Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

This time of year the weeks slip by so quickly.  The fall season share is very rewarding for us.  We are pulling out the crops that we carefully harvested, cured or dried and tucked away until fall.  The garlic has been curing by hanging in the eaves of the barn for months, the dry beans have been dried in the greenhouse.  Both will be in your share this week.

The dry beans are picked when they are just dry, spread on screens in the greenhouse until fully dry.  They are packed in bushel baskets and wait until fall.  They come to you in the shell.  Just break open the brittle shell and collect the dry beans.  The beans should be washed and soaked for at least an hour or I just leave them overnight.  To cook, cover with water and cook until tender. Fresh dry beans will not take as long to finish cooking as dry beans from the store. Don’t over cook them or they will be very soft.

Enjoy the vegetables – Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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