Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 week 8!

Tuesday's storm was a whopper! Crazy fierce wind. Electricity was out for 2 days and there are many trees down. One tree fell on a greenhouse. One whole row of kiwi trellis collapsed! That looked scary, but we were able to reconstruct the trellis the next day and get them all standing. Looks like no kiwi were killed, only beat up a bit. Saturday we got another 2 inches of rain. Ugh!  And there are more thunderstorms in the forecast.  But at least the irrigation guys are getting a break.  Come on sunny summer days! 

Returning from previous weeks:

New this week:

Sweet Corn- So glad to have sweet corn in your share for this week leading up to the 4th of July.  My words of wisdom about our sweet corn is eat it as soon as you can, it will taste the best this way. If you can't eat it right away, leave it in the husk and put in the refrigerator.  I've had many people tell me the have kept their corn for a whole week in the fridge and it still tastes delicious!  
Green Bell Peppers- Come on! Stir fried peppers and onion. . . heavenly! :-)
Beets- Our beet crop is a little underwhelming. Year after year we struggle to have a stellar beet harvest.  But we will keep trying to grow this elusive root crop.  I love roasted beets on a salad with goat cheese!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

2015 week 7

I don't know about you but for us the big news of the week is SCHOOLS OUT for summer!!!  Congratulations to the graduating class of 2015!  Let's celebrate with blueberries!

Returning from previous weeks:
Swiss Chard
Yellow Squash -lots of it! perfect time to make squash casserole!
Spring Onion

New this week!
Blueberries - we don't grow blueberries, but we get these direct from the grower J&J in Hammonton, NJ , "The Blueberry Capitol of the World"
Cabbage - This is a great variety that has tender leaves that are very sweet and crisp -  perfect form coleslaw or stir-fries.
Carrots! - Have you ever heard it said that carrots improve your vision? Well, that may not be entirely accurate. During World War II, the British government credited carrots with improving night vision which led to a sudden increase in Nazi bombers being successfully shot down at night. The real reason for the success was a secret new radar system. The carrot story offered the Nazis a plausible explanation and helped distract attention from the radar system. Thankfully, it is true that carrots are high in beta-carotene which may help reduce the risk of cataract and macular degeneration. Not bad! The photo shows rainbow carrots, but this week will actually be regular orange carrots and rainbow carrots will be coming next week.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chicken Ceasar Salad Wraps

This is a favorite of Farmer Eric. He loves creamy Caesar dressing and the ease of having his salad hand held. None of this messing with forks stuff.

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

3 boneless chicken breast
half of a small onion, chopped
1/2 cup black olives, sliced
half of a red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 head of romaine
Caesar dressing about 1/2 cup ( I squirt some in mix and then add more until it looks good)
A pack of your favorite wraps

Pound chicken to flatten so it will grill more evenly. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper or kick it up a notch and sprinkle with Montreal seasoning. Grill chicken until it has nice grill marks and is cooked all the way through. After the chicken has cooled a little slice into thin strips.

In a very large bowl add romaine lettuce chopped, onion, olives, red pepper, and parmesan cheese.
Sometimes we put croutons in too, yum! Add the chicken and squirt in the Caesar dressing right before ready to serve. Toss, toss, toss, until everything is well coated.  Pile the filling in the center of the wrap and roll up burrito style.

Happy Cooking!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2015 week 6

This week A.T. Buzby Farm was honored at the local FFA banquet for our support of FFA, its mission, and members.  FFA does a great job growing leaders for the agricultural industry and our communities.  We currently employ four current/past FFA state officers.  They are enthusiastic workers.  The future looks bright for New Jersey Agriculture.

Returning from previous weeks:
Romaine is back and looking so good!
Purple top turnips just the root.
Kirby pickles, probably their last week.

New this week:
Zucchini- such a versatile vegetable!  Our family's all time favorite recipe is Stuffed Zucchini, check it out here, it is THE best!
Yellow Squash- Saute it up with the onion in your share!
Spring Onion- The variety of onion we grew is called " CANDY". The perfect sweet onion.
Fennel-With the flavor of sweet anise, fennel is a great addition in soups, pasta, salads, and more.  To be honest fennel is completely new to me!  If you know and love fennel please reach out to me on Facebook or email and let me know your favorite way to prepare it.  I am planning to try this recipe later this week.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 week 5

Returning from previous weeks:
Kirby Pickles
Bok Choy -- It's back!

New this week:
Swiss Chard - Another delicious green! It is so versatile, put it in soups, eggs, or sautée it.  Here is a link to a Coconut curry with Swiss Chard.  Here is a link to a simple sautéed swiss chard recipe.
Snap peas- so delicious eaten raw. Sweet! Or add to a stir fry.
Dill -  perfect combination with our kirby pickles!
Purple top turnips and greens.  Here is a link to a previous post all about turnips and turnips greens.  the recipe all the way at the bottom, turnip souffle -- soooo good!

Saturday was our annual Spring Open House! Good times, good food, good people.  Thank you for coming out, we really enjoyed sharing the farm with you.