Jul
05
    
Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

Another muddy, wet week of cold and constant rain storms.  The rain has been coming later in the day and during the night, so for the most part, we are able to slog through the fields to pick the vegetable shares.  There is no hoeing or cultivating because of the wet soil, but even the weeds seem to be held back by the weather.  The weatherman  calls for a bit of sunshine later in the weekend.

The vegetables keep coming even with the extreme weather we have had.  New this week is the Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage. It is an heirloom variety that is very sweet and has a distinctive pointed top.  The Romaine Lettuce, Raddichio, Red Scallions will be perfect salad ingredients.  One more week of Sugar Snap Peas and then they will be a spring time garden memory.

The Fruit Shares start this week for the members that have registered for the optional Fruit Share.  We are trying to work with as many local farmers as possible and this is the first year we will have local Black Currants and White Sweet Cherries.  I have included a few ideas to use the Black Currants because they are rather tart if not cooked and sweetened with honey or sugar.  They are a super fruit as they have twice the potassium of bananas, four times the vitamin C of oranges, and twice the antioxidants of blueberries.

With all of the fruit shares come boxes and flats.  We would appreciate having them returned to the farm to use again.  Members have requested less plastic bags so we are trying pulp baskets for the early fruit.  They have been expensive to purchase and would like to be able to re-use them.

Enjoy the vegetables-and fruit.  Deborah, for everyone at Stoneledge Farm



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