This is the diary of our 2015 CSA share. The cost of our full share is $545 for 22 weeks, from June through 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! The first few weeks are light, and very, very leafy. As we move to the fall, the CSA becomes more abundant, and the variety increases greatly.
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 can’t believe it is CSA-time already! The first 6 months of 2015 have been crazy for the Ann’s Entitled Life household. In addition to our time at our condo, planning and going on our trip to Europe, Hubby got home from Vegas last night. His mother is has been ill for a month, and does not seem to be improving. As soon as Hubby got over the cold he had (and so sweetly gave me), he hopped on a plane to go visit her for a few days.
I am hoping his mom improves, and things settle down. Max has one more (we think) chemo treatment, and I am hoping that is the most excitement we have the rest of this year!
Now on to the topic at hand…
The beginning CSA shares in WNY are rather leafy. I’ll start to twitch my nose like a rabbit in a few weeks! Green, green, green and more green is the order of CSA business for the next few weeks. Things will start to diversity fairly quickly, but the first few weeks will be lettuce heavy.
2015 CSA Share Week 1
I paid $2 for the rhubarb. Hubby wanted to locate some this year (I still haven’t convinced him to plant any), and I figured, “Why not!?”
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.