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.
The CSA is winding down, and all our vegetable offerings are now fall vegetables. That’s ok, I like cauliflower and broccoli!!
They has quince as a choice for the fruit share, so I picked up a few. Now off to google to figure out what to do with them!
The paperwork for 2015 should be coming out soon. Hubby and I are researching other area CSAs this weekend. My reasons for staying with this one still include the pick-up day (Thursdays just work for us), and the fruit share. If they changed either, we’d look for another CSA or head back to Porter Farms (the best organic CSA value in the country if you ask me!). So, we have some research to do this week so we can make an informed decision on our 2015 CSA… well, other than knowing we definitely want to be part of one!
2014 CSA Share Week 19
• Acorn Squash
• 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.