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Stone Hollow Farmstead is an artisan farm located in Harpersville, Alabama.  Stone Hollow produces dairy and creamery products, along with canned goods, eggs, fresh flowers, herbs, skin care, and more.

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Summer 2019 // Week 9

Stone Hollow Farmstead

Pure Summer

Heirloom Tomatoes -  Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Heirloom Tomatoes - Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

This week’s CSA basket is pure summer: okra, peaches and cantaloupe. Tomatoes, watermelon and cucumbers are all hallmarks of the peak of the season. In fact, just rattling off these still-warm-from-the-ride-in-with-the-farmer ingredients call to mind a lovely summer salad.

Whisk together the juice and zest of two limes with a tablespoon of your favorite honey. Stir in a tablespoon of chopped fresh mint (or other herbs of your choice – why not try some Thai basil here?). Drizzle in ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil and whisk until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper then toss with 2 cups cubed watermelon, 1 cup cubed cantaloupe, and 1 cup sliced tomatoes. Peel, seed and slice a cucumber and add to the salad, along with ¼ cup thinly sliced Vidalia onion. Chill until ready to serve. This is a very forgiving recipe and we encourage you to make it your own by adding more or less of your favorite produce. Slices of radish or celery would be a welcomed crunch here. Or toss in some cubed feta and red onion slices as well. We can imagine serving this with grilled bone-in chicken breasts or pork tenderloin for an easy weeknight meal.  

If you happen to have any leftover salad, why not toss in some cubed and toasted molasses wheat bread from Corey Hinkel for a modern version of the Italian summer classic, panzanella. Is there anything better than a no-oven-needed summer supper? We think not and are delighted to share this bounty with you, our customers.

Cantaloupe  / Stone Hollow FarmStead

Cantaloupe / Stone Hollow FarmStead

Purple-Hulled Peas /  Chilton County

Purple-Hulled Peas / Chilton County

What's In The Bag

A Complete List of Contents of the CSA Weekly Share

From Friends

  • Red Potatoes - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Lady Peas or Purple-Hulled Peas - Chilton County

  • Vidalia Onions- Georgia

  • Peaches- Wayne Headley

  • Watermelon- Chilton County

  • Molasses Wheat- Hinkel’s Bakery

From Stone Hollow

  • Okra / Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Blueberry & Wine Marinated Goat Cheese/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Cantaloupe/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Tomatoes / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Cucumbers / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama (If you didn’t get it last week)

Watermelons- Chilton County

Watermelons- Chilton County

Milk Share

  • Cow’s Milk  / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cheese and/or Yogurt

  • GRIFFIN- Raw Cow’s Milk Cheese / Sweet Grass Dairy- Thomasville, Georgia

Flower Share

  • Dahlias/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Sunflowers / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Strawflowers / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Zinnias / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Mint/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Vidalia Onions/  Georgia

Vidalia Onions/ Georgia

Molasses Wheat Bread/ Hinkel’s Bakery

Molasses Wheat Bread/ Hinkel’s Bakery


Summer 2019 // Week 8

Stone Hollow Farmstead

High Cotton

Fairytale Eggplants -  Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Fairytale Eggplants - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

What more can we say than we are in high cotton these days when it comes to the best of summer. Anytime we can fill a CSA basket with fresh corn, Chilton County peaches, okra, AND tomatoes, is a darned fine week.

And that’s right where we are.

We’re grateful to farmer Lance Boyd of Cullman who grows a non-GMO variety of corn for us; we know this type of farming is as important to you as it is to us. We value supporting these types of agricultural efforts.

From our own farm, we have those still-warm-from-the-sun tomatoes plus fresh cheese, okra and peppers. Hmmm, sounds like a side dish right there.

Belle Meadow Farm brings us more of those charming fairytale eggplants. Didn’t you love them last week? We sliced ours on half lengthwise, lightly salted them and let them rest to draw out a little moisture while we prepared the grill. Once the meat came off the grill, the eggplant went on, lightly oiled with some freshly ground pepper. The meat rested while the eggplant grilled just slightly, bringing out their mellow, happy flavor. Heaven. How did you prepare yours? We’d love to hear. Tag us on your social media posts so we can connect! @StoneHollowFarmstead @FarmstandbyStoneHollow

Rounding out the basket today is some gorgeous rosemary olive oil bread that Corey Hinkel has produced. The aroma alone is almost enough to satisfy but we’ll slice ours, dredge in fresh eggs and whole milk and make a savory French Toast for dinner. What to put on top? How about sautéing some of those oyster mushrooms from Southern Organics with thinly-sliced shallots and fresh thyme? Sounds like a delicious spin on breakfast-for-dinner and a mid-week winner for sure.

