July 13, 2018

Week #7

Dear CSA Member, 

It has been hot and dry this past week.  The tomatoes and peppers are sure enjoying this weather.  The large tomatoes are still green and we are patiently waiting for them to ripen.  Today we are harvesting and hanging all the garlic in the barn.  The garlic gets hung in the barn to dry and will be ready for CSA shares this fall.  Check out our Garlic Harvest video.  

We are just 3 weeks into summer and its time to start thinking about the fall-winter months.  We have vegetables, fruit, and herbs available in bulk through the online marketplace. This is a great opportunity to freeze or can your produce for the winter months.  

We also have local honey, maple syrup, organic sriracha sauce, organic dry beans and more!  Login to your member account to place your order.  All marketplace orders will be delivered with your CSA shares.  Please order by 1 pm the day before your CSA pickup to guarantee your delivery.  Marketplace mushroom ordering deadline is Friday’s 12 pm before your CSA delivery. 

Marketplace:  One week only & limited supply. 

1/2 bushel boxes of pickling cucumbers available.  Order 1 box of pickling cucumbers and receive 3 bunches of dill.  

Canning Tips!

What’s in the Bag?

1- bunch Spinach

4- Summer Squash

1- bunch Dill

Oriental Eggplant

1-Tropicana Lettuce

1- Red Leaf Lettuce

1- bunch Beets

2- Poona Kheera Cumbers (blue dot on crates)

2- Silver Cucumbers

Will send update

Mushroom & Fruit Shares

Mushroom: Crimini

Grown by Bulich Mushroom Farm

Fruit:1 basket Sweet Cherries

Grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

Fruit: 1 basket Apricots

Grown by Klein Kill Farm

Tag #stoneledge.farm in your Instagram or Facebook photos and receive 5% off coupon to the marketplace.  Send a screenshot of your post toinfo@stoneledge.farm to receive your coupon.  1 coupon per member per week!  (example- share photo, meal photo, picking up your CSA shares) 

This week’s recipes!  You can find more on our website!

Red Ace Beets: Beets provide impressive health benefits and are delicious too!  Eat them raw, steamed or baked.  Don’t forget to use the greens!  Raw Beet Salad  -  Beet Chocolate Cupcakes -  Easy Cooked Beets

Oriental Eggplant:  This variety of eggplant has a long, round slender shape.  You can make any of your favorite eggplant recipes with this variety of eggplant.Crunchy Broiled Eggplant Light (baked not fried) Eggplant Parmesan

Cucumbers: If you like canning and preserving try these pickle recipes. 

Forever Crisp Dill Pickles  Grams Bread and Butter Pickles

Mushroom Share - Crimini: Similar to a white button but have a lot more flavor.  Great for sautéing, grilling or even stuffing.  

Sauteed Crimini Mushrooms

Storage Tips:  

Eat Me UP!Lettuces, Dill

Zero Waste!  You can freeze, can, or dry me! - Spinach, Summer Squash, Eggplant, Beets, Cucumbers   How to Blanch Before You Freeze

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

July 6, 2018

Week #6

Dear CSA Member, 

We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  It sure was a hot one, but we seem to be breaking the heat wave.  As the lettuce winds down the summer vegetables are starting to ramp up.  It is just about peak harvest for the summer squash, and the cucumbers and eggplant will soon follow.  As we pick, wash and pack for your weekly CSA shares we are still planning, seeding new vegetables and preparing the fields for fall crops.  Such as lettuces, kale and more.  The weather has been pretty cooperative allowing us to get a lot of work done.  We hope you enjoy this weeks bounty. 

Online Marketplace:  We have vegetables, fruit, and herbs available this week in bulk. We also have local honey, maple syrup, organic sriracha sauce, organic dry beans and more!  Login to your member account to place your order.  All marketplace orders will be delivered with your CSA shares.  Please order by 1 pm the day before your CSA pickup to guarantee your delivery.  Marketplace mushroom ordering deadline is Friday’s 12 pm before your CSA delivery. 

Marketplace Special: 5% off a 4lb. jar of honey.  Use code Honeybee to access this Pollination Special for the month of JULY!

What’s in the Bag? Final counts will be posted Sunday Evening

4- Garlic Scapes

2- Early Cone Cabbage

Summer Squash

2- Ponna Kheera Cucumbers 

2- Fennel

1- Escarole

1 bunch- Red Scallions

1 bunch- Kohlrabi

Will send Update

 

Mushroom & Fruit Shares

Mushroom: Oyster

Grown by Bulich Mushroom Farm

Fruit:1 basket Sweet Cherries

Grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

Fruit:2 basket Blueberries

Grown by Greig Farms

Tag #stoneledgefarm in your Instagram or Facebook photos and receive 5% off coupon to the marketplace.  Send a screenshot of your post to info@stoneledge.farm to receive your coupon.  1 coupon per member per week!  (example- share photo, meal photo, picking up your CSA shares) 

This week’s recipes!  You can find more on our website!

Red Ace Beets: Beets provide impressive health benefits and are delicious too!  Eat them raw, steamed or baked.  Don’t forget to use the greens!  Raw Beet Salad  -  Beet Chocolate Cupcakes -  Easy Cooked Beets

Early Cone Cabbage:  A very tender and sweet early cabbage.  Can be eaten raw or cooked. Creamy Cone Cabbage And Red Onion Slaw   

Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

Summer Squash: Can be baked, sautéed, steamed, boiled or even grilled.  Chocolate Zucchini Bread A farm Favorite!  (You can use any of the summer squash) Grilled Summer Squash  Summer Squash Fritters 

Fennel: Fennel is a highly aromatic vegetable mostly used in Mediterranean cooking.  The bulb and stems are both edible.   

What is Fennel, and How Do I use It?

53 Fresh Fennel Recipes That Make Us Fall for it All Over Again

Chickpea and Fennel Ratatouille  Roasted Fennel with Parmesan

Escarole: A member of the leafy chicory family.  Is bitter when eaten raw and mild flavor when cooked.  Mix with other greens for a salad, sauté, or braise with white beans. Escarole and White Bean Soup   Escarole 101

Kohlrabi: Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family.  It can be eaten raw (grated in coleslaw or salad), pickled, or cooked (in soups or stews, or as a baked side dish) Red Lentil, Kohlrabi and Grain Curried Salad   

Kohlrabi Slaw

Mushroom Share - Oyster: Was first cultivated in Germany and is now grown worldwide. May lower cholesterol levels, Alleviate Inflammation, Packed with Antioxidants, Boost Brain Health OYSTER MUSHROOMS, GARLIC, AND GREEN ONIONS SAUTE (PALEO, GLUTEN FREE)

Storage Tips:  

Eat Me UP!Fennel, Scallions, Cucumbers

Zero Waste!  You can freeze or dry me! - Cabbage, Summer Squash, Kohlrabi  How to Blanch Before You Freeze

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Stoneledge Farm LLC

info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm
LIKE us at https://www.facebook.com/StoneledgeFarm

 

June 29, 2018

Week #5

Dear CSA Member, 

This week is going to be HOT, HOT, HOT!  Please, pick up your CSA shares as soon as possible and get them home to the refrigerator.  This heat really affects the leafy greens.  It is best to bring your share home, rise off the greens in cool water and put away in the refrigerator.  This week is the first week of the fruit shares, and it is also a coffee, and dry bean share week.  Please, don’t forget your optional shares if you ordered them.

The fields are slowly shifting towards the summer crops.  Everything that was once green is filling in with bright colors of the summer.  The summer squash is starting to produce in abundance, and the eggplant and cucumbers will be soon to follow. 

The online marketplace is open!  We have vegetables, fruit, and herbs available this week in bulk.  New this week are blueberries, great for freezing or canning.  We also have local honey, maple syrup, organic sriracha sauce, organic dry beans and more!  Login to your member account to place your order.  All marketplace orders will be delivered with your CSA shares.  Please order by 1 pm the day before your CSA pickup to guarantee your delivery.  Marketplace mushroom ordering deadline is Friday’s 12 pm before your CSA delivery. 

Marketplace Special: 5% off a 4lb. jar of honey.  Use code Honeybee to access this Pollination Special for the month of JULY!

What’s in the Bag?

