Summer Squash Bread Recipe from Stoneledge Farm

Ingredients:
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 cup canola oil
• 3 eggs
• 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup baking cocoa
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 2 cups shredded summer squash or zucchini
Directions:
In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and baking powder; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in zucchini. Transfer to two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).

More Recipes on the Farm Website – https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes

Week #8 — Note from the Farmer

July 24th

Dear CSA Member

It is a very busy time of year. Tiding up the fields, spring time crop land tilled and replanted with Kale, Collards and fall vegetables. Planting new crops to take over as others finish their seasonal harvests. The endless cultivation of weeds that just do not give up. Harvest for the weekly CSA shares.

The summer squash is still in full force and you will be receiving quit a lot in your share again this week. (Share some with your friends and neighbors!) I have attached some links with great summer squash recipes.
http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-baked-summer-squash-recipes-from-the-kitchn-60018
https://delishably.com/baked-goods/Summer-Squash-Bread-Recipe
http://healthyrecipesblogs.com/2014/07/23/yellow-squash-fritters/

We have no early spring tree fruit this year due to the late spring frost that damaged the buds on the trees. We have been dependent on berries and cherries that fortunately did very well this year. Try these Blueberry Sweet Summer Treats!
http://www.tastebook.com/blog/blueberry-recipes-healthy-summer-desserts/

The Mushroom Share this week will be Shiitake.

We have vegetables in bulk available on the Online Marketplace great for freezing. If you would like to order Coffee, Chocolate, Honey or Maple please log into your CSA Member Account from the farm website home page and place the order. We will deliver the orders with the CSA shares. https://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace

Please note: The order deadline for delivery of your Marketplace Order is by 1PM the day before your CSA delivery except for Mushroom orders must be received by the farm by Friday noon for delivery. Orders received after the deadline will be delivered the following CSA delivery week. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and reminder of your Marketplace order.

Summer time. It is great.
Enjoy the harvest.

Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #6 — What’s in the Bag

FULL VEGETABLE SHARE
Summer Squash-8
Green Cucumbers-2
Orient Express Eggplant-2
Oak Leaf Lettuce-1 head
Spinach-1 bunch
White Scallions-1 bunch
Cabbage-1
Boothby Cucumbers- 2
Thyme-1 bunch

MUSHROOM SHARE
Oyster

FRUIT SHARE
Local Sweet Cherries-1 basket
Blueberries-1 basket

Week #5 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

Summer Squash in abundance. We have not had such a bountiful harvest in a couple of years. So happy to be able to send such a great share of Summer Squash. There are great Summer Squash Recipes in the Recipe section of the farm website. I just made the Chocolate Zucchini Bread. Just delicious, it is almost a cake. Larger squash of any variety and especially the Patty Pan, sliced, marinated in a bit of Italian Salad Dressing and then on the grill. Or even just brushed with a little Olive Oil and then grilled. Grate some of the larger squash, measure 2 cups and freeze in a zip lock bag and you will have squash to make bread into the winter.

This week is also the first Fruit Share. Please pick up the Fruit Share only if you have ordered the optional share. Fruit will be delivered every week from now on. Mushroom Shares are delivered each week. Please check to make sure you take all of your shares home depending on what you have ordered.

Enjoy the Vegetables.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #4 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

Welcome Summer. What a glorious first week. Blue sky, breezy but warm. As soon as we were finished transplanting Kale and Collards for this fall, rain. From plant to animal we are all loving the weather.  

The lettuces are still coming on strong and it will be another week of greens. Romaine, Red Leaf and a Red Oak Leaf and are the lettuces this week. The lettuces come in abundance and then they are suddenly gone until fall. They do not grow well in the hot weather of July and August. Fill your salad bowls and enjoy while they last.

The first of the Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage and Summer Squash. Early Jersey Wakefield is an Heirloom cabbage. Small with a pointed top. Very sweet tasting.

The first picking of Summer Squash is abundant. The following weeks will probably not be such a heavy load but we are sending a generous share with the first picking. There are five different varieties of Summer Squash that we grow and you will receive a mix of what has been picked over the season. You should look for: Sunburst is a flat, patty pan, a couple of different green Zucchini varieties but we will call them all Zucchini. Golden Glory which is a gold Zucchini, Romanesco, a striped Zucchini looking squash and finally Zephyr which is a bi-colored summer squash.  Yellow on the top, green on the bottom. They are all delicious.  

To top off the week, Sugar Snap Peas. These are edible pod peas so snap the stem, pull off the string and eat the entire pod. A treat that only comes once a year.

Marketplace orders of Organic Fair trade Coffee, Organic Dark Chocolate, local Honey and Maple Syrup will be delivered weekly. To order just log into your CSA Member account and select Marketplace.  You can also order Mushrooms in bulk from the Marketplace. Mushroom orders must be received by Friday at 6.
 
Enjoy the vegetables.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

CHCSA Newsletter/Recipes — Week 3

Here is the newsletter for week 3. As stated by one of the core group members — “Judi, you’ve managed to come up with great recipes for the mint, and just about every veggie in our share this week. Fabulous.” PJ

Thanks again to YooMi for putting the newsletter together.

WEEK 3.2012