Tomatoes  / Stone Hollow FarmStead

Tomatoes / Stone Hollow FarmStead

Purple-Hulled Peas /  Chilton County

Purple-Hulled Peas / Chilton County

What's In The Bag

A Complete List of Contents of the CSA Weekly Share

From Friends

  • Mixed Beets - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Watermelon Radishes - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Fairytale Eggplants - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Red Potatoes - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Shittake Mushrooms - Grandview Farms

  • Organic Corn - Lance Boyd // Cullman

  • Lady Peas or Purple-Hulled Peas - Chilton County

  • Vidalia Onions- Georgia

  • Peaches- Chilton County

  • Rosemary Bread- Hinkel’s Bakery

From Stone Hollow

  • Oyster Mushrooms / Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Stinking Rose (Garlic) Marinated Goat Cheese/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Okra / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Tomatoes / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Sun Jewel Melon / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama (If you didn’t get it last week)

Sun Jewel Melons (For anyone who didn’t receive one last week!)

Sun Jewel Melons (For anyone who didn’t receive one last week!)

Milk Share

  • Cow’s Milk  / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cheese and/or Yogurt

  • Choose your own adventure share

Flower Share

  • Dahlias/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lisianthus / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Yarrow / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Egyptian Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Orange Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • False Queen Anne’s Lace / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Snap Dragons / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Foxglove / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Astible / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Verbena / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Rose Geranium / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Melissa / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lamb’s Ear / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Nigella / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Speedwell / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Vidalia Onions/  Georgia

Vidalia Onions/ Georgia

Peaches/ Chilton County

Peaches/ Chilton County


Summer 2019 // Week 7

Stone Hollow Farmstead

Oh Happy Day!

Fairytale Eggplants -  Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Fairytale Eggplants - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

There is a song, Oh Happy Day by the Edwin Hawkins Singers that starts out kind of low and slow. If you know the song we’re referring to, then you are probably already humming along.

Much like summer itself.

Oh Happy Day builds into a crescendo with an oomph and zest that you don’t just hear, but can feel.

Again, much like summer itself. And in this first week of July, we are building to that crescendo with CSA offerings as well. Like baby purple carrots and fairytale eggplant, tomatoes large and small, okra and cucumbers, sun jewel melons that you’ll happily let drip down your shirt. There are duck eggs too – perfect for folding into a last-minute cobbler – with yolks so yellow they’re orange, a sure sign of happy free-to-roam ducks.

Corey Hinkle has baked us each a multi-grain batard which means sandwiches layered with crunchy lettuce and juicy tomatoes will come together in no time flat. Or toast up a slice or two for your breakfast this week, slathered with blackberry wine preserves.

Careful now, don’t get any on your shirt.

Oh Happy Day indeed.

Lady Peas  / Chilton County

Lady Peas / Chilton County

Beefsteak Tomatoes /  Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Beefsteak Tomatoes / Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

What's In The Bag

A Complete List of Contents of the CSA Weekly Share

From Friends

  • Cherry Tomatoes - Greenleaf Farms

  • Fairytale Eggplants - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Mixed Carrots - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • ‘Beefsteak’ Tomatoes - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Peaches - Chilton County

  • Lady Peas - Chilton County

  • Crookneck Squash- Cullman

  • Whole Grain Loaf - Hinkel’s Bakery

From Stone Hollow

  • Duck Eggs / Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Blackberry Wine Preserves/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Okra / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Cucumbers / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Sun Jewel Melon / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cherry Tomatoes-  Greenleaf

Cherry Tomatoes- Greenleaf

Milk Share

  • Cow’s Milk  / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cheese and/or Yogurt

  • Grafton Village- Raw Milk Cheddar

  • Bellwether Farms- Pepata

Flower Share

  • Dahlias/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lisianthus / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Yarrow / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Egyptian Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Orange Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • False Queen Anne’s Lace / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Snap Dragons / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Foxglove / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Astible / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Verbena / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Rose Geranium / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Melissa / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lamb’s Ear / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Nigella / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Speedwell / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Whole Wheat Loaf /  Hinkel’s Bakery

Whole Wheat Loaf / Hinkel’s Bakery

Duck Eggs / Stone Hollow FarmStead

Duck Eggs / Stone Hollow FarmStead


Summer 2019 // Week 6

Stone Hollow Farmstead

Adieu June!

German Red Garlic -  Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

German Red Garlic - Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”

― Pablo Neruda

It seems impossible to believe that the month of June has almost come and gone.

The Fourth of July will be upon us next week so let’s enough this last breath of early summer, shall we?

This week’s CSA share is nothing short of delicious, with a variety that might have us singing a few bars of “These are a few of my favorite things” from The Sound of Music. From our farmer friends, we’ve sourced heirloom tomatoes, red potatoes, cheery baby carrots, eggplant (we love roasting round slices of these and layering them into anything savory), and shiitake mushrooms!

From our own farm, you’ll find some of the first okra of the season (have y’all ever tried making these in the air-fryer? They are divine!). We’ve also got peppers, garlic, cucumbers (sounds like a side dish in the making right there), blackberry preserves and sweet-tart blueberries from bushes we hope never quit. Rounding out the farm’s bounty this week is a sweet bouquet of lisianthus flowers. Flowers just seem happier growing at Stone Hollow!

Our favorite baker, Corey Hinkel, has fresh ciabatta loaves for each of you. There’s no wrong way to enjoy this bread, but we suggest trying out this recipe for a pressed picnic sandwich, using that ciabatta. Grab your favorite people and dine al fresco, savoring the waning bits of June.

