Week 24, Tuesday November 15

Butternut Winter Squash- 1
Garlic- 2
Pop Corn- 4
Sage- 1 bunch
Shallots- 6
Kohlrabi- 1
Carrots- 1lb
Collard Greens- 1 bunch
Red Ace Beets- 1 bunch
Purple Bravo Radish- 1
Bella Luna Turnips- 1 bunch
Cauliflower- 1 bunch

Fruit Share
1 bag of Bosc Pears

 

This is the last delivery for the 2016 season.

It has been a beautiful and mild fall. All the leaves on the trees have just about fallen. We are now turning towards the bare tree limbs of Winter! Before you know it the fields will be blanketed with white glistening snow.

We would like to thank everyone who was a member this season and a special thank you to the CSA site coordinators. It has been a wonderful season and we are looking forward the the next! The 2017 season is now open and you are able to log into your CSA Member Account from the farm website home page and place your 2017 CSA share order. We do appreciate early sign ups as most of our purchasing for the next season happens in December. We will be holding the 2016 prices until January 1st. There is a three pay option available again for 2017 which breaks down the share payment over three months time.

We just planted our garlic crop for 2017. The seed is the garlic that was grown this year. Each head is split into cloves and the cloves planted. Each clove will become a garlic head next season. The cloves overwinter in the field to sprout in the spring. The cycle continues.

This week your shares will be heavy. You will be getting Winter Squash, Carrots, Beets and large Radishes! These items are perfect for a warm fall feast! You will also be getting sage this week that is beautiful and a great garnish for any fall recipe! (Goes Very well with Turkey)

Marketplace items are available with many vegetables, fruit in bulk, coffee, chocolate, honey and maple. Place an order for great gift giving this season. Please order by 3PM the day before your CSA delivery to make sure we can fill your order to be delivered with the last CSA shares.

We wish everyone a Happy & Healthy winter!

Enjoy the Harvest and Thank you again for being a CSA member.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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

Week 22, Tuesday November 1

Winter Squash-1
Lettuce
Red Onions- 4
Celeriac- 2
Lacinato Kale- 1 bunch
Carrots- 1lb.
Yellow Potatotes- 2lbs.
Bella Luna Turnip & Greens- 1 bunch
Fruit Share
Fuji Apples, Bosc Pears
all grown by Fix Brothers Orchard
Mushroom Share
Crimini
grown by Bulich Mushroom Company
Dear CSA Member,
A cold and blustery day today after we have had our first snow fall of the season. (4 inches)  Enough to water the garden.  New this week is celeriac.  Many members might remember it from past seasons.  But if you don’t Celeriac is a close relative to celery except it is grown for its roots rather then its stalk.  Celeriac is ready for harvest after a few light frost in early fall.  Celeriac can be used in soups, stews or even eaten raw as a salad.  Below is a link with some Farm Favorite Celeriac recipes.
This week on the Online Marketplace there are Apples, Kale, Collards, Shallots and Carrots available in bulk if you are interested.  We only have 2 more deliveries after this week.  These items are great for freezing during the winter months!  The Online Marketplace also offers local honey and maple syrup along with other items such as, organic coffee and chocolate.  These items sell out quick this time of year.  Order soon to ensure you can get the products you would like.
We have taken our yearly photo.  It is bitter sweet as we near the end of the season.  I have posted a photo of our 2016 Farm Crew on the farm Facebook page and Farm website Farm News page:  https://www.stoneledge.farm/on-the-farm/farm-blog.  Take a look.
Enjoy the bountiful harvest.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm
This week is a coffee share week.
 
 

Week 21, Tuesday October 25

Winter Squash1

Green Leaf Lettuce-1

head Cherriette Radish- 1

bunch Shallots- 4

Mustard Greens- 1 bunch

Boc Choi- 1

Carrots- 1lb.

Potatoes- 2lbs.

Chioggia Beets- 1lb.

Cauliflower- 1 head

Red Leaf Lettuce- 1 head

 

Fruit Share: 1 bag- Jonagold Apples & 1 bag- Bartlett Pears grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

Mushroom Share: White Buttons grown by Bulich Mushroom Company

Dear CSA Member,

The weather has been going from one extreme to the next. We had frost last week and this week we broke a record high of 85 degrees. Today we getting some much needed rain and the plants are soaking it all up! This week your share will be full of Beautiful greens Red and Green Leaf Lettuces, Mustard Greens and Boc Choi. Along with, heavy root crops Carrots, Potatoes, Beets and Radishes. The radish greens are beautiful with a peppery taste. The Radish Greens can be added to a salad or cooked as a side dish. They can even made into Radish Pesto! Click below for a Radish Leaf Pesto recipe. http://www.food.com/recipe/radish-leaf-radish-top-pesto-435728

This week the PS-11 third graders came and visited the farm. We have posted pictures on the Stoneledge Farm Blog on our website. https://www.stoneledge.farm/on-the-farm/farm-blog It was a great day and, the third graders had a great time helping harvest the carrots!

