Week #23 — Note from the Farmer

November 6, 2016

Dear CSA Member

We have seen our first snow fall last week and hit a record high of 80 degrees the next! The weather has been so unpredictable lately but, we have been staying a steady 50 degrees this past few days and 30 – 40 degrees at night. We have been taking full advantage of the nice days to get the fields cleaned and organized for the winter months.

This week you will be receiving heavy fall crops carrots, turnips, beets and winter squash along with hearty fall greens. As the weather gets a little cooler the color of the greens will deepen. (especially the kale and collards) As the color deepens the flavor becomes sweeter. Below is a recipe for a delicious fall kale soup.

Popcorn did very well this year! You will be getting popcorn for the first time this week in your CSA shares. The popcorn has been drying in the greenhouse. The heat and dry conditions in the greenhouse is perfect to dry the popcorn. Below are the directions for popping the pop corn.

Take the kernels from the cob (by twisting both hands on the cob the kernels will fall off)
Use 1/2 cup of kernels for a large bowl of pop corn
Add 1tbl. of oil to large pot with lid.
Add popcorn and cover (do not lift cover until all of the popcorn is popped. If you lift the lid the popcorn will not pop!)

5. Add butter, salt or your favorite and Enjoy.

There is only one more CSA delivery left after this week. If you are interested Marketplace items are available with many vegetables, fruit in bulk, coffee, chocolate, honey and maple. Place an order for great gift giving this season. http://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace

Enjoy the harvest.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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