Farmer’s Note — Week 17

This week’s full share is:
Siberian Kale-1 bunch
Delicata Winter Squash-2
Leeks-1 bunch
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Potatoes-2 pounds
Pumpkin-1
Broccoli-1 pound
Parsley-1 bunch

Hot Peppers-take if you like-they are hot so do not touch sensitive areas after handling

Fruit Share
1 bag with Jona Gold Apples, Empire Apples, Seckle Pears

Farmer’s Note — Week 16

This week’s full share is

Lacinato Kale-1 bunch

Carnival Winter Squash-2 Many recipes for Winter Squash-any variety including Pumpkins, call for 2 cups of cooked squash. Cook the Winter Squash, measure 2 cups and put in a zip lock bag. Freeze until you need it. There is a great Winter Squash Bread recipe on the farm website, Recipe section.

Garlic-2 bulbs

Red Cabbage-1 head  An old time recipe for Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is posted on the farm website, Recipe section. If you have some of the Green Cabbage and a Carrot left in your refrigerator, try the Cole Slaw recipe with a combo of the two colored cabbages and a carrot.  The colors are beautiful, almost like confetti.

Beets-1 pound

Thyme-1 bunch

Carrots-1 pound

Hot Peppers-take if you like. They are really hot so take caution when cutting them.  Keep away from your eyes and other sensitive areas.

Fruit Share
1 bag with Red Bartlett Pears, Early Fuji Apples, Gala Apples all together.

Farmer’s Note — Week #15

Full Vegetable Share
Carrots-1 bunch with a variety of colors
Acorn Winter Squash-2  The Winter Squash will hold a little longer if we do not wash it.
Winter Squash freezes very well.  Cook the squash, scrape the flesh and mash.  Put in a zip lock bag and freeze.
Garlic Chives-1 bunch.  Everything is edible including the flowers and small seed heads
Green Fall Cabbage-1 head
Spinach-1 bunch. The last of the spinach.
Broccoli-1
Peppers-2
Mint-1 bunch
Habaneros-take if you like but use with caution. These are one of the hottest peppers.  Do not touch your eyes or any other sensitive area after handling the peppers.

Fruit Share
1 bag with Gala Apples, Bartlett Pears
1 box of Concord Grapes. We were lucky to be able to find grapes this season.  Most of the vineyards lost their grape crop due to the early hot spell and then frost. Concords are a seeded variety with a tasty skin.

Farmer’s Note — Week 14

Full Vegetable Share
Carnival Winter Squash-1 A colorful Winter Squash.  Split, remove the seeds and bake. A pat of butter and bit of Stoneledge Farm honey or maple in the cavity is just delicious.
Edamame (soy beans) -1 bunch–pluck the pods from the plant.  Steam, salt and pop the beans from the pod.
Green Fall Cabbage-1 head
Broccoli- 1 head
Opal Basil-1 bunch
Shallots-2
Eggplant-2
Red Ace Beets with Greens-1 bunch. We wanted to pick this planting of beets while the greens are still in good condition.  Take the greens from the roots and use as a cooked green.
Hot Peppers – Take as many as you want.

Fruit Share
Gala Apples and Bartlett Pears in one bag. Gala Apples are a sweet eating apple. Bartlett Pears will ripen to a yellow skin but can also be used green. Do not allow them to over ripen or the center will be brown.
Plums in a bag.

