Elysian Fields Farm
Community Supported Agriculture

Wednesday May 12th, 2004
Week 4

What's New This Week!!!

Produce
Half Share
Full Share
Recipes
Broccoli
1 smaller head
1 head
-
Cauliflower
1 smaller head
1 head
1
Sweet Peas
1/3 lb.
2/3 lb.
1
Strawberries
1 quart
2 quarts
-
Spinach
1/2 lb.
1 lb.
-
Arugula
1/4 lb.
1/4 lb.
1
Lettuce
1 head
2 heads
-
Kale
1 bunch
1 bunch
1 2
Cilantro
1 bunch
-
1 2 3 4
Dill
-
1 bunch
1 2 3

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! Elise.

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