Jun 27, 2012

CSA - week 3

Snap Peas
Snow Peas
Romaine Lettuce
Salad Mix
Bok Choi
Red Russian Kale
Lacinato Kale

Bok Choi with Gingery Butter
Bok Choi & Sesame Noodles
Il Buco Kale Salad

Skillet Snow Peas
Orechiette with Sugarsnap Peas and Italian Sausage

Savory Cheese and Scallion Scones

Jun 20, 2012

CSA - week 2

Napa Cabbage
Bok Choi
Baby Turnips
Pea Shoots
Red Russian Kale
Beedy's Camden Kale

Kale Chips
Grilled Scallions Vinaigrette
Grilled Baby Bok Choi

Napa Cabbage with Bacon Dressing


Jun 13, 2012

CSA - week 1

Bok Choi
Pea Shoots
Braising Greens
Red Russian Kale
Beedy's Camden Kale
Garlic Scapes 

Garlicky Pea Shoots
Easy Bok Choy
Kate's Kale

Kale Frittata

Basic Braised Greens
Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese and Fried Egg

Jun 11, 2012

farm store opens this week!

This week at the Farm Store, we'll be offering beautiful heads of lettuce, salad mix, kale, pea shoots, and other greens. We also have still have many varieties of organic tomato seedlings available. 

  • Tuesdays, 2 - 6pm
  • Saturdays, 9am - 4pm
As the season progresses, we also plan to be open on other days of the week on the honor system. 

Jun 4, 2012

observations on a rainy day

kale in abundance!
We are staying out of our fields at the moment, hoping the rain lets up so the standing water in some of our fields can start to drain away. All in all, our crops have held up well to the soaking rains - so far anyway.  In fact, spring crops like peas, lettuce, and kale seem to thrive on these cool cloudy days.

winter squash ready for planting

The greenhouse is bursting with plants that are ready to be transplanted outdoors but it looks like they might have to wait a little longer, until the fields dry out a bit.

I'm getting organized today, calling chefs to get their weekly orders lined up, and preparing for CSA harvest which begins next week. We're pleased to be kicking off the CSA season with some fantastic lettuce, and an array of other delicious spring greens.

This week, you can find us at the Exeter Farmers' Market on Thursday, and the Epping Farmers' Market on Friday.  We'll also have salad greens, lettuce, and kale for sale at the farm this Saturday.  

Jun 2, 2012

Spring Recipe: Garlicky Pea Shoots

pea shoot!
We are enjoying an abundance of leafy greens here at the farm - kale, tat soi, bok choi, mustard greens, salad mix, and pea shoots are all ready for harvest.  Here's a simple recipe that combines two of my favorite spring crops that are in season right now:  green garlic and pea shoots.

This recipe is adapted from "Garlicky Pea Shoot Tangle" from The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without by Mollie Katzen

1 Tbsp. roasted peanut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. pea shoots, rinsed, drained, and thoroughly dried
2 Tbsp. garlic, minced or crushed (try using green garlic stalks, finely chopped)
¼ tsp. salt (or to taste)

Place a large, deep skillet or wok over medium heat. After about a minute, add the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the pea shoots and garlic, and turn up the heat. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes, attempting to get the garlic distributed evenly through the tangle of shoots. Stir in the salt along the way. (It’s easiest to use tongs or a large, long-handled fork for mixing.) Remove from the heat as soon as the pea shoots are wilted and have turned deep green. Serve hot or warm. Serves 4 to 6

pea shoots growing at the farm