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
• Bitter Gourd
• Peaches (yellow, donut)
• Peppers, sweet and hot*
• Plums* (European, Ozark)
• Various Greens* (not shown, only took a bit)
* took for share
Do you belong to a CSA? If so, what type? How much? Do you find it as worthwhile as I do?
• 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.