Week #13 Farmer’s Note — Farm Visit Next Weekend: come by a sponsored bus — Edamame recipe

Dear CSA Member,

New this week… Edamame Beans! When preparing the edamame for eating separate the pod from the stalk and rinse. The Edamame can be steamed or boiled. When cooked you pop the bean out of the shell and eat only the bean. The shell is not edible. Below is a simple and tasty recipe link you can use. What is Edamame, and How Do I Eat It? Click Here

If you are traveling from NYC you might be interested in the bus that Chelsea CSA in sponsoring. $5 per person, if you are interested click HERE and sign up ASAP. Space is limited.

We hope that you will mark your calendar with the upcoming Fall Farm Festival. The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 2nd from 11:30-3:00. Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab or using your GPS. 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 and Portobello Mushrooms and vegetarian chili. There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, and water. We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together. If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils, and cup. No pets, please.

We will have several other farms at the festival. Please, bring a freezer bag if you are interested in purchasing some items.

In addition we will have:
Local Bee Keeper- With an observation hive and Local Honey for Sale.
Stoneledge Farm Marketplace Farm Stand- Fix Brother Farm Apples, Some Stoneledge Farm Vegetables, Stoneledge Farm Coffee, Bearkill Road Maple Syrup, NY Produced Organic Seed Oils.

There are flowers to pick and take home from the flower garden. If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home. Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick. There will be an “I Spy” game for kids of all ages as well as scarecrow making!

It is a great day on the farm and we look forward to seeing you there!

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #11 — Note from the Farmer

August 14

Dear CSA Member,

Welcome to August! Hot Hot Hot! This summer we have be experiencing a severe drought but our pepper harvest has been exceptional. This week you will be receiving a couple different types of peppers. Many of them are heirloom varieties. The coloring of the peppers are absolutely beautiful!

New this week are Edamame Beans! (Soy Beans) Another crop that has done well in these weather conditions. When preparing the edamame for eating separate the pod from the stalk and rinse. The Edamame can be steamed or boiled. When cooked you pop the bean out of the shell and eat only the bean. Below is a simple and tasty recipe you can use.

Directions
Separate the pods from the stalks. Place bean pods in a large bowl. Sprinkle generously with salt, rub vigorously, and let stand 15 minutes. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil, add the beans and boil over high heat for 5 to 6 minutes. (For a firmer bean, decrease the cooking time.) Don’t cover the pot or the beans will lose their bright green color. When ready, drain beans and serve hot or at room temperature. To eat as finger food, serve the beans in baskets or bowls. Squeeze the pods with your fingers to press the beans into your mouth and discard the pods.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Fall Farm Festival. The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 3rd from 11:30-3:00. Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab https://www.stoneledgefarmny.com/contact-information or using your GPS. 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, portobello mushrooms, and vegetable chili. There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee and water. We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together. If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils and cup. No pets, please.

Reminder** Corn and Mushroom orders need to be placed by 12pm the Friday before your delivery. All orders placed after 12pm will be delivered not that week but the following week after. ***

Enjoy the harvest!
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Note about the celery-(It is not like the celery you would find in the grocery store. It is a deep green with a rich celery taste. You can use the leaves as well they are just as tasty.)

What’s in the Bag — Week #14

UPDATED LIST — Posted Monday evening

Veggies 

  • Green beans – 1 pound
  • Tomatoes – 2 (These are probably the last of the tomatoes.)
  • Asian eggplant – 2
  • Edamame -1 bunch.  (Edamame are soybeans. Pluck the pods from the stalk and rinse. Steam the pods for 5 or so minutes. Drain. Sprinkle salt on the warm pods and pop the beans out of the pod.
  • Carrots – 4
  • Dill -1 bunch
  • Broccoli – 2 heads
  • Red onions – 2
  • Cabbage-1 head  (The cabbage will keep in your refrigerator.  Great for making sauerkraut in a Mason jar or coleslaw.  Recipes for both can be found on the farm website in the recipe section.)
  • Potatoes – 2 pounds
  • Peppers-  2
  • Habanero hot peppers – take as many as you like. (Habaneros are a very hot pepper, and caution is needed when preparing and eating.)
Fruit Share
  • 1 bag Bartlett pears
  • 1 bag nectarines
  • 1 box Concord grapes
Mushroom Share
  • Shiitake