As we near the end of the season please place your orders for honey, maple, coffee and chocolate if you are interested. (stock is limited this time of year) The products are all from small family farms, farmers that we know and help support with the Marketplace. They make great holiday gifts and you might want to stock up for the long cold days ahead as well. There are many bulk amounts of vegetables and fruit available as well.

Enjoy the bounty of the harvest.

Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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

Week 20, Tuesday October 18

Tropicana Lettuce- 1 head
Frizee Endive- 1 head
Cherriette Radish- 1 bunch
Mizuna- 1 bunch
Mustard- 1 bunch
Sweet Potatoes- 2
White Onions-2
Brussel Sprouts- 1
Winter Squash-1
Carrots- 1 lb.
Sweet Salad Peppers-6
Fruit Share
1 bag-  Macoun Apples
1 bag- Bosc Pears
Apples grown by Klein’s Kill Orchard, Pears grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

Mushroom Share
Shiitake grown by Bulich Mushroom Company

Dear CSA Member,

It’s beginning to feel more and more like fall!  The leaves are changing quickly as we get closer to the peak of the fall foliage.  We have had brisk mornings down into the 30s.  (cold enough for some frost pockets)  The hearty fall crops use this to their advantage to keep the soil moist with no rain in the forecast.  This week you will be getting more salad ingredients!  The mustard and Mizuna greens are beautiful and really add a nice color to a fresh salad.  You can add the radishes for even more color!  Mustard greens can be added to a salad or they can be cooked.  If you steam the mustard greens it will take away some of the bitterness that these greens have.  When cooked it tastes very similar to collard greens.

This week you will be getting Brussels Sprouts.  Below is information on how to prepare the Brussels Sports.

Use a paring knife to separate the sprout from the stalk.
Trim the base of each sprout close to the bottom but, not too close that the sprout starts to   come apart.
3.  Peel away and discard any browning or blemished leaves.
4.  You are now ready to cook the Brussels Sprouts.

Don’t forget to stock up on local honey and local maple syrup for the winter.  The Stoneledge Farm Online Marketplace offers these items.  The online marketplace also offers organic coffee, chocolate and cocoa.  These items make great gifts for the holiday season.  Fruit and vegetables are available in bulk  (Great for freezing, baking or canning) This week we have Collard Greens, Red Russian Kale,  Lacinato Kale, Apples and Pears available in bulk.  To order these items from the Online Marketplace go to http://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace  sign in and place your order.  Your Marketplace Order will be delivered with your CSA share.

Enjoy the fall and bounty of the harvest.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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

Week 19, Tuesday October 11

Purple Top White Globe Turnips- 1 bunch
Romanesco Cauliflower- 3
Carrots- 1 lb.
Collards- 1 bunch
Red Potatoes- 2lbs.
Yellow Onions-2
Arugula- 1 bunch
French Breakfast Radishes- 1 bunch
Tropicana Lettuce- 1 head
Sweet Salad Peppers-6
Mizuna- 1 bunch (could be used as a salad ingredient)
Habanero  Peppers- (Very HOT! Take if you would like)

Fruit Share
1 bag-
Golden Delicious Apples grown by Klein’s Kill Orchard
1 bag-
Bartlett Pears grown by Fix Brothers Orchard

Mushroom Share
Portobello grown by Bulich Mushroom Company

Dear CSA Member

Another dry week as we continue on into the fall season.  We have been working hard to tend to the garden during this extended drought and, with no rain in the forecast it has been challenging.  New this week are turnips.  The turnip greens are beautiful and make for a great side dish.  Turnip greens are very similar to collards and can be prepared the same way.  Their slightly bitter flavor is delicious!

Braised Turnip Greens: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/braised-turnip-greens-with-turnips-and-apples-356069  
Shallot and Garlic Turnip Greens: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/ginas-turnip-greens-recipe.html

This week you will also be getting Lettuce!  Yes, it in finally back!  You can get your salad spinners back out and fill your fridge with some delicious salad ingredients.  Large head of Lettuce, Arugula, Mizuna, Radishes and Sweet Salad Peppers!

Don’t Forget!  Stoneledge Farm Online Marketplace items are available.  https://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace  There are bulk quantities of vegetables and fruit.  Currently on the Marketplace are kale and collards (great for freezing) bulk apples and pears. (great for sauces and butters)  We also offer local maple syrup, local honey, Stoneledge Farm coffee and chocolate.  If you are interested in these items you can order them through your account https://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace and your order will be delivered with your CSA shares.

How do I order from the Online Marketplace?
Go to https://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace
Click on Member Login
Click on 2016 Marketplace

Enjoy the harvest.
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Don’t toss those Radish Greens!
5 Recipes for Radish Greens- http://www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/5-recipes-for-radish-leaves

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

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