Farmer’s Note — Week 18

Dear CSA Member

We are into the heart of the harvest. Each week the garden continues to provide and the vegetables seem to fill the cooler and the barn to overfilling. I am sure that you can appreciate the bounty as your bags are heavy with the harvest after picking up your share. 

Purple Top Turnips with their Greens this week. The turnips were not seeded all that long ago, just before the Fall Farm Visit. They grow quickly in the cooler weather. The tops are a delicious green cooked separately from the turnip. Take the greens from the turnip and use them first. They are a bit like Mustard Greens. Some like to cook turnips with potatoes and mash them together.
Rosemary as the herb. It is one of the most difficult herbs to get to germinate but I have had good luck this spring in the greenhouse. The plants were really slow to grow for a long time but finally took and grew very well. If you do not use all of the Rosemary fresh, hang to dry and then store to use later. It is so fragrant and just delicious with potatoes.

There are Anjou Pears and Chardonnay Grapes available through the online Marketplace in bulk.  Honey, Maple and Coffee are available through the Marketplace.  Grade B syrup is almost gone and Grade A is running very low. If you are going to order Maple Syrup you should place your order soon.
Enjoy the bounty.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm