A Note from the Farmer — Week #9

Dear CSA Member

No doubt that summer is here. Heat and humidity make it a challenge to work outside. We start early in the morning but still need to work into the heat of the day. The summer plants love the weather, though and it is just what is needed for sweet tasting Peppers, Eggplant and Cucumbers. This week Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes, a member favorite.

New this week are Shallots. A fine crop of Shallots this season. We had very good sized transplants that continued to grow well once we planted them in the field even in the dry conditions in May and the wet conditions of June. Shallots are somewhat of a mix of flavors between an onion and garlic. They are also sometimes known as eschallots.

This is a Coffee Share delivery week for members with an optional Coffee Share. Fruit Share will be Peaches and Plums. Mushroom Share will be Oyster Mushrooms.

As always, the online Marketplace is open for weekly orders. I will send a reminder e-mail if you place a Marketplace order.

Please make a note on your calendar, September 12 from 11:30 to 3:00 is the annual Fall Farm Festival. The farm provides Pulled Pork with Rolls, Vegetarian Chili, Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms from the grill and fresh Fruit. We ask that members bring a dish to share to round out the luncheon. A great day to visit the farm that grows your CSA share. More to come.

Enjoy the summer and the harvest.

Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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