Week #13 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

Moving into September with the changes that fall brings.  It has been a very cool Summer with many nights in the 40’s.  We wonder what the normally colder season of fall will bring.  We are still harvesting many of the Summer vegetables.  It is a little too early to say goodbye to the tender sun loving peppers and tomatoes.

This week Edamame or Soy Beans.  Pluck the pods from the stalk, rinse and steam for about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with salt if you like and pop the bean from the pod.  Good as a snack like you would eat peanuts.

Tomatillos are also ready for harvest.  These green husked vegetables are the base for Salsa Verde.  There are recipes on the farm website Recipe Section, Tomatillos for Salsa, Soups and info about canning or freezing Tomatillos.

Remember that the The Fall Farm Festival is September 6, 2014 from 11:30-3.  Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address.  Rain or shine.  No pets, please.

Come and meet your farmers, walk the fields where your vegetables are grown.  At 12 we will gather for lunch.  The farm will provide pulled pork and also a vegetarian stew, roast corn and portobello mushrooms, fresh fruit and coffee.  Thank you to Paradise to Go, http://paradistogo.com/ .  We ask members to bring a dish to share to help round out the lunch offerings and their own place setting.

There will be wagon rides, walks around the farm, freshly dug carrots to pick from the field to take home, help build a scarecrow, pick a bouquet of flowers.  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.

Chelsea CSA is chartering a bus to the farm and back to NYC. The bus will leave from the Hudson Guild (441 West 26 St) at 8:30 am SHARP! Please arrive NO LATER THAN 8:15 am, or you will miss the bus. We will begin boarding the bus at 8 am.
If you would like to take the bus, please purchase your bus tickets at: http://stoneledgefarmfestival2014.eventbrite.com
Tickets are $5
Bus tickets are to help defray the cost of the bus rental. BUS PAYMENTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
The bus will make one bathroom stop on the way up to the farm and one on the return trip. There is a port-a-potty at the farm. The ride is about 120 miles and take 2 ½ hrs hours to get there. Plan to arrive back around 6 pm.

Driving directions are available on the Stoneledge Farm website at: www.stoneledgefarmny.org
Contact events@chelseacsa.org with questions about the bus.  This is a wonderful opportunity that the Chelsea CSA is offering all CSA members in the NYC area.

Hope to see you at the Fall Farm Festival.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm