Apr
02
    
Posted (Steven) in Yorkville CSA

At the Yorkville site volunteering is not mandatory but it is appreciated.  All the folks at the site are member/volunteers without whom the group would not exist.  Many members find volunteering to be the piece that really makes the CSA come together.  It’s a great way to meet people in the neighborhood.  We have a core group of regular volunteers to open and close the site so don’t worry about being left alone to do something you’ve never done before.  Jobs include:

Opening Shift  – 2:30 to 5:00
Tasks include

  • Setting up the tables
  • Helping unload the truck
  • Splitting up items for half shares
  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup

Middle Shift – 4:30 to 6:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by

Closing Shift – 5:30 to 7:30
Tasks include

  • Checking in and assisting new members during pickup
  • Replenishing items
  • Answering questions from passers-by
  • Bring leftover items to the church kitchen
  • Put away tables and supplies
  • Clean the site

Other volunteering opportunities are available which can be done from home.  This can be anything from making phone calls to entering recipes on the website to helping arrange rideshares up to the farm.  Watch for postings and emails requesting volunteer work.


 
Mar
03
    
Posted (Member2Member) in Classifieds

I am offering a beautiful summer vacation hideaway.   If you haven’t been to the islands off the coast of Maine yet, you should go.  If you can survive the lengthy drive and ferry ride to get to North Haven, this is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  Take a look at http://web.me.com/chris.white/northhaven/Welcome.html.

Chris White


 
Sep
30
    
Posted (Steven) in News

Things To Do in Catskill


Apple Picking

Boehm’s Apple Barn – 233 County Route 26 – Climax, 12042 – (518) 731-6196 – Pick your own apples, seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables and apple products and baked goods.

Bulich’s Creekside Farm – Route 23B – Leeds, 12451 – (518)943-5739 – Wide selection of seasonal field-grown fruits.

Schnare’s Sunset Orchards – 1008 NYS Route 81 – Climax, 12042 – (518) 731-2255 – Wide variety of locally grown produce. U-Pick apples mid-Sept to end of October. On-premises cider mill. Cider donuts. Scenic view of mountain foliage.


Antiquing in Oak Hill

Take route 23 to 145 to 81; turn right onto 81 toward Greenville. Oak Hill has several good antique places and prices seem better than elsewhere. Other places to try are Saugerties (exit 20) or Hudson.


Leaf-Watching, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Local Events and Culture

North Lake/South Lake Park – take in a view of (or climb to) Kaaterskill Falls. Don’t take kids or squeamish adults – there’s an unprotected, deadly drop and a few people go over (accidentally) every year. Or ride down the Hudson and across Rip Van Winkle Bridge, you’ll get an awesome view of foliage and the river.

Devil’s Tombstone – Route 214, Hunter, NY 12442, (518) 688-7160. Natural rock formation resembles a large tombstone. More advanced trails for hiking.

Hunter Mountain – (518) 263-4223. Breathtaking views of the Northeast from the highest, longest chairlift in the Catskills.  www.huntermtn.com

Bailiwick Ranch / Catskill Equestrian (518) 678-5665 www.bailiwickranch.com. Castle Rd, Catskill, NY 12414 – Horseback riding.

Catskill Mountain Foundation – www.catskillmtn.org

Olana – home of Hudson River School Painter Frederick Church; about 20 minutes from farm, on other side of Hudson. Visit www.olana.org or call (518) 828-0135

Massacre Mansion – Take a guided tour through the scariest Haunted House. 7 pm – 11 pm at the Blackthorne Resort, 348 Sunside Rd., East Durham, NY518-634-2541.  www.massacremansion.com.

