Elysian Fields Farm
Wednesday May 12th, 2004
Community Supported Agriculture
What's New This Week!!!
What's growin' on?
Hey everyone, another week is here and
I am feeling great about this weeks deliveries. I
hope you feel the same. The exciting news for
this week is that the intern has arrived for this
year. Her name is Elizabeth and she is eager to
learn. I welcome the help since things have been
pretty busy with the onset of strawberries.
Okay, cauliflower. So, in order for
cauliflower to maintain its white pretty color,
you have to keep the head away from any direct
sunlight. Unfortunately, as happened last year, I
didn't get them covered in a timely manner.
They always seem to sneak up on me. So, the
end result is a little discoloration in the head,
which has no effect on the flavor or quality of
the head just on the aesthetic appeal. If your
head has any tinge of purple or brown on it, do
not despair, they are still mighty tasty.
Since there is so much ready to harvest
this week I have decided to wait another week on
the beets. The could use a little more time to
bulb up as well, so we will be seeing them next
week in both full and half shares. Strawberries
will last about two more weeks, so enjoy them
while they are here! Lettuce will last about two
more weeks as well, so likewise, enjoy it while it
is here. With this hot weather it is a challenge to
avoid the bitter flavor that lettuce acquires in hot
hot weather. I am going to try to grow some
periodically through the summer under shade
cloth as an experiment though, so this may not
be a total goodbye until the fall. I was hoping
we would have more sweet peas this week but it
seems like we don't. There is still another
planting to come on so there will be more in the
future and hopefully larger quantities for shares.
What to look forward to...
Next week folks will receive beets,
lettuce, strawberries, dill/cilantro, swiss chard,
sweet peas, broccoli, cauliflower and flower
shares will receive flowers. Get your appetites
ready!!! Please email me with any thoughts, I
love to hear from you all!
Elysian Fields Farm: Community Supported Agriculture