Posted (Steven) in News

Dear CSA Member,

The heat wave that has been upon us has really been giving us a run.  We start work when the sun is barely up to try to beat the intense heat of the day but by nine o’clock, it is tropical already. The summer vegetables don’t seem to mind as long as we also irrigate.  Right now it is a good thing to be a summer squash.

This year we are trying a few new vegetables or variations of vegetables varieties we have grown previously.  One is Summer Leeks that will be in your share this week. They are mild with a good size for their short growing season.  LIke all leeks, they will need to have the roots cut off and then layers cleaned to remove all of the soil. 

This upcoming Friday, July 16, is our first farm work visit for 2010.  There is information on the farm website www.stoneledgefarmny.org, Upcoming Events.  If there are changes in the plans for the day, all information will be on the the same Upcoming Events link.  It looks like we should be harvesting garlic but we will really need to see what the weather holds.  Please bring water and lunch.  We will be working in the field and so it is dirty and if the sun is out, hot and sunny.  If you have any specific questions, just e-mail me at info@stoneledgefarmny.org

This is Coffee Share delivery week.  Please remember to pick up your share if you have signed up for Coffee.

Enjoy the vegetables.  Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm.

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