Woodstock
About 30 minutes south of Stoneledge.  Get off at exit 19 and follow signs.

www.thecatskills.com


Lodging

Anyone who wants to spend a weekend upstate has plenty of options for lodging. Here are a few of the many choices:

Albergo Allegria -  www.albergousa.com
43 Route 296
Windham, NY 12496
734-5560

Point Lookout Mountain Inn – www.pointlookoutinn.com
The Mohican Trail, Route 23
East Windham, NY 12439
734-3381 Open All Year

Stewart House – www.stewarthouse.com
2 North Water Street
Athens, NY 12015
945-1357 Open All Year

Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course – www.sunnyhill.com
Sunny Hill Rd.
Greenville, NY 12083
634-7642
634-7698

The Eggery Inn – www.eggeryinn.com
County Rd 16
Tannersville, NY 12485
589-5363
800-785-5364

Winter Clove Inn – www.winterclove.com
Winter Clove Rd.
Round Top, NY 12473
622-3267


 
Dec
01
    
Posted (Ashley) in Past Seasons

Week 1 – Buttercrunch Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Red Sails Lettuce, Chives, Chinese Cabbage, Mizuna, Rhubarb, Lemon Balm

Week 2 – Sorrel, Garlic Scapes, Bok Choi, Tatsoi, Red Leaf Lettuce, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Oregano, Radishes

Week 3 – Romaine Lettuce, Red Sails Lettuce, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Bok Choi, Garlic Scapes, Sugar Snap Peas, Mint, Turnips

Week 4 – Romaine Lettuce, Red Sails Lettuce, Garden Cress, Oriental Greens, Garlic Scapes, Sugar Snap Peas, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Turnips

Week 5 – Summer Squash, Red Sails Lettuce, Spinach, Turnips, Mini Red Onion, Cucumbers, Rat Tail Radishes, Green Basil
Fruit – Red Lake Currants, Blueberries, Cherries

Week 6 – Summer Squash, Red Sails Lettuce, Spinach, Scallions, Fennel, New Red Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Escarole, Dill, Cucumbers
Fruit – Red Lake Currants, Blueberries, Sweet Cherries

Week 7 – Summer Squash, Spinach, Scallions, Fennel, Slicing Cucumbers, String Beans, Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, Summer Savory, Red Ace Beets, Orient Express Eggplant
Fruit – Red Lake Currants, Sugar Plums, Peaches

Week 8 – Swiss Chard, Island Purple Peppers, Biscayne Peppers, Gold Beets, Purple Scallions, Red Potatoes, Cilantro, Wakefield Cabbage, Black Bell Eggplant
Fruit – Peaches, Shiro Plums, Nectarines

Week 9 – Bell Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Biscayne Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Roma Beans, Fennel, Summer Onions, Kohlrabi, Red Cabbage, Dill, Orient Express Eggplant, Black Bell Eggplant
Fruit – Apricots, Shiro Plums, Nectarines

Week 10 – Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, New Red Potatoes, Summer Onions, Edamame, Biscayne-Cubanelle Peppers, Pablano Peppers, Chilis, Eggplant, Sungold Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, Parsley
Fruit – Peaches, Nectarines

Week 11 – Red Sails Leaf Lettuce, Romaine, Edamame, Opal Basil, Tomatoes, Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Pablano Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Black Bell Eggplant, Tomatillos, Cilantro
Fruit – Peaches, Shiro Plums, Red Clapp Pears

Week 12 – Cabbage, Summer Onions, Red Sails Leaf Lettuce, Romaine, Edamame, Tomatoes, Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Lipstick Red/Green Pepper, Green Bell Pepper, Black Bell Eggplant, Austrian Cresent Fingerling Potatoes, Basil
Fruit – Plums, Bartlett Pears, Ginger Gold Apples, Raspberries

Week 13 – Red Sails Leaf Lettuce, Romaine, Tomatoes, Biscayne Peppers, Lipstick Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Chili Peppers, Scallions, Louisiana Green Eggplants, Oriental Express Eggplants, Genovese Basil, Beets, Potatoes
Fruit – Gala Apples, Ginger Gold Apples, Bartlett Pears, Fortune Plums

Week 14 – Buttercrunch Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mixed Sweet Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Scallions, Beets, Kohlrabi, Black Bell Eggplant, Swiss Chard, Lime Basil
Fruit – Macintosh Apples, Nectarines, Gala Apples, Bartlett Pears

Week 15 – Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Lipstick Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Leeks, Siberian Kale, Kohlrabi, Louisiana Eggplants, Orient Express Eggplants, Turnip Greens, Rosemary
Fruit – Macintosh Apples, Nectarines, Concord Grapes