Summer Squash

1- bunch Red Ace Beets

1- bunch Scallions

1- bunch Summer Savory

1- Red Leaf Lettuce

1- Green Leaf Lettuce

1- Frisee Endive

1- bunch Curly Kale

1- Napa Cabbage

1- basket Sugar Snap Peas

Will send update

Mushroom & Fruit Shares

Mushroom: Portobello

Grown by Bulich Mushroom Farm

Fruit:1 basket Sweet Cherries

Grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

Fruit:1 basket Blueberries

Grown by Greig Farms

Tag #stoneledge.farm in your Instagram or Facebook photos and receive 5% off coupon to the marketplace.  Send a screenshot of your post to info@stoneledge.farm to receive your coupon.  1 coupon per member per week!  (example- share photo, meal photo, picking up your CSA shares) 

This weeks recipes!  You can find more on our website!

Sugar Snap Peas:  There are two strings per pod.  One on each end that you should peel off.  Sugar Snap peas can be eaten raw as a snack or cooked for with a delicious meal.  The whole pea and pea pod are editable. 

Red Ace Beets: Beets provide impressive health benefits and are delicious too!  Eat them raw, steamed or baked.  Don’t forget to use the greens!  Raw Beet Salad  -  Beet Chocolate Cupcakes -  Easy Cooked Beets

Napa Cabbage: Great to make a quick Kimchi, Slaw, Stir Fry, Spring Rolls or even stuffed!  Quick uses for Napa Cabbage

Frisee:  Rich in antioxidants and makes a great addition to any salad or sauté with a hot meal.  Quick Sauteed Endive, Escarole, and Frisee

Curly Kale: This curly kale is always a family favorite!  Especially this kale salad recipe.  Roasted Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts -  More Kale Recipes 

Summer Squash: Can be baked, sautéed, steamed, boiled or even grilled.  Chocolate Zucchini Bread A farm Favorite!  (You can use any of the summer squash) Grilled Summer Squash  Summer Squash Fritters 

Mushroom Share-  Portobello: Perfect for the July grilling season! Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic

Eat Me UP!  

-Summer Squash, Scallions, Lettuces, Cabbage, Frizee

Zero Waste!  You can freeze or dry me!

Freeze- Beets, Kale

Storage Tips:  

Frizee, Kale & Lettuces- Washed, in a salad spinner or, in a plastic bag with a paper towel. 

Sugar Snap Peas: Unwashed in the refrigerator crisper drawer.  Wash when ready to use.

Beets, Scallions, Summer Squash- In the refrigerator crisper drawer.

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

June 25, 2018

Week #4

Dear CSA Member, 

Goodbye Spring and Hello Summer!  You will notice a little taste of summer in your CSA shares this week.  The first harvest of Summer Squash!  

The lettuces are still coming on strong.  It won't be that much longer until the lettuce is suddenly gone until the fall.  Lettuce will not grow well in the hot months of July and August.  Fill your salad bowls and enjoy them while they last!

Don’t forget!  The final day to order optional fruit shares is THIS FRIDAY, June, 29th.  For more information about the fruit share, please click here. 

The online marketplace is open!  We have vegetables and herbs available this week in bulk.  Great for freezing, or drying.  We also have local honey, maple syrup, organic sriracha sauce, organic dry beans and more!  Login to your member account to place your order.  All marketplace orders will be delivered with your CSA shares.  Please order by 1 pm the day before your CSA pickup to guarantee your delivery. 

Marketplace Special: Order any seed oil between now and the end of June and receive 6 bunches of oregano.  Great to make a homemade salad dressing or to dry and use as needed.

What’s in the Bag?

4-Garlic Scapes

4- Summer Squash

1- Romaine Lettuce

1- Escarole 

1- bunch Purslane

1- Butter Crunch Lettuce

1- Oak Leaf Lettuce

1- bunch Spinach

Sugar Snap Peas

Will send update

Optional Shares

Mushroom: White Button

Grown by Bulich Mushroom Farm

Tag #stoneledge.farm in your Instagram or Facebook photos and receive 5% off coupon to the marketplace.  Send a screenshot of your post to info@stoneledge.farm to receive your coupon.  1 coupon per member per week!  (example- share photo, meal photo, picking up your CSA shares) 

This weeks recipes!  You can find more on our website!

Sugar Snap Peas: YUM!  Picking these delicious peas is a very time-consuming job.  It takes our full workforce a solid work day to pick these peas for the CSA. We hope you enjoy!  To prepare these peas, you must first remove the strings.  There are two strings per pod.  One on each end that you should peel off.  Sugar Snap peas can be eaten raw as a snack or cooked for with a delicious meal. Sautéed Sugar Snaps 

Escarole: A member of the leafy chicory family.  Can be eaten raw or cooked.  Mix with other greens for a salad, sauté, or braise with white beans. Escarole and White Bean Soup  Escarole 101

Purslane:  Makes a great addition to any salad and is a rich source of omega- 3s. Purslane info. from a CSA Member   45 Things To Do With Fresh Purslane

Garlic Scapes:  The flower bud of the garlic.  The scape gets removed in late June to encourage the garlic bulbs to thicken up for our fall harvest.  Enjoy as you would garlic.

Garlic Scape Pesto

Lettuces: Check out this Caesar Salad Dressing!

Summer Squash: Can be baked, sautéed, steamed, boiled or even grilled.  Chocolate Zucchini Bread A farm Favorite!  (You can use any of the summer squash) Grilled Summer Squash  Summer Squash Fritters 

Mushroom Share-  Shiitake: Mushroom and Burrata Bruschetta

Eat Me UP!  

-Lettuces, Summer Squash, Purslane, Sugar Snap Peas

Zero Waste!  You can freeze or dry me!

Freeze- Spinach, Escarole

Storage Tips:  

Spinach, Escarole & Lettuces- Washed, in a salad spinner or, in a plastic bag with a paper towel. 

Sugar Snap Peas: Unwashed in the refrigerator crisper drawer.  Wash when ready to use.

Purslane: Wrap it in a towel then place in a loosely closed plastic bag and refrigerate for up to a few days.

Summer Squash- In the refrigerator crisper drawer.

Garlic Scapes- In a plastic bag, in the refrigerator.  Will keep for two to three week.

Kohlrabi- Washed, and store in paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator.  Will last for several weeks.

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

June 15, 2018

Week #3

Dear CSA Member, 

We hope everyone has been enjoying the bounty of the past week's harvests.  The weather has been, just beautiful!  The fields are looking more and more colorful each day.  The lettuce is in full peak right now; please enjoy the flavorful lettuce while it lasts.  Before you know it, we will be switching to summer crops.  Lettuce doesn’t grow in the heat of the summer.  The weather conditions right now are perfect for the lettuces. 

We have some great videos this week we would like to share.  Two are from the City Island CSA and one was just added today from farmer Pete.  Check them out.

 City Island CSA Pickup 

 City Island CSA Lettuce Video 

 Farmer Pete Lettuce Description 

Don’t forget!  The final day to order optional fruit shares is June 29th.  For more information about the fruit share, please click here. 

The online marketplace is open!  We have vegetables and herbs available this week in bulk.  Great for freezing, or drying.  We also have local honey, maple syrup, sriracha sauce and more!  Login to your member account to place your order.  All marketplace orders will be delivered with your CSA shares.  Please order by 1 pm the day before your CSA pickup to guarantee your delivery. Order any seed oil's between now and the end of June and receive 6 bunches of oregano.  Great to make a homemade salad dressing or to dry and use as needed.

What’s in the Bag?

1-Romaine Lettuce

1- Red Oak Leaf Lettuce

1- Red Butter Crunch Lettuce

1- Napa Cabbage

1- bunch Radishes

Kohlrabi

1- bunch Mint

Garlic Scapes

1- bunch Rainbow Swisschard

1- bunch Red Mustard

Will Send Update

Optional Shares

Mushroom: White Button

Grown by Bulich Mushroom Farm

This weeks recipes!  You can find more on our website!

