Elise Bortz


Elise started Elysian Fields Farm in 2001 after completing a degree in International Development and working two season's on CSA farms.

Aside from farming, life is consumed by family, a husband and two small children. Free time? What is that.....

Elise manages the spring and summer seasons on the farm including the Spring/Summer CSA, the master planting and seeding plan, planning the work day, going to market and managing employees.


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.

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.

Beth manages the fall and winter seasons on the farm including the fall CSA, the master planting and seeding plan, planning the work days, managing the employees and going to market.



Customer Testimonials

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
The fact that I have been a client of Elysian Fields Farm for more than 10 years says it all. I love the weekly surprise of what is in my box. I love the freshness of the vegetables. And on top of that I have learned a lot. I have eaten vegetables that I did not know existed, or that I did not care for previously. Keep up the good works!
— - Dina, regular share member
We have been a member of Elysian Fields Farm CSA for over a dozen years. We joined Elysian Fields in its second year. Obviously, we are VERY satisfied with this CSA. If we had to leave the CSA for some reason, it would be be like losing a family member.
— - Steve and Anna, full share members
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