Week #13 — Note from the Farmer

August 28

Dear CSA Member

Moving into fall and you will see the difference starting to show in your CSA shares. There are still summer time vegetables: Tomatoes and Peppers and Eggplant. With a new fall crop of beets. Each week the farm moves slowly with the seasons.

September 3 is the annual Fall Farm Festival from 11:30-3. If you are using GPS please use 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451. There are also directions on the farm website, “Contact Us” tab. Use the Physical Address. Come and meet your farmers, walk the fields where your vegetables are grown. At 12 we will gather for lunch. The farm will provide pulled pork with rolls and also a vegetarian stew, roast corn, portobello mushrooms, fresh fruit and coffee. We ask members to bring a dish to share to help round out the lunch offerings and their own place setting.

There will be wagon rides, walks around the farm, I Spy game for kids and Scarecrow making. You can pick a bouquet of flowers and help dig carrots to take home. If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home. Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick. No pets, please.

If you are traveling from NYC you might be interested in the bus that Chelsea CSA is sponsoring:
Bus Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-to-stoneledge-farm-annual-fall-farm-festival-tickets-27257110752
Saturday, September 3, 2015, 11:30am – 3:00pm
This event covers travel between NYC and the farm. We will be getting a bus or a van depending on registration.
The Chelsea CSA is arranging transportation to the farm and back for this event. Tickets are $5 per person and will help cover the cost of the bus rental. If you prefer to drive yourself, parking is available and you do not need to register here.
Adults and children are $5.
We will make one bathroom stop on the way up to the farm and one on the return trip. There is a port-a-potty at the farm. Bring a hat and sunscreen. Remember to wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. The ride is about 120 miles and take 2 ½ hrs hours to get there. Plan to arrive back around 6 pm.
Day of contact will be announced shortly.

Other local farms and businesses that will be attending:

Banana Moon Bakery with their delicious baked treats will have cookies and pie for sale. https://www.facebook.com/BananaMoonBakingCompany/

Our local Beekeeper James McManus will have the observation hive and also honey for sale.

Sophia Hernandez will be there with Mexican Textiles. Wallets, blankets and more from Mexico.

The Cairo Historical Society will be attending. They will have a table set up with information on the history of Cairo.

The Stoneledge Farm Marketplace items will be available during the Farm Visit. We will have coffee by the lb., chocolate and maple syrup for sale.

Hope to see you at the Fall Farm Festival.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

P.S.This week on the Marketplace we have tomatoes in bulk. 25lb. box. If anyone is interested please order as soon as possible. There is a limited amount available.

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