Week #17 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

Welcome Fall!
Our favorite time of year! Cool mornings and warm days. The leaves are just begging to change. Before you know it, they will all be painted with beautiful fall colors. We all love this time of year. New this week in your shares is celeriac. This is a Stoneledge Farm staple. Celeriac has such a strong flavor, and multiple ways to use it. We are sure you will love it! Another returning item that everyone will recognize is Boc Choy. Boc Choy, like the lettuces, require cooler growing conditions. Spring and fall are the perfect conditions for the lovely boc choy. We hope you all enjoy this weeks bounty.

This Week is a Maple Marketplace Special-
Purchase any size maple syrup and receive 10% off using coupon code MAPLE
This Maple Syrup is naturally and locally grown by Bearkill Maple in Gilboa, NY.
Login to your member account to place your order.
There are also lost of other great items available on the marketplace that make great gifts for the coming holiday season!
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week.

Fruit Share Recipe: Apple Cake

Mushroom Share Recipe: Mushroom Marsala Recipe

Winter Squash: It is that time of year! Winter Squash Soup

Celeriac: This vegetable is harvested for the bulb, and is very flavorful. Great in soups, stews, salads, or we really like it as Gatin. To use just peel the outside skin off. Then chop, or shred for your desired meal.
Potato and Celeriac Gratin
Celeriac Salad (Sellerie Salet)

Boc Choy: This is typically one of the first items you will see in your spring CSA shares. Great for sautéing and makes a great stir fry!
Boc Choy with Ginger and Garlic

Eggplant: A little taste of summer still hanging on!
14 Eggplant Recipes to Take You From Summer to Fall

Potatoes: Italian Roast Potatoes
Spanish Potato Crusted Frittata
Potato and Celeriac Gratin

Storage:
Winter Squash- Out is a cool dry area, or in the refrigerator.
Potatoes, Onion, Eggplant, Celeriac- In crisper Drawer
Boc Choy, Kale- Damp paper towel in refrigerator.
Herb- Hang to dry, freeze, or in a damp paper towel in refrigerator.

Eat Me UP!- Onion, Boc Choy, Potatoes,
Zero Waste!
Freeze: Winter Squash, Eggplant, Herb
Dry: Herb, Celeriac
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Anastasia Recipe Picks– Week 15

What a week! Judi and Artie are off on their fabulous trip, and our CSA site is temporarily relocating! On the 11th and 18th of this month our pickup will be at the Church of the Holy Trinity on 88th Street between First & Second Aves. The pickup hours will remain the same as usual.

Judi’s shoes will be hard to fill! As I am totally lacking in fancy chef credentials, I’ll be sharing some wonderful recipes from a couple of chefs I admire. This week, a beautiful recipe for salt-crusted potatoes with herbed vinegar, and a recipe for quick-pickled onions. These are variations of some of my favorite dishes to make for dinner parties and potluck gatherings. Hope you enjoy them!

Cheers,

Anastasia

Salt-Crusted Potatoes with Herbed Vinegar
From A Girl and Her Greens by April Bloomfield
https://kitchenartsandletters.com/product/a-girl-and-her-greens/

(Serves 4 to 6 as a side.)

Here’s a nice, unusual way to cook my old pal the potato. For the typical boiled potatoes, I’d simmer them gently in salty water. For this preparation, the bubbles are furious. In fact, you’re meant to boil the water not just until the potatoes are cooked but until it evaporates altogether. (While I do it, I like to think of a salt lake drying out to become a salt flat.) The salt left behind coats each potato to form a toasty crust that reminds me of a perfect baked potato with an especially salty jacket. Then all you do is spoon on a mixture of vinegar and fresh herbs. Just don’t serve the potatoes in a bowl or stir them, or you’ll lose the crust and the whole dish will get too salty.

2 pounds golf-ball size Yukon Gold potatoes or similar (white potatoes will work here)
3 tablespoons Maldon or another flaky sea salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
A five-finger pinch of delicate flat-leaf parsley sprigs (feel free to substitute dill or thyme, or even cilantro)
6 or so large basil leaves
10 or so large mint leaves
Coarsely ground black pepper

Put the potatoes in a medium pot where they’ll fit snugly in one layer and add enough cold water to just barely cover them. Add the salt and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Boil until the potatoes are tender and the water has completely evaporated, giving the pan an occasional shake once the water’s almost all gone, 30 to 40 minutes. Keep cooking, and shaking, until the potatoes are coated with a layer of salt and the bottom of the pot has begun to brown (don’t fret; it’ll scrub off easily later), about 3 minutes more. Take the pot off the heat and let the potatoes cool slightly.

If any potatoes have a very thick layer of salt, gently rub them with a kitchen towel to knock a bit off. Halve the potatoes the long way and arrange them cut sides up on a large platter or plate. Whisk together the oil and vinegar in a small bowl until the mixture looks creamy. Toss the herbs together, coarsely chop them, and stir them into the vinegar mixture. Spoon the mixture over the potatoes, sprinkle on as much pepper as you’d like, and serve straightaway.

