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.
I liked this week’s share. We got Asian Pears which are awesome! There were a ton of apples and plums, so I took a bunch too. I am glad apples keep, because we are going to have a lot of them by the time the CSA ends later this month.
I am bugging Hubby to make some soups this weekend with all the CSA veges including broccoli cheese, and potato leek soup! Yum! Hubby wants to freeze for later, so we shall see who wins this argument (I suspect a compromise).
I have already cleaned, deveined and sauteed the spinach and it is in bags in the freezer. I like spinach omelets, and so bag the spinach for that use. The tomatoes are finished for the season. I don’t think I froze enough tomatoes to get Hubby through to next year, but we shall see. Too late to worry about it now!
2014 CSA Share Week 18
• Asian Pears*
• 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.