Bok Choy; an under rated star of the early harvest months

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Bok Choy; an under rated star of the early harvest months

Bok choy, pak choi or pok choi is a type of Chinese cabbage. Chinensis varieties do not form heads and have smooth, dark green leaf blades instead, forming a cluster reminiscent of mustard greens or celery.

Look forward to this terrific underrated vegetable in your week 3 csa basket.

Here’s a quick recipe you might like to try.

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Maple Syrup Season

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Maple Syrup Season

Mother Nature is a bit cranky... well at least regarding the maple season.  Normally we Tap Valentines Day (February 14th), and the season runs until about the first of April.  This year however, the weather is all over the place.   We need nights that freeze and days that warm above freeing to create a "run" of sap from the maple trees.  It is then brought to the sugar house to boil the water off and filter the remaining syrup.  We have been boiling but not on the weekends for the open-house/demo days that folks over the many years (we've been producing maple syrup for almost 40 years now) have gotten accustomed too.  We wanted to let eveyone know that we are still producing maple syrup, just not on the weeknds for the open houses.  It's just how mother nature is working.  The sap is like milk, in where it can spoil,  it needs to be boiling fresh to make the best syrup.  There's no "waiting" until the weekend to boil it.

If and when things change in March we will update here on this blog, and in a post on our two Facebook pages.  Great idea to follow us , " The Farm, Woodbury CT" , and "Woodbury Sugar Shed"

Thanks for reading and understanding,

The Farm & Sugar Shed Crew

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Winter CSA Now open for Signup

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Winter CSA Now open for Signup

Many are probably not thinking winter anytime soon. We are! We have opened enrollment in out 2016 Winter CSA program. Please sign up right online. Spaces are limited. We are seeding/planting winter crops now. 

http://stores.woodburysugarshed.com/winter-csa/

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Woodbury’s The Farm is excited to help sponsor Woodbury’s 2016 Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23, at Hollow Park.

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Woodbury’s The Farm is excited to help sponsor Woodbury’s 2016 Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23, at Hollow Park.

Woodbury’s The Farm is excited to help sponsor Woodbury’s 2016 Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23, at Hollow Park.

 

“We are excited about this family-friendly experience,” says Michael Berecz, of The Farm. “Kids will get a chance to learn about the environment, and how farming is important to the community. It’s a great day to spend with family and friends outdoors.”  My brother’s and I have grown up in Woodbury and farm here.  We think it’s a great event to sponsor, highlighting the importance of our environment through products and education made fun.”

 

Among the activities planned, The Farm will host a coloring contest for children; provide an opportunity to have pictures taken with life-sized animals, or the vegetable cutout board; play farm trivia; inspect actual farm equipment; and dance with the vegetables.

 

“There’s lots of shopping of unique handmade local items, along with great foods for breakfast and lunch at earth day too.  There’s many activities and hands on displays about the environment for kids too,” says Michael.

 

Along with samples of Woodbury Sugar Shed’s Pure Woodbury maple syrup, and The Farm’s own Honestly Heirloom Marinara and salsas, Carole Peck, of Carole Peck’s Good News Café, will offer cooking demonstrations, and recipes. The Farm will also offer information on their Community Supported Agriculture program, and signups for the few remaining shares will be available on a “first come” basis only at the earth day event.

 

We are proud of our occupation; farmers, we feel a unique connection with the land and mother nature.” says Stephen Berecz a brother of Michael’s.  “It’s not often we get to locally highlight our products born here in Woodbury.”

 

Available for sale at their booth will be maple syrup and sauces, cool weather vegetable transplants, flowering perennials, and The Farm’s line of apparel. New this year is The Farm’s own Maple Cotton Candy. “For those like us with a sweet tooth from time to time.  Our Maple Cotton Candy debut.”

 

Woodbury’s Earth Day celebration, the largest in Connecticut, and now in its 21st year, celebrates wholesome and sustainable living. There will be demonstrations, local craftsmen, unique vendors, activities, live music, and more. Admission for the event is free.


“We look forward in meeting everyone at our booth,” says Berecz. “Come on out and help us support local in a great way!.”

 

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The Farm, Woodbury CT

The Farm, Woodbury CT

Great News! Another reason to choose maple syrup as your sweetener of choice!


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"Woodbury >> For the fourth year, Woodbury’s The Farm, will offer shares in their summer Community Supported Agriculture program.

The 18-week summer or 28-week summer/winter subscriptions are intended for people who are looking for fresh, locally produced alternatives to buying produce at the grocery store. Enrollment is open now through March 31, or when all spaces are filled."

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The Woodbury Sugar Shed is OPEN this weekend

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The Woodbury Sugar Shed is OPEN this weekend

The Woodbury Sugar Shed is making fresh CT maple syrup from 1:00-5:00 pm Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th at 41 Washington Rd., Woodbury! This is the only time of the year to make pure maple syrup, so be sure not to miss it! Samples of freshly drawn maple syrup are available, and larger sizes are available for purchase- please support your local farms and businesses!

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