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
● Peaches* (donut)
● Peppers, sweet and hot*
● Plums (European, Ozark)
* 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.