Week #17 — Note from the Farmer

September 25, 2016

Dear CSA Member,

We have begun the first week of fall! Cool mornings and warm sunny days, a perfect way to start the fall season. These are also the ingredients needed for maximum fall color on our native trees. As we clean out the fields we are harvesting every bit of summer that we can. You will be getting a tomato and some sweet peppers. With this dry warm weather the summer crops are still sticking around!

New this week are cylindra beets. They are large beets with a strong sweet flavor and a deep red color. The cylinda beets are easy to peel and slice because of their long shape. They taste great boiled or even roasted. Below is a recipe for roasted beets and maple walnut salad. (a farm favorite) This week you will also be getting winter squash. It is that time of year! The winter squash can also be boiled or placed in the oven for 45 min at 350 degrees. (covered) By adding maple syrup to the winter squash it will make a warm delicious fall side.

If you need maple syrup the Stoneledge Farm online marketplace offers maple syrup along with vegetables and fruit in bulk, Local Honey, Coffee and Chocolate. This week there are Italian Prune Plums and Green Bartlett Pears in bulk. Great for freezing, making sauces or butters.

The Maple syrup labeling system has changed since last year. The labeling system is Grade A Dark with Robust Taste (the old Grade A) and Grade A Very Dark and a Very Strong Taste (the old grade B) The Grade A dark with robust taste is a lighter syrup that was bottled earlier in the season. Grade A Very dark with Very strong taste was bottled later in the season. Most people prefer the Darker syrup for cooking and baking but is great for a table syrup as well.

Enjoy this beautiful warm fall weather!

How do I order from the Marketplace?
-Click Member Login
-Select your Items

Roasted Beets and Maple Walnut Salad- (you can substitute the Kale with Spinach) https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/kale/373-roasted-beet-and-kale-salad-with-maple-candied-walnuts
Red Cabbage Recipe- https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/cabbage/250-mrs-mosher-s-sweet-and-sour-red-cabbage

Enjoy the Harvest!
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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