A Note the Farmer — May 2013

Dear CSA Member

We have been transplanting, seeding and more seeding all month. The weather has been beautiful and the plants are soaking up the sunshine. The Spring Farm Visit is scheduled for May 18 from 11-3. It is a great day to visit the farm and see who, where and how your vegetables are being grown. Please bring your own drinks, picnic lunch and dress to be outside in the field. There is so much activity in the spring as the garden is being planted. Come and walk the fields, meet the farm crew. We look forward to the day. If you would send me an e-mail just to let me know you will be coming it helps us plan the day. Send the e-mail to info@stoneledgefarmny.org.

There is only about a month before the shares start to be delivered. There are still shares at most CSA sites. Please pass the word on to others that you have contact with that might be interested.

The schedule for the first delivery follows:
Tuesday CSA Locations first delivery will be June 11th:
    Yorkville CSA
    West Village CSA
    Greene County CSA
    East 88th Street CSA
    Chelsea CSA

Wednesday CSA Locations first delivery will be June 5th:
    Wilton/Norwalk CSA
    White Plains CSA
    Upper Westchester CSA
    Sustainable Hastings CSA
    Stamford CSA
    Southport/Fairfield CSA

Monday CSA Locations first delivery will be June 10th:
    Rye Soundshore CSA
    Mt. Sinai Farm Share CSA
    Locust Point CSA
    Jan Hus CSA
    City Island CSA
    Bronx 811 Walton Ave CSA
    92nd Street Y CSA

The online Marketplace will open two weeks before the first delivery for CSA members to order Coffee by the pound, Maple Syrup, Honey and Mushrooms. The delivery of the online Marketplace orders will be with the first CSA delivery and then each week as members place their orders. Mushrooms must be ordered by Friday 11AM so we can notify the Mushroom farm of the upcoming order amounts.

Coffee Shares and Mushroom Shares will also be delivered with the first CSA delivery. Fruit Shares start the 5th CSA delivery when local fruit becomes available. If you would like to add one or more of the optional shares, log into your CSA account from the farm website home page, select the CSA Member Login option and then add the optional shares to your existing CSA order.

Last season there were a number of CSA members that contacted us requesting produce in bulk for preserving. We are working on the details for online orders through the Marketplace of some vegetables in bulk for canning and freezing. There will be a limited number of vegetables that we will be offering, some of the favorites for home preservation such as tomatoes. If you have any suggestions, we welcome your input. There will be more about this new project as the season begins.

Happy Spring
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm