Elysian Fields Farm
Community Supported Agriculture

Wednesday May 5th, 2004
Week 3

What's New This Week!!!

Half Share
Full Share
1 quart
2 quarts
Sweet Peas
1/2 lb.
3/4 lb.
1 head
2 heads
1 bunch
Boc Choi
1 head
Napa Cabbage
1 head
1 2
1 bunch
1 2 3 4
1 bunch
1 2 3
1 bunch
1 bunch
1 2 3

What's growin' on?

Hello! Okay, so I am not going to put the administrative reminders in every newsletter, but I want to put them in the first few and every now and again just to make sure all members are on the same page. So, here they are once again. -Please return your box each week to your pick up point. They break down really easily. It would be great if you could also return pint containers.

  • Please return your box each week to your pick up point. They break down really easily. It would be great if you could also return pint containers.
  • Pick up times are as follows:
    • Hillsborough: 2pm-7pm
    • Durham: 2pm-7pm
    • Chapel Hill: 3pm-7pm
    • Carrboro Market: 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • You must pick up your shares by 7pm (6:30 Carrboro) or you will lose that weeks share.
  • If you know you are not going to be able to pick up a weeks delivery, please let me know by Monday of that week and I will hold your box for you. This way, I can make up for missed veggies in your future boxes. You can email me directly or go to the "HOLD BOX" section on my website and fill out the request
  • The newsletter will be posted each week on the website along with recipes. The newsletters will also be archived for you to reference them.
  • Flowers are available for flower share members for 10-15 weeks out of the 25 week season. They will be available for pick up with your boxes at varying times through out the season. Keep in mind you will not be receiving them every week.
  • The program runs for 25 weeks. We will take a one week break (TBA) that is not included in the 25 weeks.
  • If members would like additional cookbooks please let me know. I will compile an order.

I will be making an order for the cookbooks on Monday May 10th so please send me an email by then if you want another one. Flowers are starting to bloom in these first warm weeks of spring. Members will most likely receive their first bunch next week. There are some now, but the flood will really come in with the warm days expected later this week and next. There are some nice varieties this year coming, Dianthus, Delphiniums, Dutch Iris, Snapdragons and more!

Produce Information

Full shares received beets this week, but don't despair half shares, there will be plenty more to come for all. The way they start to come on makes the first harvest always a little light. Beets never bulb up all at once, and the first ones can be fewer. There are plenty more in the bed of the first planting, and then there is a very healthy second planting to follow so I hope we have them into June. The variety this year is one I am excited about trying. Chiogga beets are bright red with nice light green leaves. Inside the beet are circles of white and red for some nice aesthetic appeal. The sweet peas are also lighter this week than they will be in the future, sort of the same thing as most crops that the first picking can be a bit lighter.

Don't forget full shares that you can also eat your beet greens in addition to the beets themselves. Cook them like you would any other green.

What to look forward to...

It seems as though next week we will have the first harvest of both broccoli and cauliflower for shares. Both shares will also receive beets, sweet peas and strawberries. Spinach looks as though it will be ready also but I am hesitant to commit. If it isn't next week it will definitely be the following week. This week marks the last of the Chinese cabbage for the spring, so enjoy it while you have it this week. You will receive either kale or chard as a green for next week, and once again you will receive lettuce. Carrots are on their way, but we won't see them for a good two maybe three weeks. That's it, thanks again and would love to hear from you. Elise.

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