Aug
23
    
Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

First off, my letter A just stopped working on my keyboard.   I will put this message through spell check, copy and paste a letter A where it is needed, but may miss a couple.  No time today to go get a new key board but I never realized how often the letter is used.

This is  a wonderful week of peppers.  They come in all colors and shapes.  Hope you can find  a good recipe to stuff them, fry them, or just cut them up and eat them raw. We continue to make plans for the Farm Visit, September 12 from 11-3.  I hope you will be able to make the trip to visit for the day.  Please bring a dish to share, your own place setting and take some time just to enjoy being at the farm, meeting other CSA members, and meeting all the people that grow your food.  The roaster will be stated early in the morning and we will have pork and sweet corn.  We re planning on digging some potatoes and carrots for members to pick up,  Walks around the fields to see how your vegetables are being raised and tractor rides on the wagon are planned.

Each year we invite other farmers that are involved with the CSA or are local to participate as well.  This year Jim Hyland of Winter Sun Farms, Bernadette and Walt of The River Garden, Dave Cammer of Bearkill Maple products will be attending. I have asked each to write a short piece as an introduction.  This week Jim Hyland writes:

Winter Sun Farms and the Winter Share
Four years ago, as a local Hudson Valley CSA member, I started to freeze the excess of my own share so I could eat healthy local vegetables in the winter. A conversation with my farmer about excess produce during the harvest sparked the idea that not only would other CSA members enjoy local produce in the winter, but that a Winter CSA full of frozen local produce would be a boost to the farms. Today the share includes frozen vegetables and fruit, but also root crops and greenhouse pea shoots. The quality is great, because only farms like Stoneledge grow for us.

Last year our membership grew to over 800 shares with seven NYC CSA’s, including Chelsea. A special thanks to Dore Nash for bringing WSF to Chelsea and introducing me to Deb, Pete and Stoneledge Farm. I will be at the September 12 Farm Visit to answer questions and show off the share. This year I should have enough shares to add four new NYC sites.  For more information visit www.WinterSunFarms.com or contact me at jim@wintersunfarms.com.

Thanks, Jim  845-255-1699

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



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