup, or would like to purchase more maple products now is your chance!  Please fill out the attached form and mail it back to the address listed.  Please note that orders must be received in the mail by Oct 31!!  That’s pretty soon!

Also, please write WESTFIELD across the top of the order form.

The maple products will be available for pick up on Nov 20.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 16, 2014

Hi Folks, Mother Nature continues to dole out the precipitation with an eye dropper. On Saturday we received about .3 inches of the wet stuff. Once again the rain event coincided perfectly with the hours of my Saturday market, dampening sales as well as my workers and I. We are predicted to get a more substantial drenching on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. (more…)

Pumpkin Patch

Circle Brook Farm – Fall Event Schedule

We will host several more events at the farm this fall. These will all be opportunities to see the farm, help out a bit and to receive a pumpkin. I hope many of you will be able to attend. If you are not able to make it out to the farm and would still like to get a pumpkin, you can visit us at one of our markets over the next few weeks: (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 9, 2014

Hello Everyone, We received .6 inches of rain this past weekend. Although not as much as I would have liked, it will greatly benefit the fall crops. The timing was also less than desirable — raining all through my Saturday morning market and costing me thousands of dollars in lost income. C’est la vie! (more…)

Carrot Cake

Great Grandma’s Sheep-Wagon Carrot Cake

If you find yourself with extra carrot culls, try Great Grandma’s Sheep-Wagon Carrot Cake (found at  My recipe is more than 30 years old and was given me by my sister-in-law. I googled the name on an off chance and there it was, almost identical.  I always used a bit less sugar, and maybe a touch more butter but it makes great muffins too (just shorten baking time).  The cake doesn’t need a frosting, but if you like frosting you can add this one from (more…)