Kohlrabi: Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family.  It can be eaten raw (grated in coleslaw or salad), pickled, or cooked (in soups or stews, or as a baked side dish) Red Lentil, Kohlrabi and Grain Curried Salad

Mint: Makes a lovely tea, summertime drink, or add to a summer dish.   Easy Fresh Mint Tea RecipeMint Recipes

Swiss Chard: Surprisingly Swiss Chard is in the Beet family.  Swiss Chard can be eaten raw or cooked.  (similar to how you would prepare spinach)

Chickpea and Green PattiesSkillet Mushrooms and Chard

Red Mustard: Mustard Greens can be added to a salad, stir fry or, a garnish on a prepared meal.Mustard Greens With Chick Peas and Curry

Napa Cabbage: Great to make a quick Kimchi, Slaw, Stir Fry, Spring Rolls or even stuffed!

Cole Slaw  Teriyaki Fried Beef Wraps  Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Garlic Scapes:  The flower bud of the garlic.  The scape gets removed in late June to encourage the garlic bulbs to thicken up for our fall harvest.  Enjoy as you would garlic.

Garlic Scape Pesto

Mushroom Share-  White Button: Skillet Mushrooms and Chard

Have a recipe you can share?  Email it to the farm! 

Eat Me UP!  

-Lettuces, Radishes, Napa Cabbage, Red Mustard

Zero Waste!  You can freeze or dry me!

-(Freeze, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi) (Dry, Mint)

Storage Tips:  

Greens & Lettuces- Washed, in a salad spinner or, in a plastic bag with a paper towel. 

Cabbage- Washed, in a plastic bag and placed in the refrigerator. 

Garlic Scapes- In a plastic bag, in the refrigerator.  Will keep for two to three week.

Kohlrabi- Washed, and store in paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator.  Will last for several weeks.

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

LIKE us at https://www.facebook.com/StoneledgeFarm

June 10, 2018

Week #2 Update

Dear CSA Member, 

Below is your updated list for tomorrow.  This week you will be getting Mizuna and Arugula.  The Arugula will have some small round holes in the leaves.  An insect called the flea beetle-caused these holes.  We have worked hard to keep them under control by covering the arugula with row cover.  But they still managed to make their way to the plant.  The holes are only cosmetic, and the arugula is perfectly fine to eat. 

This is the final week for transplants.  You will be a getting Greek Basil transplant this week.  It is a mini basil plant with small uniform leaves.  This basil is ideal for planting in a pot and is an excellent garnish for any meal.  Basil makes a tasty ingredient in salad dressing. We hope you enjoy the bounty of this weeks share.

Don’t forget the online marketplace is open!  There are great CSA cookbooks (one written by a CSA core group member) along with other local items such as honey, maple syrup, sriracha sauce, dry beans and more!  Check it out! Login to your member account to place your order.  If you order before 1 pm today, you will receive your marketplace items tomorrow with your CSA delivery. 

1- Tropicana Lettuce

1- Red Sails Lettuce

1- Red Butter-Crunch lettuce (red dot on crate)

1 bunch- Curly Kale

1 bunch- Sage

1 bunch- Arugula

1 head- Napa Cabbage

1 bunch- Mizuna

1 bunch- Cherry Radishes

1- Green Greek Basil transplant

Optional Shares

Mushroom: Oyster

 

June 8, 2018

Week #2

Dear CSA Member, 

We hope you have enjoyed the bounty of the first week's shares.  It sure is nice to have something fresh after a long winter season.  The weather has been corporative these past couple weeks allowing us to get a lot of work done in the fields.  We have been planting more fall crops, putting away some row cover (that was laid over some crops to protect them from insect damage) to prepare to harvest this week's shares.  We have also been working daily to keep the weeds down in the field using various cultivators, and the weeds we cannot get with the tractor will get done by hand.  

In this week in your CSA shares, you will be getting sage.  The sage has beautiful purple flowers that are editable.  I have a few sage flower recipes below you can try.  This week is the last week for transplants.  This plant should be planted right away in a pot or directly outside in your garden.  The container we are sending the plant in is a decomposable pot and can be planted directly into the ground or larger pot.  The plant should have full sun and watered when needed. Enjoy!

What’s in the Bag?

1- Tropicana Lettuce

1- Red Leaf Lettuce (will update)

1- Red Butter-Crunch lettuce

1 bunch- Curly Kale

1 bunch- Sage

1 bunch- Arugula

1 head- Napa Cabbage

1 bunch- Mizuna

1 bunch- Cherry Radishes

1 transplant

Will send update

Optional Shares

Mushroom: Oyster

This weeks recipes!  You can find more on our website!

Napa Cabbage: Great to make a quick Kimchi, Slaw, Stir Fry, Spring Rolls or even stuffed!

Cole Slaw

Teriyaki Fried Beef Wraps

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Arugula: Arugula is more of a spicy green.  It’s a great addition to a salad but, you can also add it to a pizza, wilt in a pot of pasta, make pesto, add to a sandwich instead of lettuce for a little more flavor or add to your favorite soup recipe.  

13 Ways to add Arugula To Everything

Sage Flowers: Sage is the most flavorful just when the flowers open.  Enjoy the sage flowers in these unique recipes.

Savory Sage Blossom Pesto

Fried Sage Flowers

Mizuna: Mizuna is another great salad addition.  You can add Mizuna to your Risotto, Stir-Fry, Soups or a Grain Salad.  It has a nice peppery flavor.

Spicy Peanut Sauce over Again Greens by, Chrys Napolitano, Locust Point CSA

Have a recipe you can share?  Email it to the farm! 

Eat Me UP!  

-Lettuces, Radishes, Napa Cabbage, Arugula, Mizuna

Zero Waste!  You can freeze or dry me!

-(Freeze, Curly Kale) (Dry, Sage)

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

June 4, 2018

Dear CSA Member, 

Welcome!  The first week is always very busy and full of activity!  We have been busy cultivating the fields, transplanting new crops, seeding fall crops, and getting the fields ready for the next set of plants that will be ready in the greenhouse.  If you do not have a salad spinner, it is a great investment!  This week lettuce and spring greens will fill your shares.  It has been a long winter, and we have been waiting for a fresh salad!

This week you will be getting a basil transplant in your share.  The basil type is Amethyst basil, and it is ready to use.  To use carefully pick off a few leaves.  Do not pick off all the leaves.  You can plant your basil it in a pot or outside.  It will need full sun and of course water!  : ) 

On the bottom of each email, I have added helpful tips on produce that you can freeze if you can't eat everything up and, produce you cannot freeze.  Keep an eye out for these helpful tips!

This weeks recipes!  You can find more on our website!

Boc Choy: A type of Chinese cabbage with tender dark green leaves.

Boc Choy Stir Fry

Boc Choy with Ginger and Garlic

Boc Choy and Ham Gratin

Rhubarb: Usually used to make a sweet treat! One of the first vegetables ready in the garden each year.

Springtime Rhubarb Cake (A Stoneledge Farm favorite!)

Rhubarb Refrigerator Pickles

Red Cherry Radishes: Don’t toss the greens!  They are beautiful and make a great addition to a salad!

Banh Mi Burger

Have a recipe you can share?  Email it to the farm! 

Eat Me UP!  

Radishes, Lettuces, Rhubarb

Zero Waste!  You can freeze or dry me!

Freeze- Boc Choy  Dry- Oregano

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

May 8, 2018

Dear Past and Future Member,

Don’t forget!  This Saturday 1-3:30 pm is the spring farm visit and plant sale.  It looks like it might be a little rainy so please dress accordingly.  145 Garcia Lane, Leeds NY 12451

Come and visit the farm, meet the farm crew, and learn about the CSA.  We will also have our own vegetable transplants for sale.  You can start your backyard garden with Stoneledge Farm certified organic transplants.  The Stoneledge Farm online marketplace products will be available for sale and to taste as well.  Farm walks and field tours will also be going on that day.  A great way to get a chance to see where and how your organic vegetables grow.

Heather Ridge Farm will be attending with grass-fed meats and other sustainably raised products.  If you are interested in placing an order with Heather Ridge Farm for pickup that day please go to the Heather Ridge website heather-ridge-farm.com  

James Mcmanus will be attending as well with his honey and observation bee hive.  We will also have activities for kids available on Saturday.  If you haven’t already, please RSVP to info@stoneledge.farm if you are interested in joining us on that day.  No Pets Please! 