© 2015, April Bloomfield.

Pickled Onions
From The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini
https://www.amazon.com/Vegetable-Butcher-Masterfully-Vegetables-Artichokes/dp/0761180524

(Makes about 2 cups.)

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 thinly sliced large red onion
Optional: 1 thinly sliced jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed
Optional: 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Combine the vinegar, sugar, water, and sea salt in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the thinly sliced large red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion just begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Transfer the onion slices to a jar and pour the hot cooking liquid over them. Let stand to cool, turning occasionally; cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

As a variation, add 1 thinly sliced jalapeño (seeds and ribs removed) along with the onion to the vinegar mixture and/or 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin.

© 2016, Cara Mangini.

Week #13 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

Don’t forget about the farm visit!
Saturday, September 1st here on the farm.
145 Garcia Lane, Leeds NY 12451.
11:30-3pm

Bring your family and friends for a day on the farm. It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, and meet your farmers. We have the grill hot with pork, Story’s Sweet Corn along with a Stoneledge Farm vegetable chili made by Kim and Mickael of Paradis to Go. There will be Stoneledge Farm Coffee, and water. Also attending that day is Heather Ridge Farm with grass fed meats, candles and more, James Mikmaus with his observation bee hive, and Lewis Waite Farm. There will be farm field walks, wagon rides, children activities, and you can even pick a bouquet a flowers to take home.

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.
See you in September!


LAST WEEK TO ORDER CORN
Story’s sweet corn is available on the Marketplace for one more week. 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 31 by 1 pm for week #14 delivery. If you need help logging in the marketplace, please let me know.


MARKETPLACE SPECIAL

10% off the white cannellini beans when you use coupon code BEAN at checkout.
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Order Deadlines: Mushroom’s and Sweet Corn the Friday before your CSA delivery by 12pm.
All other marketplace orders Monday by 1pm.


Potato Leek Soup Week! Click here for a great recipe!

Edamame Beans: Rich in fiber, antioxidants and vitimin K. Commonly found in Asian, Japanese cuisine’s.
10-Minute Restaurant-Style Steamed Edamame

Celery: The LAST week for this tasty celery. Do you still have last weeks? It is Very easy to freeze! And great for winter soups and stews. Click here for step by step freezing recipe.

Tomatoes: Due to all the rain it is best to use your tomatoes right up. Try some of these recipes below.
Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic
Quick Tomato Sauce

Fennel: Fennel is a highly aromatic vegetable mostly used in Mediterranean cooking. The bulb and stems are both edible.
What is Fennel, and How Do I use It?
53 Fresh Fennel Recipes That Make Us Fall for it All Over Again
Chickpea and Fennel Ratatouille
Roasted Fennel with Parmesan

STORAGE
 Leafy Greens- In damp paper towel in the refrigerator.
Tomatoes- Preserve or eat fresh right away.
Onions, Celery- Crisper draw

Eat Me UP!
Onions

Zero Waste!
Freeze, or Can!- Freeze- Greens, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers

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 22 – ROASTED POTATOES WITH CARAMELIZED SHALLOTS

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Take time to enjoy the fun – make this delicious dish for dinner and enjoy it between greeting the Trick-or-Treaters.

Roasted Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots

Ingredients:

6 large shallots, peeled and halved lengthwise

3 TBS extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 1/2 lbs medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered (you can use any kind of potatoes, but Yukon golds are the best)

salt and pepper

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F with the rack in lowest position.

2. Toss the shallots with 1 1/2 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a 13-by 9-inch baking pan, spreading evenly. in one layer

3. Place  the pan in the oven and roast, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are golden, about 30 minutes.

4. Toss the potatoes with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl, then add to the shallots.

5. Roast again, turning occasionally, until vegetables are tender and potatoes are crusty, 40 to 50 minutes.

Note:
Shallots (but not potatoes) can be roasted (for 30 minutes only) 1 day ahead and chilled.
Tip:
The farm has sent a lovely recipe for popcorn this week, but I, lazy girl that I am, have a simple and effortless way to make popcorn.
Here it is:
Do not remove the kernels from the cob. Place the whole cob in a paper bag and fold down the top of the bag. Place in the microwave and set for four minutes (or use the popcorn setting, if you have one). That’s it. When the microwave “dings”, take the paper bag out and enjoy the popcorn!
That’s it. I hope you enjoy the beautiful vegetables. Have a delicious week!
Best,
Judi

JUDI’S RECIPES – WEEK 17 – Tuscan Soup

September 26, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I missed you these past two weeks. When you come to the site, ask me about South Africa.

If you’ve ever had the Toscana Soup at Olive Garden, you know how wonderful it is. Today’s recipe is a copy of that soup, and it’s a pretty close match, I think. I think you’ll love it.

