Farmer’s Note, September 26th Fruit Share

Dear CSA Member
It has been almost a full month now since Irene impacted the farm and in the time since, we have been busy getting the farm ready for 2012.  The fields are disced and seeded with a cover crop for the winter.  All of our buildings and equipment weathered the impact and seem to be waiting for 2012 as well.
Through all of the water, trees falling, chaos, the bees and the beehives have stood, almost without notice of what was going on all around them.  The power and also the resilience of nature is amazing.
The orchards are boasting some of the best tasting tree fruit in years.  The apples are sweet and pears simply delicious.  Most of what is now available locally will be apples and pears and we will work to find a good variety for the Fruit Share.  We were fortunate to be able to find MacIntosh Apples that are certified Eco Raised, beautiful Gala, Cortland and Clapp Pears and even Concord Grapes.
We have added more Apple recipes to the farm website and will be searching out recipes for Pears for next week.  If you have any suggestions, please send them along and we will add them to the website.
Market Place orders are still being taken from all CSA members for Honey, Maple, all kinds of Coffee, our own Dill Pickles, Salsa and Tomato Sauce.  If you would like to order. go to the farm website, click on CSA Locations and enter your username and password to log in.  If you have forgotten either, just send an e-mail to info@stoneledgefarmny.org and we will get right back to you with the information. The order will be delivered with the Fruit Share delivery.
Take Care
Deborah
Pete Sr., Peter Jr. and Arliss-Stoneledge Farm
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