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

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Bakery Share 2020 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

Summer Squash and Onion Tacos

Recipe by Stacey R.   Ingredients  2-3 summer squash (zucchini, kousa, etc) sliced into 1/8 to ¼ inch slices.  Larger diameter cut in half or quarter so all the pieces are roughly the same size.  If you have the chance to use patty pan squash they are amazing in this...

Mizuna

Mizuna (pictured right) is also known as a Japanese mustard green. The crunchy greens are mildly bitter and peppery and very nutrient dense. The green works well raw as well as in cooked dishes. The texture is similar to flat leaf parsley.  When using in a hot dish,...

Tokyo Bekana

Tokyo bekana is an Asian green that is related to the cabbage and is grown in many warmer climates as a substitute for lettuce. The flavor of the leaf is mild and the stem is crunchy and juicy which makes it easy to pair with many ingredients. The crunch and mellow...

Hamburger Refrigerator Pickles

The reference to "Hamburger" Pickles has more to do with the diameter of the cucumber used.  These can be used on sandwiches, salads you name it.  They are thicker than the average pickle and have a lot of snap to them.  The recipe was done as a refrigerator pickle...

The Ins and Outs of Fennel

The Ins and Out of Fennel Fennel is a versatile vegetable where all of it can be used in cooking- the bulbs, stalks, and fronds. The bulb is firm, crisp, and creamy white with a licorice flavor and scent.  The flavor and scent is strongest when the vegetable is eaten...

Spigariello

Spigariello, in addition to being fun to pronounce it is a green that is part of the broccoli family.  It is considered a dark green but its taste is more delicate than broccoli rabe.  The leaves are softer than both kale and broccoli rabe, closer to spinach.  It...

Rice Salad

Rice salad is a versatile recipe to highlight seasonal produce.  This version uses items in the Spring CSA share but can easy be adapted to showcase produce through the rest of the year.  Portions of this recipe can be prepped ahead and once tossed together, the...

Garlic Scape and Arugula Pesto

This is great on pasta, pizzas, sandwiches, and as a salad dressing when whisked with some white wine vinegar.    Ingredients   2 bunches garlic scapes, roughly chopped and flower heads discarded 1 large bunch arugula, roughly chopped and any tough stems removed 1/2...

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...

What Type of squash is in my summer share?

Pictured: Zucchini, Kousa, Yellow Zucchini, Patty Pan or Summer Squash Zucchini -  a summer favorite.  It has a neutral flavor and is versatile.  Equally delicious raw to be dipped, stuffed or used in salads, soups or grilled.  Spiralize as a pasta alternative. Kousa–...