COVID 19 UPDATES FROM THE FARM

Everyone’s health and safety is important to us and we want to continue to provide the community with safe, nutritious, healthy food.  Being a farm and working with food, we have strict hygiene  rules in place for both personal and health code reasons.

These have been elevated even further.

We want to provide safe food from the farm and get it directly to you without anyone else involved. Farm direct is safest.

Our CSA, farm stands  and farmers markets are operating with modifications.

We thank you for understanding and take care of each other.

The Farmer Dave’s Team

Bakery Share 2020 Late Fall and Deep Winter Open

A bi-weekly share, made in small batches, with product from the farm.

Home and Office Delivery Available

Is your company interested in a CSA Drop?  Contact farm@farmerdaves.net for more information.

Welcome to Farmer Dave’s

Farmer Dave’s is a diversified farm north of Boston that responsibly grows a myriad of vegetables and fruits.  While offering a CSA membership with pickups in many surrounding communities, Farmer Dave’s operates farm stands and participates in local farmers markets, school tours and pick-your-own apples. Committed to our food eco-system and keeping our community strong and healthy, we strive to keep our food sustainable and local.

2020 Veg Pre-Box

2020 Summer Bakery

2020 Late Fall

2020 Fruit Share

2020 Late Fall Bakery

2021 Deep Winter

Being a member has made my husband and me eat more vegetables. I like trying new vegetables that I would not normally buy if I saw them in the grocery store. The recipe blog and Vegisodes are really helpful. I like knowing that we are supporting something local and helping the environment by eating locally grown, in season vegetables.

Patricia

My family has been a member of the CSA for a few years now. When we first started I was intimidated by all the veggies I didn’t know. However your website is amazing for identifying veggies and getting ideas for recipes. You have helped me learn how to eat healthy and in season, and in turn teach my family.  

Angela

Everyone at Farmer Dave’s is dedicated to excellent customer service too. I have always had wonderful interactions with everyone on the farm. Thank you for all that you do.

Lori

We eat better year round, learn new ways to prepare and preserve healthy food, support our environment and community and enjoy a fun treasure hunt at every pick up with staff to answer questions.

Susan

Homemade Apple Cider

Use your apple stash to make some of your own apple cider. Your house will smell amazing! Grab your slow cooker and fill it with a mix of sliced apples, you can leave the skins on. Use a mix of different types. 1 orange, sliced - peeled or unpeeled your choice. I zest...

Tangy Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

A favorite way to use cabbage and to use frozen cabbage in the winter. This recipe was made in the Vegisode - Visiting the Cabbage Patch and is at the end at about the 20 minute mark. Tangy Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup 2 tablespoonfuls of olive oil 1 package of Kielbasa...

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family along with kale, broccoli, romanesco and brussel sprouts. Fun fact- cauliflower is actually the imature flower buds of the plant. Steaming or stir frying the cauliflower preserves the most amount of nutrients. Roasting...

Romanesco

Romanesco is a members of the brassica family.  It is also known as Romanesco Broccoli or Roman Cauliflower,   It is chartruese in color and has a growth pattern that produces ornate twists, a natural fractal.  Its flavor is delicate and nutty in comparison to other...

Robin’s Koginut Squash

This is a brand new squash for Farmer Dave's that was developed quite recently.  It was a collaboration between a chef, a vegetable breeder and a seedsman and the squash is bred for its nutritional value and taste. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Cut the squash in...

Kai Lan (AKA Chinese Broccoli)

Kai Lan (also known as Chinese Broccoli) Kai Lan is commonly use in Chinese, Vietnamese, Burmese and Thai cuisine.  It has a flavor similar to broccoli but not as strong as broccoli raab.  It is frequently stir-fried with garlic and ginger or steamed and served with...

Greens – Are you on Team Raw or Team Cooked?

Prep time on greens is time well spent.  Getting your greens cut, washed and sometimes cooked sets you up to add them to so many recipes throughout the week and preserves space in the refrigerator.   What to do with the greens?  Are you on Team Raw or Team Cooked?...

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is an unusual looking vegetable also known as a German turnip.  It has a flavor that ranges from neutral to that of broccoli stems.  It is a very adaptable ingredient for a range of recipes and is crunchy and refreshing when used raw.  Remove the stems and...

Unpacking and Storing Your Greens and Herbs

The vegetables and fruit are harvested early in the day from the fields and greenhouses and brought in to be chilled, rinsed and packed.  Maintaining the cold chain is important for keeping the produce fresh.  Once you pick up your CSA share, getting the share home...

Posole with Kale

CSA Variations from Stacey's kitchen: This recipe is one of those back pocket recipes that the ingredients can be morphed using what you have.  It also freezes like a dream.  It is a GREAT recipe to include any of the summer squash which freeze great in soup! Fennel -...