We are looking foward to a great spring visit and we hope to see you, your family and friends this Saturday!

Best,

Candice

Stoneledge Farm LLC

www.stoneledge.farm

May 2, 2018

Dear CSA Member,  

For the month of May, the farm will be running a Refer a Friend Promotion!  A great way to encourage your friends and family to support your local community and eat healthy organic veggies!

How it works…  

Refer a new CSA member to join any of our CSA locations for the 2018 season and you will receive a $10 coupon code.  This coupon code is only good for the Stoneledge Farm Online Marketplace. (during the season)

Step 1:  Refer and friend to sign up for the 2018 season at any of the Stoneledge Farms CSA locations

Step 2: Once your referred friend signs up email the farm info@stoneledge.farm with your friends name for your $10 marketplace coupon!

It’s that easy!

We appreciate your support and help spreading the word!

Promotion ends May 31, 2018

Coupon used for $10 off your marketplace total. 

Coupon valid May 28, 2018, and expires on June 30, 2018

Best,

Candice

April 16, 2018

Dear Future CSA Member, 

We have received many requests from members to add more optional dry bean shares.  They are now available and you can add the dry bean share when you checkout with your vegetable share for the 2018 season.  To order your CSA shares please login into your account www.stoneledge.farm and click 2018 CSA Shares and follow the prompts.  If you have any trouble please let me know.

This week we have transplanted the early cone cabbage into the fields and covered it with row cover.  Row cover is a lightweight garden fabric that we lay out to cover the plants and protect them from the cold, wind and it helps block out most insects.  We have also seeded some radishes and sugar snap peas.  This was done by Pete Jr. with the tractor and they were seeded directly into the field.  As we begin work in the fields we are still seeding and watering away in the greenhouses.  Check out Facebook and Instagram for the latest work videos.  

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Spring farm visit Saturday, May 12th 1-3:30.  If you haven’t already, and you are interested in joining us please RSVP to info@stoneledge.farm  

Hope to see you then!

Best,

Candice

 

March 23, 2018
 
Dear CSA Member, 
 
Stoneledge Farm invites you to come visit our certified organic vegetable farm, meet the farm crew, and learn about our CSA.  We will also have our own vegetable transplants for sale.  Start your backyard garden with Stoneledge Farm certified organic transplants.  Our online marketplace products will be available for sale and to taste.  We will also have farm walks and field tours available that day.  Get a chance to see where and how our organic vegetables grow.  (Weather permitting)  It is always a great spring visit at the farm and we hope to see you, your family, and friends!   
 
Our neighbors, Heather Ridge Farm will have a wonderful display at the visit as well. Products from Heather Ridge Farm--grass-fed meat and poultry, soap, candles, and other sustainably raised products, will be available for purchase. If you'd like to place an order, go to the Heather Ridge website, heather-ridge-farm.com or call Carol Clement at 518-239-6234.
 
Send an e-mail to info@stoneledge.farm and let us know you will be attending.
 
Please pass this information along to friends and co-workers.  You can print or email the flyer below and post in your office, or workspace.   We appreciate your help in spreading the word. 
 
See you at the farm May 12th!
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm.
 

March 19, 2018

Dear Future CSA Member, 
 
The Dry Bean Share is now available for you to order.  The Dry Beans are Certified Organic and New York State grown.  There are three varieties of dry beans in the Dry Bean Share: Organic Black Turtle Beans, Organic Pinto Beans, Organic Cannellini Beans. 
The Dry Bean Share per monthly delivery:
one  24 oz. (1.5 pounds) bag Black Turtle Beans,
one  24 oz. (1.5 pounds) Pinto Beans and
one 24 oz. (1.5 pounds) bag of Cannellini Beans
The Dry Bean Share is delivered the first CSA delivery of each month during the CSA season with your Vegetable Share, a total of 6 monthly Dry Bean Share deliveries per season. The Dry Bean Share price reflects a discounted price per pound.  There is a limited stock available so please order ASAP if you are interested.   
 
To order a Vegetable Share and would like the Dry Bean Share:
1. Login to your account with your e-mail and password by selecting Member Login on the farm website home page.   
2. Enter your e-mail address and password.  If you have forgotten your password select the Forgot Password and a link will be e-mailed to your account directing you to set up a new password.
3. Select 2018 CSA Shares
4. Select your Vegetable Share and click Add to Cart.  Follow through the optional share prompts by selecting Add to Cart or No Thanks. (This is where you will add the Optional Dry Bean Share)  The final screen will prompt you to the checkout. 
Read the Membership Agreement and the Volunteer Agreement . You will agree by checking off the boxes.
Select payment method to complete the order. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address. 
 
If you have any questions please contact the farm. info@stoneledge.farm
Best,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm 

 

February 15, 2018

Dear CSA Member, 

The sun has been shining bright these past few days, warming up the ground and allowing the snow to melt.  The days are getting longer and they should start feel slightly warmer.  We are enjoying all this sunshine as we gear up for planting season which starts in two weeks.  Onions and shallots will be the first seeds and there are thousands and thousands of them.  As we begin to plant our discussions revolve around the first taste of fresh lettuce and tomatoes this upcoming season.  We dream of the first spring harvest! 

We have recently launched our new website.  For the past year we have been carefully working to get the website exact, and it is now live.  Our goal was to create a more user friendly experience.  We have also added a 4 pay payment plan when checking out with your CSA shares, a youtube upload to see the goings on here on the farm, and more!  Check it out!

www.stoneledge.farm 

 If you have already registered and ordered your CSA share, welcome!  If you still need to join for the season please go to the farm website www.stoneledge.farm and select Member Login in red at the top of the page.  If you have any questions or trouble logging in, please send an email to the farm at info@stoneledge.farm and we can help you. 

If you have friends, neighbors or co workers that might be interested in joining, please pass the information along.  We depend on word of mouth as our primary outreach and do appreciate your help.

All the Best,

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

January 23, 2018

Dear Current and Future CSA Member

We are nearing the end of January and the winter projects that have been set aside, are well underway here on the farm.  Pete Jr. has been working on one piece of equipment at a time.  The most current project that he is working on is the vegetable washer. This washer is used to wash and dry the larger vegetables such as eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes and more.  These vegetables get put on the conveyor belt, rolled through the washer and out on to a turntable.  This where we count the vegetables for your CSA shares.  The entire machine must be taken apart and all the rollers that wash and dry the vegetables need to be replaced.   This is a tedious job and the winter time is the perfect time to repair this piece of equipment. 

All the seeds for the 2018 season have been ordered!  The seeds get lined up on the bench in alphabetical order waiting their turn.  We are all looking forward to the smell of the soil and working inside the greenhouse.  As we prepare for seeding Pete has carefully gone through each greenhouse to make sure the heat is working properly and the greenhouses are running efficiently. 

We have a new item added to the Marketplace for the 2018 season.  Merino Corriedale sheep have joined Stoneledge farm!  We will have fine wool from these sheep available through the online marketplace this coming season.  Photos of the animals have been posted on our Facebook page.

If you have placed your order for the 2018 season, welcome back!  If you haven’t placed your order yet for the season I have added the steps below.  If you have any questions please contact the farm info@stoneledge.farm 

Keep warm during this winter season. 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

How do I order a share?
You have created a CSA Member Registration and have an account already in the system.  Do not create a New Member Registration.

1. Click on Member Log in on the farm website

2. Log in with your e-mail address and password.  If you do not remember your password, select the Forgot Password option and follow the instructions.

Select CSA Shares.  

3.  Place your order for the CSA Share(s) by following the prompts.  The first share page is the Vegetable Share.  If you are adding a Share Partner to the Vegetable Share, select their contact from the drop down box and add before placing the Vegetable Share in the cart.  Information regarding splitting the share payment between share partners can be found following.

4.  Continue through the optional share pages: Fruit Share, Mushroom Share, Coffee Share.  At each share screen select Add to Cart of No Thanks.  The Vegetable Share is the only mandatory share for CSA membership.  The Fruit, Mushroom and Coffee shares are optional, additional shares that can be added to the base Vegetable Share. 5. Optional shares can be added anytime before delivery begins by logging into your CSA member account.

