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.
The heavy rain a few weeks ago has hurt the corn and tomato crops. Apparently blueberries were pretty poor in the area this year too. I decided not to grab the corn this week. I just couldn’t get on board with buggy-non-sprayed corn, and we never ate what we got the last 2 weeks. I figure I’d leave it for someone who with actually use it.
Squash starts next week. It is over 85° out and muggy, so that squash is ready rather startling to me! I always think of squash as a cool weather crop for early and lat season harvest. Since it was so warm, and I took Max with me, I decided not to do u-pick. It has been weeks since I went to the u-pick, and I sometimes lament not utilizing the best part of this CSA.
2015 CSA Share Week 13
• Bok Choy
• Broccolini (did not take)
• Chard (did not take)
• Corn (did not take)
• Kale (did not take)
• Peaches 20 Fresh Peach Recipes
• Peppers 20 Farm Fresh Pepper Recipes
• Plums 20 Fresh Plums Recipes
• Potatoes 25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes
• Summer Squash (did not take) 20 Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipes
• Tomatoes 20 Fresh Tomato Recipes
• Zucchini (did not take) 20 Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipes
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.