2015 CSA Share Week 22

2015 CSA Share Week 22


This is the diary of our 2015 CSA share. The cost of our full share is $545 for 22 weeks, from June through 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! The first few weeks are light, and very, very leafy. As we move to the fall, the CSA becomes more abundant, and the variety increases greatly.

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.


This is it for our CSA adventures until at least 2017. We are definitely taking next year off. We have too many plans for next summer, and a CSA would just be a waste of money.

As I mentioned last week, I was considering not picking up this week knowing it would be a smaller share. However, Max had his teeth cleaned and a small growth removed at the vet, and the CSA was basically on the way, so I figured, wth!

I only picked up what would last. While we made great strides using up the fruits and vegetables we had in the house the last two weeks, I am now on countdown to Christmas-mode, Hubby is in hunting-mode, and we just aren’t cooking much. Ironically, I have been baking! Gotta use that fruit. One thing that came out extremely well was using Pear in this Apple Brown Betty recipe. Hubby loved it. I used the oats for the topping, and dabbed a bit extra butter on the top and wow was it ever good!!

I picked up Russet and purple potatoes! Those purple potatoes are cool, and sweeter than a regular potato.

2015 CSA Share Week 22

This is only what I took:

• Brussels Sprouts 20 Brussels Sprouts Recipes
• Butternut Squash
• Carrots
• Leeks
• Onions
• Potatoes 25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes
• Scallions

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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2015 CSA Share Week 21

2015 CSA Share Week 21


This is the diary of our 2015 CSA share. The cost of our full share is $545 for 22 weeks, from June through 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! The first few weeks are light, and very, very leafy. As we move to the fall, the CSA becomes more abundant, and the variety increases greatly.

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.


Next week is our last CSA share of the season. We have so many fruits and vegetables in the house, garage and two refrigerators that I told Hubby I was not picking up next week if it isn’t convenient (Max has a teeth cleaning scheduled). Hubby was not pleased with that declaration, so I told him he could go by himself. LOL This week may be it for us.

As I stated a few weeks ago, we will not be returning to this CSA. There are a lot of reasons including value and the parking lot situation. Hubby is also hoping we move next year. I wanted to plan a cross country driving trip for next summer too, although Hubby would rather we just go up to Maine for a few weeks. All in all, it doesn’t make sense for us to continue with this CSA with our lives being in (possible) flux next summer.

2015 CSA Share Week 21

• Apples 20 Fresh Apple recipes
• Beets
• Butternut Squash
• Buttercup Squash (did not take)
• Cabbage
• Carrots (did not take)
• Cider
• Cauliflower (did not take) 25 Fantastic Cauliflower Recipes
• Delicata Squash (did not take)
• Eggplant (did not take)
• Fennel (did not take)
• Kale
• Leeks
• Onions
• Parsnips
• Pears 20 Fresh Pear Recipes
• Peppers (did not take) 20 Farm Fresh Pepper Recipes
• Potatoes (did not take) 25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes
• Sweet Potatoes 20 Sweet Potato Recipes
• Winter Radishes

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 2013-2015 CSA)
NYS Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Calendar
US Agricultural Data



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2015 CSA Share Week 20

2015 CSA Share Week 20


This is the diary of our 2015 CSA share. The cost of our full share is $545 for 22 weeks, from June through 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! The first few weeks are light, and very, very leafy. As we move to the fall, the CSA becomes more abundant, and the variety increases greatly.

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.


Hubby came with me this week to get the vegetables he will use. We have so many potatoes it isn’t funny. Good thing they will keep!

Next week is the last week for the fruit share. I have apples and pears coming out of my ears! I made Apple Brown Betty this week, plan on making Pear Crisp next week. I also want to experiment with freezing those recipes (or something close). I know my countdown to Florida, and need to have all this used up welllllll before that time so I am not tossing anything.

2015 CSA Share Week 20

• Apples 20 Fresh Apple recipes
• Beets
• Butternut Squash
• Buttercup Squash
• Carrots (did not take)
• Cauliflower 25 Fantastic Cauliflower Recipes
• Delicata Squash (did not take)
• Eggplant (Japanese eggplant)
• Fennel (did not take)
• Garlic
• Kale
• Leeks
• Onions (did not take)
• Pears (took Asian pears) 20 Fresh Pear Recipes
• Peppers (did not take) 20 Farm Fresh Pepper Recipes
• Potatoes (did not take) 25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes
• Radishes
• Salad Greens (did not take)
• Salad Turnips (did not take)
• Spinach (did not take)
• Sweet Potatoes 20 Sweet Potato Recipes

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 2013-2015 CSA)
NYS Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Calendar
US Agricultural Data



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