Below are a few recipe ideas that include produce and ingredients that you might have bought from us at the farmers market or in your box share. Enjoy!
Baby Bok Choy Salad with Sesame Dressing
FOR THE SESAME DRESSING:
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (see notes)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
FOR THE BABY BOK CHOY SALAD:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 package ramen noodles crumbled, seasoning packet discarded
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 bunch baby bok choy sliced (5 – 6 bulbs)
- 5 scallions chopped
To make the dressing, in a small bowl or in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine brown sugar, olive oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, and soy sauce. Allow flavors to blend at room temperature while preparing the rest of the salad.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat until shimmering. Reduce heat to low. Add ramen noodles and almonds; sauté until toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid scorching.
In a large bowl, combine baby bok choy, scallions, and crunchy mix. Drizzle salad dressing over the top and toss until uniformly combined. Serve at room temperature.
Sauteed Beet Greens
- 1 pound beet greens (2 large or 3 small bunches)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to taste
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)
- Freshly ground pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil while you stem the greens and wash the leaves in\2 rinses of water. When the water comes to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the greens. Blanch for 2 minutes, until tender. Transfer immediately to a bowl of ice water, then drain and squeeze the water out from its leaves. Chop coarsely.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, heavy nonstick skillet. Add the garlic and hot red pepper flakes (if using) and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant and translucent, 30 to 60 seconds. Stir in the greens. Stir for a couple of minutes, until the greens are nicely seasoned with garlic and oil. Season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat, and serve.
From The New York Times
Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Fritata
12 large eggs
½ cup whole milk
¾ cup grated cheddar, divided
Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ medium onion, chopped
½ pounds fresh Spanish chorizo or hot Italian sausage links, casings removed
1 bunch broccoli rabe, coarsely chopped
Preheat broiler. Whisk eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Mix in ½ cup cheddar; season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium heat. Add onion and chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and chorizo is brown, 6–8 minutes. Add broccoli rabe; season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8–10 minutes longer.
Reduce heat to low and pour reserved egg mixture over vegetables. Cook, shaking pan occasionally, until edges are just set, 10–12 minutes. Top frittata with remaining ¼ cup cheddar; broil until top is golden brown and center is set, about 4 minutes longer.
Cut frittata into wedges and serve warm or room temperature.
From Bon Apetít
We have many boxes to deliver far and wide this week. Below are what we expect to fill the local box share boxes as well as the NYC box share boxes. Please sign up by this Wednesday (6/13).
The 2nd June local box share will include:
For field box members:
- Salad mix
- Beet Greens
- Bok choi
For original box members, the above +
- Hart Farm eggs
- Hungry Ghost Bread
- Wild foraged onion (ramp) butter
- A bouquet of flowers
For full diet members, the above +
- Foxbard Farm Beef
- Grace Hill Farm Cheddar cheese
- Crabapple Farm fresh dry beans
For our New York box share members we will bring:
- A head of lettuce
- Bok choi
- Beet greens
- Green garlic
- Farm fresh eggs
- Hart Farm maple syrup
- Bread from Hungry Ghost Bakery
- A bouquet of wild flowers
For our Full Diet Box Share members an additional:
- Grace Hill Farm Cheddar Cheese
- Sage Farm pork chops
- Crabapple Farm fresh dry beans
Delivery will be on Sunday, June 17th
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