NOTES FROM THE FARM
Each week, owner of Stone Hollow Farmstead, Deborah Stone will offer a behind-the-scenes look at life on the farm, in hopes of sharing the entire journey of our farm to your table.
Pictured here is the hard work of Harpersville Water Board. After some negotiations and some exchanged currency and cheese, we have the good fortune of having a line run from our closest neighbors to the edge of our property (the remainder of the journey will require our hard work). In a few weeks, we will finally have city water available for our creamery, cannery, and lab. The softness of the city water will allow us to install and use an alkalizer for our Botaniko Beauty Waters. We’ll continue using the well for the gardens and animals.
Fig season has started. We began harvesting earlier this week. We’re making preserves to both can and sell as jams and to put up for the year’s Marinated Fig Goat Cheese. This is the first year we’ve had any substantial yield from these green ischia trees. We will build up a bit of stock and hopefully have enough to share with our members.
THIS WEEK'S CSA SHARE
A complete list of what's in the bag for this week.
- Cowhorn Peppers - Stone Hollow Farmstead / Harpersville, Alabama
- Chives - Stone Hollow Farmstead / Harpersville, Alabama
- Spinach - Owl's Hollow / Gadsden, Alabama
- Chard - Owl's Hollow / Gadsden, Alabama
- Cherry Tomatoes - Owl's Hollow / Gadsden, Alabama
- Zucchini - Owl's Hollow / Gadsden, Alabama
- Oyster Mushrooms - Southern Foothills Farm / Oneonta, Alabama
- Raisin Loaf - Hinkel's Bakery / Birmingham, Alabama
- Muscadines - Shelby County, Alabama
- Lady Peas - Cullman County, Alabama
- Arugula - Mt. Laurel Farm / Mt. Laurel, Alabama
Milk Share :
- Milk - Working Cow Dairy / Slocomb, Alabama
Cheese &/Or Yogurt Share :
- Beecher's Marco Polo - New York
All recipes are selected to offer cooking suggestions on how to prepare the contents of your weekly share.
- Chicken Paillard with Curried Oyster Mushrooms
- Oyster Mushroom Omelette
- Braised White Beans w/ Chard
- Muscadine Vinaigrette
- Buttermilk Lady Pea Soup w/ Bacon
- Scallops w/ Lady Pea Succotash
- Cauliflower and Tomato Pasta w/ Prosciutto + Arugula
- Late Summer Stone Fruit Panzanella
- Apple + Brie Panini on Raisin Bread