Week 16 – Summer Squash, Pablano Peppers, Biscayne Peppers, Potatoes, Leeks, Siberian Kale, Collards, Tomatillos, Carnival Winter Squash, Fennel
Fruit – Macintosh Apples, McCoun Apples, Stanley Plums, Bartlett Pears

Week 17 – Pumpkin, Summer Squash, Paprika Supreme Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Potatoes, Collards, Turnip Greens, Garlic, Beets, Basil
Fruit – Cortland Apples, Anjou Pears, Blue Free Plums

Week 18 – Carrots, Delicata Squash, Habanero Peppers, Potatoes, Kale, Turnip Greens, Broccoli, Leeks, Daikon Radish, Sage
Fruit – Empire Apples, Anjou Pears, Raspberries

Week 19 – Carrots, Delicata Squash, Potatoes, Collards, Turnip Greens, Broccoli, Leeks, Hot Thai Peppers, Sorrel
Fruit – Bosc Pears, Anjou Pears, Jona Gold Apples, Blue Plums

Week 20 – Acorn Winter Squash, Garlic, Gold Turnips, Winterbor Kale, Collards, Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, Mint, Diakon Radish
Fruit – Pears, Apples

Week 21 – Carnival Winter Squash, Onions, Red Russian Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Parsley, Beets, Celariac, Potatoes
Fruit – Bosc Pears, Anjou Pears, Jona Gold Apples, Golden Delicious Apples

Week 22 – Fingerling Potatoes, Carrots, Collards, Winterbor Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Acorn Winter Squash, Sage, Purple Top Turnips, Jacob’s Cattle Dry Beans, Garlic
Fruit – Fuji Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Anjou Pears, Bosc Pears

Week 23 – Potatoes, Carrots, Collards, Red Russian Kale, Parsley, Garlic, Celeriac, Collards, Onions, Green Cabbage, Delicata Winter Squash, Rutabaga
Fruit – Cameo Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Anjou Pears, Bosc Pears

Week 24 – Potatoes, Carrots, Winterbor Kale, Sage, Garlic, Red Cabbage, Butternut Squash, Beets, Gold Turnips, Pop Corn
Fruit – Cameo Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Fuji Apples, Bosc Pears


 
Dec
01
    
Posted (Ashley) in Past Seasons

Week 1 – Buttercrunch Lettuce, Red Romaine Lettuce, Bitamin Green, Chinese Cabbage, Mizuna, Rhubarb, Garlic Scape, Oregano

Week 2 – Buttercrunch Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Romaine Lettuce, Endive, Chinese Cabbage, Radishes, Bulls Blood Beets with Greens, Garlic Scape, Epazote, Swiss Chard

Week 3 – Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Romaine Lettuce, Endive, Spring Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, Hakeuri White Turnips, Spinach, Parsley

Week 4 – Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Romaine Lettuce, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Spinach, Red Scallions, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash, Red Ace Beets with Greens, Rat Tail Radishes

Week 5 – Red Sail Lettuce, Red Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Cucumbers, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash, Oriental Eggplant, Rat Tail Radishes, Green Spring Onion, Oregano
Fruit – Apricots, Cherries, Currants

Week 6 – Lettuce, Peppers, Cucumbers, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash, Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, Orient Express Eggplant, Scallions, Chiogga Beets, Mint
Fruit – Apricots, Peaches, Currants

Week 7 – Biscayne Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Cucumbers, Spinach, Summer Squash, Onions, Basil, Red Ace Beets, Chiogga Beets, Green Beans
Fruit – Apricots, Peaches, Sugar Plums

Week 8- Biscayne Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash, Onions, Basil, Orient Express Eggplant, Jersey Wakefield Cabbage, Green Beans, Slicing Tomatoes
Fruit – Apricots, Nectarines, Sugar Plums

Week 9- Lipstick Sweet Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Cucumbers, Spinach, Summer Squash, Onions, Opal Basil, Louisiana Long Green Eggplant, Melon, Kohlrabi, Slicing Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes
Fruit – Peaches, Nectarines, Shiro Plums

Week 10 - Biscayne Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Summer Squash, Onions, Edamame (Soy Beans), Black Bell Eggplant, Tomatillos, Slicing Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Parsley
Fruit – Peaches, Nectarines, Shiro Plums

Week 11 - Buttercrisp Lettuce, New Red Fire Lettuce, Roma Beans, Lady Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Fennel, Edamame, Orient Express Eggplant, Slicing Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Genovese Basil
Fruit – Shiro Plums, Peaches, Red Clapp Pears

Week 12 - Red Romaine Lettuce, New Red Fire Lettuce, Red Ace Beets, Paprika Chili Peppers, Cubanelle Biscayne Peppers, Summer Squash, Edamame, Louisiana Long Green Eggplant, Slicing Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Genovese Basil
Fruit – Athena Melon, Peaches, Red Clapp Pears

Week 13 - Red Romaine Lettuce, New Red Fire Lettuce, Escarole, Summer Squash, Edamame, Louisiana Long Green Eggplant, Tomatoes, Sugar Snax Carrots, Lipstick Sweet Peppers, Lilac Peppers, Scallions, Cucumbers, Mint
Fruit – Red Raspberries, Peaches, Green Bartlett Pears

Week 14 - Ruby Red Perfection Cabbage, Tomatillos, Beets, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Orient Express Eggplant, Tomatoes, Cosmic Purple Carrots, Pablano Peppers, Biscayne Yellow Frying Peppers, Parsley, Lettuce
Fruit – Red Raspberries, Concord Grapes, Green Bartlett Pears

Week 15 - Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sugar Snax Carrots, Leeks, Potatoes, Peppers, Endive, Delicata Winter Squash, Basil
Fruit – Red Raspberries, Nectarines, Asian Pears

Week 16 - Swiss Chard, Leeks, Tomatillos, Orient Express Eggplant, Broccoli, Sweet Peppers, Jalapenos, Butternut Winter Squash, Beets, Green Tomatoes, Opal Basil
Fruit – Cortland Apples, Gala Apples, Asian Pears

Week 17 - Yellow Carrots, Red Russian Kale, Onions, Red Potatoes, Broccoli, Sage, Acorn Winter Squash, Lipstick Peppers, Cubanelle Biscayne Frying Peppers, Paprika Chili Peppers
Fruit – Apples, Bosc Pears, Stanley Prune Plums

Week 18 - Green Cabbage, Leeks, Baby Pumpkin, Potatoes, Broccoli, Parsley, Delicata Winter Squash, Red Ace Beets, Biscayne Sweet Peppers, Jalapeno and Habanero Peppers
Fruit – Cortland Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Pears, Stanley Prune Plums

Week 19 - Green Cabbage, Scallions, Potatoes, Mint, Acorn Squash, Mixed Sweet Peppers, Carrots, Daikon Radish, Jalapeno and Habanero Peppers
Fruit – Empire Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Bosc Pears

Week 20 - Kohlrabi, Scallions, Potatoes, Winter Bor Kale, Delicata Squash, Red Ace Beets, Collards, Purple Carrots, Carnival Winter Squash
Fruit – Empire Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Bosc Pears, Ida Red Apples

Week 21 - Onions, Brussels Sprouts, Russet Potatoes, Winter Bor Kale, Parsley, Collards, Carrots, Carnival Winter Squash, Acorn Winter Squash
Fruit – Mutsu Apples, Fuji Apples, Bosc Pears, Ida Red Apples

Week 22 - Garlic, Potatoes, Red Russian Kale, Collards, Kinibi Yellow Carrots, Beets, Butternut Winter Squash
Fruit – Mutsu Apples, Fuji Apples, Bosc Pears, Golden Delicious Apples, Fortune Apples

Week 23 - Garlic, Potatoes, Winter Bor Kale, Collards, Orange Carrots, Beets, Delicata Winter Squash, Carnival Winter Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Parsley
Fruit – Fuji Apples, Bosc Pears, Golden Delicious Apples

Week 24 - Garlic, Potatoes, Winter Bor Kale, Collards, Orange Carrots, Kinibi Yellow Carrots, Butternut Winter Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Sage
Fruit – Fuji Apples, Bosc Pears, Golden Delicious Apples