News from the farm: July 29, 2009

What's going on at the farm?

Week 13

BELL PEPPERS: Did you know that colored bell peppers are mature green peppers, and that green peppers are just immature colored peppers??? That is why some of your peppers this week are partially green and partially red/orange or yellow. Fun!

TOMATOES: The red tomatoes are Big Beef, the pink are Pink Girls and if you have received them. You may need to let your tomatoes ripen a bit more, but maybe not. Take them out of the bag, and let them sit on your counter until they are a deep shade of red or pink. This should only take a day or two. DO NOT put in the refrigerator. Temperatures colder than 55 degrees affect the flavor or tomatoes. We never refrigerate our tomatoes below 55 degrees. If anyone is having a hard time eating your tomatoes, don't forget about Gaspacho!

-CHERRY TOMOTOES: Mixed Cherry Tomatoes: They look like candy, or jems...!! We have a few different colors from red to yellow, purple, pink, white, orange and even green. It is hard to eat them because you just want to keep looking at them. Sungolds: Orange and sweet, what a treat!

I won't be at market today, Beth and Ryan who work at the farm will be there to get your boxes and sell. One of my cats, Simon, passed away this morning, so, needless to say, today has been a bit hectic and difficult. I will be doing deliveries though, so boxes will be there when they are supposed to! There is a picture of Simon on my website (www.elysianfarm.com) in the photo gallery, he is sitting on my tractor, it is a cute picture!

That is all for now. Thanks all! Hope your week of eating is enjoyable :) I love to hear from you. Elise.

What's in the box?

Full Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $25.50
Basil 1 larger bunch $2.00
Colored Bell Peppers 1 lb. $3.50
Potatoes 3 lbs. $6.00
Tomatoes! 3 lbs. $7.50
Sungold Cherry Toms 1 pint $3.00
Mixed Cherry Toms 1 pint $3.50
Half Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $15.50
Basil 1 bunch $1.00
Potatoes 2 lbs. $4.00
Colored bell Peppers 2/3rd lbs. $2.50
Sungolds 1 pint $3.00
Tomatoes! 2 lbs. $5.00