What’s in the Bag — Week 23

Dear CSA member

We are nearly finished with the 2012 CSA season. There will be one more delivery after this week and we are filling your share with delicious fall vegetables. Soup, stew, pot pies  home made with the fall share will warm you body and soul.

If you have any last minute Market Place orders, please log in and place your order soon. There is nothing like the sweet taste of honey or maple on a bowl of oatmeal in the morning along with a delicious cup of organic, fair trade coffee. I love breakfast!

Our fields are green with Winter Rye as each space is tilled and seeded as we finish picking the crops. The Rye is like a beautiful, growing blanket that covers the soil over the winter months.

We planted the garlic for 2013 during last week. It has been so wet and the weather so warm that we could not plant it before this. We did not want to plant the garlic and take a chance that the warmth would encourage the cloves to grow.  Last week the weather turned cold and winter like.  The wind was howling and it was cold and it was time to plant the garlic.  The garlic cloves are now under the soil and will pass the winter months in the field.  Next spring, they will be some of the first plants to break through the soil. The circle of garlic. The garlic that was not saved to use as seed has been coming in your share and will again this week.

Keep warm and enjoy the vegetables.
for everyone at Stoneledge Farm