Elise Bortz


After completing a degree in International Development, studying abroad with subsistance farmers in Zimbabwe and working on CSA farms in New England, Elise began Elysian Fields Farm and it’s CSA program in 2001. Almost 20 years later, the farm’s membership has grown to host 200 families in the triangle area.

Aside from farming, Elise’s life is consumed by family: a husband who works in the construction industry and two small children who love to harvest carrots.

Elise manages the spring and summer seasons on the farm including the Spring/Summer CSA program and the farm’s stand at the Saturday Carrboro Farmer’s Market during that time.

Beth Myers


Beth grew up in a rural farming community in the Midwest, after being a statistician at a community college for a few years, became actively engaged in farming around the age of 30.

Beth first worked on an organic vegetable farm in Illinois, then moved to NC to work for Elise in 2008. Five years later after buying land near Elise’s farm, Beth and Elise decided to become business partners and farm both properties. The farm produces fresh vegetables year round on about 6 acres of land between the two properties.

Beth manages the fall and winter seasons on the farm including the fall CSA program and the farm’s stand at the Carrboro Farmer’s market during that time.



I have thought often of you this spring and summer with deep gratitude for what you provide for our community and specifically my family!
We love everything we’ve gotten — our most favorite being the cherry tomatoes, snap peas, arugula, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, just to name a few.
Every week my kids come with me to pick up our box and they are so excited to discover what surprises we have in store.
I feel so happy that they have a relationship with a farm that can help them understand a little more directly our connection to where our food comes from.
Thank you again for the gift of local, organic produce you grow for us. You are often mentioned in our dinnertime blessing!
— - Joanne, regular share member
We’ve been CSA members with Elysian Fields since before my son was born (he’s 9 now).
The shares have lots of variety....(the farm) strikes the perfect balance between introducing us to new veggies and making sure we have veggies we already love!
We love the weekly newsletters that let us know what’s going on at the farm and give us recipes and preparation hints. We love Elysian Fields!
— - Susan, regular share member
Elysian Fields produce is both picture perfect and delicious.
The weekly box contains a wide variety spring to fall....I could go on and on and on.
— - Karen, regular share member