Letter from Farmer, What’s in the Bag

What’s in the Bag – Week #7

Dear CSA Member,

It has been very rainy these past few days. With all that rain comes a lot of mud! We all have been working hard to get the vegetables picked, washed and packed. The plants are holding up to the rain pretty well. The cucumbers have been enjoying these wet and damp days and have been producing like crazy. This week a bounty of cucumbers will be in your shares. Share your favorite cucumber recipe on Instagram or email them to the farm and we will add it to our Recipes page.

You will be getting more summer squash this week! Below is a Stoneledge Farm favorite summer dessert! You can use any type of squash for this recipe. Enjoy!

• 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
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

Bulk items available this week: blueberries, Italian flat leaf parsley, cucumbers & currants. (Currants are an acquired taste!) If you are interested, please order soon as quantities are limited.

Bulk items are added when they become available. Check the website Marketplace for any new added items.
To order, log in to your account and click Marketplace. Follow the steps from there.
Quantities are limited. Please order right away if you are interested.

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

–Did you know? / Interesting fact: A crimini mushroom grows into portobello mushroom.
–We hope you are enjoying your sweet fruit shares! The sweet blueberries are locally grown without any sprays.

What’s in the Bag?

2 summer squash
1 head early Jersey Wakefield cabbage
Heirloom Specialty Arrow Shared Cabbage
1 head Red Oak leaf lettuce
1 head Green Oak leaf lettuce
1 bunch white scallions
1 bunch thyme
Will send update

Optional shares this week:

Mushroom share

Fruit share:
1 basket red sweet cherries
1 blueberries

Stoneledge Farm LLC
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359 Ross Ruland Road
South Cairo, NY 12482

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