Elysian Fields Farm
Community Supported Agriculture

Wednesday June 4th, 2003
Week 7

What's New This Week!!!

Produce
Full Share
Half Share
Size in Share
Farmer Market Value
Size in Share
Farmer Market Value
Carrots
1 bunch
$2.00
-
-
Cabbage
1-2 heads
$2.00
1 head
$1.50
Lettuce
2 heads
$3.00
1 head
$1.50
New Potatoes
1 lb.
$2.50
1/2 lb.
$1.25
Onions
1 lb.
$2.50
1/2 lb.
$1.25
Kale
1 bunch
$2.00
-
-
Fennel, Kale, or Carrots
-
-
1 bunch
$2.00
Total
 
$14.00
 
$7.50

What's growin' on?

Hello. As you can see there are a lot of new items this week in the shares. The potatoes you have received are what is called 'New Potatoes', which are basically potatoes that are harvested at a young and small age. They are said to be more tender and flavorful at this stage. I though we would try some so that you could look forward to receiving more in early July, when we harvest the main crop. Strawberries are finished for the year and in their place will be the blueberries. The blueberries will most likely start ripening within two weeks from now, although I may say three to play it safe. You will be receiving those in your shares but will also be able to come and pick your own at any time. I will notify you in the newsletter when that opportunity will begin.

The cabbage you have received is either a Gonzales or Tender sweet head. They are both a small head variety, which I tend to like better so that one can use them for a single meal. The onions are Yellow Southern Granex. There are a couple of other varieties of onions still in the ground that are not ready to harvest, and you will receive those in due time. Members who have received carrots this week, once again, may have either received the Parmex (small round carrots), the yellow, red or regular orange carrots. They are all fun and tasty.

June can be a hard month to manage as far as having a lot of produce to give out. Things are a bit low this week but we will be able to make up for that in July and through out the rest of the season.

As a random side note I wanted to let everyone know that I am really happy with how the wax box situation is going. I am pleased with how well everyone seems to be remembering to return their boxes. Keep up the good work and thanks!

Recipes, Cooking, and Storage Tips

Cabbage Slaw:
    1 head cabbage
    1 bunch carrots
    some onions to taste
    1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
    1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
Slice cabbage thinly by hand or with a food processor. Grate carrots. Toss all ingredients. Let stand for one hour before serving. Toss again. Serve as a garnish for tacos, as a side dish for sandwiches, or as a salad.

What to look forward to...

As I mentioned, blueberries in a couple few weeks. Starting early July we will see our first tomatoes, corn and main crop of potatoes. Leeks are in the ground and doing well, along with other varieties of onions. The garlic is bulbing up and will be available in a few weeks as well. Once again, please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or feedback. Elise.

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