Week #20 — A Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

The weeks seem to fly by when we get to this time of the CSA harvest season. We planted fall lettuce this year but with the very dry conditions we had all of September the lettuce took a very long time to grow. It is finally big enough and we are picking it for your share this week before the frost. It will taste good to have fresh lettuce once again. Remember back to the spring when lettuce seemed to be taking over your refrigerator. During the last week the rains have been very heavy so the lettuces will need extra washing at home before you use them.   The plants lie so close to the ground that the rain splashes soil between the leaves. They have been rinsed but they will need to be washed well again. Take the end from the lettuce so the leaves are loose. Soak in a bowl of water, drain and repeat.  

Boc Choi as a second late summer planting as well. The Boc Choi is delicious in the fall.

If you are interested in stocking up for the winter with Coffee, Maple Syrup, Chocolate, please log into your CSA member account from the farm website home page and place an online CSA Marketplace order.  There is a very limited supply of Honey and the other items also go quickly as we near the end of the season. The bulk vegetables and fruit for this week will be posted on the farm website Farm Blog by Saturday PM.  

Enjoy the harvest.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm