Week #24 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

This is the last delivery for the 2018 season. We would like to thank all the CSA members and a special Thank You to the site coordinators! Thank you for being apart of the Stoneledge Farm CSA and your dedication during the 2018 season. The rain this season has sure been challenging but, we are grateful for the bounty we were able to harvest. The marketplace will be closed for all orders on Monday at 1 pm. Don’t forget to place your last minute orders. Available on the Marketplace is Coffee, Honey, Maple Syrup, Stoneledge Farm Yarn and Wool Products, Cook Books, Dry Beans, Mushrooms in Bulk, Veggies in bulk (Great for freezing, Seed Oils, Sriracha Sauce and more! Place an order for great gift giving this year!


10% off ALL Marketplace Items.
Use coupon code FALL at checkout!
Login to your member account to place your order.
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week. Mushroom marketplace orders need to be placed the Friday before you’re delivery by 12pm.


The 2019 CSA SEASON IS OPEN FOR SIGNUPS!
You can order your share for the 2019 CSA season by logging into your member account.
Use coupon code CSA15 at check out for $15 off your full vegetable share
Use code CSA7 for $8.00 off your half, fall, spring or alternate vegetable share (ONLY if your CSA location offers these shares)
(Offer ends January 1st, 2019)


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Survey closes this Friday the 16th at 1pm.


Fruit Share Recipe: Apple Crisp
Mushroom Share Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms

Daikon Radish: Can be eaten raw or cooked. We prefer them cooked and our favorite recipe is Daikon Fries

Popcorn: Popcorn for the first time this season! Follow the steps in this video and you will have a delicious bowl of popcorn to enjoy!
Popping Popcorn Directions

Winter Squash: Due to all the rain you want to use up your winter squash. Freezing is the best way to preserve it. Use the helpful link below. How to freeze winter squash?
Acorn Squash with Greens Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake

Beets: Can you say dessert!? Try this beet cake recipe!
Beet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Turnips:
Turnip and Potato Patties Pancetta and Sesame-coated Turnips

Kale: You can use this type of kale in place of most recipes calling for kale. Kale is also very easy to freeze.
Potato and Kale Soup Portuguese Kale Soup

Storage:
Eat Me UP!- Garlic, Potatoes, Daikon Radish
Freeze– Winter Squash, Beets, Kale, Collard Greens,
Dry: Parsley (best dried in oven)

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #22 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

These next few weeks are always very busy! Besides harvesting weekly shares, the fields need to prepared for the winter months. Machinery needs to be cleaned and winterized; barns need to be organized for next season along, with the setup of the website for 2019. Hard to believe we are thinking about 2019 already! The summer always tends to fly by.

Don’t forget to order your marketplace items now before the end of the season. Some things are already sold out for the season, but we still have plenty of great items available. Local honey, maple syrup, organic coffee, organic sriracha sauce, seed oils, cookbooks and more. These items all make great gifts as well!

New to the Marketplace is Stoneledge Farm handcrafted wool and yarn products. The temperature sure is beginning to fall these days! Why not cozy up with a warm handwoven wool blanket, or better yet a warm cowl scarf or mittens. There are plenty of options for you to stay warm this winter season.
Check them out!


Our marketplace items sell out quickly this time of year. Please order soon if you are interested.
Login to your member account to place your order.

Marketplace Special-
10% off all Marketplace items while supplies last!
Use code MARKET
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week. Mushroom marketplace orders need to be placed the Friday before you’re delivery by 12pm.


This week is November’s optional Coffee and Dry Bean share delivery. Please do not forget your optional shares if you ordered them.

Fruit Share Recipe: Apple Sauce
Mushroom Share Recipe: Cremini Mushroom Recipes

Oaxacan Heirloom Corn Cob: This was an experiment that we tried this year and the corn looks beautiful. You can use as a fall decoration or make into corn muffins. It is VERY important that you follow the directions of sifting the corn after the food processing step to get all hard corn pieces out.
How to use Oaxacan Heirloom Green Corn
Honey Cornbread Muffins

Specialty Lettuce: This is a smaller head heirloom lettuce with pointy leaves. Great for fresh eating.

