Tuesday September 20, week 16

Sage(herb)- 1 bunch
White Potatoes- 1 basket
Carrots- 1 bunch
Red Wing Onions- 2
Curly Kale- 1 bunch
Collards- 1 bunch
Winter Squash- 1
Broccoli- 1
Habanero Peppers- (Take at your risk!  VERY HOT)

Fruit Share
1 bag- Mac Apples
Grown by Fix Brothers Orchard
1 basket- Concord Grapes
Grown by Tousey Vineyard

-We are sending down 1 bag of Habanero peppers.  There is no specific amount to take.  Please reminder members they are extremely hot and only take at their own risk.

Enjoy The Harvest!
Candice For Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

We are finally breaking the brutally hot temperatures!  It is beginning to feel like fall.  The shares will start to feel heavier as the hearty crops of fall will fill the shares.

We are continuing to harvest as well as prepare the fields for winter.  Cover crop seeds have been planted (rye and oats) and are growing beautifully.  The seeds have to be planted and then rolled over again to make sure the seeds are covered completely by the soil.  Planting the cover crops takes time but has to be done to protect the ground from snow and frost.

New this week is Butternut Winter Squash.  Our favorite way to cook it here on the farm is baked with maple syrup!  Directions below.

Cut the Butternut Squash is half and clean out the middle.  (scoop out the pulp with a spoon)
Lay in a 1in. baking dish and add 1/2 tsp. butter to each half butternut squash.
Pour 1 tbl. of maple syrup in each half of butternut squash.
Cover butternut squash with tin foil and bake for 40 min.
Let cool for 10min. and Enjoy!

This week you will also be getting Sage, white potatoes and carrots.  These three items pair really well together.
You will also be getting Habanero Peppers this week.  They are Extremely, Extremely HOT!  Please, take at your own risk.

Here is a great recipe for Concord Grape Muffins

Mushroom Share- Portobello
grown by Bulich Mushroom Company

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

Tuesday September 13, week 15

Carrots- 1 bunch
Broccoli- 1
Lacinato Kale- 1 bunch
Red Wing Onions- 2
Tomatillos- 1#
Ancho Peppers- Will send update
Sweet Peppers- Will send update
Serrano Peppers- 4 (HOT use with Caution)
Tomatoes- Will send update

Fruit Share
1 bag of Italian Prune Plums (Great for baking)
1 bag of Gala Apples
all grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

Mushroom Share
Crimini
grown by Bulich Mushroom CompanyDear CSA Member,

Thank you again to everyone who came the Farm Visit.  It was the perfect day!  If anyone would like to share pictures of that day please e-mail them to info@stoneledge.farm

-A special note for this coming week –   There will be No extra add on orders of mushrooms for week #16.  They will start again week #17.

So far the month of September feels more like August.  Hot and Humid!   As we are working our way into the fall season we are ready for the humidity to break.  The carrots have done well this season.  You will be getting a bunch of carrots in your CSA shares this week.   These carrots do not need to be peeled.  (A nice time saver for a busy week!)  The carrots are mixed.  There are purple carrots and orange carrots.  The purple carrots are a deep dark purple. The purple carrots have an orange center with a pretty ring of purple around them.
Below is a simple and tasty recipe for this weeks carrots we like to use here on the farm.

Directions:
Cut of the carrot tops.
Trim the carrot end that had the tops.
Wash and place in pan with 1 cup of water.
Add 1 tbl. of honey (more or less depending on your preference)
Cook until carrots are tender and honey has created a soft glaze over carrots.
Serve warm and enjoy!

New this week is Ancho Peppers.  These peppers are mildly hot and can be used in any spicy dish.  They are traditionally used for Chili Rellenos.  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/21148/chile-rellenos/  This week you will also be getting Tomatillos, Serrano Peppers (HOT use with Caution)  and Red Onions.  Great for salsa verde.  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/94028/tomatillo-salsa-verde/ If you have a great recipe you would like to share with the farm please send us an e-mail.

Enjoy The Harvest!
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

WEEK #14, Tuesday September 6

Cabbage- 1 head
Broccoli- 1
Celery- 1
Collards- 1 bunch
Savory- 1
Red Bell Peppers- 2
Light Green Sweet Peppers- 1
Red Slicing Tomatoes-2
Sunkist Tomatoes-1
String Beans -1 lb.

