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