Week #22 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

These next few weeks are always very busy! Besides harvesting weekly shares, the fields need to prepared for the winter months. Machinery needs to be cleaned and winterized; barns need to be organized for next season along, with the setup of the website for 2019. Hard to believe we are thinking about 2019 already! The summer always tends to fly by.

Don’t forget to order your marketplace items now before the end of the season. Some things are already sold out for the season, but we still have plenty of great items available. Local honey, maple syrup, organic coffee, organic sriracha sauce, seed oils, cookbooks and more. These items all make great gifts as well!

New to the Marketplace is Stoneledge Farm handcrafted wool and yarn products. The temperature sure is beginning to fall these days! Why not cozy up with a warm handwoven wool blanket, or better yet a warm cowl scarf or mittens. There are plenty of options for you to stay warm this winter season.
Check them out!

Our marketplace items sell out quickly this time of year. Please order soon if you are interested.
Login to your member account to place your order.

Marketplace Special-
10% off all Marketplace items while supplies last!
Use code MARKET
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week. Mushroom marketplace orders need to be placed the Friday before you’re delivery by 12pm.

This week is November’s optional Coffee and Dry Bean share delivery. Please do not forget your optional shares if you ordered them.

Fruit Share Recipe: Apple Sauce
Mushroom Share Recipe: Cremini Mushroom Recipes

Oaxacan Heirloom Corn Cob: This was an experiment that we tried this year and the corn looks beautiful. You can use as a fall decoration or make into corn muffins. It is VERY important that you follow the directions of sifting the corn after the food processing step to get all hard corn pieces out.
How to use Oaxacan Heirloom Green Corn
Honey Cornbread Muffins

Specialty Lettuce: This is a smaller head heirloom lettuce with pointy leaves. Great for fresh eating.

Winter Squash: It is that time of year! I have added a few delicious recipes that are universal with acorn and butternut squash. How to freeze winter squash?
Acorn Squash with Greens Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake

Turnips: White globe turnips this week, with the greens. The greens can be cooked like collard greens. Very nutritious!
Turnip and Potato Patties Pancetta and Sesame-coated Turnips

Kale: This week is Red Russian. You can use this type of kale in place of most recipes calling for kale.
Potato and Kale Soup Portuguese Kale Soup

Eat Me UP!– Shallots,
Freeze– Winter Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Carrots, Beets, Parsley
Dry: Parsley (best dried in oven)
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm