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 week I took a share with the idea we wouldn’t use much of it during the week. We are going to be pretty busy next week, and dinner will be pretty on the fly. I decided to process everything immediately, and did quite well except for the bok choy and the cabbage. It is up to Hubby to make these yummy dishes during the week: Bok Choy and Snow Peas Sauté and Frizzled Cabbage Recipe
I did a quick blanching on the broccoli and cauliflower and they are saved for a later date. Hubby and his food saver! If you have vegetables to freeze, take a look at the Ultimate Guide To Freezing Vegetables!
The cucumbers were made into Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe.
The romaine is gone (salad for dinner), and the scallions and cherries are cleaned and in the refrigerator.
All in all a pretty good week!
2015 CSA Share Week 5
● Beets (did not take)
● Bok Choy
● Collards (did not take)
● Fennel (did not take)
● Garlic Scapes (did not take)
● Head Lettuce (did not take)
● Kale (did not take)
● Radishes (did not take)
● Romaine Lettuce
● Salad Greens
● Salad Turnips (did not take)
● Summer Squash (did not take)
● Zucchini (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.