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

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.


MARKETPLACE

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)


THIS WEEK’S RECIPES!
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

JUDI’S RECIPES – Week 6 July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

Greetings All,

Welcome to Cucumberland! There will be three cucumbers for each of us in this week’s half share, and full share members will get six. Such a cool, crisp, wet vegetable. It’s perfect for summertime.

Because it is such a wet vegetable, the cucumber lends itself to cold dishes, as cooking it will draw out all the moisture, and our poor cukes will just disappear!

So, this week’s recipe is a cool no-cook cucumber salsa.

CUCUMBER SALSA

Ingredients

       2 TBS lime juice
      1 tsp minced parsley
      2 tsp minced cilantro
      1/2 tsp dried dill weed
     1/2 tsp salt
     1 pkg tortilla chips
1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumbers, tomatoes, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, lime juice, parsley, cilantro, dill, and salt.
2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.
That’s all there is to it – no sweat!
HELPFUL HINT: If you take the ribs and the seeds out of the jalapeno, it will be milder. You could also substitute a milder chili pepper, such as Anaheim.
I hope this dish will help you beat the heat. Enjoy!
Have a delicious week.
Best,
Judi

Week #15 – What’s in the Bag — Update

This is the updated list of veggies and fruits in the full shares. Note: This is the last week for tomatoes, a sure sign of fall!

Full vegetable share

Tomatoes – 4
Red potatoes – 2 pounds
Spinach – 1 bunch
Butternut winter squash – 1
Green beans – 1 pound
Shallots- 2
Peppers- 3
Broccoli – 1 head
Serrano hot peppers-4

Full fruit share

1 bag of Macintosh apples, Gala apples and Seckel pears, all grown by Fix Brothers Orchard
1 bag nectarines

Mushroom share

White Button, grown by Bulich Mushroom Company

Week #15 – Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA member:

We had a wonderful Farm Festival on Saturday, and it was great to meet so many CSA members and families. The day was perfect in every way. Delicious food, sunny, dry weather, potatoes aplenty for members to pick up and take home. The flowers even kept their bright colors for one last week for members to pick a bouquet to take home. Thank you to everyone who made the trip to the farm.

First of the winter squash this week. The variety is butternut, and they are a delicious small variety. Butternut winter squash and a drizzle of maple syrup added during baking are the perfect pairing. To bake winter squash, cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. The seed cavity makes a perfect hollow for the syrup. Bake until tender and enjoy. You can order locally produced 100% maple syrup from the online CSA Marketplace if you are interested, and the order will be delivered with your CSA shares.

Also this week, beautiful red potatoes. The skins are a rosy pink color, and the potatoes are wonderful cooked with the skins. There will be string beans one more time along with the last of the summer tomatoes and peppers.

Enjoy the harvest.

Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm