Jul
15
    
Posted (Lori) in News

Dear CSA Member
We have not melted but come very close over the last week.  The cucumbers have been soaking up the heat and just love it.   Each vegetable has a peak harvest when a bulk of the crop is ready.  This week it is the cucumbers.  There are Marketmore a green slicer and also Boothby Blonde and Poona Kheera Cucumbers.  The Boothby Blonde and Poona Kheera Cucumbers are both heirloom varieties of smaller, oval cucumbers.  The Boothby Blonde cucumbers are generally a lighter yellow the Poona Kheera and any where from russet brown to light yellow to a dark green.  There is no rhyme or reason with the Poona Kheera and I am sure if you were to see them in a grocery you would pass them by.  They are sweet, juicy and our favorites.  Do not be wary of a brown cucumber with this batch.  Some are large, some small, every shape, color and size.  Being an heirloom variety the seeds can be saved from one season to the next if properly harvested and they are varieties that have a long history.  The Poona Kheera are a variety from India, the Boothby Blonde are from Maine.  Quite a diversity in their origin but both delicious.
Enjoy the vegetables
Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm
Bright Lights Swiss Chard-1 bunch
Summer Squash-2 pieces
Marketmore Slicing Cucumbers-2
Eggplant-2
Scallions-1 bunch
Caraflex Cabbage-1 head
Currants-1 box Currants are a fruit that we grow on the farm.  Slightly tart.  You can add them to cooked dishes, make a sauce by cooking them with some water and sugar.  I use the Currant Sauce with poultry like you would Cranberry Sauce.
Dill-1 bunch.  You can’t have all these cucumbers and not have dill.
Boothby Blonde/Poona Kheera Cucumbers-2
Mushroom Share-Portobello
Fruit Share-1 box each of Local No Spray Blueberries and local Sweet Cherries.

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359 Ross Ruland Road
South Cairo, NY  12482

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