Posted (Steven) in Recipes

This week’s newsletter includes recipes for wilted greens with balsamic chickpeas and a main dish salad.

Week 3

Posted (Steven) in News

Dear CSA Member,

Summer is here and so is the Summer Squash.  That first taste of Summer Squash can not be beat.  Now, there will be many more tastes after the first because once it starts, the squash needs to be picked every other day.

We have planted a number of favorites this year:

  • Elite Zucchini – somewhat lighter green and lightly flecked
  • Romenesco Summer Squash – an Italian favorite, green and lighter green streaks on a very ribbed, long squash
  • Sunburst Patty Pan – flattened, bright yellow with some green on the base
  • Zephyr – long light green streaky
  • Golden Glory – a bright yellow zucchini
  • Plato – a new addition.  Bright green, smooth skinned zucchini.  It almost looks like a cucumber in the baskets

When we pick the Summer Squash we mix it during washing so a delivery may bring any assortment of the varieties above.

Slowly we are getting all of the fall transplants into the garden.  Harvest takes up so much of our time that every day seems to fly by with harvest, planting, watering.  The end of this week it is going to rain so we are anxious to get more transplants in.  After transplanting a good rain is perfect to set the small plants.

A reminder: Fruit Shares start the 5th delivery.  If you have not added a Fruit Share or you are sharing a Vegetable Share and you would each like your own Fruit Share, please log into your account and add the Fruit.  We will stop adding Fruit Shares the 4th delivery week.

Honey, Maple and Guatemalan, Honduran and Decaf Coffee in whole or ground can be ordered weekly by logging into your account and placing the order.  The cut off for delivery with that week’s CSA share is listed on the farm website on the Honey and Maple page and also the Coffee Project page.  If you would like to pay with a check, please down load the Market Place order form found on those pages and mail to the farm with a check.

If you have any trouble logging into your account, please send the farm an e-mail at info@stoneledgefarmny.org and we will get back in touch.

Enjoy the Vegetables and the longer days!

Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Posted (Steven) in News

Romaine Lettuce – 1 head

Bright Lights Swiss Chard – 1 bunch – beauty of the greens family.  A rainbow of colors.

Red Lettuce – 2 heads – Red Sail Lettuce and Red Tide Lettuce are the varieties that were harvested.  It is really hard to tell them apart so take two heads of Red Leaf Lettuce.

Garlic Scapes – 5 – this is the end of the Scapes.  Garlic to come in October.

Summer Squash – 2 pounds

Flat Leaf Parsley – 1 bunch – The flavor and fragrance of this parsley is so intense.

Summer Savory or Annual Thyme – 1 bunch

Posted (Steven) in News, Recipes

This week’s newsletter includes recipes for salad dressing, sauteed greens, and a white bean and garlic scape dip.

Week 2 Newsletter

Posted (Steven) in News

Dear CSA Member

This time of year is one of the busiest for us.  We are still planting transplants for the fall harvest, weeds are growing like crazy, the harvest has begun in earnest.

The lettuces are coming on just beautifully and will fill your share this week.  The lettuces we grow are high in flavor but more tender than what you might find at your local grocery so you do need to handle them with care.  We have had a lot of very heavy rain and so all of the greens are more soiled than we like to send.  The soil splashes up and gets lodged between the leaves at the base of the plant.  We do a quick dip and rinse of the greens to get the field heat off and some of the soil, but you need to wash them well at home.  If you don’t have a salad spinner I would suggest investing or borrowing one. I never had a salad spinner until last season and what a difference.

We have found that the best way to wash the greens is to cut the leaves off at the base.  Soak in a sink or bowl of water.  Drain and re-wash.  The salad spinner will get the excess water from lettuces and the other greens.  Give the greens a spin and then store in the vegetable drawer in your refrigerator.  Some members have e-mailed that they like to wrap the greens in paper towels, others like to store in plastic or vegetable bags.  They will also store in the salad spinner if you have the room in the refrigerator.  A very ingenious member also e-mailed that she saves the rinse water and uses it to water her plants.  All that good organic soil shouldn’t go to waste.

If you have a Vegetable Share and would still like to add a Fruit Share, please do by logging into your account on the farm website.  Place the order for the Fruit Share and it will be added to your Vegetable Share order.  Fruit Shares start the 5th delivery and we will allow Fruit Share sign ups until the week before the Fruit Shares begin.

Coffee, Honey and Maple can also be ordered by logging into your account on the farm web site.  We will be delivering the orders each week with the CSA shares.  If you have a question about logging into your account, please send an e-mail to the farm.  The deadline for ordering for shipment with the weeks CSA delivery is:

Deadline for CSA with a Monday delivery: Sunday before noon.

Deadline for CSA with a Tuesday delivery: Monday before noon.

Deadline for CSA with a Wednesday delivery: Tuesday before noon.

Brenna is busy adding recipes to the Recipe page on the farm website www.stoneledgefarmny.org .  Thank you to all of the members that have e-mailed her with recipe suggestions and also ideas for the Recipe page.  If you have a great recipe idea or a suggestion, please send her an e-mail at stoneledgefarm2@gmail.com.

Enjoy the Vegetables
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm