Elysian Fields Farm
Community Supported Agriculture

Wednesday October 9th, 2002
Week 24

What's New This Week!!!

Produce
Full Share
Half Share
Size in Share
Farmer Market Value
Size in Share
Farmer Market Value
Eggplant
2 lbs.
$2.40
1 lb.
$1.20
Bell Peppers
1 lb.
$3.00
-
-
Tomatoes
2 lbs.
$4.50
1 lb.
$2.25
Cherry Tomatoes
-
-
1 pint
$2.00
Cilantro
1 bag
$2.00
1 bag
$2.00
Parsley
1 bag
$1.00
1 bag
$1.00
Mustard Greens
1 bag
$2.00
-
-
Arugula
1/2 lb.
$3.50
1/4 lb.
$1.75
Radishes
1 bunch
$1.50
1 bunch
$1.50
Total
 
$19.90
 
$11.70

What's growin' on?

Hello, everyone! This week is the second to last week of the season. Make sure you remember to pick up your bags next week, but after that there will be no more deliveries until next season. It is really starting to feel like fall now, as I write this with jeans on and a warm sweater. There is a definite chill in the air. Sometimes in late August when it is still 105 degrees and soooo humid, it can be hard to believe that this sort of weather is right around the corner.

A few different items in your bags this week, spicy arugula, radishes or turnips, herbs such as parsley and cilantro and of course tomatoes, eggplant and peppers.

Here on the farm we are preparing to plant garlic for next year's harvest. I have ordered a couple of different and tasty kinds. A soft green of Crimson Clover now covers most of the growing fields as I have sown it as a fall cover crop to add Nitrogen to the soil.

Personally I have been very pleased with the season. I have really found great satisfaction in doing the shares and writing each week to you all. It has been exciting and rewarding to try new and exotic varieties as well as the traditional. I sure will miss some fresh veggies.

As you can see I have enclosed a couple of copies of next year's brochure in your bags this week. Give some out to your friends and neighbors, the number of shares will hopefully increase next year. You can sign up for next year starting anytime and extending until the deadline of April 1st 2003. I am trying to encourage early sign ups so that I can best plan and prepare for next year's harvest. As I have mentioned planting for next years CSA has already begun, and the spring fields are already prepared. Planning and preparation, months and even years ahead of time, is the way with farming. It helps to know how many members to prepare for, although I can estimate to some extent. Take care, and send any and all feedback to effarm@earthlink.net. Thanks! Elise.

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Cilantro Pesto:
    1 1/2 cups of cilantro (or half cilantro and half parsley)
    1 teaspoon grated lemon
    1-2 garlic cloves
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
    1/4 cup olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 cup pine nuts
Place all ingredients except nuts in food processor. Process until smooth as possible. Add nuts and process until they are finely chopped. Enjoy!

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