Week #11 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

There is more rain in the forecast. Due to the excessive rain, we are going to harvest a lot of tomatoes and peppers this week. Sweet peppers and tomatoes will fill most of your share this week. Please enjoy these tomatoes and peppers, we do not know how much longer they will last. You will also notice a little taste of fall in your share this week. Orange carrots and collard greens! We just posted an overview of the fall greens in the field. Check it out on Instagram.

We invite you to our annual Fall Farm Festival.

Only a few weeks away! Saturday, September 1st here on the farm. 11:30-3 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds NY 12451. Bring your family for a great day on the farm. It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers, and walk the fields. We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn along with a Stoneledge Farm vegetable chili made by Kim and Mickael of Paradis. There will be Stoneledge Farm Coffee, and water. We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant potluck get together. If possible, please bring your place settings, utensils, and cup. No pets, please.

Make a getaway out of it and enjoy the Catskills! Use this link and plan your trip today.


Sweet corn has been added to the marketplace today for week #11’s delivery. Story’s sweet corn is available on the Marketplace for 4 weeks only. Story’s sweet corn Non-GMO and conventionally grown. It is not organic. There is a limited amount available each week. The order deadline is Friday, August 10th by 1 pm for week #11 delivery. If you need help logging in the marketplace, please let me know.


Fruit and vegetables available in bulk weekly. Check back often for updates. Local Mushrooms, Local Honey, Maple Syrup, Organic Dry Beans, Organic Sriracha Sauce and more.
Login to your member account to place your order.

Order Deadlines: Mushroom’s and Sweet Corn the Friday before your CSA delivery by 12pm.
All other marketplace orders Monday by 1pm.

Tag #stoneledge.farm in your Instagram or Facebook photos and receive 5% off coupon to the marketplace.  Send a screenshot of your post to info@stoneledge.farm to receive your coupon.  1 coupon per member per week!  (example- share photo, meal photo, picking up your CSA shares)

You can find more on our website!

Tomatoes: So many varieties!  Share your favorite tomato recipe!  We love tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic!
Mozzarella and Tomato with Balsamic Vinegar
Tomato Pie

Hot Peppers: Can be strung up, and hung to dry and use at a later time. Once they are dry you can crush them and use them as needed when cooking.

Sweet Peppers: A universal vegetable.  Check out some of these tasty stuffed pepper ideas!
Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers 
Millet-Stuffed Peppers with Ginger & Tofu
Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Collard Greens: A staple vegetable in the Southern U.S cuisine.  You can prepare with or like other greens.
Southern Collard Greens  Sweet and Tangy Collard Greens
Sauteed Collard Greens

Storage: Leafy Greens-In a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Tomatoes- Preserve or eat fresh right away.
Onions, Carrots, Peppers-Crisper draw

Eat Me UP!– Onions
Zero Waste! Freeze, or Can! Freeze-Greens,Tomatoes, Hot Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Carrots, Thyme

Have questions on how to preserve some these items?
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week#14- Note from Farmer — Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Collard Greens Recipe

Dear CSA Member,

The Farm Visit was a great turn out! We had such beautiful weather and an all around good day! We would like to thank all of our CSA members that made the trip to come visit farm yesterday. And, special thanks to the vendors that joined us yesterday. The Bees Knees Cafe at Heather Ridge Farm, James Mikmanus and his niece with local honey and the observation hive, Kim from Paridis to Go for making all the delicious pork and chili. It was a really great day and we’re so thankful you could join us! * If you have any pictures from the farm visit please share them with us info@stoneledge.farm we would love to use them on Facebook and our website.

This week in your share you will be getting potatoes, onions and collard greens. Try this Rich and Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Collard Greens. This Recipe is by Andrea Beaman from the Yorkville CSA. Thank you Andrea! It is delicious! You can replace the leeks with the current onions you have in your share. It is great for this time of year!

Marketplace: Check Daily for Vegetable and Fruit Updates.

This week is an optional coffee & dry bean share week. If you have ordered these optional shares please do not forget to pick them up with your vegetable share. Thank You!


Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #19 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

Fall is here and the trees are starting to show the beauty of their fall colors. The fall crops that we planted late this summer are starting to come into their season as well. Boc choi this week and the fall seeding of Mustard Greens along with Collards, Butternut, Leeks, Sage and Carrots. There are new recipes on the farm website Recipe section that feature many of the vegetables in this weeks share.

Market place items are great for holiday gift giving and do sell out as we move into the last weeks of the CSA season. There are also bulk quantities of vegetables and new this week is a limited number of broccoli, along with kale, collards, apples and pears. Taking a jar of home made apple sauce from the self is a treat during the winter. Kale is easily frozen and makes a great addition to a winter time nutritional shake. To freeze kale for winter nutritional shakes just wash, chop, stuff cupcake tins and freeze. Once the kale is frozen pop the cubes into a freezer bag. You can also freeze kale loose in freezer bags and then take what you need. Collards can be frozen the same way. When you are mixing a shake add a cube or a handful of frozen greens for an nutritional winter time boost. This is the time of year to preserve the harvest for the long winter that is ahead.

Enjoy the fall and bounty of the harvest.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm