Dear CSA Member
The kale is beautiful. Slightly cooler weather and the flavor is even better. This week is Lacinato, some call it Dinosaur Kale. It is long, thin and blueish in color. I think it is one of the favorite kale varieties. Steam it, make kale chips, use it raw in a marinated kale salad. I actually never heard of eating raw kale until this year. Kale chips were also new to me a couple of years ago.
Garlic, at long last, will also be in your share. It is some of the nicest garlic we have ever harvested. What a treat to finally be able to savor the wonderful flavor.
The new photos will be on the Farm Face Book page. A monster black bear ran across the field the other day. We think he was about 400 pounds. It was in the afternoon and our farm day off. Thank goodness. Pete and I happened to be going by in the truck just as the bear made his way across the newly planted rye. They are just magnificent to see but we were glad we were in the truck. Hopefully it was a rare afternoon outing for the bear. I took photos of his foot prints and posted them on the Face Book page. It just isn’t as impressive as his massive, shiny black hide shimmering across the field, but a lot safer.
Market Place orders will be delivered with your CSA shares. Honey and Maple Syrup are perfect partners with Winter Squash. There is still a good supply of A and B Grades of Maple and also Honey, but it is good to order earlier rather than be disappointed that we have sold out the size you would like.
Enjoy the Vegetables, enjoy Fall.
for everyone at Stoneledge Farm