Winter Squash: It is that time of year! I have added a few delicious recipes that are universal with acorn and butternut squash. How to freeze winter squash?
Acorn Squash with Greens Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake

Turnips: White globe turnips this week, with the greens. The greens can be cooked like collard greens. Very nutritious!
Turnip and Potato Patties Pancetta and Sesame-coated Turnips

Kale: This week is Red Russian. You can use this type of kale in place of most recipes calling for kale.
Potato and Kale Soup Portuguese Kale Soup

Storage:
Eat Me UP!– Shallots,
Freeze– Winter Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Carrots, Beets, Parsley
Dry: Parsley (best dried in oven)
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #21 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

We have had our first frost this week. (See our Instagram or Facebook for photos) It makes for a bone-chilling morning but a beautiful morning as well. We will be planting garlic for the 2019 season today. Garlic gets planted late fall by hand directly in the fields. Come summer the garlic will be ready to be harvested. For a successful garlic harvest, it requires the perfect winter weather conditions. Cold days with a nice insulating layer of snow. This week’s share is a true fall bonty. You will be getting, beets, celeriac, potatoes, winter squash, kale and more. We always love this time of year! There are so many great warm fall dishes to make with this harvest. Or, meet in the middle and make this Fall Harvest Salad. Not a hot meal but not a cold one either! We hope you enjoy this weeks harvest! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the latest update from the farm.

There are great items available on the marketplace. Stock up on these items for the winter months, or order for gifts. We have local honey, local maple syrup, organic coffee, organic dry beans, organic sriracha sauce, and much more! New to the marketplace is Stoneledge Farm wool. We have blankets, rugs, mittens, scarfs, and yarns. With this chilly weather ahead these items will be sure to keep you warm! Alternatively, order these items for a loved one. They make a great gift.


Our marketplace items sell out quickly this time of year. Please order soon if you are interested.
Login to your member account to place your order.

Marketplace Special-
SPOOKY Ghost Pepper Sriracha Sauce Special.
Purchase ANY Sriracha Sauce on the marketplace and receive 10% off. Use code SPOOKY
The sriracha sauce is organic, locally grown, and produced by Kitchen Garden farm in MA.
Login to your member account to place your order.
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week. Mushroom marketplace orders need to be placed the Friday before your delivery by 12pm.


Fruit Share Recipe: Waldorf Salad & Apple Sauce
Mushroom Share Recipe: Beer-Battered Portobello Tacos

Winter Squash: It is that time of year! I have added a few delicious recipes that are universal with acorn and butternut squash. How to freeze winter squash?
Acorn Squash with Greens
Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake

Radishes: Easter-egg Radishes this week. You will notice how tender they are this fall. Beautifully colored with a bright white center. They make a perfect picture!
35 Radish Recipes That Are More Than Just Snacks

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

Celeriac: Not just for soup! It is Delicious in soups and stews. Try these recipes and think outside the box!
Celeriac Mash
Roasted celeriac with marsala
Celeriac Salad (Sellerie Salet)

Kale: If you would like something warm try this delicious soups.
Potato and Kale Soup
Portuguese Kale Soup

Storage:
Eat Me UP!- Lettuces, Onions, Radishes, Potatoes
Freeze: Winter Squash, Kale and Greens, Celeriac
Dry: Sage
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #18 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

We hope everyone has been enjoying the cool fall weather so far. It is already, hard to remember the hot and humid days as we enjoy the refreshing fall air. This week you will be getting some fall lettuce in your shares. There is always an abundance of lettuces in the spring, and then it suddenly comes to a quick halt. It should be a treat to have a fresh salad once again. This week you will also be getting more winter squash. There are plenty of ways to cook and use up your winter squash. You can also freeze the winter squash very easily. Use this link for helpful tips. You can also use the winter squash in recipes that call for pumpkin. We hope you enjoy!

This week we are delivering October’s optional Coffee, and Dry Bean Share week. (Can you believe it’s October already?!) Please do not forget your optional shares if you ordered them.


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 produced 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! I have added a few delicious recipes that are universal with acorn and butternut squash.
How to freeze winter squash?

Acorn Squash with Greens
Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake
(Don’t forget about the Maple Syrup Marketplace Special!)

Romaine Lettuce: Many ways to use, but there is nothing like a fresh Caesar Salad!
Caesar salad with Romaine Lettuce

Frisee Endive: You may remember this from the spring months. It is great in a salad or you can sauté. Try this delicious Peanut Sauce over sautéed frisee endive.
Spicy Peanut Sauce over Asian Greens

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

Storage:
Winter Squash- Out in a cool dry area, or in the refrigerator.
Carrots- In the refrigerator crisper draw.
Potatoes, Onion- In crisper Drawer
Boc Choy, Lettuce, Collard Greens- Damp paper towel, or salad spinner in refrigerator.
Herb, Hot Peppers- Hang to dry, freeze, or in a damp paper towel in refrigerator.

