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            Deercrest Farm
                Established 1965
                    Glastonbury, Connecticut



Open Daily 9-6

We are now accepting registrations for our 2019 CSA! Please join us for what surely will be a bountiful harvest season! 
Visit our CSA 2019 page for more information.






Situated at the crest of John Tom Hill in East Glastonbury, the family-run Deercrest Farm spans over 100 acres of orchards and fields. The site is historically renowned for its fertile ground and orchards that have produced since the colonial era.  We continue that tradition today in our commitment to the overall excellence in the produce that comes from our fields and into your home. Produce and products from Deercrest have received a variety of accolades throughout New England. The store at the Deercrest Farm Market provides customers with an old-time ambiance and an emphasis on our community, as well as farm fresh crops. Be sure to visit the "From Our Fields" section to see all that Deercrest has to offer!

  3499 Hebron Avenue Glastonbury, Ct. 06033

  860-633-4407



YOUR CSA THIS WEEK​

Week 10

Pickles
Tomatoes
Red Potatoes
Melon
Donut Peaches
Hot Peppers

Melon Salsa
Thank you to CSA member, Monica, for contributing this  delicious recipe!! www.myrecipes.com

Charentais has orange flesh, but you can use any orange- or green-fleshed melon for this salsa--just not watermelon, because its flesh is too fragile and watery. This salsa is great with grilled chicken or pork.

2 cups diced orange-fleshed melon, such as Charentais (1/4- to 1/2-in. cubes) 
1 cup diced cucumber (1/4- to 1/2-in. cubes) 
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 
1 serrano chile, stemmed, halved, and sliced 
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro 
3 tablespoons lime juice 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Make ahead: Up to 1 day, covered and chilled.


Garlic Parmesan Baked Eggplant
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1 large eggplant
6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Start by preparing the eggplant: wash the eggplant and trim off the green end. You can peel the skin if you like. Next, slice eggplant into 1/2" disks. Place all disks in colander or cooling rack set over baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and let sit for at least 30 minutes
Next, melt butter in a bowl. Mix breadcrumbs, spices and Parmesan cheese in another bowl. 
Dip each eggplant disk into butter first, then breading mixture. Place on aluminum foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 15 minutes, then flip each disk and baked for 7 more minutes. The eggplant should be golden brown and the breading crispy.
Serve as side dish, appetizer or use in eggplant Parmesan. 



Zucchini Fritters
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1 pound (about 2 medium) zucchini, grated 
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 
1 1/2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) all-purpose flour 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
2 large eggs, lightly beaten 
1 garlic clove, finely chopped (about 1 tsp.) 
3 tablespoons olive oil 
4 teaspoons reduced-fat sour cream 
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

Preheat oven to 250°F. Stir together zucchini and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a large wire-mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Let stand until zucchini has released water, about 15 minutes. Discard liquid. Place zucchini in a kitchen towel, and squeeze to remove excess water. Add zucchini to a large dry bowl.

Add flour, Parmesan, eggs, and garlic to bowl with zucchini; stir until combined.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add 1 heaping tablespoon zucchini mixture to skillet, flattening with spoon to create a 3-inch round. Repeat to make 3 more fritters. Cook until golden brown and slightly crisp, about 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until browned on both sides, about 1 more minute. Transfer fritters to a large baking sheet lined with a wire rack, and keep warm in preheated oven. Working in batches, repeat with remaining oil and batter.

Sprinkle fritters with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and top evenly with sour cream and chives. Serve immediately.


Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Mascarpone
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Fresh, in-season peaches make this simple dish really sing. The recipe is sweet, but not overly so. If you want to cut back on sugar even further, you could easily omit brushing maple syrup onto the fruit, and it'll still taste quite good. This makes a lovely way to finish a summer meal, or turn these grilled peaches into a hearty breakfast by adding your favorite crunchy granola.

