News from the farm: September 16, 2009

What's going on at the farm?

Hello Members!
-Wow! Last week of the season! Hard to believe. We have just finished our ninth year of Elysian Fields Farm CSA program. Next year will celebrate one decade! I will be in touch with you all in a few weeks with info on how to reserve your spot for next year, if that is something you would be interested in, so keep a lookout for the email. Thanks for all of your support this year! I couldn't have a farm without you all!

-Your shares are in paper bags this week so you won't be left with a wax box over the winter. You do not need to return the paper bag to the drop off point. The bags have your names on them still.

It is called WINTER squash not because is grows in the winter, it actually grows in the summer, but because it can be set on your counter for months and eaten all winter. That is why we loaded you all down with squash this week, so you can eat off it for a couple months to come, if you chose to. You may have gotten Acorn (green), Butternut (tan) or Spaghetti (yellow). Both the Acorn and Butternut you can cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, then lay flesh down on some olive oil on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 until soft. The spaghetti it is easiest to put the whole thing (don't cut) into a pot of boiling water, and when you can put a fork into it easily, it is done. Cut in half, scoop out the seeds, then with a fork, fork out the spaghetti like flesh, add sauce and yum!

-September 19th at the Carrboro Farmers Market there will be seven local Chefs demonstrating their cooking abilities using local ingredients from venders and then offering samples to the public. The following Saturday which is September 26th, the market will be hosting the buy a bag / donate a bag event in which all donations from customers will go to local food banks and charities.

Hope you all had a nice week! I love to hear any and all feedback! Elise.

What's in the box?

Full Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $24.25

Winter Squash 5 lb. $10.00
Radish bunch $2.75
Turnip bunch $3.00
Japanese eggplant 1 lb. $3.00
Cucumbers 1 lb. $2.50
Beets 1 bunch $3.00

Half Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $14.75
Cucumbers 1/2 lb. $1.25
Turnips One bunch $3.00
Japanese Eggplant 1/2 lb. $1.50
Swiss Chard or Onions 1 bunch or 1 lb. $3.00
Winter Squash about 3 lb. $6.00