Week #19 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

The leaves on the trees are beautiful. Some of the oak trees that are always last to turn are just starting to show color. The acorns are falling in storms and the turkeys and deer are feasting. It seems that everyone is stocking up for the winter ahead.

Another bountiful fall share coming this week. Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Acorn Winter Squash, Collards and new this week Red Cabbage. Bunching Onions, Cherriette Radishes and Thyme to fill out the share.  

There is a delicious recipe on the farm website Recipe link, Featured Recipe this week: “Mrs. Mosher’s Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage”. Mrs. Mosher lived down the road from the farm when I was very young and we all looked forward to fall when she would make her famous Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage.  

Also on the Recipe page you will find a link for cookbooks. Member Amy has shared a number of delicious recipes from the book Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. The recipes are very good and in a quantity that is enough without being too much. If you have a favorite recipe, please send it to me so I can add it to our every growing recipe collection.

Bulk Marketplace item list can be found on the farm website www.stoneledge.farm Farm Blog link.  The weeks are passing quickly and if you would like to stock up on Maple or Honey for the winter it would be great to order early. Honey especially is in short supply.

Enjoy the harvest.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm