Dear CSA Member,
Summer Solstice and we fall right into heat and humidity. A fresh salad will be welcome with the weather we have been experiencing and the lettuces are full and beautiful. A bunch of Arugula and a salad dressing made with the fresh Oregano and chopped Garlic Scapes.
Also this week is Escarole. Try it in Italian Wedding Soup or with white beans. Just delicious. Escarole is the green that gathers at the base. If you have a hard time, just take a bite. It is a bitter green and usually not eaten raw.
The beautiful Bright Lights Swiss Chard and Summer Spinach continue. They are hardy enough to hold up to the heat.
What would Summer be without Summer Squash. The first picking of Summer Squash also helps to round out the CSA share. The first picking is never perfect. It seems it takes the squash plants a picking or two to get the production down pat. It does not matter. There is just nothing like the first summer squash, lightly cooked with a pat of butter. Not fancy but a taste that only comes with freshly picked summer squash.
There are four different varieties of Summer Squash and we pick and pack them as they come out of the field. Photos of the different Summer Squash are posted on the Farm Face Book page. There are Zucchini, Romanesco, Sunburst Patty Pan and Zephyr.
Just a note: If you have not added a Fruit Share and still would like to, I have included the directions below. We will accept additions until the end of June and then will close the shares. We will need to notify the other farms and will need our shares set. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail.
Enjoy the Vegetables,
for everyone at Stoneledge Farm
Pete Sr., Peter, Arliss
DIRECTIONS TO ADD A FRUIT SHARE
PRIMARY SHARE HOLDER WOULD LIKE TO ADD A FRUIT SHARE
Log into your account from the farm website home page, click on “My Account” under the center photo. Click on the red “Add Subscription” in the green summary box on the right. Advance past the “Market Place Access Account”, as the primary share holder you already have access to the Market Place for online orders, by clicking on “Next” to the Options tab. Select the Fruit Share and continue with payment. The Fruit Share will be added to your membership. Please send the farm an e-mail with the name of the share partner that will registering for the Fruit Share.
SHARE PARTNERS EACH WOULD LIKE A FRUIT SHARE
If each share partner would like a Fruit Share, log into the CSA account set up by the Primary Shareholder, select 2 Fruit Shares. There is currently no way for the Secondary Share Holder to add a Fruit Share unless it is added through the Primary Share Holders account.
ONE SHARE PARTNER WOULD LIKE A FRUIT SHARE
If only one of the share holders will be adding the Fruit Share and paying for the entire Fruit Share, please select “Pay with Check” option and send me an e-mail with the name of the share partner that will be picking up the Fruit Share.
BOTH SHARE HOLDERS WILL BE SPLITTING ONE FRUIT SHARE
If both share partners are splitting the Fruit Share, log into the CSA account set up by the Primary Shareholder, add one Fruit Share and both names will show on the roster like with the Vegetable Share that is being shared.