Week #19 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

Fall is here and the trees are starting to show the beauty of their fall colors. The fall crops that we planted late this summer are starting to come into their season as well. Boc choi this week and the fall seeding of Mustard Greens along with Collards, Butternut, Leeks, Sage and Carrots. There are new recipes on the farm website Recipe section that feature many of the vegetables in this weeks share.

Market place items are great for holiday gift giving and do sell out as we move into the last weeks of the CSA season. There are also bulk quantities of vegetables and new this week is a limited number of broccoli, along with kale, collards, apples and pears. Taking a jar of home made apple sauce from the self is a treat during the winter. Kale is easily frozen and makes a great addition to a winter time nutritional shake. To freeze kale for winter nutritional shakes just wash, chop, stuff cupcake tins and freeze. Once the kale is frozen pop the cubes into a freezer bag. You can also freeze kale loose in freezer bags and then take what you need. Collards can be frozen the same way. When you are mixing a shake add a cube or a handful of frozen greens for an nutritional winter time boost. This is the time of year to preserve the harvest for the long winter that is ahead.

Enjoy the fall and bounty of the harvest.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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