This winter is flying by and we’re already almost a month into 2015. Between seed orders, planning meetings, and Winter Farmer’s Markets we’ve been having a great time on our snowshoes, skis, and skates. We hope you’re all enjoying the winter too!
Your next Winter CSA pickup is coming up on Saturday. Plan to come to Tracy Hall in Norwich between 10am and 1pm.
It’s CSA signup time! It might seem early to be thinking about summer, but here on the farm we’re already getting ready for another season of strawberry picking and summer bounty. CSA sales help us out a lot during these winter months when the our expenses are high (as we buy seeds and equipment) but our income is low. This is why we offer an early-bird discount to people who sign up in January or February. You can read more about this year’s CSA options and sign up online.
We have some exciting job openings this season. If you know anyone who’s interested in working in our fields, kitchen, farmstand, or office please have them fill out our application. Cedar Circle Farm is a fun and inspiring place to work, so check out our website if you’d like more information about the available positions.
[ 2015 January 21 ]
We hope you’re staying warm during this chilly week! Here at Cedar Circle Farm, we’re taking this cold and quiet time to get ready for the growing season. From placing seed orders to hiring staff, there’s a lot to be done in preparation for spring.
Your first Winter CSA pickup is coming up on Saturday. Plan to come to Tracy Hall in Norwich between 10am and 1pm to get your share. Remember, it will be pre-packed so you just need to stop by our table at the market to pick it up.
[ 2015 January 7 ]
Only one more farmstand weekend for the season! We’ll be open Friday (12-6), Saturday (10-3), and Sunday (10-3), then we’ll close down until springtime. It’s been a really fantastic season, but now that winter is coming, it’s time for us to shift gears, head inside, and start planning for next year.
For our last weekend, we’ll be having a sale on grocery items: olive oils, cheeses, chocolates, snack items, and a lot more will all be 20% off. We have a really nice selection of organic and specialty foods, so come by to stock your pantry for the holidays!
Would you like to stock up on winter veggies? A lot of the produce that we have this time of year will store really well in the right conditions. Check out these tips about storing potatoes, onions and garlic, winter squash, and cabbages.
[ 2014 December 10 ]
Happy December! At this point in the season, we are shutting things down, putting away equipment, and making sure that our winter greens stay warm during these cold nights. Many of us are moving our work indoors to do some preliminary planning for 2015.
Our farmstand is still open for two more weekends, and we have just two more CSA pickups for the season. Stop by on Friday (12-6), Saturday (10-3), and Sunday (10-3). We have a lot of great veggies and grocery items to offer. Plus, we now have some of our 2014 dried beans ready for sale. We also have a bunch of gift options – from our own preserves and hot sauces, to organic chocolate, local honey, maple syrup, and Cedar Circle Farm T-shirts and hoodies. A CSA share also makes a great gift!
After taking last week off for the holiday, Doughnut Friday is back on this week. Stop by the farmstand between 3 and 6 to indulge in the most perfect fall snack: hot apple cider and fresh-from-the-kettle hand-made doughnuts.
[ 2014 December 3 ]
This week has been a busy one, wrapping up fall projects and preparing for Thanksgiving. With only a few more days left in November, it’s really starting to feel like winter’s on its way (or with this snow we’re expecting, maybe it’s already here!).
Today, Wednesday, our farmstand is open until 3pm. We will be closed tomorrow and Friday, but open again on Saturday and Sunday. If you’re anything like us, you probably have some last minute shopping to do before dinner tomorrow. If so, we hope to see you at the farmstand today!
And just a reminder, if you placed special orders from our Thanksgiving menu, please plan to come by the farmstand before 3pm today to pick them up.
We have a great selection of fall produce, plus organic cranberries, heirloom apples, apple cider, Strafford Organic ice cream and whipping cream, caramels, chocolate, and a selection of organic snacks and grocery items. From our kitchen we have delicious winter kimchi, lactofermented gingery carrots and beets, plus pickled beets, hot sauces, preserves, and more. These products make great gifts for foodie friends and family, and we’re always happy to gift-wrap for you.
[ 2014 November 26 ]
We have extended farmstand hours for the holiday. We will be open Friday 11/21 through Wednesday 11/26!
With just over a week remaining, the anticipation for Thanksgiving is growing. How could we not get excited about a day dedicated to enjoying delicious food with friends and family? It’s the perfect opportunity to highlight a great fall harvest and to be reminded of how fun it can be to eat with the seasons.