Fruit Share-
1- Bag Bartlett Pears
1- Bag Peaches

Mushroom Share-
Portobello
Dear CSA Member,

It has been a beautiful start to September.  Warm days and cool nights.  Saturday was exceptional and a great day for the farm visit. Thank you to everyone who came to the farm.  It was a lovely day!

We have spent the past three days harvesting the Butternut Squash.  The butternut squash is absolutely beautiful.  The squash is harvested from the field and brought to be laid in long rows in the greenhouses.  The air and warmth allows for the winter squash to cure and will become ready for your CSA share.

We are still picking for this weeks share and we will send you an update on Monday.

Enjoy the harvest.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

Week 13, Tuesday August 30

White Onions- 2
SunGold Cherry Tomatoes- 1 basket
Broccoli- 1
Black Bell Eggplant-1
Parsley- 1 bunch
Cylindra Beets- 1 bunch
Sweet Bell Pepper-2
Round Of Hungary Pepper- 2
Sunkist Tomato- 3
Red Slicer Tomato- 1

Mushroom Share
White Button
grown by Bulich Mushroom Company

Fruit Share
1 bag
Ginger Gold Apples
1 bag
Nectarines
both grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

(This year the local fruit farms have been having a tough time.  They lost nearly all of their early tree fruit due to the late frost this past spring.  The local farms have been doing the best they can to supply our CSA shares.)

Dear CSA Member

Moving into fall and you will see the difference starting to show in your CSA shares.  There are still summer time vegetables: Tomatoes and Peppers and Eggplant.  With a new fall crop of beets.  Each week the farm moves slowly with the seasons.

September 3 is the annual Fall Farm Festival from 11:30-3.

If you are using GPS please use 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451.  There are also directions on the farm website, “Contact Us” tab.  Use the Physical Address.  Come and meet your farmers, walk the fields where your vegetables are grown.  At 12 we will gather for lunch.  The farm will provide pulled pork with rolls and also a vegetarian stew, roast corn, portobello mushrooms, fresh fruit and coffee.  We ask members to bring a dish to share to help round out the lunch offerings and their own place setting.

There will be wagon rides, walks around the farm, I Spy game for kids and Scarecrow making.  You can pick a bouquet of flowers and help dig carrots to take home.   If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home.  Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick.  No pets, please.

If you are traveling from NYC you might be interested in the bus that Chelsea CSA is sponsoring:
Bus Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-to-stoneledge-farm-annual-fall-farm-festival-tickets-27257110752
Saturday, September 3, 2015, 11:30am – 3:00pm
This event covers travel between NYC and the farm. We will be getting a bus or a van depending on registration.
The Chelsea CSA is arranging transportation to the farm and back for this event. Tickets are $5 per person and will help cover the cost of the bus rental. If you prefer to drive yourself, parking is available and you do not need to register here.
Adults and children are $5.
TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE
We will make one bathroom stop on the way up to the farm and one on the return trip. There is a port-a-potty at the farm. Bring a hat and sunscreen. Remember to wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. The ride is about 120 miles and take 2 ½ hrs hours to get there. Plan to arrive back around 6 pm.
Day of contact will be announced shortly.

Other local farms and businesses that will be attending:

Heather Ridge Farm
We’ll be featuring products from Heather Ridge Farm, a farm, farm store and café where animals are lovingly grown in small groups on pasture without antibiotics and hormones. Heather Ridge offers many cuts of grassfed beef and lamb,  pasture-raised heritage breed pork, grass and browse-fed goat, pasture-raised chicken, eggs and turkey, artisan sausage, soaps, candles, wool socks, sheepskins, and prepared foods such as their award-winning oink-and-moo chili. We’ll have a small selection of their products and some cheeses from local producers that they stock in their farm store. If you’re interested in a specific product, check out their website:  www.heather-ridge-farm.com  and pre-order. Or order as soon as you arrive at the farm and your order will be delivered before you leave. And if you’re staying in the area overnight, be sure to check out their renowned cafe–see reviews from the New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/travel/21bites-roundup.html  and
http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/A-farm-with-tables-5778302.php

Banana Moon Bakery with their delicious baked treats will have cookies and pie for sale. https://www.facebook.com/BananaMoonBakingCompany/

Our local Beekeeper James McManus will have the observation hive and also honey for sale.

