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

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

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