Our CSA Share

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Our CSA Share

This is the diary of our CSA share this year. The cost of a full share is $545 for 22 weeks (this CSA offers a winter share) which will bring us to the last week in 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! Usually I feel I don’t get my money’s worth the first few weeks (which will be predominantly lettuces), but the fall bags more than make up for that.

We had quite a bit of rain earlier this week. I am not sure if that made for a smaller share this week or what. Hubby came with me, and he chose the bag. We were out of onions, so that was easy, the eggplant was so large as to be useful, and Hubby wanted hot peppers for some dish. We were told that the further from green, the hotter the hot pepper. And, for a sweet pepper the hotter from green, the sweeter the pepper.

This week we took:

• Bok Choy
• Eggplant
• Onions
• Peppers, sweet and hot
• Radishes (French breakfast)
• Salad Greens
• Tomatoes

Also available that we didn’t take:

• Beans
• Beets
• Carrots
• Celery
• Fennel
• Kale
• Squash
• Watermelon

Do you belong to a CSA? If so, what type? How much? Do you find it as worthwhile as I do?

Past CSA Shares
Find a CSA
Porter Farms CSA (we belonged for years)
Rootdown Farm CSA (our 2013 CSA)
NYS Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Calendar
US Agricultural Data

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  1. You’ve got a gorgeous share there.. Ours was loaded this week.. it was 30#. Even the small share I picked up for my girlfriend was pretty heavy.. There were small watermelons in them which helped weigh it down but still.. there was still a lot of produce in this weeks bag..

    We got grape tomatoes, blackberries, 8 ears of corn, 4 slicing tomatoes, 2 slicing onions, 2 yellow bell peppers, a nice size bag of green beans, a bag of Italian hot peppers and a bag of Italian sweet peppers, 2 green bell peppers, 3 small beets, a bag of fingerling red potatoes, a bunch of bunching onions, a small watermelon, an eggplant, red leaf lettuce and a head of romaine lettuce..

    Have you guys ever made Didi’s Sausage Eggplant Manicotti? It is to die for.. and Im a self affirmed Eggplant hater.. You should try it. Its amazing!

    • He made eggplant Parmesan, Kim. I too am an eggplant-hater, so Hubby went for what he likes. Hubby is deciding what else to make today with our share. To top it off I have so much fruit right now it isn’t funny. I have a pear crisp in the oven, and probably will make a few more to freeze. One of his buddies is giving us a bushel when they are ready at the end of the month, so I need to use what we have before we get more. We also have blueberries, peaches and raspberries, and the blackberry bush needs to be harvested! I foresee some freezing.

      Your share sounds wonderful! I wanted to take a watermelon, then Hubby pointed out to me we still have cantaloupe in the fridge from the last two weeks we never ate. *sigh* Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach (ok, that happens a lot actually),


  2. Well cantaloupe and watermelon are two different things.. I’d have taken it, Im afraid. 😉 The cantaloupe is probably done for anyways. 😉
    My eye are ALWAYS bigger than my stomach.. so I totally understand that one!

    Im bogged down pretty good right now too with fruit & veggies. too. I’ve got lots of blackberries that I hvent eaten so I think I’ll toss them in the freezer for another day.. I’ve got last weeks watermelon and this weeks watermelon.. thankfully they’re both somewhat small.. I bought grapes at the store a few days ago.. they looked soo good.. and we went out to M’honey’s niece’s house yesterday and picked up 64# of pears.. I’ve got about 1/5th of them peeled & sliced and I’ll make preserves this evening when we get back home from a wedding..

    Im going to be doing some canning/freezing/dehydrating after Labor Day.. Time to get it all put up.

    • I think I am right there with you, Kim. If I don’t use it, I will lose it, and I hate the thought of that. Hubby dragged out a peach and raspberry cobbler from years ago, so I will make one to eat and one to freeze. Thank goodness Hubby is going over to Sonny-boy’s tomorrow. I’ll have him drop off stuff there and at my grandfather’s house … and maybe my parent’s house too. I wonder when I should tell Hubby he is gonna be my mule tomorrow?


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