6. The final screen will prompt you to the checkout.  

7.  Read and agree to the Membership Agreement and the Volunteer Agreement by checking off the boxes.

Go on Stoneledge Farm's Facebook page and see what they are harvesting this week!

https://www.facebook.com/StoneledgeFarm/

Week #22
Dear CSA Member,

The season is slowly winding down.  We have two more deliveries after this week.  Now is your chance to stock up on marketplace items for the winter or even vegetables in bulk for your Thanksgiving Dinner!  The online marketplace offers Honey, Maple Syrup, Coffee, and Seed Oils.  We also offer weekly fruit in bulk and veggies in bulk.  This week we have Kale, Collards, Turnips, Carrots, and Celeriac.  Items are limited!  If you are inserted order as soon as possible.  
To Order from the Marketplace Click Here

This week you will be getting POP CORN in your share!  Along with Daikon Radishes.  Below are some helpful tips for using your pop corn Daikon Radishes.  recipes for this week!

Pop Corn:
Take the kernels from the cob (by twisting both hands on the cob the kernels will fall off)
Use 1/2 cup of kernels for a large bowl of pop corn or 1 corn cob
Add 1tbl. of oil to large pot with lid.
Add popcorn and cover (do not lift cover until all of the popcorn is popped.  If you lift the lid the popcorn will not pop!)
5.  Add butter, salt or your favorite and Enjoy.

Pumpkin / Winter Squash Pie:  This recipe is universal and you can use pumpkin or winter squash.  It is a great recipe!  Click Here for the recipe.

Daikon Radish:  Daikon Radishes are a milder tasting radish. They become sweeter when they are baked.  One of our favorite ways to eat the daikon is by making Crispy Dikon Fries! Enjoy with a meal, snack or appetizer!

Kohlrabi:  Kohlrabi slightly crunchy with a little spice to it.  It can be eaten raw, make a grated slaw or kohlrabi can be boiled or baked.  Click Here for some helpful ways to to prepare and eat kohlrabi.

Enjoy!
-Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

Week #21
Dear CSA Member,

We have been having some beautiful weather these past few weeks!  Cool mornings and warm afternoons.  The sunshine has been so nice!  You will have more fall greens in your share along with some heavy root crops such as carrots and sweet potatoes.  This week you will be receiving the fall planting of lettuce!   You can make a nice fresh salad this week or cook some of the greens!  I have included some cooking tips below for some of this week’s greens.

Mustard Greens- Can be eaten fresh in a salad or cooked many ways.  Click here for 10 Ways to Use Mustard Greens by Food & Wine.
Mustard can be cooked with a Casserole, Frittata, Italian Style, Indian Style and more!

Mizuna- Can be put in a fresh salad, tossed in with hot pasta and fresh parmesan cheese, added to a risotto or a stir-fry.  Mizuna is also great in soups or you can just sauté with some fresh garlic.

Arugula- Eaten raw or cooked.  Arugula has a slightly peppery taste that makes it more versatile.  For cooking recipes click here.
You can also try this Fall Spicy Arugula Salad


Vegetables & fruit in bulk is available through the online marketplace such as Collard Greens, Lacinato Kale, Red Russian Kale, Curly Kale and weekly fruit.  These items are great for freezing!  
Don’t forget your Honey, Maple Syrup, coffee, and Seed Oils!  These items are also available through the online marketplace.  Order soon as quantities are limited this time of year.

To Order from the Marketplace Click Here

Fruit Share Members-  This week you will be getting Winesap Stayman Apples and Bosc pears.  The Winesap apple is a great fresh eating and baking apple.  The Winesap apple is a popular apple that originated from Kansas.

Enjoy!
-Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

Week #20
Dear CSA Member,

As the season slowly winds down we have had member request for winter coffee shares.  If you are interested in ordering coffee for the winter months you can order directly from the marketplace.  The coffee is freshly roasted and will keep for the winter stored in a cool dry area.

Other items are available through the marketplace as well such as vegetables & fruit in bulk.  (Collard Greens, Lacinato Kale, Red Russian Kale, Curly Kale and weekly apples)  These items are great for freezing!  
Don’t forget your Honey, Maple Syrup, and Seed Oils!  These items are also available through the online marketplace.   Order soon as quantities are limited this time of year.

To Order Click Here

This week in your share you will be receiving Boc Choy!  A little taste of spring!  (as we head into fall)  This is just one of the few items that we seed and plant again for the fall.  This crop like the mustard, mizuna and arugula do well in cooler temperatures.  They will not grow well in the heat of summer.  We hope you enjoy!  I have added some helpful cooking tips and recipes below.

Acorn Squash Seeds-  You can roast the Acorn Squash seeds like you would pumpkin seeds.  Yum!  To roast, rinse the seeds rinse seeds and remove all strings and bits.  Pat dry a spread out on a baking sheet for 15 min at 250 degrees.  Add some salt to taste!

Acorn Squash-  Acorn Squash is completely edible.  Skin and all!  The skin is tuff and you will want to roast it or boil it for awhile until the skin is tender.   Try this Maple Roasted Acorn Squash recipe.  Very tasty and a beautiful dish!

Bok Choy- Bok Choy is great sautéed, steamed or even eaten raw.  
Try this Apple Box Choy SaladA great fall Bok Choy recipe.

Ancho Peppers-  This week you will also be getting Ancho Peppers.  Ancho peppers are a mildly hot pepper.  They add a little spice to your dish and are great in chili.

Enjoy!
-Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #19
Dear CSA Member,

Reminder*  This Monday, Columbus Day.  October 9th you will have a CSA delivery.

The weather has been unpredictable these past few weeks.  It has gone from 80 degrees one week to frost the next.  We are now heading back into another warm trend!  The fall leaves are at a standstill and are still mostly green.  This week was the first harvest of Sweet Potatoes!  They look beautiful but haven’t been washed to help keep for members.  (read below)  We also harvested Pop Corn this week!  The PopCorn is harvested and is put in the greenhouse to dry.  It takes a few weeks before the popcorn is ready to POP!  It will be ready for your share in a few weeks!


Sweet Potatoes:  The sweet potatoes WILL need to be washed.  They were harvested right from the fields and packed for your share.  The sweet potatoes will keep a little longer if they do not get wet.  
The Sweet Potatoes have a very thin skin that you are able to eat when cooked (you do not have to peel them).  Whipped Sweet Potatoes taste great with a drizzle of Butternut Squash or Roasted Pumpkin seed oil on top.

Celeriac:  Celeriac will be in your shares this week.  A CSA member from the New Rochelle CSA shared on Instagram Celeriac Mash.  (Looked Delicious!  Thank you for posting!)  Check out this link for TEN (YES, 10) THINGS TO DO WITH CELERY ROOTClick Here

Curly Kale and Beets:  Curly Kale aka. Winter Bor / Starbor Kale will be in your share this week as well.  Our favorite kale recipe here on the farm is Roasted Beet and Kale Salad With Maple Candied Walnuts This is a beautiful and tasty salad.  This salad calls for Maple Syrup and Honey that are available through the online marketplace.  
For more Kale recipes Click Here

Greens:  Arugula, Mizuna and Mustard
SALAD OF FIELD GREENS, GORGONZOLA, PEAR & TOASTED WALNUT

5 ounces pre-washed salad greens
1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup toasted walnut halves
4 ounces gorgonzola or other blue cheese, crumbled or shaved

Vinaigrette (makes 1/2 cup)
3 Tbsp pumpkin seed oil
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp + 2 Teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste

Make the vinaigrette: with fork or small whisk combine oils and mustard in small bowl. Gradually add lemon juice until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In large bowl, combine greens, walnuts, sliced pear. Immediately before serving, toss greens with vinaigrette until lightly coated. Toss in crumbled blue cheese.
http://www.wholeheartedfoods.com/squash-oil-recipes.htm

Check out our Online Marketplace!  The Stoneledge Farm online Marketplace offers honey, maple syrup, coffee, seed oils, mushrooms, fruit, and vegetables in bulk.  Click Here to login to your account to place your order.  

Enjoy!
-Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #18

Dear CSA Member, 

Reminder*  Columbus Day, Monday October 9th we will have a CSA delivery. 

