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.
Mr. Max came to the CSA with me this week, so I decided not to u-pick. They only had beans, flowers and herbs available, and I didn’t really need any of those. I harvested a lot of beans from my backyard garden this past weekend (made oven roasted green beans!) I have a lot more to harvest this week, so giving Max a ride was more important than u-picking to me this week.
On the farm blog it was listed we were receiving blueberries and cherries (the cherries surprised me). When I got there, it was a choice of 3# cherries or 1.5# cherries and 1.5# plums. I went with all cherries. They have been fantastic this year. If you are local, the cherries were from Singer Farms on Rt 18… go get some while you still can!
2015 CSA Share Week 7
• Beets (did not take)
• Chard (did not take)
• Collards (did not take)
• Escarole (did not take)
• Garlic Scapes (did not take)
• Patty Pan Squash (did not take)
• Plums (did not take)
• Potatoes (did not take)
• Salad Greens
• 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.