As your farmer, I am committed to helping to build our community, providing fresh and healthy food to you and being a responsible steward of the farmland and our ecosystem. The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model is an innovative way for you to receive fresh vegetables each week and be a part of the Deri Farm community. Healthy vegetables come from healthy soil. Using organic farming methods, I am not just restoring the nutrients in the soil, but improving its quality for our future.
-Justin Deri

The Deri Air

A Blog and Farmcast About a Vegetable Farm and Then Some

Spring in the Greenhouse

Spring is coming.  Some early signs of spring in spite of the 17 F degrees and huge drift of snow: We started these onions (variety: Cortland) on March 4, 2015.  The photo was taken the morning of March 18.  The onions were seeded in to 128s at 2-3 seeds per ...

Grilled Garlic Scapes

For a quick snack at the farm, I grilled garlic scapes and zucchini.  They are so amazingly good!  Fresh and nutrient rich vegetables are easy to cook because all the flavor is already there!   [caption id="attachment_376" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Grilling garlic scapes Grilled garlic scapes ...

CSA Share 2014 – Week 1

The 2014 CSA season has started!  With some of the usuals such as salad mix, radishes and chive blossoms, there are also a few treats.  First of all, we had fantastic parsnips last year and dug quite a few this spring.  The last of those parsnips were ...

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is one of my favorite vegetables.  I love the crispy texture and the almost sweet flavor.  I like growing the purple variety called kolibri, but the green ones and the giant ones are just as tasty.  People often describe them as spaceship looking. [caption id="attachment_323" align="aligncenter" width="225"]...

Chive Blossoms

[caption id="attachment_361" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Chive Blossoms in the Field Chive Blossoms in the Field[/caption] Today is our first CSA distribution for the 2013 season.  It's going to be a teaser distribution since we are going to take next week off and then start in ...

Farm Stand Listing – May 3, 2013

This is the second time I have put some vegetables in the temporary farmstand in the ell.  Sometime in the next month or so, I hope to build a real farmstand with a refrigerated display case.  Given the quantity I'm harvesting now, the refrigerator in the ell is working well. This ...

Winter Squash

This year I have grown thirteen varieties of winter squash (excluding any pumpkins.) As I continue to give them out in the fall shares, I will update this page with the varieties that are available. Rather than list recipes for each one, I'm going to help you identify ...

Braised and Glazed Turnips

This is a tasty, simple and relatively quick recipe for turnips.  I found the original recipe in The Victory Garden Cookbook by Marian Morash. 2 pounds of turnips 3 T of butter 1/2 C broth (beef or vegetable) salt & pepper Peel turnips.  Unless you are using small turnips, you will want to cut the ...

Sweet Slaw with Mango

This is a tasty recipe submitted by CSA shareholder, Susan. She says, "this is a recipe that I adjusted from Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbook Plenty.  Not only does it taste great but is a nice burst of color at the dinner table. Super quick, too."  The recipe uses several ingredients available ...

Romanesco

[caption id="attachment_173" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Romanesco"]Romanesco[/caption] This beautiful vegetable is a variation on cauliflower. It has an almost alien appearance with the fractal patterns in the florets. It is quite tasty roasted, steamed or eaten raw. I posted a great recipe roasting ...