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.
Wow, this photo does not do the share justice. I walked out with a GIANT bag of rabbit-food, and carrying another bag of the stuff too! There wasn’t many choices (expected), but where there was available was in abundance! 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.
One thing I did immediately this week was clean everything. We had guests for dinner, so made a Cesar salad, and we have a get together this weekend, so more salad will be served! Hubby says he will make a broccoli-cheese soup, but if not, it will become a dipping vegetable Sunday.
2015 CSA Share Week 2
● Bok Choy
● Broccoli Raab (did not take)
● Head Lettuce
● Romaine Lettuce
● Salad Greens
● Salad Turnips
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.