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This week’s newsletter contains recipes for vegetable frittata, brasied eggplant & tomato, and some thoughts on what to do with fennel.

Carnegie Hill Newsletter – Week 7

We all owe Adelaide Mueller and Barbara Thalenfeld our gratitude for putting out such and outstanding newsletter this season.

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Dear CSA Member

Hot and humid.  Summer is here! Our Farm Work Visit was held this past Friday.  Hearty members came to help out on one of the hottest days of the year.  We did brave the heat and were rewarded with a long swim in the creek.  Suddenly the heat seemed just right.  Thank you to the members that visited the farm.

Our farm and family have recently been featured in the “Pure Catskills Guide to Farm Fresh Products”.  If you go to www.buypurecatskill.com and then click on Online Version under the GET THE GUIDE heading you will be taken to the on line version of the publication.  Go to page 58-59 and there we are early this spring when the plants were still in the green house and so were we.  At some point we will try to get everyone that works on the farm together for a photo, but it is really hard to do.  Seems like we are all moving in different directions all at the same time.

Members have been sending great links and ideas to pass along.  A member this week wrote:
“I am a CSA member and love the weekly info emails and the recipes that are posted on the site.  I thought you might be interested in knowing about/sharing with other CSA members a 4-times/year publication that we have recently discovered that is full of information about local farms and sustainable agriculture, and includes terrific recipes that use in-season produce. It is published by the Edible Communities group and there are region-specific versions across the country.  In CT, it is called Edible Nutmeg:
http://www.ediblecommunities.com/nutmeg/ and in the Hudson Valley/Catskills it is
Edible Hudson Valley http://www.ediblecommunities.com/hudsonvalley.”

If you have recipe ideas, please pass them on to Brenna at stoneledgefarm2@hotmail.com.  If you would like to order Coffee, Maple or Honey please log into your account on the farm website and place the order.  If you don’t remember your username, just send the farm an e-mail and we will send it to you.

Enjoy the Vegetables
Deborah, for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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Full Vegetable Share
Note:  There will be an updated list on Monday night after harvest is complete.  This is a good guess.

Fennel Bulb – 1
Bright Lights Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Red Onions – 1 bunch
Parsley – 1 bunch
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage – 1 head - You will notice the pointed head of this heirloom cabbage.  The lettuce is now gone, but a nice crunchy slaw is delicious.
Tomatoes – 2 – The first of the season.  They are mainly small but they are tomatoes.
Summer Squash – 2 pounds
Boothby Cucumbers – 3
Orient Eggplant – 4

Fruit Share

Blue Berries – 1 basket
Sugar Plums – 1 bag
Peaches – 1 bag

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This week’s newsletter includes tips on storing herbs, recipes for scallion pancakes and orzo with grilled vegetables, and note on what to do with radicchio.

Carnegie Hill Newsletter – Week 6

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Dear CSA Member,

A members’ e-mail has prompted me to include the following information about www.vanishingbees.com.
From the members e-mail:

“It’s called VANISHING OF THE BEES. Here is the synopsis:
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees. Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.

The film is available on netflix, amazon, and itunes as well as on the website www.vanishingbees.com.”

I inquired where members could view the film and she wrote:
“best thing to do is to check the website regarding community screenings to see if there are any coming up in NYC or CT.  otherwise, you can order film on website to license for a screening, or purchase through amazon, itunes, rent on netflix”

For the time being, our bees have been holding steady.  Don’t know if it is the expert care that the apiarist gives them, their organic surroundings or something else.  If you would like to order Honey, Maple or Coffee, please go to the farm website, click on CSA Locations and then log in using your username and password.  If you have forgotten either, please just send us an e-mail and we will get back to you with the information.

This upcoming Friday, July 22 is the Work Farm Visit from 10-2.  If you are planning on attending, please send the farm an e-mail so we have you on a list of contacts.  If there are any last minute changes we will send you an e-mail.  We will also post any new information on the farm website, Farm Blog. You can find directions on the farm website, Contact Information link.  Use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY address.  Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water and your own lunch.  We will be harvesting garlic and it is bending and pulling and you will get dirty.  We will take some time to show you around the fields as well.  The creek is just beautiful and so if you would like at the end of you visit, take a dip.  Harvest one bulb or one hundred, every one is welcome.  We plan one more visit for members, our annual Farm Festival, Saturday, September 10.  More info on that to come.

What interesting CSA members we have.  Lexy Zissu from the West Village CSA sent us this great posting:
“I thought you might enjoy this blog post. I was out of town on Tuesday and gave my share to my asst. She made cocktails and vinegar and more with the thai basil. Fun!


Enjoy the Vegetables
For Everyone at Stoneledge Farm