Note from the Farmer

March 2013

Dear CSA Member

We trudged our way through almost eight inches of snow to get to the warmth of the greenhouse today. Red and White Onions, Leeks, Shallots, Hot Peppers and Rosemary have been planted. The sunshine that is predicted for the weekend should be just what the seeds need to send out their first leaves. We all wait with great anticipation each year for the first green to appear.

As we gear up for the season we are also reaching out to members to help spread the word about joining CSA. If you are part of a church, synagogue, community group, parents group, have a building or job e-news, we would greatly appreciate it if you could post a notice about how to join the CSA. A sample has been included at the end of this e-mail.

We are very excited to announce the addition of the local, naturally grown Mushroom Share to the 2013 CSA shares. We were encouraged by the positive feedback from members and thank all of the members that took time to write. The Mushroom Share will be delivered every week, 24 deliveries, one variety of mushroom per week. We heard from members that a weekly delivery of the share would be the best. The varieties that are available from the neighboring Mushroom Farm are Crimini, White Button, Portobello, Shiitake, Oyster. The full Mushroom Share information can be found on the farm website, Mushroom Shares link on the left side bar. If you have already ordered your CSA share it is easy to add a Mushroom Share. Just log into your CSA Member Account by clicking on CSA Member Login under the center photo of the farm website and log in with your e-mail address and password. The additional shares are added to your Vegetable Share.

Mushrooms are also going to be available for weekly order from the Marketplace. Crimini, Portobello, White Buttons in 3 pound baskets and Shiitake and Oyster in 1 pound bags. The Marketplace will open for online orders two weeks before delivery begins.

Spring must be on the way!
for everyone at Stoneledge Farm