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.
Looking at the photo, you can tell this is autumn harvest time in New York State! The cauliflower, broccoli and pumpkin are definitely fall veggie season!
Hubby juiced our apples and pears last week, and oh my was that juice good! The apples alone were a bit tart (like pucker your lips tart), but the addition of the pears made that juice just delicious. He came home with some apples from his land the other day, and promised more, so I expect juicing in our future.
I was glad to see the Asian pears. I will miss them next year as we are not returning to this CSA. Asian pears are pricey in the store, and while delicious aren’t worth the upcharge over regular pears, except as a special treat.
It was confirmed that we will get the full 22 weeks. Final pick-up is November 5th. Five more weeks to go!
2015 CSA Share Week 17
● Acorn Squash (did not take)
● Apples (Gala) 20 Fresh Apple recipes
● Bok Choy
● Broccoli 20 Fresh Broccoli recipes
● Chard (did not take)
● Fennel (did not take)
● Pears (Asian and Bartlett) 20 Fresh Pear Recipes
● Peppers 20 Farm Fresh Pepper Recipes
● Plums (did not take) 20 Fresh Plums Recipes
● Potatoes (did not take) 25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes
● Radishes (did not take)
● Salad Greens (did not take)
● Salad Turnips (did not take)
● Spaghetti Squash (did not take)
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.