Week #23 — Note from Farmer

Dear CSA Member

It has been a beautiful fall. The leaves have been spectacular. The Oaks are always the last to color and last night many of them fell. There is a blanket of leaves.

The season is nearing an end with only one week remaining after this delivery. Your bag will be full of all that the late season has to offer. Garlic and Shallots. Such great oniony crops this year. We just planted our garlic crop for 2016. The seed is the garlic that was grown this year. Each head is split into cloves and the cloves planted. Each clove will become a garlic head next season. The cloves overwinter in the field to sprout in the spring. The cycle continues.

Popcorn for the first time this season. The popcorn has been drying in the greenhouse. The heat and dry conditions are perfect to dry the corn. You can leave the pop corn to dry a bit more in a warm, dry spot. To make fresh pop corn take the kernels from the cob. The first row is the hardest. The others will be easier as there is room on the cob. Using about 1/2 cup of kernels for a large bowl of pop corn, heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a large pan with a lid. On medium high heat add the pop corn and cover. As the corn heats the moisture in the kernel explodes. Add butter, salt or your favorite and enjoy.

Marketplace items are available with many vegetables, fruit in bulk, coffee, chocolate, honey and maple. Place an order for great gift giving this season.

Enjoy the bountiful harvest.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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