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Video – How to Use Escarole

Join Chef Emma Frisch and Early Morning Farm Blogger Tracy McEvilly to learn the ins and outs of preparing escarole! Recipes from the video: Beet, Goat Cheese, & Escarole Salad Utica Greens - with sausage or chickpeas Grilled Beans &...

Baba Ghanoush – Smoky Eggplant Dip

If you've ever had Baba Ghanoush at a Mediterranean Restaurant, it is surprisingly easy to recreate at a home. I'll let you in on a little secret, we actually don't have a grill at the farm, but we grill all the time. We use a cast iron grill pan for grilling and...

10 Great Recipes for Summer Squash & Zucchini

Summer truly begins when farmstands and CSA shares start overflowing with summer squash. This local favorite is abundant, and our CSA members clamor for new recipes. One of summer's most versatile crops, summer squash can be grilled, sautéed, baked, pan fried, deep...

Ginger Tofu Stir-fry

Stir-fry is an easy and delicious way to use up the veggies in your CSA share. In our house we usually have stir-fry the night before our new box comes with whatever odds and ends we still have from the week before. Most of the time I don’t even use a recipe, I just...

Ginger Pork Stir-fry

Stir-fry is an easy and delicious way to use up the veggies in your CSA share. In our house we usually have stir-fry the night before our new box comes with whatever odds and ends we still have from the week before. Most of the time I don't even use a recipe, I just...

Summer Squash Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is so simple, but the ingredients come together perfectly and I suggest you make it right away! I wanted to give our members a simple way to use up their summer squash that could be enjoyed warm or cold and I think I've found it. I made a batch with...

Spanish Chorizo Salad

When it's extra hot out the fresh lettuce in your CSA share is the perfect bed for a huge salad platter. This salad is a full meal - rounded out with spicy chorizo from Autumn's Harvest Farm. If you're a vegetarian just leave the sausage off, or try adding in some...

Stir-fried Radish and Kohlrabi

Do you have any idea how versatile radish & kohlrabi are? Fresh and crunchy both of these brassica vegetables can be enjoyed raw or cooked. One of the things I love about radish and kohlrabi are that they are completely different when cooked. Soft and mellow, this...

Lemon Mizuna Spaghetti

The start of the CSA has been amazing this year, and one of the reasons is the mizuna! Mizuna is an Asian green that is mild tasting and very easy to work with. You've probably seen it in baby salad mixes, but we grow big leaves of it. It has feathery edges and can be...

Bok Choy Chopped Salad

Chopped salad is exactly what it sounds like! All the ingredients are chopped into bite size, somewhat uniform pieces with a flavorful dressing and served. Usually chopped salad is a little more "American" in flavor with vinaigrette, lettuce, tomato, bacon, small...

Sweet & Sour Kohlrabi Salad

You've had pickles right? Good, this is basically pickle salad. Inspired by traditional Cucumber Salad, this variation uses kohlrabi, cilantro, and spring onion. My Mom made vinegary cucumber salad and also a version with sour cream, I think it was basically just an...

Spring Onion Frittata

There's really nothing easier to pull off then a simple frittata. It showcases fresh vegetables, local eggs, and a bit of dairy in an easy format almost everyone can enjoy. Frittata is a go-to weeknight dinner for me when I don't know what else to do or feel like...

Smashed & Loaded Beets

No beets were harmed in the making of this dish. The idea for this recipe came about in a rare quiet afternoon while I was flipping through a food magazine. A chef was presssing beets for a dish. I immediately thought of a popular way to cook potatoes - parboil, then...

Collard Green Burritos

Collard greens are often served sautéd or braised as a side dish, but collards can also be enjoyed in salads, and they make a great wrap! These fresh, bright green burritos are easy, and you can put any fillings you like inside! The best part about using a collard as...

Top 5 Reasons to Join a CSA

There are so many great reasons to join a CSA this summer. Eat healthy fresh food, value, learn about new foods & cooking techniques, community, the environment, variety, choices, quality, the list goes on! Here's our top 5 reasons to join a CSA - summer has...

Napa Cabbage Tofu Salad

Napa Cabbage is a sweet, mild Asian cabbage that usually appears in our CSA shares early in the season, before traditional cabbages and again in the fall. Napa cabbage is great in salads, slaws, stir-fries, soups. It’s surprisingly versatile, although many of our CSA...

Cilantro Kohlrabi Pickles

We're having a great year for kohlrabi! Although kohlrabi sort of looks like it's from outerspace, once you get the thick skin off it's a crunchy and easy to cook veggie. Great in soups, stir-fries, salads, and more, it's also a great pickle. You may have noticed we...

Napa Cabbage Chicken Salad

Napa Cabbage is a sweet, mild Asian cabbage that usually appears in our CSA shares early in the season, before traditional cabbages and again in the fall. Napa cabbage is great in salads, slaws, stir-fries, soups. It's surprisingly versatile, although many of our CSA...

Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your CSA

Joining a CSA is a win-win for farmers and community members. Farmers get to stabilize their income, crop planning, and go into the farming season with a community of members to feed and interact with each week. CSA members get a steady stream of vegetables at a great...

