2014 CSA Share Week 17


This is the diary of our 2014 CSA share. The cost of our full share is $545 for 22 weeks (this CSA offers a winter share) which will bring us to the last week in October, and works out to $24.75 per week. Western New York weather is such that June is lightest CSA month. September and October will be more than abundant! Usually I feel I don’t get my money’s worth the first few weeks (which will be predominantly lettuces), but the fall bags more than make up for that.

We also purchased a Fruit Share this year for $180, lasting 18 weeks which works out to $10 per week. The local fruit included in the fruit share starts with cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, and moves into pears, raspberries and of course apples! This portion of the share begins in July.


There are four more weeks after this left in our CSA, and I’m ready for it to end. Unlike a lot of people who love fall produce, fall vegetables don’t really do it for me. There was a lot of different choices this week, but it was the same stuff as last week and the week before that, and the week before that. Meh.

This week’s fruit share was apples (which we don’t need) and plums (which we definitely do not need). Next week I was told Asian Pears, so THAT excites me!

Hopefully Hubby does some cooking again this weekend because we have broccoli coming out our ears, and I could really go for some broccoli cheese soup!

2014 CSA Share Week 14

• Apples*
• Beets
• Broccoli*
• Carrots*
• Chard
• Kale
• Kohlrabi
• Leeks*
• Onions*
• Peppers, sweet and hot*
• Plums* (European, Ozark)
• Potatoes*
• Radishes
• Spinach*
• Tomatoes*

* took for share

Do you belong to a CSA? If so, what type? How much? Do you find it as worthwhile as I do?


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Porter Farms CSA (we belonged for years)
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NYS Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Calendar
US Agricultural Data


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2014 CSA Share Week 16


This is the diary of our 2014 CSA share. The cost of our full share is $545 for 22 weeks (this CSA offers a winter share) which will bring us to the last week in October, and works out to $24.75 per week. Western New York weather is such that June is lightest CSA month. September and October will be more than abundant! Usually I feel I don’t get my money’s worth the first few weeks (which will be predominantly lettuces), but the fall bags more than make up for that.

We also purchased a Fruit Share this year for $180, lasting 18 weeks which works out to $10 per week. The local fruit included in the fruit share starts with cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, and moves into pears, raspberries and of course apples! This portion of the share begins in July.


Well, Hubby spent last weekend cooking, and we still didn’t use up all the CSA! I told him he has an assignment this weekend. LOL

Not only are we very firmly into fall vegetables, the fruit has moved to fall fruits too. This week we had the last of the peaches, plums, apples and pears to choose from. The pears are no spray, so man I was glad I was first in line. No spray pears aren’t pretty. I swear I picked out the best of the lot. I foresee some pear recipes in our future.

2014 CSA Share Week 14

• Apples
• Beets
• Broccoli*
• Carrots*
• Celery*
• Chard
• Cucumbers*
• Kale
• Kohlrabi
• Lettuce*
• Onions*
• Peaches* (donut)
• Peppers, sweet and hot*
• Plums (European, Ozark)
• Potatoes*
• Radishes*
• Spinach*
• Tomatoes*

* took for share

Do you belong to a CSA? If so, what type? How much? Do you find it as worthwhile as I do?


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CSA posts
Find a CSA
Porter Farms CSA (we belonged for years)
Root Down Farm CSA (our 2013 and 2014 CSA)
NYS Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Calendar
US Agricultural Data


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2014 CSA Share Week 15


This is the diary of our 2014 CSA share. The cost of our full share is $545 for 22 weeks (this CSA offers a winter share) which will bring us to the last week in October, and works out to $24.75 per week. Western New York weather is such that June is lightest CSA month. September and October will be more than abundant! Usually I feel I don’t get my money’s worth the first few weeks (which will be predominantly lettuces), but the fall bags more than make up for that.

We also purchased a Fruit Share this year for $180, lasting 18 weeks which works out to $10 per week. The local fruit included in the fruit share starts with cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, and moves into pears, raspberries and of course apples! This portion of the share begins in July.


We took Max to Cornell this week so didn’t have much of a chance to use up last week’s CSA. I froze the tomatoes, and that was about it. On our way back from Ithaca, we stayed off the thruway and picked up some GIGANTIC cabbage (3/$4) and a Romanesco Cauliflower. So when I went to pick up on Thursday, I went in with a “meh” attitude: too much produce!

We are firmly into fall vegetable season. The fruit isn’t quite there yet. We got two pints of raspberries and some nectarines, plums and peaches (mix and match).

2014 CSA Share Week 14

• Beets
• Bitter Gourd
• Carrots*
• Celery
• Chard
• Cucumbers
• Kale*
• Kohlrabi
• Nectarines*
• Onions*
• Peaches (yellow, donut)
• Peppers, sweet and hot*
• Plums* (European, Ozark)
• Potatoes
• Radishes*
• Raspberries*
• Tomatoes*
• Various Greens* (not shown, only took a bit)
• Zucchini*

* took for share

Do you belong to a CSA? If so, what type? How much? Do you find it as worthwhile as I do?


• For more CSA posts on Ann’s Entitled Life, click here.

Mind Your Peas and Cukes pinterest board: All things CSA, Produce, Farmstead Fresh – community supported agriculture, farmstand fresh produce, organic produce, more from all over the United States.

CSA posts
Find a CSA
Porter Farms CSA (we belonged for years)
Root Down Farm CSA (our 2013 and 2014 CSA)
NYS Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Calendar
US Agricultural Data


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