We finally broke the heat wave this week.  It went from 90 degrees all week and now a seasonable 70 degrees.  It officially feels like fall!  You will start to notice your CSA shares are getting heavier as we continue to harvest the fall root crops such as turnips, fall radishes, and carrots.  The greens on the turnips and radishes are beautiful, loaded with vitamins and should be eaten!  They are delicious!  Below are a few ways to prepare your radish and turnip greens.

Bella Luna Turnips & Greens:  These turnips can be eaten raw or cooked. (Don’t forget to use the greens)  They taste delicious raw sliced up on a salad, roasted, boiled or added to a soup.  Check out these great links below to help you prepare your turnips including the Greens!

4 Quick Turnip Recipes- Click Here

Turnip and Potato Patties- Click Here

Radish Greens:  Radish Greens have a peppery taste and can be eaten raw or cooked.   You can add them to your Mustard and Mizuna salad or you can make pesto, roast them and more.  More ways to prepare these nutritious greens below. 

Don’t Toss Those Radish Greens- Click Here

Mizune and Mustard Greens - Fall Mizuna and Mustard Greens Salad recipe below.   Made with a honey vinaigrette salad dressing.  

Mizuna and Mustard Green Salad-  Click Here

This week is an Optional Coffee Share and Dry Bean Share Week.  If you have either of these optional shares please do not forget to pick them up with your CSA delivery.

Check out our Online Marketplace!  The Stoneledge Farm online Marketplace offers honey, maple syrup, coffee, seed oils, mushrooms, fruit, and vegetables in bulk.  Click Here to login to your account to place your order.  

Enjoy! 

-Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #16

Dear CSA Member,

The weather has been cooperating nicely for us.  It almost feels like another round of summer!  This week we have been busy transplanting crops for the late fall season such as lettuces, kohlrabi, bok choi and more.  We also have harvested our winter squash.  With the warm sunny days, we have been having it made for a great week to harvest the winter squash.  Check out our winter squash harvest on Facebook or Instagram

Butternut Winter Squash will be in your share this week.  Along with Celeriac and Potatoes.  Try these great recipes below. 

Butternut Squash:  Peel your butternut squash with a vegetable peeler and slice in half, and scoop out the seed.  

Try this Maple Pecan Butternut Squash recipe.  

This tastes even better with a drizzle or Pumpkin Seed Oil, or Butternut Squash Seed oil.  Maple Syrup, Pumpkin, and Butternut Squash seed oil are all available through the online marketplace.

Celeriac: Celeriac is a root crop that is used a lot in soups or stocks.  Very strong celery flavor but, it is not the root of celery.  This crop is grown specifically for its root.  

You can also try this delicious Potato and Celery Root (Celeriac) Gratin Recipe. 

To Peel Celeriac…

1.Cut off the top just under the stalks creating a wide flat surface to stand the Celeriac upright on a cutting board.

2.Slide your chef’s knife down the side of the root until all the skin has been removed. 

3.You can slice or dice the celeriac according to your recipe.

Prune Plum Recipe: Italian Plum Torte

Enjoy!

Best,

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

Week #15

Dear CSA Member, 

Below is your updated list for tomorrow along with a great recipes and tips on how to use your cranberry beans.

Tips for using your Cranberry Beans:

1.  Remove the rubber band from the bunch of dry beans.

2.  Pick off all the pods

3.  Open pod and take out the bean : )

Try this great fresh cranberry bean Fagiloi Recipe:  Click Here

All you need to know for Cranberry Beans (cooking, storing and preparing):  Click Here

Enjoy!

- Candice

 

Dear CSA Member, 

We are getting closer and closer to the official start of the fall season but, the tomatoes and peppers aren't ready to end just yet!  We are slowly transitioning from the summer harvest to more fall hearty crops such as beets, carrots, kale, and potatoes.  As these field crops are changing so are the leaves on the trees.  They are changing from the bright green of summer to a tinted yellow of fall.  

We have had many requests for dry beans to be grown here on the farm.  We have planted some this season and a trial and The Vermont Cranberry Beans are now ready to be harvested.  The Cranberry Beans have a mild nutty flavor and are perfect for soups, stews, pasta or even fresh kale salads.  If you choose to dry your Cranberry Beans you can.  Hang up the whole bunch of beans in a dry place and use within a year.  

Try this great fresh cranberry bean Fagiloi Recipe:  Click Here

All you need to know for Cranberry Beans (cooking, storing and preparing):  Click Here

Best, 

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

Week #14  PICKUP IS THIS THURSDAY!

Dear CSA Member, 

The Farm Visit was a great turn out!  We had such beautiful weather and an all around good day!  We would like to thank all of our CSA members that made the trip to come visit farm yesterday.  And, special thanks to the vendors that joined us yesterday.  The Bees Knees Cafe at Heather Ridge Farm,  James Mikmanus and his niece with local honey and the observation hive,  Kim from Paridis to Go for making all the delicious pork and chili.  It was a really great day and we're so thankful you could join us!  * If you have any pictures from the farm visit please share them with us info@stoneledge.farm  we would love to use them on Facebook and our website.  

This week in your share you will be getting potatoes, onions and collard greens.  Try this Rich and Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Collard GreensYou can replace the leeks with the current onions you have in your share.  It is a delicious soup and great for this time of year.

Marketplace: Check Daily for Vegetable and Fruit Updates.  

This week is an optional coffee & dry bean share week.  If you have ordered these optional shares please do not forget to pick them up with your vegetable share.  Thank You!

Best, 

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 

Week #13

Dear CSA Member,

Monday CSA Sites:  September 4th pickup will moved to September 7th due to the holiday!

New this week… Edamame Beans!  When preparing the edamame for eating separate the pod from the stalk and rinse.  The Edamame can be steamed or boiled.  When cooked you pop the bean out of the shell and eat only the bean.  The shell is not edible.  Below is a simple and tasty recipe link you can use. What is Edamame, and How Do I Eat It? Click Here

If you are traveling from NYC you might be interested in the bus that Chelsea CSA in sponsoring.  $5 per person, if you are interested click HERE and sign up ASAP.  Space is limited.

We hope that you will mark your calendar with the upcoming Fall Farm Festival.  The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 2nd from 11:30-3:00.  Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab or using your GPS.  It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms and vegetarian chili.  Pork and Chili will be made by Kim and Mickael of Paradis to Go http://paradistogo.com.  There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, and water.   We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils, and cup.   No pets, please. 

Attending this years Farm Visit:

Local Bee Keeper- With an observation hive and Local Honey for Sale.

Heather Ridge Farm- Local grass fed meats for sale.  

http://www.heather-ridge-farm.com/ 

Lime Kiln Farm will be attending with local artisanal cheeses.  

http://www.limekilnfarm.com/# 

*Please, bring a freezer bag if you are interested in purchasing any of these items. 

Stoneledge Farm Marketplace Farm Stand-  Fix Brother Farm Apples, Some Stoneledge Farm Vegetables, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, Bearkill Road Maple Syrup, NY Produced Organic Seed Oils. 

There are flowers to pick and take home from the flower garden.  If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home.  Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick.  There will be an “I Spy” game for kids of all ages as well as scarecrow making! 

It is a great day on the farm and we look forward to seeing you there!

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #12

Dear CSA Member, 

This week is one of our favorite weeks.  FIESTA WEEK!

This week you will be getting tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño peppers and tomatillos!  All the perfect ingrinets!  Click the recipe below to try out these great recipes.

Salsa Verde- along with other Tomatillo recipes

Mexican Succotash

The Chelsea CSA is sponsoring a bus to come to the farm visit.  It will be $5 per person.  If you are interested click HERE and sign up ASAP.  Space is limited. 

We hope that you will mark your calendar with the upcoming Fall Farm Festival.  The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 2nd from 11:30-3:00.  Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab or using your GPS.  It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms and vegetarian chili.  Pork and Chili will be made by Kim and Mickael of Paradis to Go http://paradistogo.com.  There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, and water.   We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils, and cup.   No pets, please.  

Attending this years Farm Visit:

Local Bee Keeper

Heather Ridge Farm- Local grass fed meats. 

http://www.heather-ridge-farm.com/ 

Lime Kiln Farm will be attending with local artisanal cheeses.  

http://www.limekilnfarm.com/# 

*Please, bring a freezer bag if you are interested in purchasing any of these items. 