Rhubarb Hand Pies

Can we talk about hand-pies for a moment? Cute, portable, and very high in crust to filling ratio make these my favorite of all time. Hand pies are really easy and fun to make, although they take a little longer than a larger pie. This crust is super flaky, thanks to...

Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Bok Choy is one of the earliest vegetables to come up in the field, and the latest! A fan of cooler weather, CSA members enjoy fresh and flavorful bok choy often in our CSA. High in vitamin A and C, a head of bok choy can turn into a quick and flavorful meal in...

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

Rhubarb is springing up all around roadside stands, markets, and backyards. It's a welcome sign of spring and summer to come! Our crew heads out early every morning to pluck the flowers off our plants, and we'll pick as much as we can for the first CSA shares of 2015...

Brown Sugar Rhubarb Tarts

A sure sign that summer (and our CSA season!) are coming - the arrival of rhubarb! Rhubarb is tangy sour vegetable, and the stalks cooked down with a sweetener are perfect for filling pies, crumble bars, syrups, and more. These individual tarts are filled with a...

Save $15 Now Through April 15th!

Sign-up by April 15th and Save $15! Although spring is slowly emerging, things have been full-swing on the farm since the beginning of March. Our crew has been out putting up our high tunnels in all kinds of weather, seeding in the greenhouses, and more. They were...

How to Eat Organic on a Budget

One of the things our CSA members love most about our CSA is they're able to fill their refrigerators with fresh, certified organic produce grown on our local farm at a great price. Here's some other ideas for eating organic and staying within your budget. Did we miss...

How to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

This topic is sure to be on every parent's mind, getting your kid's to eat (and enjoy) their vegetables. There's nothing like a box full of farm-fresh vegetables each week to get you started. Many of our young CSA members develop an early love for beets, turnips,...

How to Grill Any Vegetable

Armed with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a set of tongs you can grill just about any vegetable that comes in your CSA share. I've never had a grilled vegetable I didn't like, but there are a few tips for success. Some vegetables taste great with just a bit of char and...

Everything Bagel Kale Chips

Here's a crispy, crunchy snack that's perfect for afterschool or really any time. Kids love kale chips - so this is a really fun recipe to make with your little ones. Older children can probably make this recipe themselves with a little supervision. Kale chips shrink...

What to Serve at Your Game of Thrones Viewing Party

Have you ever felt like the characters on Game of Thrones are eating directly from our CSA Shares??? From the day Ros left Winterfell on a turnip cart, I couldn't help but notice the plethora of turnips, carrots, leeks, parsnips, and beets these characters are...

Black Pepper Poached Beets with Yogurt Sauce

I've been eating these unassuming beets for days. Folded into sandwiches, topped with avocado and egg, warm, cold there's something just right about them. Beets sometimes get left at the bottom of the fridge or CSA share box, but they really are a flavorful part of...

Carrot Pistachio Baklava

I first saw a picture of this truly unique dessert on Instagram! This recipe comes from Figs & Pigs, a UK based blog with great ideas and photographs. I had to convert the measurements, and ended up making a full sheet pan to avoid ending up with half of a...

Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs

If you're looking for a way to truly wow your guests, but not stretch them too far outside their comfort zone this is it! Beet pickled eggs are simple and don't taste far from traditional hard boiled eggs. Consider these deviled eggs with a twist, look for large local...

Our Top Ten Naturally Green Recipes

The best St Patrick's Day recipes are naturally green! We've rounded up our favorite green recipes below, from sweet smoothies to green salads and everything in between we've got you covered!   Shamrock Smoothies Greenest Curry Cumin Scented Kale Green Pancakes Swiss...

Green Pancakes

If you're looking for a naturally green recipe you can pull of on a weeknight for St Patrick's Day this is it. These pancakes could be the perfect sub for Green Eggs & Ham (top them with a fried egg) an easy weeknight dinner, brunch, or make them tiny for a fun...

Irish Lamb & Turnip Stew

Turnips grow really well on our farm (we grow 3 varieties) so we're always on the lookout for turnip recipes! I spotted this simple stew from chef April Bloomfield, and it seemed like the perfect fit for our purple top storage turnips and some lamb stew meat we had...

Shamrock Smoothies

If you're jonesing for a creamy green drink this year you don't have to go through the drive thru! This smoothie is easy, dairy free, and 100% natural. Surprise your little ones before school on St Patrick's Day (or any day for that matter), make a quick snack, or if...

Greenest Curry

We can't be the only ones feeling this long winter, but this month we're vowing to "think green!". Our crew crowded into the farmhouse this week for their first meeting and before we know it the greenhouses will be up and seedlings started. The first recipe testing...

Corned Beef & Cabbage

I was a vegetarian for years, but there's something really nostalgic to me about corned beef and cabbage. When I set out to make a local, updated version I realized there's not really much I remember about my mother's version but the taste and smell. The appearance...

How to Brine Beef for Corned Beef

We wanted to get really festive and put together a corned beef cabbage recipe for the site. When I started doing a little research, I found that making the corned beef simply required dumping a bunch of ingredients in a pan and leaving it alone for a week or so,...


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