Westfield Area CSA Blog

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

For those of you familiar with the CSA, these curly beauties are a welcome friend.  For those new to the CSA experience, this may be one of your first “experimental” vegetables.

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Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

Pesto is a great way to use the garlic scapes in our CSA shares!  For ½ pound short pasta such as penne, add about 2 Tablespoons of pesto to cooked pasta and stir until pasta is well coated.  You can also freeze your pesto for use later in the year – try freezing it in an ice cube tray to make small handy pesto portions. (more…)

Spinach, Beef, and Egg Hash

Spinach, Beef, and Egg Hash

Found on foodie site, saveur.com, this easy one-pan meal is just the thing for a fulfilling breakfast that comes together in the blink of an eye.  The debate rages on as to the origin of this San Francisco dish—”Joe’s” restaurant has seen several incarnations.  Original Joe’s on Taylor Street, however, has had it on the menu for 59 years.  Serves 2. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – June 8, 2020

Hi Folks, So we have arrived at the week for which you have been waiting – the first delivery of the season!  My crew and I have been working hard for you over the last 2 months. We have lots of great veggies in store for you in the weeks ahead. 

The first shares are typically on the small side and usually heavy on greens and this year is no exception.  There are loads of peas hanging on the vines, but we need to wait for them to fill out.   The summer squash crop looks great and should begin to produce abundantly with each passing week.  Napa cabbage and broccoli are on the horizon.  For this week, you have the makings for a BIG salad. (more…)

Rainbow Carrots

2020 Registration

Registration for the 2020 season is now open!  Know your farmer, know your food.

Farmer John is once again offering two share sizes:

  1. BASIC SHARE – A smaller share, approximately 75% of the size of a premium share. The basic share will contain on average 9 to 12 items and will include more common produce such as lettuce, tomatoes, beans, zucchini, potatoes cucumbers etc. There will be smaller quantities of some items, for example 2 or 3 instead of 4 of crops such as peppers, eggplant, squash and cucumbers, or lower weights of beans. COST: $580 / $600
  1. PREMIUM SHARE – A premium share will on average contain 10-14 items. There will be more variety and in some cases larger quantities of products such as peas and beans in the premium share. There will be more greens in the premium, for example perhaps 2 bunches of spinach instead of one and a greens item during mid-summer when these are scarce. There may be a few items that are only provided in the premium share. While herbs will be included in the basic share they will be provided more consistently in the premium share. COST: $695 / $720

Our season for both shares runs for 24 weeks and is predicted to begin on June 11.

EXTRAS:  Once the season begins there will be opportunities to purchase shares of pasture raised eggs and ecologically grown fruit.

Early Bird Discount – Save by paying in full by March 1.

Cost breakdown:

Early Bird Pricing
(pay in full by March 1)
Regular Pricing
(pay in full by June 1)
Premium $695 $720
Basic $580 $600

If you can not pay your share in full, a $200 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.  Email westfieldcsa@gmail.com for more information.

To Register:

Click here to register online
Then mail your check to our registration coordinator at the address on the form.

or

Click here to download a membership form
Then print and mail the application and check together to our registration coordinator on the form.

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Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – November 18, 2019

Hello Everyone! So, we have reached the end of another season. I know that for many of you the last share pickup is a sad event; knowing that it will six months before you can begin receiving fresh produce from the farm. For me and my workers it is a bit of a relief. My workers have been suffering with working outdoors through some very cold and damp days over the last few weeks. I know that they are looking forward to going home to their families and to a warmer climate. For me, it is relief from the worry about the crops and the weather and wondering if we will be able to finish out the season in good form. (more…)