Okra  / Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

Okra / Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

Celebrity Tomatoes /  Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Celebrity Tomatoes / Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

What's In The Bag

A Complete List of Contents of the CSA Weekly Share

From Friends

  • ‘Celebrity’ Tomatoes - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Baby Carrots - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Red Potatoes - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Shitake Mushrooms - Grandview Farms

  • Eggplant- Mountain Sun Farm

  • Apples- Cullman County

  • Ciabatta Loaf - Hinkel’s Bakery

From Stone Hollow

  • Long Peppers and ‘Cow Horn’ Peppers' - Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Blueberries/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Cucumbers/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Surprise Preserves/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lisianthus/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Queso Fresco/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • German Red Garlic/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Okra/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cucumbers-  Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cucumbers- Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Milk Share

  • Cow’s Milk  / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cheese and/or Yogurt

  • Tomme de Savoie

  • Marinated Goat Cheese

Flower Share

  • Dahlias/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lisianthus / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Yarrow / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Egyptian Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Orange Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • False Queen Anne’s Lace / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Snap Dragons / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Foxglove / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Astible / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Verbena / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Rose Geranium / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Melissa / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lamb’s Ear / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Nigella / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Speedwell / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Ciabatta Loaf -  Hinkel’s Bakery

Ciabatta Loaf - Hinkel’s Bakery

Eggplant-  Mountain Sun Farm

Eggplant- Mountain Sun Farm


Summer 2019 // Week 5

Stone Hollow Farmstead

Summer Lovin’

Organic Sweet Baby Corn -  Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Organic Sweet Baby Corn - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

For you summer vegetable lovers, this basket is for you.

This is the mix you have been probably dreaming about. The one that possibly made you sign up for the CSA in the first place! This is the basket with all of the harbingers of the season.

Corn – this organic bi-color variety is naturally sweet. We like steaming the ears and eating them with some of our melted Amish butter or scraping the kernels from the cob, making sure to get all that good juice that comes with it.

German Johnson heirloom tomatoes – this pinky-red variety is ideal for slicing up and layering between a couple slices of homemade white bread and some Duke’s mayonnaise.

Both the German Johnsons and the bi-color corn come from our friends at Belle Meadow Farm, as do the mixed baby carrots and the cured red onions.

We could almost stop here but you know us better than that!

More tomatoes! These from Greenleaf are the standard hothouse variety and are great roasted or added to recipes that call for fresh tomatoes.

Southern Organics wows us again with more of their golden oyster mushrooms (speaking of which – tell us how you have been using these in your recipes at home? They are so gorgeous, we just know they are taking center stage at dinnertime!)  

Farm friends in Chilton county have shared their butter beans with us this week. We like preparing these with a little chicken stock, fresh thyme, a couple fresh bay leaves, a nice piece of smoked ham or bacon and then letting them simmer until they are good and tender.

And finally, no summer basket is complete without zucchini which comes from our own farm in Harpersville. For all you keto kids, these make the perfect zoodles that are such a great alternative to pasta if you are scaling back on carbs. And that gorgeous green hue brightens up every plate!

We hope you’ve made plans to join us at our farm for Dahlia Day on Sunday, July 28th! Come to the farm anytime between 4:00 and 8:00 pm as we celebrate this fantastic flower with a Mexican-themed spread from none other than Chef Angela Schmidt. Angela has traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico numerous times and has explored the cuisine from the inside out. This will be a colorful afternoon filled with fresh flowers and great food and we want you there!

Kale  / Mountain Sun Farm

Kale / Mountain Sun Farm

Heirloom Tomatoes /  Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Heirloom Tomatoes / Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

What's In The Bag

A Complete List of Contents of the CSA Weekly Share

From Friends

  • ‘German Johnson’ Heirloom Tomatoes - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Organic Sweet Baby Corn - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Sweet Onions - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Kale - Mountain Sun Farm

  • Living Dill- Southern Organics - Columbiana, AL

  • Golden Oyster Mushrooms - Southern Organics - Columbiana, AL

  • Hothouse Tomatoes- Greenleaf Nursery

  • Butter Beans- Chilton County

  • Jalapeno Bread - Hinkel’s Bakery

From Stone Hollow

  • Hen Eggs - Stone Hollow FarmStead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Blueberries/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Cucumbers/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Chevre/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lisianthus/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cucumbers-  Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cucumbers- Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Milk Share

  • Cow’s Milk  / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cheese and/or Yogurt

  • Red Dragon / Welsh Cheddar with Mustard Seeds

  • 1 yr aged Manchego

Flower Share

  • Dahlias/ Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lisianthus / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Yarrow / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Egyptian Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Orange Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • False Queen Anne’s Lace / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Snap Dragons / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Foxglove / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Astible / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Verbena / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Rose Geranium / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Melissa / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Lamb’s Ear / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Nigella / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Speedwell / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Blue Oyster Mushrooms -  Southern Organics - Columbiana, AL

Blue Oyster Mushrooms - Southern Organics - Columbiana, AL

Fresh Flowers -  Lisianthus

Fresh Flowers - Lisianthus