2 large ripe fresh peaches, halved and pitted 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
5 teaspoons pure maple syrup, divided 
3 tablespoons vanilla whole-milk Greek yogurt 
1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese, at room temperature 
1 tablespoon small fresh mint leaves​

Preheat grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F). Or heat a grill pan over medium-high. Brush both sides of peach halves with olive oil. Place peach halves on oiled grates, cut side down, and grill, uncovered, until grill marks appear, about 1 minute. Flip peaches, brush 1 teaspoon of the maple syrup on cut side of each peach half, and grill until tender throughout, about 1 more minute.

Stir together yogurt, mascarpone, and remaining 1 teaspoon maple syrup in a small bowl. Serve peaches warm or at room temperature, topped with mascarpone mixture and mint.


Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
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6 slices bacon, cut 1/2-inch thick
2 medium heads cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets (3 to 4 pounds total)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups shredded Cheddar 
4 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cook the bacon in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brown and crispy, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.  
Put the cauliflower florets in a 3-quart casserole dish. Toss with the reserved 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast until the florets are soft and begin to brown, about 30 minutes.  
Meanwhile, mix together the cream cheese and 1 cup of the Cheddar in a medium bowl until well combined. Dollop over the cauliflower, then sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup Cheddar and bake until the cauliflower is tender when poked with a knife and the Cheddar is melted and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes more.  
Dollop the sour cream evenly over the casserole and sprinkle with the scallions and reserved bacon pieces.



Spicy Kohlrabi Greens
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Greens from 5 kohlrabi bulbs, stalks removed
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp cumin
salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
2 teaspoons butter
dash of chili powder 
¼ Spanish onion, chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed

Wash leaves in cold water. Cut leaves perpendicular to the spines into about 1-inch ribbons. In a sauté pan, sauté onions in butter until soft. Add smashed garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add kohlrabi greens, stock, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, salt, and pepper, and a little more butter, if desired. Cover and wilt the greens on a simmer (stirring occasionally), about 20 minutes or until ribbons are soft. If you haven’t made collard greens or chard this way before, you may be surprised by how much the greens shrink. If needed, add more stock or water to keep greens from sticking to the bottom. 


Dandelion Greens with a Kick
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1 teaspoon salt 
1 pound dandelion greens, torn into 4-inch pieces 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 tablespoon butter 
1/2 onion, thinly sliced 
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
2 cloves garlic, 
minced salt and ground black pepper to taste 
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Soak dandelion greens in a large bowl of cold water with 1 teaspoon salt for 10 minutes. Drain.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil with 1 teaspoon salt. Cook greens until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until chilled.
Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and red pepper flakes until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Increase heat to medium-high and add dandelion greens. Continue to cook and stir until liquid is evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
Sprinkle greens with parmesan cheese to serve


Roasted Radishes
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2 bunches radishes, trimmed 
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
1 teaspoon ground thyme 
salt to taste 
1/2 lemon, juiced

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Cut radishes into halves; cut any large radishes into quarters. Stir olive oil and thyme together in a bowl and toss radishes in mixture to coat. Spread radishes onto prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with salt.
Roast in the preheated oven until tender but firm in the centers, tossing every 5 minutes, 15 to 20 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice.



Marge's Tomato Tart

Ingredients:
2 Large Tomatoes
1 Zucchini
1 Summer Squash
1 Large Potato
1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
2 Cups Cheese
2 Eggs, Beaten
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9" pie plate with Pam. Cut tomatoes into slices. Cut Zucchini, squash, and potato into thin slices. Combine zucchini, squash, potato, and red onion with 1 cup cheese, eggs, and seasoning. Arrange 1/2 of the tomato slices on bottom of pie plate. Spoon vegetable mixture over tomatoes, pressing slightly to flatten. Arrange the rest of tomatoes on top, then sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until veggies are tender and glazed (1 hour).

(Original recipe calls for Swiss cheese but cheddar or any combo of what you have is fine)

113 calories, 7 Protein, 5 Fat, 10 Carbs. Serves 8.

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