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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.

Spring 2019 // Week 9

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Spring 2019 // Week 9

Stone Hollow Farmstead

Walk like an Egyptian

Sunchokes /  Habersham Farms - Mentone, Alabama

Sunchokes / Habersham Farms - Mentone, Alabama

You’ve probably heard of Creeping Jenny and Climbing Roses but are you familiar with Egyptian Walking Onions?  This allium species is new for us this year and has been so much fun to watch come up on the farm!

These onions are early harbingers of spring, shooting up little green spikes when the ground is still cold. Once the stalks get to be about three-feet tall, a cluster of bulbs begins to emerge, making them top-heavy, causing them to tip over. These bulb clusters reseed themselves, making them appear to be literally travelling across your garden. The flavor profile is mild and you can certainly use them anywhere you’d use a traditional spring onion – we love them in salads.

But Egyptian Walking Onions are not the only fun find in this week’s CSA basket. We’re delighted to offer more sunchokes this week, from Habersham Farms. Use these is any dish where you might use a small potato. They can be roasted whole or sliced into a gratin with layers of creamy Fontina cheese, boiled until tender and mashed with salt, pepper and fresh cream and butter, or cubed and added to a hearty vegetable soup. We’re equally excited about the honeysuckle-marinated goat cheese. This particular flavor is especially dreamy and evocative of lazy Summer afternoons redolent of that heady scent. It is perfect on its own but perhaps elevated by a little drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of fresh lavender flowers. Honestly though, this cheese needs no culinary foil to shine.

The remainder of your basket will be welcome and familiar – tomatoes from Greenleaf Nursery, shiitakes from Grandview Farms, cucumbers and napa cabbage from Belle Meadow, strawberries from Mountain View Orchards, and pinto beans from down in Dothan. Rye bread from Hinkel’s Bakery and jalapeño hot sauce from Hamm Farms offer a little bite to the mix. Corey’s bread would be fantastic, enjoyed with a smear of cold butter and some thin slices of cucumbers and fresh dill. Maybe even top with a few slices of Egyptian Walking Onions!

From our own farm, we’ll have that honeysuckle-marinated goat cheese as well as fresh herbs bundles and some happy snapdragons. We dare you not to smile as you tote your basket to the car, dreaming of what you’ll make first with this bounty!

Rye Bread  /   Hinkel’s Bakery

Rye Bread / Hinkel’s Bakery

Seedless Cucumbers /  Belle Meadow Farms - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Seedless Cucumbers / Belle Meadow Farms - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

What's In The Bag

A Complete List of Contents of the CSA Weekly Share

From Friends

  • Strawberries / Mountain View Orchards - Jemison, Alabama

  • Pinto Beans / Dothan, Alabama

  • Rye Bread / Hinkel’s Bakery- Birmingham, Alabama

  • Mixed Hothouse Tomatoes - Greenleaf Nursery

  • Shiitakes - Grandview Farms - Montevallo, Alabama

  • Seedless Cucumbers - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Napa Cabbage - Belle Meadow - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Sunchokes - Habersham Farms - Mentone, Alabama

  • Jalapeño Hot Sauce -Hamm Farms - Cullman, Alabama

From Stone Hollow

  • Herb Bundle / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Honeysuckle Marinated Goat Cheese / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Egyptian Walking Onions / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Snapdragons / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Snapdragons / S tone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Snapdragons / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Milk Share

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

Cheese and/or Yogurt

  • Havarti

  • Mustard & Ale Cheddar

Flower Share

  • Delphinium / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Poppies / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Mountain Mint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Nigella / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Peppermint / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Bergamot / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Snap Dragons / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Foxglove / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Iris / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Small Artichokes / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Peonies / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

  • Sweet Peas / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Egyptian Walking Onions  / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Egyptian Walking Onions / Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Mixed Hothouse Tomatoes -  Greenleaf Nursery

Mixed Hothouse Tomatoes - Greenleaf Nursery