Stoneledge Farm Marketplace Farm Stand-  Fix Brother Farm Apples, Some Stoneledge Farm Vegetables, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, Bearkill Road Maple Syrup, NY Produced Organic Seed Oils and Honey.   

There are flowers to pick and take home from the flower garden.  If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home.  Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick.  There will be an “I Spy” game for kids of all ages as well as scarecrow making!  

It is a great day on the farm and we look forward to seeing you there!

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #11

Dear CSA Member,

This week you will be getting a beautiful share full of color.  Summer mixed in with some early fall crops.  In this week share you will be getting bright tomatoes and peppers along with a bunch of rainbow carrots.  They really make for a colorful share.  You will also be getting Potatoes and Leeks this week.  Try this delicious Potato Leek Soup.   

***Reminder: This is the last week for Story’s Farm Sweet Corn.  All final corn orders need to be placed by 12pm Friday, August 18th for delivery.

We hope that you will mark your calendar with the upcoming Fall Farm Festival.  The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 2nd from 11:30-3:00.  Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab or using your GPS.  It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms and vegetarian chili.  Pork and Chili will be made by Kim and Mickael of Paradis to Go http://paradistogo.com.  There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, and water.   We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils, and cup.   No pets, please.  

Attending this years Farm Visit:
Local Bee Keeper
Heather Ridge Farm- Local grass fed meats.
http://www.heather-ridge-farm.com/
Lime Kiln Farm will be attending with local artisanal cheeses.  
http://www.limekilnfarm.com/#
*Please, bring a freezer bag if you are interested in purchasing any of these items.

There are flowers to pick and take home from the flower garden.  If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home.  Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick.  There will be an “I Spy” game for kids of all ages as well as scarecrow making!  

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Bulk Items are added when they become available.  Check the website Marketplace for any new added Bulk Items Daily.  

Additional Marketplace Items: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, Butternut Squash Seed Oil, Organic Coffee, Organic Chocolate, Organic Dry Beans, Maple Syrup and Honey
Click Here to login and place your order.

Week # 10

The weather has been cooperating for us these past few days and the tomatoes have been ripening nicely.  It is so important for the tomatoes to have hot and dry days.  Also, this week you will be getting another round of Fennel.  Fennel has done really well this season.  Not sure what to do with Fennel?  Click Here for great ways to prepare and eat fresh fennel.  If you have a fennel recipe you would like to share please email it to the farm.  info@stoneledge.farm

We hope that you will mark your calendar with the upcoming Fall Farm Festival.  The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 2nd from 11:30-3:00.  Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab or using your GPS.  It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms and vegetarian chili.  Pork and Chili will be made by Kim and Mickael of Paradis to Go http://paradistogo.com.  There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, and water.   We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils, and cup.   No pets, please.  

There are flowers to pick and take home from the flower garden.  If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home.  Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick.  There will be an “I Spy” game for kids of all ages as well as scarecrow making!  
Reminder** Corn and Mushroom orders need to be placed by 12pm the Friday before your delivery.  All orders placed after 12pm will be delivered not that week but the following week after. ***

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Bulk Items are added when they become available.  Check the website Marketplace for any new added Bulk Items Daily.  

Additional Marketplace Items: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, Butternut Squash Seed Oil, Organic Coffee, Organic Chocolate, Organic Dry Beans, Maple Syrup and Honey
Click Here to login and place your order.

Week #9

Dear CSA Member, 

The rain has finally left for a few days.  We are hoping for a good 4 day stretch of sunshine.  The tomatoes are just starting to ripen and the plants are looking great despite all the rain we have had.  The sunshine should make for a good tomato harvest in the coming weeks.  This weeks list will come with a lot of updates.  Due to all of the rain, we have had it is hard to determine the harvest.  An update will be sent out this weekend.

This week you will be getting Amethyst Basil.  Amethyst basil can be used the same way you would use green basil.  You can make an Amethyst basil vinegar to use in your favorite salad dressing recipe or drizzle on fresh bruschetta.  Pairs well with sunflower seed oil.  To make the vinegar add a couple sprigs of basil put in a jar and close.  Let sit for about a week until the vinegar turns a purple color.  Bruschetta Recipe  Click Here

Story’s sweet corn is available on the Marketplace for 4 weeks only.  Story’s sweet corn Non-GMO and conventionally grown.  It is not organic.  There is a limited amount available each week.  If you are interested please order soon. Corn orders must be placed by 12 pm the Friday before your CSA delivery.  If you need help logging in the marketplace please let me know.  

This week is an optional Coffee Share and Dry Bean Share delivery.  Please, do not forget to pickup your optional shares if you ordered them.

*Saturday, September 2nd will be the Stoneledge Farm Fall Festival.  11:30AM-3PMIt is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn, Portobello Mushrooms and vegetarian chili.  We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  Please bring your own place settings, utensils, and cup.   No pets, please.  

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Bulk Items are added when they become available.  Check the website Marketplace for any new added Bulk Items Daily.  

Additional Marketplace Items: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, Butternut Squash Seed Oil, Organic Coffee, Organic Chocolate, Organic Dry Beans, Maple Syrup and Honey

To order Login http://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace  Follow the steps.

Week #8

Dear CSA Member,

We finally got a break from the rainy weather and the summer plants are loving it such as the tomatoes.  Cherry tomatoes will begin this week!  The squash harvest wasn't as abundant in comparison to last season due to the rainy wet summer we have been having.  But we are very pleased with the harvests that we have been getting!

This week we will be sending beets!  The beet greens are absolutely beautiful and delicious!  Don’t toss them away.  You can cook the greens the same way you would cook Swiss Chard or Spinach.  You will also be getting the first harvest of Basil.  Please, use the basil up as soon as possible.  It will be picked fresh the day before your delivery but due to the rainy summer, the leaves turn black quickly.

Check out our Garlic Harvest on Facebook!  The garlic is the best garlic harvest we have had in 8 years!  It is beautiful!  The past winter and prime soil conditions, really helped the garlic to thrive.  The cold and the blanketing snow was key!  The garlic will hang to cure in the barn for 3 months.  We are very excited to hand it out!

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

 Bulk Items Available this week:  Stoneledge Farm Certified Organic Currants & Pickling Cucumbers.  Grams Sweet Bread and Butter Pickling Recipe:  https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/cucumbers/467-grams-bread-and-butter-pickles

Quantities are Limited.  Please order right away if you are interested.

Bulk Items are added when they become available.  Check the website Marketplace for any new added Bulk Items Daily. 

Additional Marketplace Items: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, Butternut Squash Seed Oil, Organic Coffee, Organic Chocolate, Organic Dry Beans, Maple Syrup and Honey

To order Login http://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace  Follow the steps.

Best, Candice

Week # 7

Dear CSA Member,

It has been very rainy these past few days.  With all that rain comes allot of Mud!  We all have been working hard to get the vegetables picked, washed and packed.  The plants are holding up to the rain pretty good.  The cucumbers have been enjoying these wet and damp days and have been producing like crazy.  This week a bounty of cucumbers will be in your shares.  Share your favorite Cucumber Recipe on Instagram or, email them to the farm and we will add it to our recipes page.  

You will be getting more Summer Squash this week!  This is a Stoneledge Farm favorite summer dessert!  You can use any type of Squash for this recipe.  Enjoy!

-Candice

Week # 6

Dear CSA Member,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!  It turned out to be a beautiful day!

As the leafy greens are winding down the Squash, Cucumber, Eggplant and other summer vegetables are ramping up!  The summer vegetables are all flowering and they are all growing beautifully.  Check out our Facebook and Instagram for photos. 

New this week is fresh mint.  Here are some delicious ways to use mint.  http://www.elizabethrider.com/10-ways-use-fresh-mint/  One of our favorites is making a mint ice tea.  Great for a refreshing Hot Summer Day!  You will also be getting Fennel this week.  Here is a link with some great ways to prepare and eat fresh fennel. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/five-ways-to-eat-fresh-fennel-78022417/ 

Escarole will be coming this week as well.  It looks smaller to lettuce but it is an Italian cooking green.  It pairs well will Chicken and beans.  It is very popular being cooked with white beans.  It is a bitter green but has a milder flavor when cooked.

