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 17
● 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.