Week #14 — A Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

We are harvesting all of the summer time crops, cleaning the fields and you will have nice ripe tomatoes, peppers and eggplant again this week. The summer time crops will soon come to an end. Enjoy them while they last.

September 12 is the annual Fall Farm Festival from 11:30-3. If you are using GPS please use 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451. There are also directions on the farm website, “Contact Us” tab. Use the Physical Address. 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 with rolls and also a vegetarian stew, roast corn, portobello mushrooms, fresh fruit and coffee. 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, pick a bouquet of flowers and help dig potatoes to take home. 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. No pets, please.

If you are traveling from NYC you might be interested in the bus that Chelsea CSA is sponsoring:
Bus Info:

The Chelsea CSA is chartering a bus from NYC to the farm and back for the Fall Farm Festival on Saturday 9/12. Bus tickets are $5 per person and will help defray the cost of the bus rental. Tickets can be purchased here: http://stoneledgefarmvisit2015.eventbrite.com Transportation will leave from the Hudson Guild Elliott Center (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 at 8 am in front of the Center. Plan to arrive back in the city around 6 pm. Kids are welcome. Tickets are first-come first-served and are non-refundable.
Questions about the trip should be directed at events@chelseacsa.org. Day of contact is Laura, 908-866-1272.

Other local farms and businesses that will be attending:
Banana Moon Bakery with their delicious baked treats will have cookies and pie for sale.

Our local Beekeeper James McManus will have the observation hive and also honey for sale.

Stoneledge Farm Marketplace items will be available as well during the Farm Visit.

Hope to see you at the Fall Farm Festival this upcoming Saturday. If you have any questions please send an e-mail to the farm and we will be back in touch.

Enjoy the harvest.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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