Sophia Hernandez will be there with Mexican Textiles.  Wallets,  blankets and more from Mexico.

The Cairo Historical Society will be attending.  They will have a table set up with information on the history of Cairo.

The Stoneledge Farm Marketplace items will be available during the Farm Visit.  We will have coffee by the lb., chocolate and maple syrup for sale.

Hope to see you at the Fall Farm Festival.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

This week on the Marketplace we have tomatoes in bulk.  25lb. box.  If anyone is interested please order as soon as possible.  There is a limited amount available.

https://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

Sweet Corn and Fall Farm Visit September 3

Dear CSA Members,

This is the last week to order local and conventionally grown sweet corn through the Online Marketplace.  If you are interested in ordering sweet corn for week #13 please place your order by Friday August 26th at no later then 12pm.  (Order Soon!  There is a limited amount of sweet corn)

To Place a Sweet Corn Order…
-Go to https://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace
-Login to your CSA Member Account
-Click on Marketplace
-Click on Vegetables in Bulk
-(Next Screen) Click on Vegetables in Bulk again
-Click on the drop down box and find Sweet Corn

Don’t forget to mark you calendars for the Fall Farm Visit.  September 3rd 2016  11:30- 3pm.  If you are interested in going and need a ride the Chelsea CSA is sponsoring a bus.  (NYC to Stoneledge Farm)  Below is the link with more information if you are interested.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-to-stoneledge-farm-annual-fall-farm-festival-tickets-27257110752

Many Thanks,
Candice

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm

Tuesday August 23, week 12

Celery- 1 bunch
Green Cucumber-2
Cilantro- 1 bunch
Cabbage- 1 haed
Lacinato (AKA- dinosaur) Kale- 1 bunch
Jalapeño  Peppers- 4 (USE WITH CAUTION VERY HOT)
Green Bell Peppers-2
Cherry Tomatoes- 1 basket
Sunkist Tomatoes-6
Red Slicer Tomaotes-2

Mushrooms- Crimini Bulich Mushroom Company
Fruit Share
1 bag-  Red Clapp Pears Fix Brothers Farm
1-bag-  Yellow Peaches Klein’s Kill Orchard
Dear CSA Member
August and the hot weather continues as well as the Peppers, Cucumbers and Tomatoes.  New this week is Hot Peppers.  (Use with caution!)
Using the cilantro, hot peppers and tomatoes you can make a delicious cold Pico De Gallo.  One of Stoneledge Farms favorites!  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/35304/pico-de-gallo/
This week you will be getting more celery!  Below is a great link for celery recipes if you are interested.  To freeze the celery leaves wash, chop and place in a bag to freeze.  Great for winter time.  (soups and stocks)
There will be one more week of the sweet corn available through the Online Marketplace.  https://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace  If you are interested the orders must be placed Friday by 12pm for that current weeks delivery.  The corn is local (Story’s Farm) and conventionally grown.
Sweet Corn Directions 
There are boxes of tomatoes available through the CSA online Marketplace.  The tomatoes in the bulk boxes are smaller, red and good for freezing, sauce or just eating.  To place an order log into your member account from the farm website home page and then select Marketplace.  Your order will be delivered with the CSA shares.
Vegetables in Bulk Directions 
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Fall Farm Festival. The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 3rd from 11:30-3:00.  Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab https://www.stoneledgefarmny.com/contact-information or using your GPS.  It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms .  Kim and Mickael of Paradis to Go http://paradistogo.com will be manning the roaster and Kim will make a batch of Stoneledge Farm Vegetable Chili.  There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee and water.   We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils and cup.   No pets, please.
I will need to send an updated list tomorrow.
Enjoy the harvest.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm.

