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Farmstand News and a Suggested CSA Share Coming Your Way!

Posted 7/6/2017 8:08am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hey, hey, hey! 

We hope you had a lovely, long, and wonderfully drawn out holiday weekend! We all sure did! 

This week we are back to regular farmstand hours: 
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
**Jordan Brothers Seafood on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-6 p.m.

If you're at the farmstand this week (and we hope you will be!), you will notice the AMAZING colors. Flowers around the farm are in full bloom and Laurene is working her magic putting together some incredible bouquets. We've got small and large(r) ones - many different varieties and sizes for you to enjoy! 

Speaking of beautiful flowers...we are still accepting Flower CSA sign-ups if you are interested in something a bit more regular. Pick-ups are every Tuesday. You can find out more about it here and sign up (*note there is a prorated cost because we are already 3 weeks in.)

 Suggested CSA Share 

We're planning on continuing the idea of a suggested CSA share in our weekly newsletter throughout the summer - complete with some recipe suggestions! So when you're at the farmstand this week, give it a try and put together your own box!

Here's what's in this week's "share": 

  • Basil Plant
  • Fennel
  • Carrots
  • 2 Heads of Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Beets
  • Swiss Chard
  • Purple Scallions

We'll be honest - we added the basil plants in this week's suggested share because this week it made us think of margarita pizza. The plants are flourishing right now. There were LOTS of requests for basil at the plant sale and though we are already into July, these guys are ready for your patio and they are even more ready for tomatoes and until then, homemade pizza!

Grab some Poblano Pizza Sauce from the stand, Naragansett Creamery Mozzerella Cheese, and a basil plant - perfection on a pizza!

Next up is fennel. This vegetable can be eaten raw and is pretty refreshing in a salad. A favorite of ours...this simple Fennel and Mint Salad. If you don't have mint growing, you can grab some at the farmstand - we've got plenty of plants left. 

Lettuce is plentiful right now in the fields of White Barn Farm and so this share would not be complete without taking advantage of this and putting plenty of fixing in there for your fresh salads for lunch...or dinner...or every meal.  Lettuce, cucumber, carrots, roasted beets (cut the ends off, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and roast at 400 degrees for ~25 min until slightly softened), AND chevre! 

Use the swiss chard in the share this week for a simple pasta dish. Start off by carmelizing those onions, add chopped swiss chard to the pan and saute until just wilted. Top the onion and chard mixture over your favorite pasta, add a bit of pecorino romano cheese and enjoy! For an added kick, try some sausage on top - just ask at the farmstand, we've got some locally sourced sausage! 

We hope you enjoy these recipes! Let us know how they turn out and what other creations you're making with your farmstand finds. 

Medfield Farmer's Market

If you are close to Medfield town center, come visit us at the Medfield Farmer's Market every Thursday from 2 to 6:30 p.m.! 

Before we sign off for the week, our onions wanted to say a big thank you to all of you that came out to weed! It was a success. You all have saved our onion crop. THANK YOU!