Week #16 — A Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member

Falling into fall. Things are changing all around the farm moving from the warmth and long days of summer to the cool, shorter days of fall.

Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Shallots and Parsley. Sounds like soup. Kale and Broccoli that you can use fresh or cooked. The Featured Recipe section on the farm website is all about Kale.  Kale soup, fresh salad and chips.  If you have a favorite Kale recipe please pass it on and it will be added to the Recipe section. This week is Lacinato Kale also known as Dinosaur Kale.

The Celery in your share is dark green, flavorful and a bit tougher than the fat and pale celery of the grocery. The Celery is wonderful in any cooked dish, soup or stew. The leaves are full of flavor and can be chopped finely and used as well.

The last of the Peppers and some hot Jalapeño Peppers to keep things spicy. New this week French Breakfast Radishes. Some even like to cook the radish leaves which are a spicy green.
The Marketplace items will be posted on the Farm Blog each Saturday and also on the farm Face Book page so all members have a chance to order. To order from the Marketplace log into your CSA Member Account from the farm website home page, www.stoneledge.farm, CSA Member Login.  Use your e-mail address and password you created when registering.  If you forgot your password select the Forgot Password link and you will be directed to create a new password.  Select Marketplace and then items you would like to order. Your order will be delivered with your CSA shares.

Posted on the farm Face Book page https://www.facebook.com/StoneledgeFarm, new photos of Geo, Juan, Julian Sr. and Julian Jr. picking carrots for your share and a fascinating trio of carrots that created a braid. I also included a photo of the bulk fruit that is available this week and photos of what the fields are looking like now that we are moving into fall.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and the wonderful produce.
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm.