Posted (Steven) in News

Members asked for more lettuce this week-so we listened!   Red Leaf Lettuces are very different when you take a look at them side by side.  What beautiful salads this week.

Full Vegetable Share
Red Sails Lettuce – 1 head

Red Tide Lettuce – 1 head

Buttercrunch Green Lettuce – 1 head

Solix Lettuce (a dark red, oak leaf type) – 1 head

Chinese Cabbage – 1 head

Button Radishes – 1 bunch

Garlic Scapes – 4  – these are the seed head that the garlic plant produces.  We remove it so the bulbs are larger.  Use it like you would garlic.  Same flavor-delicious

Rhubarb-1 bunch-a tart spring time favorite.  Really needs sweetener.

Sage-1 bunch

This week is also the first Coffee Share delivery.  If you would like to add a Coffee Share, please go to the farm website and download the form.  If we do not receive the form by the first delivery, we will deliver the next week.

Posted (Steven) in Coffee, Extras

Any folks who already have a vegetable share and want to add fruit and/or coffee can download, print, fill in and mail the fruit-coffee-share-2010 form to Stoneledge Farm.  The address is on the form.

Posted (Steven) in Coffee

Here are the remaining dates for coffee deliveries:

August 11
September 15
October 13
November 10

Anyone interested in getting more information on the Coffee Share is encouraged to visit https://www.stoneledgefarmny.org/coffee/.

Posted (Deb) in Coffee, News

Dear CSA Member,

We have been working on a Coffee Project CSA Share to go along with our Vegetable and Fruit Shares for the 2009 CSA season. Information about the project and a downloadable form to add the Coffee Share are ready at the farm’s web site www.stoneledgefarmny.org, click on Coffee Share.

Pete and I had the opportunity to visit Guatemala this past winter and met Mayan families from the Lake Atitlan area that were harvesting coffee beans. We were moved by the determination, conditions and spirit of the families. When we returned home we were able to join with a non profit group, Farmer to Farmer, that is working to import coffee beans from these Mayan families of the Cafe’ Ana cooperative in San Lucas Toliman. The prices paid to the families are usually above fair trade levels, the beans are shade grown and picked by hand by families in the area. The coffee beans come into the US as green beans and we will have them roasted locally right before we deliver them to the CSA members that would like to purchase coffee shares.

For the first year we are only offering Whole Beans, Medium Roast in one pound bags. You can order up to four pounds of coffee per month and that amount will be delivered each month for our six months of CSA deliveries. The Coffee Shares will be delivered once a month with a Vegetable delivery. We thought that a Coffee Share would be a great way to support the Coffee Project while delivering a wonderful product to our CSA members.

There will be a limited amount of shares sold, so please sign up if you are interested in participating. This is a project that we are sincere in developing and supporting. Deborah, Stoneledge Farm