Cool as a Cucumber

Cucumbers – long and slender, white and stubby, small and bumpy – all delicious

The heat is coming on strong for the next week or longer! Cucumbers can help beat the heat with their cool, crunchy flesh. I love a cucumber, red onion salad with a little basil or herb of choice. Easy, light, cool and tasty. They are starting to come in now and not a moment too soon. And I’ll have some basil too!

The beets are sizing up nicely and their greens are glorious so be sure to add them to your meal. A light steam or saute is all they need.

This week along with the cukes, beets and basil there will be some summer squash, kale, collards, lettuce, arugula, spinach, salad turnips, radishes, cilantro, dill, scapes and SUGAR SNAP PEAS!

Open Friday – 11am – 6pm

Adieu Sweet Strawberry

A two week strawberry season is much shorter than any of us would like, but we play the hand we’re dealt. They’re sweet and tasty and they are done after tomorrow. Limited amount available 😦

Hello Hakurei salad turnip and sugar snap pea! The sugar snaps are similar to strawberries in the length of their harvest, usually two weeks and I have a very limited supply. Knowing that makes them taste even better. There are giant heads of romaine lettuce and red leaf, and what may be the last week of spinach and arugula if we get many hot days next week. Also on this week’s list are radishes, kale, collards, garlic scapes, cilantro and dill.

It’s was such pleasure to see you last week, masks and all. Hope you’ll visit again tomorrow. Open 11am – 6pm

Opening this Friday, June 19th

Hey folks! As promised, Stones Throw Garden will be open with an exclusive (small) variety of vegetables and flowers on Fridays from 11 am until 6 pm. It will not be as large as my markets of yesteryear in variety or volume but I’ll have all basics as the season progresses.  This Friday, 6/19 we will have: large and lovely heads of lettuce, spinach, arugula, garlic scapes, Spring garlic, radishes and a few bunches of kale and collards.

Next week the summer squash and sugar snap peas should start producing. In the coming weeks as the garden fills in there will be cucumbers, carrots, beets, green beans, escarole, cabbage, bok choy, swiss chard, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes (of course!), watermelons, potatoes, garlic, herbs, winter squash, and lots of flowers.

Covid 19 precautions are in effect and customers are required to wear masks. I’ll supply hand sanitizer and I ask that everyone use some upon entering. Only two customers in the spring house at a time. Please bring your own reusable bags. Cash, check and Venmo accepted but no credit cards this year.   

Staying healthy this winter and beyond!

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Hello to all my veggie loving friends,

We are having ourselves a good old fashioned winter, aren’t we?  Maybe with this abundant indoor time you’re able to get some good reading done or at least advance a few levels on Candy Crush.  Either way, I hope everyone is in good spirits and good health.

Asha

Asha Gala,Nutritional Education Trainer

Asha Gala is a Nutritional Education Trainer based here in Lebanon Township, NJ.  She is also a longtime Stone’s Throw Garden member and supporter. She has been Mark and I’s friend and Coach in teaching us the wonders of whole plant base foods on our health. She is a fantastic and fascinating person.

Asha is having an open house on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 to 4pm at her lovely and large home at 15 Windy Heights Rd, Califon, NJ 07830. She promises to include a free health/nutrition education class and a chance to sample foods.   For more info and directions: http://ashagala.com. ” No commitments or fees, just tasty, healthy, whole plant-based foods!”

Mark and I will be there and we hope you will be too. I have an abundance of exciting garden news coming very soon.

Season’s End

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It’s time to put the garden to rest for the winter.  Today and tomorrow are my final open days.  I am open today until 6pm. and on Saturday from 10am. – 3pm.

The greens are still lovely and worth one last trip to the garden.

If I don’t get a chance to say goodbye in person, let me wish you all a cozy, healthy winter .  It’s been a real treat to meet so many new people this year and share the bounty of the garden with you.  To all of my old friends who have been so supportive for so many years, I can’t thank you enough.

I’d love your comments on this season.  Did this new way work for you, or do you prefer the CSA  model I used previously?  Did you have any favorite veggies?  Any areas that need improvement?  All comments and suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

I’ll send a post now and again this winter to let you know how next year’s season is shaping up.

With much gratitude,

Nora

 

This Week’s Veggies – Fri. Nov. 8th and Sat. Nov. 9th

The garden still has some fabulous fresh greens so I’ll open up on Friday and Saturday for what I really think will be the last two days of the season.

 

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Red Bok Choy

Here’s what’s available:

Bok Choy and a couple of other Asian Greens

Escarole

Kale and Collards and maybe some Chard

Lettuce

Salad Mix

Scallions

Spinach – minimal amount

This weeks open hours: Friday 10am – 6pm, and Saturday 10am – 3pm

 

This Week’s Veggies – Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd

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Tat Soi

It’s been a banner fall.  I’ve never had the garden producing this late in the season.  That said, this will probably be our last week.

Even if the weather continues to cooperate, there isn’t a whole lot left out there to harvest.  I’ll let you know for sure after this week.

This week’s hours are Thursday and Friday – 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm.

Here’s what to expect:

Arugula

Broccolini/Raab – just a few

Bok Choy and a couple of other Asian Greens

Escarole

Kale and Collards

lettuce

Salad Mix

Scallions

Spinach – minimal amount

Turnips

 

 

This Week’s Veggies – Oct. 24th-26th

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Basket of lettuce

This scrumptious lettuce won’t last long with the frosty nights ahead, so buy one and get the second one at half price.

On the up side, kale loves a nice frost. It’s becomes even more delicious than it normally is.  I have both curly kale and red russian. Try the Portuguese Kale Soup in the recipe section of the web site.

Here’s what to expect this week:

Arugula

Beets – just a few

Bok Choy

Carrots- just a few

Chard-Kale-Collards

Escarole

Green beans- last of the beans

Lettuce – 2nd head is 1/2 price

Peppers – last of the peppers

Salad Mix

Scallions

Spinach – minimal amount available

Cilantro – Parsley – Dill

Fall Farm stand Hours: Thursday and Friday 10am – 6pm,  Saturday 10am – 3pm.