Eat Me UP!- Potatoes, Lettuce, Onions
Zero Waste!
Freeze: Winter Squash, Carrots, Parsley, Collard Greens, Hot Peppers
Dry: Herb, Celeriac
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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

Note from the Farmer Week #22 — how to use the popcorn, plus recipes for winter squash , daikon radish and kohlrabi

Week #22

Dear CSA member,

The season is slowly winding down. We have two more deliveries after this week. Now is your chance to stock up on Marketplace items for the winter or even vegetables in bulk for your Thanksgiving dinner! The online Marketplace offers honey, maple syrup, coffee, and seed oils. We also offer every week fruit in bulk and veggies in bulk. This week we have kale, collards, turnips, carrots, and celeriac. Items are limited! If you are interested, please order as soon as possible.

To order from the Marketplace, click here

This week you will be getting POPCORN in your share! Along with Daikon radishes. Below are some helpful tips for using your popcorn and Daikon radishes.

Popcorn:

Take the kernels from the cob . Do this by twisting both hands on the cob. The kernels will fall off.
Use 1/2 cup of kernels for a large bowl of popcorn or 1 corn cob
Add 1 tbl. of oil to large pot with lid.
Add popcorn and cover. Do not lift cover until all of the popcorn is popped. If you lift the lid too much, the popcorn will not pop.
Add butter, salt or your favorite flavoring and enjoy!

Pumpkin / Winter Squash Pie: For this dish, you can use either pumpkin or winter squash. It is a great recipe! Click here for the recipe.

Daikon radish: Daikon radishes are a milder tasting radish. They become sweeter when they are baked. One of our favorite ways to eat the daikon is by making crispy daikon fries! Enjoy with a meal, snack or as an appetizer!

Kohlrabi: Kohlrabi is slightly crunchy with a little spice to it. It can be eaten raw, made into a grated slaw, or boiled or baked. Click here for some helpful ways to prepare and eat kohlrabi.

Enjoy!
-Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #18 — Note from the Farmer

Week #18

Dear CSA members,

The seasons are continuing to change; there was a cool bite to the air this morning. As the summer crops begin to fade, the fresh fall greens take their place, bringing new life to the fields. The dry weather has continued through the growing season, bringing with it challenges as well as some benefits – such as not working in the rain and mud. The fungal diseases that can often reduce crop yields during the summer months were not a major concern due to the lack of precipitation.

The majority of our plants are started by hand in the greenhouses and then transplanted into the fields to give them a much-needed head start. During this period, the transplants need constant moisture to help establish the plants. This was a major struggle from early spring until last week, when we finished the last transplants for the season. Fortunately, we have a great staff of excellent farmers who efficiently irrigated our tender crops while conserving water throughout the summer months.

The past several days have been very rewarding with high yields of winter squash, popcorn, carrots and sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes are a crop that we are just learning how to produce in high quantities. The process starts in the winter by ordering organic sweet potato “slips” from a farm in Georgia. The timing must be perfect to ship the slips from Georgia to New York. These tender shoots can survive for only a day or two and need to be planted and watered immediately upon arrival in June. This season we prepared a section of the field with hills of soil prior to the slips arrival. Keeping the rows hilled, weeded and fertilized throughout the season paid off with the best quality sweet potato harvest we have ever had. These slips are expensive but with high yields, they are worth it. Now that we have figured out the needs of this crop, we will double our order for next season and hopefully get the same results.

We have acres of fall greens coming on strong. Lettuce, radishes, mizuna, mustard, arugula and more will soon return, bringing fresh salads to the fridge! We also have an abundance of hardy brassica greens that will continue through the remainder of the year. Potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squash and many more root crops will add some bulk to the weekly harvest. Things are looking good for the fall!

I hope that everyone has enjoyed the season so far and is feeling the healthy benefits of eating our fresh organic produce. Thank you for all your support and loyalty to our farm.

Pete for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

A reminder that this week is a coffee share week!

Winter squash – 1
Lacinato kale – 1 bunch
Sweet potatoes – 2
Ancho peppers – 2
Sweet peppers – 2
Curly parsley – 1 bunch
Shallots – 2
Radish bunch – 1
Serrano peppers – take what you like

Fruit Share:
1 bag- Empire Apples Grown by Fix Brothers Orchard
1 bag – Anjou Pears Grown by Klein’s Kill Orchard

Mushroom Share: Crimini