Week #17 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

Harvest season.  It has been all along but now we are no longer seeding for another planting. Weeding is done.  I don’t think weeds ever give up but they do know when to store their energy for another season. We will see them again in the spring. The greenhouses are silent. No more fans to keep small seedlings cool. It is a wonderful time of year when the crates are heavy with the bounty of the season.

The share is heavy and the root crops are plentiful. The Red Ace Beets and also the White Turnips have greens that can be used separately as a cooking green. The White Turnip greens are especially nice and have a mustardy like flavor.  

Marketplace orders can be entered any time by logging into your CSA Member Account from the farm website home page.  Once you are logged in using your e-mail address and password select Marketplace. The Maple Syrup is perfect. We are fortunate to live in an area that produces such a treat. Grade A and Grade B are available. Grade A is lighter. Grade B is often used for baking with a darker color and stronger flavor. Grade A is from the early sap flow, Grade B is from later in the season.

Enjoy the harvest.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm