Elysian Fields Farm
Community Supported Agriculture

Wednesday August 20th, 2003
Week 18

What's New This Week!!!

Produce
Full Share
Half Share
Size in Share
Farmer Market Value
Size in Share
Farmer Market Value
Spicy Lettuce Mix
1 lb.
$6.00
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Spicy Lettuce Mix or Argula
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1/2 lb.
$3.00
Cucumbers
1 lb.
$1.25
2
$1.00
Watermelon
1-2
$3.00
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Blueberries
2 pints
$7.00
1 pint
$3.50
Sugarbaby Watermelon or Blueberries
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1 watermelon or extra pint of blueberries
$1.00
Butternut or Sweet Dumpling
about 2 lbs.
$3.00
1-2 lbs.
$2.00
Aneheim
a few
$1.00
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Habanero
1
$0.25
1
$0.25
Colored Bells
2 yellow, 1 red
$3.00
1 yellow, 1 red
$2.00
Eggplant
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1/2-3/4 lb.
$1.00
Cherry Tomatoes
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1 pint
$2.50
Total
 
$24.50
 
$15.75

What's growin' on?

Hello, everyone. I hope members are happy to see greens in their shares again. There will be more to come. Sorry to have to say that there will be no more tomatoes for the year. We have had bad luck with the later plantings. Hope all aren't too upset, I know how wonderful fresh local tomatoes can be compared to those at the store. We will try to make up for it with a good fall harvest.

I have thrown up the raised bed this week with the tractor for the fall planting of strawberries. We will be laying black plastic soon for them and will plant the 1/4 acre of berries around the third week in Sept.

Recipes, Cooking, and Storage Tips

The Sweet Dumpling winter squash is one that is similar to the Delicate winter squash, if any members are familiar with that one. Prepare it the same as you have been the Butternut or the Acorn.

I hope you have been enjoying the peppers this year, as I have been enjoying growing new varieties.


Chili Stuffed Peppers:
    3 peppers
    1 hot pepper
    1 Tb oil
    3/4 cups chopped onions
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1 lb. ground beef (optional)
    1 cup peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes
    1/2 Tb chili powder
    1/2 tsp sugar
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 cup cooked kidney beans
    1/2 cup grated cheese
Prepare pepper shells by cutting out the tops and taking out the seeds. Clean and mince hot peppers. Saute onions and hot peppers in oil. Cook until wilted and softened; stir in garlic and cook thirty seconds. Push vegetables to one side and lightly brown the beef. Stir in the tomatoes, chili powder and sugar. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Add the kidney beans and cook slowly for 15-20 minutes. Oil the baking dish for the peppers. Fill the pepper shells with the chili mix and top with grated cheese. Back in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

What to look forward to...

We will have snap beans for next week, as they are soooo close to being ready but not quite there yet this week. More greens as mentioned, as well as radishes next week. It seems like we still may have another week of blueberries in shares as well, which also means that members are still encouraged to come out to the patch and pick. Thanks again all, and please let me know if you have any questions. Elise.

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