 

TUSCAN SOUP

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage (mild or hot, your choice)
  • 2 large russet potatoes, washed, sliced in half, and then in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp Accent seasoning (optional)
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 14 tsp black pepper
  • 12 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 TBS minced garlic from jar or shaker
  • 2 cups kale, packed in measuring cup or 2 cups swiss chard, chopped
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans chicken broth, add 1 envelope of chicken bouillon for extra flavor
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tsp flour or 2 tsp cornstarch, mixed with enough water to make a paste
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Chop or slice uncooked sausage into small pieces and cook until browned in bottom of your soup pan over med-high heat (you want the meat to be crumbled at this point).
  2. Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the sausage and cook until the onions are translucent and the seasonings are blended.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and place potato slices in the pot.
  4. Slowly add the chicken stock and water and stir. (use the chicken bouillon envelope for extra flavor only if the stock is weak).
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender. Once the potatoes are done, add flour or cornstarch and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and sprinkle in the kale (or Swiss chard) and cooked bacon.
  7. Stir a small amount of the soup into the cup of cream and then slowly pour the cream into the soup while stirring.
  8. Check the soup for flavor, adjust seasonings and then serve.

    HELPFUL HINT: Adding the small amount of soup to the cream is called tempering. It will prevent the cream from curdling when you add it to the soup.

I hope you love this soup as much as I do.

Have a delicious week!

Best,

Judi

JUDI’S RECIPES WEEK 15 – ROASTED POTATOES WITH SHALLOTS

September 12, 2017

Hi everyone,

The fall veggies are coming in, so be prepared for heavy bundles to haul home and enjoy.

This week’s recipe uses the wonderful shallots we’re getting. It’s a simple recipe, has very few ingredients, but it is so delicious!

 

ROASTED POTATOES WITH SHALLOTS

Ingredients

6 large shallots, peeled and halved lengthwise

3 TBS extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 1/2 lbs medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered

1 tsp salt, divided

1/2 tsp pepper, divided

Preparation

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with the rack in lowest position.
    2. Toss shallots with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a 13-by 9-inch baking pan, spreading evenly.
    3. Roast, stirring occasionally, until shallots are golden, about 30 minutes.
    4. Toss potatoes with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl, then add to shallots.
    5. Roast, turning occasionally, until vegetables are tender and potatoes are crusty, 40 to 50 minutes.
HELPFUL HINT: The shallots can be roasted for 30 minutes one day ahead and refrigerated. Bring them to room temperature when you are ready to continue with the recipe.
I hope you love this recipe – I do. Enjoy!
Have a delicious week.
Best,
Judi

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!

 

Best,
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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

 

Judi’s Recipe — Week #23

Greetings! This is really the home stretch. I will not be at the CSA next week, so I want to say “ta ta” to you now. I wish you a warm and cozy winter, and look forward to seeing you all next June. Don’t forget that Lewis Waite will be delivering their wonderful products all winter.

Today’s recipe may seem complicated, but, once you assemble the ingredients, it’s very simple. It’s an enchilada recipe that uses kale pulp (yes, pulp!) after you juice the kale. It also uses potatoes and garlic, both of which we are getting this week. I hope you enjoy it, and that you have a delicious week!
Best,
Judi

KALE AND POTATO ENCHILADAS

Juice
***********************
2 bunches kale, washed and drained.

Enchilada Sauce
***********************
2 TBS olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper
2 poblano peppers
1 red jalapeno pepper
1 hot Italian pepper
2 1/2 tsp Ancho chili pepper
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably roasted
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
Enchilada Filling
1 lb yellow or red potatoes
2 TBS olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups kale pulp, from the juice, above
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
3 TBS lime juice
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 tsp salt
10 – 12 whole wheat tortillas
3/4 cups queso fresco or any cheese you like

1. Juice the kale first and set aside the pulp to use in the enchilada recipe.

2. Peel and cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Rinse the cut pieces and cook, covered in water, in a large pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.

3. Preheat the oven broiler. Place the peppers on the top rack of oven and let roast. Check every few minutes, rotating peppers, until they are charred on all sides. Remove them from oven, remove the seeds and rough chop the peppers. Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees.

4. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté 5 to 7 minutes. Add chopped, roasted peppers, chili powder, cumin, Mexican oregano, tomatoes, sugar and salt. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Using a blender or immersion blender, puree sauce until smooth. Set aside.

5. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the kale pulp, and stir to combine with garlic. Add cooked potatoes, lime juice, broth, cumin, and walnuts. Stir to combine. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, until heated through.

6. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Spread a small amount of sauce around the bottom of the baking dish.

7. In a dry pan over medium low heat, heat each tortilla until flexible. Remove from heat. Dip the tortilla into the sauce and place into the baking dish. Fill the tortilla with some of the filling. Roll the tortilla around the filling and place seam side down in the baking dish. Continue until filling is divided among the tortillas.

8. Pour the remaining sauce over the top of the filled tortillas, making sure to cover the edges to prevent dried and tough edges.

Bake in the preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle cheese across the top, if desired, during the last 5 minutes of baking.