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 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.