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.
Next week is our last CSA share of the season. We have so many fruits and vegetables in the house, garage and two refrigerators that I told Hubby I was not picking up next week if it isn’t convenient (Max has a teeth cleaning scheduled). Hubby was not pleased with that declaration, so I told him he could go by himself. LOL This week may be it for us.
As I stated a few weeks ago, we will not be returning to this CSA. There are a lot of reasons including value and the parking lot situation. Hubby is also hoping we move next year. I wanted to plan a cross country driving trip for next summer too, although Hubby would rather we just go up to Maine for a few weeks. All in all, it doesn’t make sense for us to continue with this CSA with our lives being in (possible) flux next summer.
2015 CSA Share Week 21
• Apples 20 Fresh Apple recipes
• Butternut Squash
• Buttercup Squash (did not take)
• Carrots (did not take)
• Cauliflower (did not take) 25 Fantastic Cauliflower Recipes
• Delicata Squash (did not take)
• Eggplant (did not take)
• Fennel (did not take)
• Pears 20 Fresh Pear Recipes
• Peppers (did not take) 20 Farm Fresh Pepper Recipes
• Potatoes (did not take) 25 Scrumptious Real Potato Recipes
• Sweet Potatoes 20 Sweet Potato Recipes
• Winter Radishes
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.