Elysian Fields Farm
Wednesday August 11th, 2004
|Sungold Cherry Tomatoes|
|Green and colored peppers|
|Acorn Winter Squash|
ANNOUNCEMENT! THERE WILL BE NO SHARE DELIVERY NEXT WEEK, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18TH!!! THE FARM WILL TAKE A WEEK OFF FROM SHARE DELIVERIES ON AUGUST 18TH AND RESUME DELIVERIES THE FOLLOWING WEEK.
At the start of the season I had informed members that the farm would be taking a week off the first week of September. I have rescheduled that break for August 18th for a variety of personal reasons. Remember that this will not count as one of your weeks out of the 25-week season. As you can see, we are already at week 17, which means we have 8 more weeks of deliveries. I can't believe how fast this year seems to be flying by!!!
The farm's intern for the summer, Elizabeth, is leaving to return to school at the University of Florida. She will depart on Wed. August 18th. Elizabeth has been a magnificent help and intern this season, I feel lucky to have had her and I know she has valued the experience. Coincidently on Wed. August 18th my mother will be arriving from Maine, as she has finally decided to move down to this great state (she'll love the cooler weather we have been having!). My brother, visiting from Seattle, will be driving down with her. So, as you can see, next Wednesday will be a busy and hectic day of transitions for the farm!
Thanks to those who sent in some great Spaghetti squash recipes! I will enclose two of them in the newsletter the next time members receive Spaghetti squash in their shares. I hope members keep in mind that the winter squash will hold for quite a long time. You can set it on the counter for up to three months, and it will actually taste sweeter when eaten! So, if you are feeling winter squashed out, just set it aside for early November when you are missing the seasons' bounty.
What to look forward to...
In two weeks from now, the next delivery, we should see a nice harvest of watermelons. The latest planting is close to being ready, and the melons look great. The melons are a bit bigger in size than the last few plantings produced. The recent rain has helped with that. We should have some fall Broccoli Raab pretty soon, maybe in two weeks maybe more. The fall Turnips look good as well and shouldn't be too much longer. There will be more tomatoes as both the second and third plantings look great and are coming along really well. The farm will have some fully turned peppers that are red, yellow and orange. We will have more eggplant, cucumbers and squash to look forward to. Please let me know if you have any thoughts. I appreciate all the emails I have received thus far from members, all comments are helpful! Thanks, Elise.
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