Farmer’s Note, week 13

Dear CSA Member,

This is the time of year when we are harvesting every last summer vegetable from the field.  The weather is still warm, but most of the summer crops have been producing for so long.  There will be bits of this and that as we clean the fields of the remainders of a wonderful summer harvest.  We don’t waste a thing.

You will see that some of the tomatoes are getting really ripe and will not hold as long as they had been.  You can easily freeze them for use in cooking this winter by washing, slicing and putting them in zip lock freezer bags.  That is it.  So easy and they will taste like summer when you take them from your freezer to use.  If you go to the farm website and look at the Photos section you will see that we are very proud and so happy to have such a great tomato harvest.  I think we each took a turn posing with a tomato.

The Farm Festival is fast approaching, September 11 from 11-3.  Jen has done a fabulous job on the Farm Festival Newsletter and you can find it on the farm website www.stoneledgefarmny.org under the Newsletter listing.  If you are planning on attending please bring a dish to share, your own place setting and be ready for a great day at the farm.  There will be other local farmers and producers that are involved with the farm there as well.  The complete listing of those that will also have their products at the Farm Festival can be found in the Newsletter.  There is also a downloadable PDF order form for members that will be attending to order pastured meat and eggs from Heather Ridge Farm, our neighbors.  Please contact Heather Ridge directly if you would like to pre-order.

Enjoy the Vegetables-

Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

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