If you have any other recipes you would like to share please email directly to the farm.  We can add them to our website.

Fruit in Bulk Available this week:  Blueberries and White Cherries.

Vegetables in Bulk Available this week:  Garlic Scapes, Scallions, Spinach

To order Login to your account and Click Marketplace.  Follow the steps from there.

Quantities are Limited.  Please order right away if you are interested.

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #5

Dear CSA Member, 

Your CSA delivery will take place this coming Monday, July, 3rd.  This week the Fruit Share begins and also Dry Bean and Coffee shares will be coming as well.  It is important that you pick up your share this week.  If you aren't able to pickup your optional shares please contact the farm right away. info@stoneledge.farm

The fields are slowly changing.  Everything was once green is now filling with bright summer colors.  A new set of photos of the potato fields in bloom has been posted on the Farms Facebook and Instagram page.  Potatoes are beautiful when in bloom.  Take a look.

https://www.facebook.com/StoneledgeFarm/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE 

You will have another interesting week this week.  New in your share is Summer Squash, Scallions and Summer Savory.  We have been very lucky with the corporation of the weather.  We have had just the right amount of rain each week and the produce is looking beautiful and growing happily!  Everything is looking great out in the field!

Happy Fourth, of July! 

Enjoy the Harvest, 

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #4

Dear CSA Member,

The lettuces are still coming on strong.  It won't be that much longer until the lettuce is suddenly gone until the fall.  Lettuce will not grow well in the hot months of July and August.  Fill your salad bowls and enjoy them while they last!

The weather has been cooperating nicely for us.  Warm sunny days with a nice mix of rain.  We did have one day with torrential rains but, the plants really seemed to handle it well.  The summer squash plants are flowing and will soon be producing.  They look great!  Check out our Facebook / Instagram for updated weekly pictures.   Stoneledge.Farm

Fruit shares will begin the first week in July.  If you haven’t ordered your optional fruit share please order soon.  The deadline is the Sunday the 25th.  For more information about the fruit, share go to our website.  https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/fruit-shares

I would like to add an optional share (Fruit Share, Coffee Share, Mushroom Share) to my existing Vegetable Share.  How do I update my current Vegetable Share order?

1.  Optional Shares can be added to your original Vegetable Share order anytime up until delivery starts or the optional shares are sold out for that CSA site.  The Mushroom Share, Coffee Shares both start with the first CSA delivery.  The Fruit Share will start with the 5th Vegetable Share delivery when local fruit is available.

2,  Log into your account with your e-mail and password by selecting Member Login on the farm website home page. 

3.  Enter your e-mail address and password.  If you have forgotten your password select the Forgot Password and a link will be e-mailed to your account directing you to set up a new password.

4. Place your order by selecting the optional shares and adding them to your cart.  

5. Complete the payment section.

6.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent.

 If the Vegetable Share is split between share partners, each share partner can add individual Optional Shares to the order.  Follow the directions below.

Enjoy the Harvest!

-Candice

Week # 3

Dear CSA Member,

Refrigerators will continue to be full of spring greens this week.  There is nothing that can beat a salad spinner this time of year.  Your lettuce will last up to a week in the salad spinner or in a plastic bag.  We are expecting heavy rains these next couple of days.  We give all the lettuces a good rinse before we send them but with all the rain coming they will need a good wash when you get them home.  You can chop the ends of the lettuce off and rinse the lettuce under cold water.  You will be getting purslane this week.  Purslane makes a great addition to a salad and is a rich source of omega- 3s.  Enjoy the spring lettuces and greens while they last because we will soon be moving into the summer veggies such as cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes.  Everything is looking beautiful!

Salad Dressing Ideas?  https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/68-dressings-marinades  

This week you will be getting Garlic Scapes.  Each year the Garlic Scapes are harvested off the tops of the garlic plant.  The scape grows from the center of the above ground portion of the garlic plant.  This allows the plant to concentrate on growing large garlic bulbs.  We have a great Garlic Scape Pesto recipe on our website.  You can also substitute your favorite basil pesto using this recipe.  https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/garlic/126-garlic-scape-pesto 

Kohlrabi will be in your share this week as well.  You should always peel your kohlrabi before preparing your meal.  You can add Kohlrabi to soups, stews, roasted and steamed.  Don’t forget to use the greens.  The greens have a very similar taste to collard greens.  They can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked.   

How to prepare Kohlrabi?  http://www.thekitchn.com/top-five-ways-to-prepare-kohlr-60321  

Kohlrabi Recipes- https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/kohlrabi 

If you have any recipes you would like to share please send them to the farm and we will add the to our recipes page.  info@stoneledge.farm 

Enjoy the Harvest,

Candice

Week #2

Dear CSA Member,

We are finally getting a break from the cloudy and wet weather.  The soil is nice and moist.  It will do great with these 80-90 degree days we have ahead of us.  The plants will be growing quickly once the warm sun is fully out.  We have been working hard in the tomato patch this week.  The first step was to stake the tomato plants and the second step was to tie them up with twine.  This allows air to flow through the plants and, for the plants to grow strong and tall to hold the future tomatoes. 

We also have been working diligently to keep the weeds down in the field.  Even though there hasn't been much sun the weeds do grow quickly in the damp weather.  We use various different cultivators and what weeds we cannot get with the tractor we have to go through and get by hand.

The Marketplace is open for the season.  There are a couple of new products being offered this season.  We have local and certified organic dry beans.  (Pinto, Red Kidney and Black Turtle Beans)  Also, new on the marketplace are local seed oils.  (Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Butternut Squash Seed Oil and Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil)  For more information on the dry beans and oils, you can go to the farm website and click the CSA program drop down tab and find the information on these items.  To order log into your account, click Marketplace, and follow the steps. Your marketplace order will be delivered with your next CSA delivery.

This week is the last week for transplants.  This plant should be planted right away in a pot or directly outside in your garden.  The pot we are sending is a decomposable pot and can be planted directly into the ground or larger pot.  The plant should have a good amount of sunlight daily and should be checked to see if the soil is dry and needs to be watered. 

For produce recipes, you can go to our Recipe and Produce ID section on the website.  https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes If you have any delicious recipes you would like to share please send them to info@stoneledge.farm and I will add them to the recipe page.

Week #1

Dear CSA Member,

The first week is always very busy and full of activity!  We have been busy cultivating the fields, transplanting new crops, planting the sweet potatoes, seeding fall crops, and getting the fields ready for the next set of plants that will be ready in the greenhouse.  We are expecting some heavy rains to come through within the next couple days and need to get as much done as we can beforehand.  Compared to last spring we have had a cool damp and very windy days.  Last spring there was no rain and it was just about 80 degrees every day.  The early spring greens are really enjoying the moist soil and are growing happily!

It is that time of year again, get your salad spinners out!  Lettuce, Lettuce, Lettuce!  Greens will fill the bulk of your share this week.  It has been a long winter and, I don’t know about you but, I am ready for some fresh salad!  This week you will be getting Mirlo Butter Head Lettuce.  This is a new variety this season that we had a lot of requests for. We found this great red and very tender variety to try this year.  You will also be getting a bunch of Red Cherriette Radishes along with, a few other varieties of lettuce to go in your salad.  You can chop up the radish leaves nice and fine.  They make a great addition to your salad. 

Some of the spring greens such as the Box Choi and Chinese Cabbage will have small round holes in the leaves.  This is caused by a tiny insect called the Flea Beetle.  We have worked diligently to keep the number of beetles under control by using a very long cloth called row cover.  We will walk the row cover out over these specific beetle loving crops and stake the row cover down every five feet.  These beetles still manage to outnumber us.  They only left cosmetic damage and will not in any way affect the flavor of the greens. 

The Stoneledge Farm website has some great recipes if you aren't sure what to do with an item you can refer to our website or, if you have a great recipe for an item you would like to share please email the farm and I will gladly add it to our recipe section.  info@stoneledge.farm

We hope you all enjoy your first week's harvest!

-Candice on behalf of Stoneledge Farm