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.
This is it for our CSA adventures until at least 2017. We are definitely taking next year off. We have too many plans for next summer, and a CSA would just be a waste of money.
As I mentioned last week, I was considering not picking up this week knowing it would be a smaller share. However, Max had his teeth cleaned and a small growth removed at the vet, and the CSA was basically on the way, so I figured, wth!
I only picked up what would last. While we made great strides using up the fruits and vegetables we had in the house the last two weeks, I am now on countdown to Christmas-mode, Hubby is in hunting-mode, and we just aren’t cooking much. Ironically, I have been baking! Gotta use that fruit. One thing that came out extremely well was using Pear in this Apple Brown Betty recipe. Hubby loved it. I used the oats for the topping, and dabbed a bit extra butter on the top and wow was it ever good!!
I picked up Russet and purple potatoes! Those purple potatoes are cool, and sweeter than a regular potato.
2015 CSA Share Week 22
This is only what I took:
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.