Farmer’s Note — Week 2

Full Vegetable Share

Bok Choy-1 head
Chinese Cabbage-1 head.
If you used the Chinese Cabbage last week in a stir fry, try slicing the Chinese Cabbage finely and use fresh as a Slaw. There is a good Cole Slaw recipe on the farm website, Recipe section, under Cabbage.

Red Sails Lettuce-1 head
Romaine Lettuce-1 head
Buttercrunch Lettuce-1 head
Mustard-1 bunch
Mizuna-1 bunch
Sorrell-1 bunch. This is a lemony tasting, little bit sour green. Use with Chicken.
Sage with Flowers-1 bunch The whole thing is edible.
Garlic Scapes-6 scapes

Mushroom Shares
The Mushroom Share this week is for the members that originally signed up. The New Mushroom Share members will start next week.

The Bulich Mushroom farmers info: Portobellos are a large mushroom and the fresh picked Portobellos have the root end still attached. It has some of the soil still attached the root. Cut the root off and clean the mushroom. If you are going to use them right away, it is OK to rinse and then pat dry. If you are not, brush the excess soil away and store in the paper bag. Portobellos are very meaty and are great brushed with balsamic vinegar and grilled. Remove the stem and slice. The stem is a bit woodier and will not cook as quickly as the cap. If you are grilling the cap, it will only take a couple of minutes on each side. Grill the smooth side first and finish with the gill side.

What’s in the Bag — Week 2

Dear CSA Member

The farm is in overdrive this month with transplanting, seeding, cultivating, hoeing, picking, delivering, fertilizing…all in a crazy whirl of activity. The sun is shining and the plants are growing by leaps and bounds.

As we move from spring time into summer the vegetables that will fill your share will change. The cool spring loving plants will be replaced by those that soak in the heat and sunshine. This is still a transition week and there will be some of the same crops that you received the first delivery.  Mustard, Mizuna, Chinese Cabbage, Garlic Scapes, Lettuces are still producing beautifully. New this week will be Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Arugula and Summer Spinach. The Bright Lights and Summer Spinach are so delicious and the colors spectacular.  Almost a bouquet of vegetables.

Members have been sending recipes for Greens and you can find them on the farm website Recipe link. Many of the recipes for the early Oriental Greens are interchangeable so check under the Bok Choy link as well and substitute Chinese Cabbage for the Bok Choy. If you have favorites or a favorite on line blog or link for recipes, please send it to me so I can share it with the other CSA members.

As a CSA member you can also go online and order from the online CSA Market Place.  Just click the Market Place link on the left side bar.  Freshly roasted coffee that we have imported the beans from our fellow farmer partners in Guatemala and Honduras. All of our coffee beans are Organic, Fair Trade and locally roasted and some of the best tasting coffee around.

Honey, Maple Syrup and products from our farm: Salsa, Tomato Sauce, Raspberry Jam (no seeds), Dill Pickles. Fruit products include Apple Sauce, nothing but apples, Apple Butter, Pear Butter. All of the products have been locally processed. Your order will be delivered with your CSA share.

If you are an Additional Contact on the account, the order, for now, will need to go through the main shareholders account.  We are working with the programmers to include a function for Share Partners to have their own accounts to log in and order. I hope to have information about that next week.

Members have also been inquiring about adding a Fruit Share if they have not done so already. We will be accepting additions of Fruit Shares until the end of June. If you would like to add a Fruit Share to your account, go to the farm website homepage, click on My Account under the center photo and log in. Click on Add Subscription in the green Summary box on the right. Advance past the Vegetable Share page by hitting Next and add the share.

Enjoy the Vegetables
for everyone at Stoneledge Farm
Pete Sr, Peter, Arliss and the crew