What’s in the Bag — Week 3

Dear CSA Member

I have been posting new photos on the farm facebook page. You might like to take a look. I try to keep them updated on a weekly basis and you can keep up with what is going on in the field and around the farm through the photos.

A week for salads. The rain has been persistent and you will need to give the greens extra attention, but the cool, wet weather has kept the lettuces very tender and sweet tasting. Lettuces in all colors and shapes. There is also Golden Purslane this week. It is a succulent plant that adds a different taste and texture to a salad. Purslane is widely eaten in other countries and has just started to gain popularity in this country. The lettuces will yield to the hot weather so enjoy the salads while the lettuces are abundant.

The first Spinach and Bright Lights Swiss Chard. What a treat. Garlic Scapes for the share this week as well.  Kohlrabi for the first time in many years. The variety is Kossak which yields a larger Kohlrabi.  They look like they should be a root crop but really grow on top of the soil on a short stalk. They can be eaten raw or cooked. They taste a bit like broccoli stems. Peel them, slice and add to a salad. Or cube and roast. The greens are edible as well. Wash, slice and boil.

I wanted to make a note about the Fall Farm Festival. Seems like a long time until September but mark your calendars. This year the Fall Festival will be on September 7, the first Saturday in September. Much more to come.

Marketplace orders can be placed by logging into your account and then selecting Marketplace on the upper menu bar. Honey, Coffee by the pound, Maple Syrup and Mushrooms in larger quantities are all available for order. The Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms are from a smaller mushroom farm, The Hill Farm, Wiltbank family. They are just beautiful. You might like to try them from the Marketplace.

Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm