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.
Our CSA groups depend on the donation of space by religious organizations, community centers and even the homes of CSA Coordinators for distribution. Two of the Stoneledge Farm CSA sites were severely damaged during the storm. They were so damaged that they are no longer able to host the CSA pickup. Coordinators at both of the sites opened their homes and the CSA distribution continues at both Southport CSA and Locust Point CSA.
The Southport CSA holds their distribution at the Trinity Church in Southport. The Nursery School and the Undercroft where the CSA distribution is held will need to be rebuilt as they were destroyed by the storm. The broilers and heating systems were also destroyed. If you would like to donate towards the rebuilding effort, donations can be mailed to Trinity Church, 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890 and please put “Sandy Relief” in the memo.
Keep warm and enjoy the vegetables.
for everyone at Stoneledge Farm