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.
2014 CSA Share Week 3
● Bok Choy
● Broccoli Raab
● Garlic Scapes
● Head Lettuce
● Red Russian Kale
● Salad Turnips
● Various Greens – including Arugula, Tot Soi, Vitamin Greens and Tokyo Borkan
I already sauteed and froze the spinach, made a Cesar salad with the Romaine, and washed the Arugula so Hubby could snack on it. I asked Hubby to do something with all the Bok Choy we’ve accumulated the last few weeks – he’s thinking soup, I’m thinking stir fry. We shall see.
I took less of what was available this week because we haven’t been eating the lettuce. Hubby has frozen the greens and lettuce for vegetable stock, and I’m not adding to his frozen pile until he uses what he already has on hand.
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.