This coming week, our farmstand will be cozy and cheery and awash with fall colors. From beautiful winter squash, to hearty kale, to delicate salad greens and spicy radishes, we have more variety in our fall produce than ever before.
We have all the organic veggies you’ll need for your holiday menu, plus local and organic dairy, grocery items, apple cider from Champlain Orchards, and heirloom apples from Scott Farm Orchards and Champlain Orchards. And check out all of the great products from our kitchen! Our farm-made pickles, preserves, and hot sauces will make a great addition to your holiday spread. They also make perfect gifts!
Our farmstand has extended hours for the holiday week, which means it will be easier than ever to plan a delicious, local Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll be open Friday 11/21 through Wednesday 11/26, with the following hours on each day:
- Friday 12-6
- Saturday 10-3
- Sunday 10-3
- Monday 12-6
- Tuesday 12-6
- Wednesday 10-3
Our farmstand will be closed on Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28.
If you usually pick up your CSA in the farmstand on Fridays, please plan to come on either Saturday 11/29 or Sunday 11/30 next week.
As for this week’s pickups, we would love for you to stick to the schedule of picking up Friday-Sunday, but since we are open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, we are able to be a bit more flexible.
[ 2014 November 19 ]
Two days till Doughnut Friday! Every Friday this fall from 3-6pm (or until doughnuts run out) we will have hot apple cider and fresh, delicious, hand-made doughnuts available in the farmstand. It’s the perfect fall treat, and those of you who have tried our doughnuts probably understand what all the fuss is about. Come on by!
With just two weeks left until Thanksgiving, it’s time to start planning menus, compiling recipes, and doing some preliminary grocery shopping. In addition to our regular Friday-Sunday hours, our farmstand will be open the week before Thanksgiving on Monday (12-6), Tuesday (12-6), and Wednesday (10-3). We’ll have a great selection of fall veggies, heirloom apples, local and organic dairy, and so much more. We have what you need to have a scrumptious, local, and organic holiday meal!
We also have some enticing offerings from our kitchen this Thanksgiving. Take a look at our special holiday menu and pre-order tasty side dishes and sweet treats for your Thanksgiving table. Orders are due by Monday, November 17, for pickup on Wednesday, November 26.
[ 2014 November 12 ]
Since Daylight Savings Time has come to an end, the pace on the farm has slowed down during the week. But with our extended fall hours in the farmstand, it’s still a bustling place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Between the fantastic fall produce, all of the delicious treats from our kitchen, and our amazing new heater, fall in the farmstand is turing out to be pretty festive!
We still have cases of potatoes, onions, winter squash, carrots, and beets available in the farmstand. Buying these veggies in bulk will save you about 20% off retail prices, so come on by to stock up! Here are some tips on how to store onions and garlic, potatoes, and winter squash.
Fall is such a good time of year to experiment with cooking. Even though the variety of local produce doesn’t compare to that of summer, there are so many delicious ways to cook the veggies that are available that it’s really hard not to love fall food. Try this recipe for parsnip ginger soup or this one for potato beet galette.
[ 2014 November 5 ]
This fall is flying by. It’s hard to believe that it’s the last week of October already. But what a beautiful fall it is. The foliage has been outstanding and even now, as most of the color is gone, what’s left somehow seems to be more vibrant than usual.
Our farmstand is awash with color as it overflows with delicious late-season produce. This fall, we’re excited about the crisp and spicy black radishes (try roasting them, or adding them to kimchee) and the more subtly flavored watermelon radishes (green on the outside, pink on the inside - beautiful!).
[ 2014 October 29 ]
It has been a chilly and rainy few days, and we’ve been busy getting ready for even colder weather to come. Although nearby towns have already been reporting snow flurries, we’ve had a relatively warm fall here on the farm. We have had just a few nights with freezing temperatures. In preparation for winter, the last of our cover crops have been planted, and we’ve been bringing in big harvests for storage.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been harvesting our new crop of dry beans. We have had a good harvest so far, and we hope to have about 10 different varieties, including pinto, tiger eye, and black turtle. This past week we also harvested the first of this season’s sunflowers, which we will dry and eventually press into oil. We are all sold out of our 2013 sunflower oil, but look for the new batch this winter!
Come to the farmstand for our case sale this Saturday! Cases of potatoes (russets, desiree, blue gold, yukon gold), winter squash, onions, beets, carrots, and cabbage will be 20% off! We’ll have these items boxed up on Saturday, but if you’re planning to pick up your CSA on Friday or Sunday, we will be happy to honor the sale on either of those days as well.
[ 2014 October 22 ]