Nearing the End of the Season

Dear CSA Member,
We are getting ready for our last Fruit Share distribution of the 2011 season on Monday, November 21.  If you would like to place a Market Place order to be delivered with this last Fruit Share delivery, please go to the farm website and place your order as early this week as possible. There are a couple of items that are running a bit low.  It will help us get the orders packed without too much of a last minute rush.
I have placed directions to order a 2012 CSA Share and also a Market Place order on the farm website www.stoneledgefarmny.org under the Farm Blog heading.  We are using a new internet programming provider this season and every member will need to register as a new member the first time.
Take Care
Deborah
Please note that the Core Group is still working on securing a new distribution location for the 2012 season. So for the time being, you won’t see our group listed on Stoneledge’s site when you go to sign up for next year. We’re talking to a few possibilities, but please let us know if you have any suggestions (e.g. your church, your child’s school, etc.)
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Fruit Share, 11/7

  • 1 bag of Golden Delicious and Fuji Apples
  • 1 bag of Bosc Pears and Cameo Apples
  • 1 jug Cider
Fuji Apples are my favorite late fall apple.  Crisp, juicy. Great for eating and cooking. If you have apples that you want to store away, Fuji will keep in the refrigerator until spring.  They almost seem to get sweeter as they store.
Cameo is an attractive eating apple.  Sweet, juicy with a beautiful color.
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Farmer’s Note, November 7th Fruit Share

Please note: As of now (Friday 11/4/11) the Core Group is still waiting to finalize a new location for our weekly distributions for 2012. The new Farmigo registration system requires an address be entered, and so you will notice we are not yet listed when you go to register for next year’s share. We appreciate the patience of our members, as well as any tips on possible sites.
Dear CSA Member
Our online CSA 2012 Registration is now open.  This is a new system and so everyone will need to register the first time as a new member.  If you would like to order from the CSA Market Place you can order from the online store by registering there as well.  You do not need to order a 2012 CSA share to order from the Market Place.
Three new products are now available on the Market Place:  Apple Butter, Pear Butter and Raspberry Jam.  They are all delicious. The Apple and Pear butters are made from local fruit.  The Raspberry Jam-no seeds-is made from our own Certified Organic Raspberries.  The holidays are right around the corner and many members have found honey, maple syrup, coffee and now, preserves, pickles, sauce and salsa make great gifts.  Please order soon because there are only two deliveries remaining.  The last delivery will be on November 21.
If you have any questions about registration or ordering from the CSA Market Place just send us an e-mail and we will be back in touch.
Fruit Share delivery this upcoming week November 7.  The fruit is just beautiful.  This week the first Fuji Apples, Cameo Apples, and Golden Delicious Apples and Bosc Pears.  We are also sending a 1/2 gallon jug of award winning Eco-Apple, fresh, no preservatives added Apple Cider.  It is freshly pressed and by NYS law, UV’d.  It has a bright fresh taste and will need to be refrigerated when you take it home. If you are not going to use it right away, it will freeze “beautifully” says Elizabeth Ryan, the orchardist and cider maker.
We thought we would give cider a try.  Let us know what you think.
Such beautiful fall weather and no snow for this week.
Deborah for
Pete Sr., Peter Jr., Arliss
Stoneledge Farm
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Lewis Waite Farm order reminder

Just a reminder that orders must be placed by this coming Wednesday, November 2nd, for delivery on Tuesday, November 8th. Pick-up will be at the Yorkville CSA location as usual. Below you’ll find product updates, as well as information about ordering turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Turkeys
We have special procedure for ordering Thanksgiving Turkeys. Since Stonewood Farm needs our order by Nov 8th, we need our orders from you by Nov. 7th (Monday). We also offer our full array of other products to round out your Thanksgiving meal, with a later deadline, so we have to separate the Turkey orders from the other products ordered. When you sign in, there will be a special link “Place my Thanksgiving Turkey Order,” which will take you to the dropdown bar which will only have Thanksgiving Turkey as a product. That will take you to all the Turkeys we have available for ordering. To edit this order, use 10-3-11 as the order you wish to Edit.
Any other items you’d like with your Turkey MUST BE ORDERED SEPARATELY, under the delivery date closest to Thanksgiving for your pickup site [11/22 for the Yorkville delivery].

If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, please call the office, and Nancy, Caroline, and Joanna are happy to answer questions or take your order by phone: 518-692-3120.

Product Updates
Beth’s Farm Kitchen: has Apricot Jam back in stock! Try some Cranberry Sauce for your holiday meal!
Farmer Ground Flour: – reminder- is discontinuing baking mixes, and we have just a few left.
Lewis Waite Farm: just got our smoked pork back, and will be making bacon available! We are also restocked on all flavors of pork sausage links and bulk.
Sweet Spring Farm: Jeffrey is back in action making his wonder goat Chevre again, but his Feta won’t be available for a little bit as it needs to age. You can try the sheep milk feta from 3 Corner Field Farm, or the raw cow milk feta from West River Creamery.
West River Creamery: Pork, Garlic, and Parmesan sausage is back! You can find this under Lamb and Pork, Naturally raised.

