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Dear CSA Members,Here on the farm, we have been working early and shorter days to beat the heat. We have been planting, seeding, harvesting, weeding. Day after day! August is a busy month! We are very thankful to have the semi-normal summer weather return.This week you will be getting the popular Shishito snacking pepper. And, here is interesting information I read since I heard some members last year saying they were spicy... "Shishitos are small, mild peppers from Japan. [...]
We are planning to have our annual Fall Farm Festival!Saturday, September 4th.11:30 am - 3:00 pm145 Garcia Lane, Leeds NY 12451It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers, walk the fields and enjoy a hayride. We have the grill hot and will have pulled pork, vegetarian chili as well as grilled Sweet Corn. We will also provide fresh fruit, water, and hot coffee. In the past, we had big pot luck but we will not be offering this [...]
Dear CSA Members,We finally had a Dry day today (Friday) & some Sun! What a relief. We took full advantage of this day and we were able to get some transplants that were in the greenhouse patiently waiting to be planted, planted into the fields today. We have been seeding more crops and still have plenty of vegetable transplants in the greenhouse that need to be planted in the coming weeks. We are hoping for some better weather patterns in the coming weeks.With all [...]
Dear CSA Members,Goodness, SO much rain! You just never know what the season holds. Hoping for some dry and sunny days ahead. In your shares this week will be some more cucumbers. They are so juicy and delicious. We have been enjoying then fresh as a snack. Remember there are many different varieties that we harvest. The green is the traditional green slicers, and the yellow, brown, and white are heirloom varieties. Yellows are called the "lemon [...]
Dear CSA Members,The first harvest of cucumbers this week! Also, new in your boxes this week is frisee endive. Long-time members will remember this. But, if you are new to the CSA you get to enjoy a new green. This green is mildly bitter with a peppery flavor and crunchy leaves. There is a photo below to help identify this vegetable. This is the most commonly used way to use this green is in a salad but you can saute it as well. Check out 7 Ways to Make a Classic [...]
Dear CSA Members,The weather here on the farm has been just beautiful this past week. They are calling for high heat and humidity this weekend but that's summer right?! Below is this week's crop list along with some important notes for your share.A few new things in your boxes this week! Summer Squash, Sugar Snap Peas, Escarole, Swiss Chard & Parsley. A nice change of pace as we head into the first week of summer. If you have never eaten a sugar snap pea [...]