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

Farmer’s Note — Week 6

Full Share

Summer Squash-2 pounds

Boothbly Blonde/Poona Kheera Cucumber — 2.
Both are heirloom varieties mixed in the crate. They are hard for us to separate so just take two total. The Boothby are yellow and the Poona Kheera Cucumber can be any color from brown to yellow. Boothby were from Maine and the Poona Kheera Cucumber are from India. Both are delicious.

Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage-another heirloom — 1 head
Small, pointed cabbage that is not very dense, but very sweet.

Leeks-1 bunch

Curly Parsley-1 bunch

Red Leaf Lettuce-1 head

Spinach-1 bunch

Dill-1 bunch

Fruit Share
Sugar Plums-1 basket
Nectarines-1 bag
Peaches-1 basket
Blueberries-1 basket

Farmer’s Note — Week 4

This week’s full share contains:

Red Lettuce-1 head
Green Lettuce-1 head
Escarole-1 head
Sugar Snap Peas-1 pound
Summer Squash-1 pound
Golden Purslane-1 bunch
Summer Spinach-1 bunch
Summer Savory-1 bunch

Added last minute — Okra. Take a few.

Farmer’s Note — Week 3

This week’s full share is:

Summer Squash-2 pounds
Garlic Scapes-6
Red Lettuce-1 head
Romaine Lettuce-1 head
Escarole-1 head
Arugula-1 bunch
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Summer Spinach-1 bunch
Mint-1 bunch
Cucumber-1

Farmer’s Note – Week 2

This week’s full share is:

Red Lettuce-1 head
Green Lettuce-1 head
Arugula-1 bunch
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Summer Spinach-1 bunch
Mustard Greens-1 bunch
Mizuna-1 bunch
Chinese Cabbage-1 head
Garlic Scapes-6

Farmer’s Note — Week 1

Standard share:
Garlic Scapes – 6
Suehlihung Mustard – 1 bunch
Mizuna – 1 bunch
Bok Choy – 1 bunch
Chinese Cabbage – 1 bunch
Red Leaf Lettuce – 1 head (Half share Even members get this)
Green Lettuce – 1 head (Half share Odd members get this)
Rhubarb – 1 bunch
Radishes – Cherriette – 1 bunch

A Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

We are well into May and the fields are filling up.  Rows of small plants line the garden and seem to double in size every day. Most of the plants are transplanted from seedlings started in the greenhouses, grown to transplant size and then planted in the garden. As the greenhouses are emptied of transplants, newly seeded flats replace those that were just taken to the garden. Seeding goes on into July. I have posted new photos on the farm Face Book page for May. Posting photos on Face Book is easier than on the farm website and so I will update them more frequently.  The page is https://www.facebook.com/StoneledgeFarm if you would like to take a look.

The first CSA deliveries will also be taking place next month. The schedule follows:

Wednesday delivery sites:  Southport, Stamford, Sustainable Hastings, Upper Westchester, White Plains and Wilton/Norwalk CSA’s will start on June 6.

Monday delivery sites: 92nd Street Y, City Island, Mt. Sinai Farm Share, Rye/Soundshore, Locust Point and Bronx 810 Gerard Studio will start June 11th.

Tuesday delivery sites: Carnegie Hill, Chelsea, East 88th Street, Greene County, West Village and Yorkville CSA’s will start on June 12th.

As in the past, we will be sending out a weekly e-mail to all members through the site coordinators listing the share for the week and also a brief bit of farm news. You will receive another update before the first distribution.

There is still time to add a Fruit Share or Coffee Share to your Vegetable Share if you would like and have not done so yet. To add shares or if you would like to check and see what you have ordered, log into your member account from the farm home page, www.stoneledgefarmny.org, and click on “My Account” under the center photo.  To add a share to your existing order, click on the “Add Subscription” in red found in the green Summary box on the right side.  Advance past the Vegetable Share page to the “Options” tab by selecting “Next”. You can then select the additional shares to add to your CSA membership.

Take Care

Deborah
for Pete Sr., Peter, Arliss and everyone at Stoneledge Farm