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Fruit Share, 10/24

This week is a Fruit Share delivery for members with a Fruit Share.  This week there will be:

There will be one bag with Jona Gold and Bosc Pears and one bag with Mutsu and Empire Apples.

  • Bosc Pears-Elegant, russet pear.  Very sweet with a distinctive crunch.
  • Empire Apples-Excellent eating.  Apple developed in and for New York State orchards.  Crisp, juicy and very sweet.
  • Jona Gold Apples-A large, crisp apple. It is juicy and aromatic and has a sweet-sour taste.  Very good for cooking
  • Mutsu Apples-Also known as Crispin, the Mutsu is a large, green-yellow apple.  First grown in Japan, it has become a favorite for fresh eating and also cooking.
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Lewis Waite Farm order reminder – and turkeys!

The next delivery of LWF CSA extras will be on Tuesday, October 26th, at the Yorkville CSA location. If you’re planning on getting anything, you must place your order by Wednesday, October 19th.

Information below about ordering turkeys, to be delivered Tuesday, November 22nd–orders due by Monday, November 7th–as well as other product updates.

Thanksgiving Turkey Announcement – now available for ordering!
Well, it is that time of year again! Thanksgiving approaches and it is now time to begin planning for the big meal. Lewis Waite Farm makes three trips to the city for Thanksgiving: Thursday 11/17, Saturday 11/19, and Tuesday 11/22, in order to make it to every CSA and buying group we work with. You can contact your coordinator, or check our website at http://www.csalewiswaitefarm.com/csa-information.aspx to see which date your group is getting Turkeys. This year, we plan to offer Stonewood Farms All Natural Turkeys for $4.04/lb (read the below Farm Feature for information on Stonewood Farm).
We have special procedure for ordering Thanksgiving Turkeys. Since Stonewood Farm needs our order by Nov 8th, we need our orders from you by Nov. 7th(Monday). We also offer our full array of other products to round out your Thanksgiving meal, with a later deadline, so we have to separate the Turkey orders from the other products ordered. When you sign in, there will be a special link “Place my Thanksgiving Turkey Order,” which will take you to the dropdown bar which will only have Thanksgiving Turkey as a product. That will take you to all the Turkeys we have available for ordering. Any other items you’d like with your Turkey MUST BE ORDERED SEPARATELY, under the delivery date closest to Thanksgiving for your pickup site (11/17, 11/19, or 11/22).
If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, please call the office, and Nancy, Caroline, and Joanna are happy to answer questions or take your order by phone: 518-692-3120.
This list below helps you figure out what sizes we offer, and estimate the end cost of the birds.

  • Whole Turkey—will be between 12 – 13.9 lbs. each.
  •  These will be about $49 to $56 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey— will be between 14 – 15.9 lbs. each
  •  These will be about $56 to $64 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will bebetween y 16 – 17.9 lbs. each.
  • These will be about $64 to $72 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will be between 18 – 19.9 lbs. each.
  • These will be about $72 to $80 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will be between  20 – 21.9 lbs. each
  • These will be about $80 to $89 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will be between 22 – 23.9 lbs. each
  • These will be about $89 to $97 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will be between 24 – 25.9 lbs. each
  • These will be about $97 to $105 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will be between  26 – 27.9 lbs. each
  • These will be about $105 to $113 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will be between 28 – 29.9 lbs. each
  • These will be about $113 to $121 based on $4.04/lb. price.
  • Whole Turkey—will be between 30 – 45 lbs. each
  • These will be about $121 to $182 based on $4.04/lb. price.

Product Updates
Argyllshire Farm: is adding boneless leg of lamb to the offerings, and should be posting new inventory later this week. If you want something reserved for you, please let the Lewis Waite office know.
Farmer Ground Flour: is sadly discontinuing their baking mixes. They have found that they were too time consuming to be cost effective, so whatever we have in stock is all there will be. These are on sale for $4.00 each until gone.
Porter Ridge Farm: has made some organic chicken parts available this week.
Stonewood Farm: has ground turkey again!
West River Creamery: is adding a marinated goat cheese to the offerings! Ingredients are: Pasteurized goat milk, cultures, salt, herbs, garlic, black pepper, grapeseed oil. We shared a sample for lunch the other day and it is great! We are also expecting more Pork, Garlic, and Parmesan sausage.

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Fruit Share, 10/11

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOLIDAY WE WILL HAVE OUR DELIVERY ON TUESDAY – SAME TIME, SAME LOCATION ONLY IT WILL BE TUESDAY THE 11TH of OCTOBER.

  • Bosc Pears-Elegant, russet pear.  Very sweet with a distinctive crunch.
  • Golden Delicious Apple-Light yellow apple with a sweet flavor.  Excellent eating and also very good in cooking.  Tender skin so handle gently.
  • Cortland Apple-Good for cooking.  Make rosy colored applesauce by leaving the skin on the apple while cooking.
  • Empire Apple-Excellent eating.  Apple developed in and for New York State orchards.  Crisp, juicy and very sweet.
1 bag will have Cortland Apples and Bosc Pears
1 bag will have Golden Delicious and Empire Apples
This way it is easy to tell one apple from the other.
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