What’s in the Bag — Week 2

Dear CSA Member

The farm is in overdrive this month with transplanting, seeding, cultivating, hoeing, picking, delivering, fertilizing…all in a crazy whirl of activity. The sun is shining and the plants are growing by leaps and bounds.

As we move from spring time into summer the vegetables that will fill your share will change. The cool spring loving plants will be replaced by those that soak in the heat and sunshine. This is still a transition week and there will be some of the same crops that you received the first delivery.  Mustard, Mizuna, Chinese Cabbage, Garlic Scapes, Lettuces are still producing beautifully. New this week will be Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Arugula and Summer Spinach. The Bright Lights and Summer Spinach are so delicious and the colors spectacular.  Almost a bouquet of vegetables.

Members have been sending recipes for Greens and you can find them on the farm website Recipe link. Many of the recipes for the early Oriental Greens are interchangeable so check under the Bok Choy link as well and substitute Chinese Cabbage for the Bok Choy. If you have favorites or a favorite on line blog or link for recipes, please send it to me so I can share it with the other CSA members.

As a CSA member you can also go online and order from the online CSA Market Place.  Just click the Market Place link on the left side bar.  Freshly roasted coffee that we have imported the beans from our fellow farmer partners in Guatemala and Honduras. All of our coffee beans are Organic, Fair Trade and locally roasted and some of the best tasting coffee around.

Honey, Maple Syrup and products from our farm: Salsa, Tomato Sauce, Raspberry Jam (no seeds), Dill Pickles. Fruit products include Apple Sauce, nothing but apples, Apple Butter, Pear Butter. All of the products have been locally processed. Your order will be delivered with your CSA share.

If you are an Additional Contact on the account, the order, for now, will need to go through the main shareholders account.  We are working with the programmers to include a function for Share Partners to have their own accounts to log in and order. I hope to have information about that next week.

Members have also been inquiring about adding a Fruit Share if they have not done so already. We will be accepting additions of Fruit Shares until the end of June. If you would like to add a Fruit Share to your account, go to the farm website homepage, click on My Account under the center photo and log in. Click on Add Subscription in the green Summary box on the right. Advance past the Vegetable Share page by hitting Next and add the share.

Enjoy the Vegetables
for everyone at Stoneledge Farm
Pete Sr, Peter, Arliss and the crew