Week 10, Tuesday August 9

Cherry Tomatoes-1 basket
Basil- 1 bunch
Red Wing Onions-2
Silver Slicing Cucumbers- 1
Summer Squash- 2
Red Russian Kale- 1 bunch
White Clara Eggplant- 1
Green Bell Pepper-4
Plum Tomatoes- 2
Sunkist Tomatoes- 1

Fruit Share
Macintosh Apples-1 bag
Peaches -1 bag

Mushroom Share
Portobello
Dear CSA Member

August is here!  Where did July go?  It has been very dry and the tomatoes have done well and are slowly ripening.  The tomato plants have been tied up in a “basket weave” of twine to keep the tomatoes off the ground.  Stakes are pounded into the row every other plant and then twine is wound down the row around one stake and then to the back of the next.  Twine is then reversed on the row so that the tomato plant is held between the strands.  The tomatoes have better air circulation and the leaves and fruit are off of the ground.

The onion harvest was great this season.  Last weeks Summer Shallots were tender and sweet.  This week you will receive Red Wing Red Onions.  The onions are harvested when their tops start to decline and the outer skin of the bulb is starting to thicken and dry.  The onions are pulled, crated and then laid in long rows in the greenhouses on the benches to dry.  Air and warmth allow the skins to finish drying and the onions are now ready for distribution for your CSA share.

Reminder** Corn and Mushroom orders need to be placed by 12pm the Friday before your delivery.  All orders placed after 12pm will be delivered not that week but the following week after. ***

We hope that you will mark your calendar with the upcoming Fall Farm Festival.  The Fall Farm Festival will be held on the farm September 3rd from 11:30-3:00.  Please use the 145 Garcia Lane, Leeds, NY 12451 address. There are directions on the farm website Contact Us tab  or using your GPS.  It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms .  Kim and Mickael of Paradis to Go  will be manning the roaster and Kim will make a batch of Stoneledge Farm Vegetable Chili.  There will be fresh fruit, Stoneledge Farm Coffee and water.   We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  If possible, please bring your own place settings, utensils and cup.   No pets, please.

Our neighbors from Heather Ridge Farm and Banana Moon Bakery will be at the Festival with their products for purchase.  For special orders from Banana Moon please contact Banana Moon Directly .  If you are interested in placing a larger meat order, please contact Heather Ridge at HeatherRidgeFarm@aol.com.  Stock up on meat and poultry by ordering from Heather Ridge Farm and pick up your order at the farm visit.  Eat local.   Stoneledge Farm Marketplace products: Coffee, Chocolate, Honey and Maple will be available for sale at the Festival.

There are flowers to pick and take home from the flower garden.  If you would like to take flowers home, please bring your own scissors and something that will keep the flowers until you get home.  Wet paper towels or newspapers in a plastic bag will usually do the trick.  There will be an “I Spy” game for kids of all ages as well as scarecrow making!

It is really a great day to visit Stoneledge Farm and everyone who grows your vegetables.  Please make a note on your calendar and come to the farm
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to the farm.   Hope to see you at the farm.

For more information about outdoor activities please check out:
http://www.greatnortherncatskills.com/
http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/  
Use the West of the Hudson search.
Hudson Valley Hiking Guide (www.trails.com)
For information about the wineries in the Hudson Valley Region go to: www.hudsonvalleywinecountry.org/

Enjoy the harvest
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

Week #9, Tuesday August 2

Summer Squash- 4 each
Green Slicing Cucumbers- 1 each
SunGold Cherry Tomatoes- 1 basket
Poney Express Plum Tomato- 2
Sunkist Tomato-1
String Beans- 1lb.
Green Basil- 1 bunch
Orient Express Eggplant- 2
Swiss Chard- 1 bunch
Biscayne Peppers- 2 each
Green Bell Pepper- 1 each

Fruit Share-
Early Mac Apples- 1 bag (They are a early tart apple)
Everbearing strawberries- 1 basket
Blueberries- 1 basket

Also,  Coffee Share delivery week!
Stoneledge Farm LLC
info@stoneledge.farm
www.stoneledge.farm

Dear CSA Member

No doubt that summer is here.  Heat and humidity make it a challenge to work outside.  We start early in the morning but still need to work into the heat of the day.  The summer plants love the weather, though and it is just what is needed for sweet tasting Peppers, Eggplant and Cucumbers.

This is a Coffee Share delivery week for members with an optional Coffee Share.  Fruit Share will be Early Mac Apples, Strawberries & Blueberries.
Mushroom Share will be Crimini Mushrooms.

