Posted (Steven) in News

Dear CSA Member

There have been beautiful sunny weather days after days of rain and overcast skies. This weekend it has poured again, but the sun should be out tomorrow.  The plants need the rain, but without the sunshine, they just do not grow.  Transplanting continues, cultivating, weeding, harvesting.  Our weeks move so quickly.

With all of the rain and cooler temperatures, the lettuces have just continued to dominate the garden.  Slowly the summer time vegetables are catching up and will soon take off.  There will be a time in the not so distant future of CSA Season 2011, that the lettuces will stop and we will not have any more until next spring time.  We have tried in the past to grow lettuce into the fall, but with the intense heat of the summer here in the foot hills of the Catskills, have not been successful so have stopped trying to push our lettuces into fall.  Enjoy them while they are plentiful and delicious.  Our friend and fellow farmer Carol Clement, Heather Ridge Farm  http://www.heather-ridge-farm.com/, has a great farm store and cafe located in Preston Hollow.  Carol faithfully comes to our farm to pick up vegetables to use at the cafe.  She passed along this posting from a customer that raved about our lettuces: http://tiffanyjhanna.com/2011/06/28/lunch-on-a-mountaintop/#comment-4

Members have been wondering when the farm visits will take place this year.  There are two farm visits each season.  The first will be July 22 and is a Farm Work Visit.  We will probably be pulling garlic but that will be determined when the time comes closer.  The second is the Farm Festival on September 10.  That is just fun and a great day to come and visit the farm.  I hope you will mark these dates on your calendar.

This is the last week you can add a Fruit Share to your Vegetable Share if you have not already done so.  To add a Fruit Share, log into your CSA account on the farm website and place the order.  If you have any trouble or have a question, please send an e-mail and we will get back in touch with you at info@stoneledgefarmny.org.

A member has requested that Brenna include storage tips to the recipe page.  She will be adding Storage Tips under the Vegetable index .  If you have questions, ideas or recipes to share, please e-mail her at stoneledgefarm2@gmail.com

Enjoy the Vegetables
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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