Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

By far, this season has been the most challenging we have ever faced.  It seems that each week, just as we think things are finally quieting down, Mother Nature throws another unexpected twist our way.   We are not alone, though.  Every farmer in this Catskill Mountain, Hudson Valley region has been struggling along, vegetable, fruit and even the farms that make and sell hay.

Part of the balance that farming holds is the promise of next season.  We are already making plans for next year.  We will be investigating high tunnels for early tomato production.  Some of the vegetable trials this year have worked out well and we will incorporate them into our regular crop plan.  We are interested in hearing from members as well if there are other crops or varieties that you would like us to consider.

This season moves along week to week and we are thankful for the many crops that have been so productive even with all of the harsh conditions.  The peppers have been outstanding.  They will again be plentiful in your share.  I won’t try to separate all of the different varieties out, but send a mix and a total you should take.

The cold and wet have moved some of the fall greens to an earlier harvest date for us.  This week Collards will be in your share.  I have tried them and they are delicious. The Carrots are sweet and the Opal Basil just beautiful.

I have written  a brief description of the farm visit and have posted it on the farm web site, Upcoming Events link.  We have just found out that Jimmy of the Capital City Coffee Roasters will be coming and brewing some of our Farmer to Farmer coffee for members to enjoy.   We are really looking forward to seeing everyone at the farm.

Enjoy the vegetables-Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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