Farmer’s Note — Week 13

This week’s full share is
Tomatoes-2 pounds
Butternut Winter Squash-1 The first of the Winter Squash.  Just delicious.
Summer Squash-1 pound
Broccoli-4 heads-wow, what a harvest. The broccoli this season is just spectacular. Peter worked tirelessly during the drought to keep the transplants watered and growing. It has really paid off.  Too much broccoli for one week?  Just steam and pop the extra in a zip lock bag and into the freezer. It will be delicious this winter.
Basil-1 bunch-The second planting is now ready for harvest.
Shallots-2
Peppers-3
Beets-Gold-2 pounds
Okra-take it if you like
Hot Peppers-take if you like

Fruit Share-1 bag of each
Peaches-this is the end of the Peaches. At the end of the season they may be better for cooking. Peaches also make a great sauce and can easily be frozen.
Donut Peaches-a surprise picking
Plums

Farmer’s Note–Week 12

This week’s full share:
Tomatoes 2 pounds
Cluster Tomatoes-1 basket
Tomatillos-1pound
Eggplant-2 Oriental
Summer Savory-1 bunch
Onions-2
Peppers-3
Spinach-1 bunch
Carrots-1 bunch

Fruit-1 bag of each
Peaches
Nectarines
Plums

Farmer’s Note — Week 11

This week’s full share is:
Tomatoes-4 pounds-a variety of tomatoes. This is the week for the major tomato harvest.  Some are large and red, some smaller and will have a yellow top that will stay that way, some that are paste tomatoes.  We pick them and mix them.
Sun Gold Cerry Tomatoes – 1 basket
Basil-1 bunch
Summer Leeks-1 bunch
Walla Walla Onions-2
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Peppers-3
Hot Pepper-take if you like
Summer Squash-1 pound

Fruit Share
Peaches
Nectarines
Plums

Farmer’s Note — Week 10

This week’s full share is:
Tomatoes-3 pounds
Cluster Tomatoes – 1 basket  A small, red cherry type tomato.
Summer Squash-1 pound
Cucumbers-Boothby Blonde-2
Lemon Basil-1 bunch
Walla Walla Onions-2
Large Green Bell Pepper-1
Red Russian Kale-1 bunch
Medium Peppers-2
Potatoes-1 pound. These are a red potato that we tried as a trial this season so the quantity is limited.  They are small but delicious.  Do not peel.  The skins are so tender that they should be left on.

Full Fruit Share
Yellow Peaches-1 bag
Vanear Plums-1 bag  A yellow flesh plum with a beautiful outer skin.  Good for fresh eating.
Donut Peaches-1 bag This is the last of the Donuts. The orchard saved all they had for the CSA shares. What a treat.

Farmer’s Note — Week 9

This week’s full VEGETABLE SHARE is:

Tomatoes-2 pounds
Cherry Tomatoes-1 basket
Boothby Blonde Cucumbers-2  A sweet short, chunky heirloom cucumber.  The seeds are always large but the cucumber is very crunchy.
Eggplant-1
Opal Basil-1 bunch A beautiful purple basil.  Infused in a mild, white vinegar, the color and flavor are spectacular.
Purple Peppers-2
Walla Walla Onions-2
Green Beans-1 pound
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch

FRUIT SHARE
Peaches-1 bag The peaches have a bit of hail damage.  The Fix Brothers have lost a good portion of their fruit harvest this season but were able to pick this delivery of peaches.  Farming is not for the faint of heart or spirit.
Nectarines-1 bag
Donut Peaches-1 box  A favorite.  Flattened little peaches that look like a donut.  So sweet.

Farmer’s Note — Week 7

This week’s share is subject to change before Tuesday. Please check website for any updates.

Full Share
Summer Squash-1 pound.  The heat and dry conditions have really put a strain on the summer squash and production has slowed dramatically.

Chiogga Beets-1 bunch

Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage-1 head

Lemon Basil-1 bunch  A fragrant, lemon scented, small leaf basil.  The small leaved specialty basil varieties all flower very early.  Pick off the flower heads and eat if you would like or use as a garnish. The leaves can be used as you would green basil but with a lemony twist.

Scallions-1 bunch

Sage-1 bunch

Eggplant-2

Radicchio-1 head

Bright  Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch

Fruit Share
Blueberries-1 basket.  This is the last week for blueberries.  Local, No spray.
Peaches-1 basket. Local
Nectarines-1 bag.  Local