Want to know more, shoot us an email or pop in the Silverbrook Store at 934 Main Street in Acushnet!
Make a trip out to see us on MAIN STREET in ACUSHNET MA! We are open from 9AM TO 6PM on Saturday and 9AM TO 4PM on Sunday!
Silverbrook 2013 Produce CSA Enrollment Now Open!
Begining on DECEMBER 1st, Silverbrook Farm officially opened enrollment for their 2013 Produce CSA!
The program, now entering it's 4th successful year, sells shares of our harvest to members who want to pick their own quality, locally grown fresh produce.
We grow all of our vegetables using organic practices with compost made on the Farm, and avoid using fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
For 2013, select from our BASIC, STANDARD and MASTER Programs that combind our PRODUCE CSA with the other programs that Silverbrook has to offer, such as our popular LIVESTOCK CSA Program and THE PEREIRA BREAD CO.
Pick Up Locations can be found at the following places/dates:
ACUSHNET, MASSACHUSETTS - SATURDAYS from 10AM - 3PM
BAY VILLAGE / BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MONDAYS from 5PM -7PM
FOLEY HOAG LLP / BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MONDAYS from 2PM -3PM*
DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - TUESDAYS from 4:30PM - 6:30PM
MATTAPOISETT, MASSACHUSETTS - THURSDAYS from 4:30PM - 6:30PM
We will be capping enrollment at each location, so don't wait too long to save your spot with a deposit, and we also work with members to set up payment plans!
* - The FOLEY HOAG LLP CSA is exclusively for FOLEY employees and not open to the general public.
Keep Your Broccoli Fresh
To keep Broccoli at its freshest stage, store it for 3 to 5 days in a plastic bag in the fridge. Broccoli can also be stored by freezing it. Peel the leaves from the stalk. Blanch the Broccoli in steam for 5 minutes. Cool, and then place the Broccoli in a sealed plastic bag. Broccoli can be stored in the freezer for up to 10 months.
Baked Acorn Squash
Simple in preparation, this recipe will make you look like a gourmet chef. Try it with your family, or take it to the next potluck.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 Acorn Squash
1 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Maple Syrup
Dash of Salt
HOW TO PREPARE:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Using a strong chef's knife, and perhaps a rubber mallet to help, cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff in the center of each half. Score the insides of each half several times with a sharp knife. Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up. Add about a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan so that the skins don't burn and the squash doesn't get dried out.
3. Coat the inside of each half with 1/2 a Tbsp. of butter. Add a dash of salt if you are using unsalted butter. Add a Tbsp of brown sugar to the cavity of each half. Dribble on a teaspoon of maple syrup to each half.
4. Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned. Do not undercook. When finished, remove from oven and let cool a little before serving. Spoon any remaining buttery sugar sauce over and serve!
Silverbrook Gets Ready For Christmas
Tasha Says, “As we get ready for Christmas here at Silverbrook, and we get ready to pack up the Farm for the end of the 2012 Season, I thought some Holiday History would be helpful! :)
Did you know that In addition to "Christmas", the holiday has been known by various other names throughout its history. The Anglo-Saxons referred to the feast as "midwinter", or, more rarely, as Nātiuite (from Latin nātīvitās below). "Nativity", meaning "birth", is from Latin nātīvitās. In Old English, Gēola ("Yule") referred to the period corresponding to January and December; the cognate Old Norse Jól was later the name of a pagan Scandinavian holiday which merged with Christmas around 1000. "Noel" (or "Nowell") entered English in the late 14th century and is from the Old French noël or naël, itself ultimately from the Latin nātālis (diēs), "(day) of birth"!
Whatever it is called, I know that Nick and JJ and all of us here at Silverbrook want to wish you a very happy holiday season! Now, if someone could just hint to those guys that for a gift I want a very BIG STEAK! :)
About The Silverbrook Farm
The Silverbrook Farm is a fully operational agriculture facility serving the Southern New England Region.
Family owned and operated for nearly two decades, with their famous homemade Pies, Horse Drawn Hayrides, Expanding Produce and Livestock Programs, and colorful season events, Silverbrook farm is becoming the standard in traditional products and events. Which why they continued with the motto, “start a new family tradition at Silverbrook Farm!”
December 1, 2012 - 2013 Produce CSA Open Enrollment Begins
December 8, 2012 - 2nd Annual Santa's Farm Follies
December 22, 2012 - Final Day of Operation / Store open from 10am to 4pm
May 4, 2013 - Silverbrook Country Store Opens for 2013 Season
May 4, 2013 - First Summer Family Movie Night - Disney's The Fox and the Hound