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.
More fall harvest!
The u-pick is closed for the season. That made picking up yesterday quick, easy and painless. If it was like that all the time, we wouldn’t be stopping next year.
The Asian pears really are an economic home run! There is no way I’d pay for them in the store, but I am oh so willing to grab them at the CSA. I also grabbed some Bartlett pears, and we were allowed 4 honeycrisp apples. We have apples coming out of our ears around here, and the last thing I needed was more. LOL
2015 CSA Share Week 18
● Apples (honey crisp) 20 Fresh Apple recipes
● Broccoli (did not take) 20 Fresh Broccoli recipes
● Carrots (did not take)
● Chard (did not take)
● Delicata Squash
● 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
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.