Below are a few recipe ideas that use seasonal vegetables that you might have received from us in the box share or at the farmers market. Enjoy!
Spinach and Red Onion Salad
- fresh spinach leaves
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Place spinach in large bowl.
- Top with onions, cheese, and dressing.
- Add croutons.
- Toss and serve.
Alice Waters’ Spaghetti with Green Garlic Recipe
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 heads green garlic (or 4 cloves regular garlic), thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- small pinch of red pepper flakes
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add the spaghetti. Cook until al dente, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water before draining.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large (3-quart) saucepan over medium heat until shimming. Add the garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, and 1/4 cup of water. Cover and sweat, stirring occasionally, until soft, adding more water if necessary to keep the garlic from caramelizing too much.
Add the cooked pasta to the garlic mixture and toss well to combine. Add some pasta cooking water if necessary to bring the dish to a creamy consistency. Serve with more olive oil and the minced tops of the green garlic, if desired.
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems, divided
4 radishes, trimmed, chopped
2 spring onions or 4 scallions, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced
½ serrano chile or jalapeño, seeds removed if desired, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Chop half of cilantro and toss with radishes, onions, chile, lime juice, and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium bowl. Season radish salsa with salt and pepper.
This week in our FIRST local box share delivery you can expect:
For all box share members:
-Rainbow swiss chard
-French breakfast radishes
-A bag of spinach
-A bag of baby kale (red Russian)
For original box share members the above +:
-Hart Farm maple syrup
-Hungry Ghost Bread
-A bouquet of spring flowers
For our full diet members, all of the above +:
-Sage Farm pork chops
-Grace Hill Farm Wild Alpine cheese
-New England Wild Edible’s shiitake mushrooms
Sign up by Wednesday 5/30 and we will get back to you with an expected delivery time.
We made the local paper! It has been very fun advertising for our new local box share program. We have connected with amazing members of the community who really care about the local food movement and food accessibility. Check out the article about Hart Farm and the new local box share program in the Greenfield Recorder here.
If you are interested in signing up for the full season of the local box share season, be sure to visit our Local Box Share page and pre-pay before June 1.
Yesterday was a big day! We planted 2,000 asparagus crowns with Dan Greene from Good Bunch farm. Together we are investing in the future. We have prepared a 1/4 acre field over the past 2 years and will start reaping the benefits next year and hopefully for the next 100 years! We are so excited to have a long standing crop that will exist through the generations.
Winter is over and now comes spring. Through all of the fluctuations of March (70 degree days, 0 degree days, rain and snow) our sugaring season went pretty well.
We thank the sugar maple trees for all of their sap that they gave us and we thank all of our friends and family who showed up to help collect and boil!
You may purchase some of the Conway liquid gold at our farm stand on S. Shirkshire Rd. or receive it in your first, June box share.
And now on to growing vegetables . . .
This season we will be launching a local farm box home-delivery service!
Our local farm box program is designed to make fresh, local food accessible to all. We believe that minimizing the distance between the food eater and the food grower builds greater health and social integrity. Developing a personal relationship with those who eat the food that we grow is important to us. Building a direct connection between grower and consumer allows us all to better understand our environmental and social impact.
We understand that getting to the farmers’ market or the local grocery store can be difficult when living rurally. Though our western Mass. Population is spread out, it is a strong community that we are committed to supporting. We want everyone in this beloved region to enjoy the foods of the land and to lead healthy, sustaining lives.
We are proud to offer a financially accessible, convenient and flexible-schedule farm box program to the community that we love. You can expect high quality, freshly picked, delicious produce infused with good vibes delivered with a smile.
We now have an email subscription! Sign up at the bottom of our home page and receive news about what’s fresh and in-season!
We will keep you updated with:
- What to expect at the Greenfield and Northampton Farmers markets
- What is for sale at our farm stand and store in Conway
- What will fill the New York farm share boxes
- When you can buy maple syrup and other preserves
- When upcoming farm dinners will be happening
- General farm news and facts
We’ve got the freshest gift around! Give local, fresh and important food to your friends and family this year. Take 10% when you buy a single original diet or full diet NYC box share.
Tomorrow (11/7) will be our last day at the Tuesday Northampton Market. Come see us and get your late season groceries like: kale, broccoli raab, brussels sprouts, broccoli, fennel, salad mix, arugula, winter squash, garlic, radishes, turnips, peppers and eggplant. . . and eggs of course.
We will also be selling our very own garlic braids — great for decorative or culinary use. It’s never too soon to start thinking about holiday gifts!
Our last Greenfield Market will be on Saturday, November 18th at the Four Corners Elementary School (21 Ferrante Avenue, Greenfield , MA) from 10am-1pm.
See you soon!