As always, the online Marketplace is open for weekly orders.  I will send a reminder e-mail if you place a Marketplace order.  This week some of the items on the Marketplace will be basil, blueberries and eggplant.  All great items for freezing!

Please make a note on your calendar, September 3  from 11:30 to 3:00 is the annual Fall Farm Festival.  The farm provides Pulled Pork with Rolls, Vegetarian Chili, Sweet Corn and Portobello Mushrooms from the grill and fresh Fruit.  We ask that members bring a dish to share to round out the luncheon. A great day to visit the farm that grows your CSA share.  More to come.

Enjoy the summer and the harvest.

Everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week 7, Tuesday July 19

Summer Squash-6
Silver Slicer Cucumber- 1
Swiss Chard- 1 bunch
Orient Express Eggplant- 4
Red Ace Beets- 1 bunch
Panisse Lettuce- 2 heads
Dill- 1 bunch
Green Slicing Cucumbers- 1
Boothby Cucumbers- 2
Fruit Share-
Blueberries- 2 baskets
Tart Cherries- 1 basket
(Here is a refreshing summer drink recipe using Tart Cherries http://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/71-cherries )
Mushroom Share
White Button
Dear CSA Member
Each year at this time the farm undergoes our annual Organic Certification Inspection.  Records are diligently reviewed, our fields, equipment and all of the supplies inspected.  The farm has completed our annual inspection and certification.  It is a rigorous process  but we are proud to be able to display the USDA Organic logo.
The summer squash harvest this year has been abundant.  We have some great recipes on our website for summer squash and zucchini.  If you haven’t tried the zucchini chocolate cake recipe we highly recommend it!  It is delicious!  https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/zucchini/340-chocolate-zucchini-bread  (When you pick up your share choose a large zucchini or golden glory summer squash for this recipe.)
If you have any summer squash or zucchini recipes that you would like to share with the farm for the website that would be great.  Your can e-mail them to info@stoneledge.farm
Marketplace Orders can be placed by logging into your CSA Member Account.  There is delicious organic, tree to bar dark chocolate from Grenada.  We visit the farmers and the chocolate maker and they are grateful for the support given by the CSA.
Please note: The order deadline for delivery of your Marketplace Order is by 1PM the day before your CSA delivery except for Mushroom orders must be received by the farm by Friday noon for delivery. Orders received after the deadline will be delivered the following CSA delivery week. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and reminder of your Marketplace order.
Enjoy the Harvest.
Stoneledge Farm

Week 6, Tuesday July 12

Summer Squash-4 each
Green Slicer Cucumber-2 each
Orient Express Eggplant-2
Oak Leaf Lettuce-1 head
Spinach-1 bunch
White Scallions-1 bunch
Caraflex Cabbage-1
Thyme-1 bunch
Boothby Cucumbers-4 each
Mushroom Share- Oyster
Fruit Share
Local Sweet Cherries-1 basket
Blueberries-1 basket

 

Dear CSA Member
Moving into summertime in the fields.  A new set of photos of the potato fields in bloom have been posted on the Farm News section of the farm website: https://www.stoneledgefarmny.com/on-the-farm/farm-blog and also on the farm FaceBook page.  Potatoes are beautiful when in bloom.  Take a look.
It is a summer time feeling share this week with the first of the Eggplant and cucumbers being harvested.  The cucumbers are gorgeous and summer squash is still abundant this week.  Everything looks delicious!
A reminder that the optional Shares: Mushrooms and Fruit are only to be picked up by those that have ordered them.  We want to make sure that everyone can pick up the shares that they have ordered.
Marketplace items are available each week: Vegetables in Bulk, Honey, Maple Syrup, Chocolate and Coffee.  To order log into your CSA Member Account from the farm website home page.  Please note: The order deadline for delivery of your Marketplace Order is by 1PM the day before your CSA delivery except for Mushroom orders must be received by the farm by Friday noon for delivery. Orders received after the deadline will be delivered the following CSA delivery week. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and reminder of your Marketplace order.
Enjoy the Vegetables and this wonderful Summer weather.
Everyone at Stoneledge Farm