On these spring days it’s so nice to feel the warm sun, and know that underneath the snow the bulbs are starting to sprout. As treacherous and mud-season can be, it’s always so welcome after a long winter.
This Saturday is your final Winter CSA pickup. We look forward to seeing you at Tracy Hall between 10am and 1pm. It’s been a great winter for us and we’re so happy that you decided to join us for our first ever Winter CSA. Thank you for your continued support of Cedar Circle Farm and local, organic agriculture. We love that you’re part of our community!
This week, you’ll be getting chermoula in your CSA. Chermoula is a moroccan marinade that is often used with fish, but we’ve found that it goes well with all sorts of things. Yesterday we ate it with chickpeas and it was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Just cook the chickpeas in water and salt. When you are ready to serve, toss them with chermoula and a bit of the cooking liquid. Boil to reduce the water content a bit and you’ll end up with a wonderful sauce flavoring the chickpeas. It’s a simple vegetarian side dish and would be delicious with a spring spinach salad!
[ 2015 March 25 ]
It finally feels like we’ve rounded the corner to spring. With the return of daylight savings time, we’re back to waking up in the dark, but the longer light in the evening makes it feel like winter’s coming to an end.
Our greenhouses are coming to life as we transplant and seed, and we’re starting to wrap up winter projects and transition toward spring activities. The energy is picking up around the farm as people return from a winter away and get back into the farming rhythm.
Your next CSA pickup is coming up on Saturday, so plan to be at Tracy Hall between 10am and 1pm. We’ll be harvesting sweet winter spinach and baby lacinata kale this week – perfect for late-winter salads!
[ 2015 March 11 ]
What a beautiful sunny day we’re having! It’s a good reminder that spring is just around the corner and that in just over two months the farmstand will open for the season. We are looking forward to greenhouses exploding with color, the deliciousness of tender spring greens, and to seeing you on the farm after this long cold winter.
Our crew has started up work again and in anticipation of your return to the farm, they’ve been busy getting the greenhouses ready for planting. We’ve started seeding flowers for the pick-your-own garden and the very first of the tomatoes. Summertime will be here before you know it.
Your next CSA pickup is coming up on Saturday. As always, plan to be at Tracy Hall between 10am and 1pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
[ 2015 February 25 ]
Happy February and happy Valentine’s Day! With only five weeks until the official start of spring, this is an exciting time of year at the farm. This is when things begin to ramp up for the coming season. Our seasonal crew has started to return to work, seed orders are in, and we’re opening up the first of our greenhouses for spring seeding. The end of winter is in sight!
Your next Winter CSA pickup is coming up on Saturday. Plan to come to Tracy Hall in Norwich between 10am and 1pm. How do you like this new winter share? We’d love to hear how it’s going for you. Are you eating more local food this winter than you have in the past?
[ 2015 February 11 ]
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 ]