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.


Hubby and I went to the CSA together, which meant he was the one doing the choosing. We took Max, so he ran him around the green space while I went into the fields and picked purple, yellow and green beans! Hubby also picked a number of small delicata squash (our favorite squash!) which will be single serving size for us. Inside the bag is salad greens. There are 4-7 different types of salad greens each week, and we can pick and choose what we like. Hubby says that even if we don’t eat them, they add a very nice flavor to his No Sodium Vegetable Stock.

I wasn’t sure if we were out of eggs or not, so I decided to be safe rather than sorry and picked up another dozen of the free range, brown, organic feed eggs for $5.

This week we took:

• Beans, purple, yellow and green
• Carrots
• Celery
• Chard
• Delicata squash
• Lettuce
• Onions
• Peppers, sweet and hot
• Salad greens

Available that we did not take:

• Beets
• Collards
• Eggplant
• Fennel
• Kale
• Kohlrabi
• Okra
• Radishes
• Zucchini and yellow squash

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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Comments

  1. Looks great!! Thats a beautiful bag! I’ve got a question.. Are you permitted to take some of all or a certain pound or bag limit? Could you have taken all that you took in addition to the stuff that you didnt take? Did that make sense? I love fresh beans.. green, yellow or purple.. it matters not to me.. Im not fond of Blue Lake variety but other than that.. Yum!! One of my top favorites in the veggie kingdom.

    I went & picked up my girlfriend Cheryl and we went & got our veggies.. I got 5 tomatoes, 6 peaches, a small head of celery, 2 bunches of rhubarb thanks to a gal who was picking up the same time I was who wanted to trade something. I traded 2 good sized kohlrabi with her. I got a good sized bag of green beans, 1 yellow & 1 red onion, a pint of mixed cherry tomatoes, red fingerling potatoes, a bag of Italian hot peppers, a small zucchini, blackberries, carrots, radishes, and one red bell pepper.. I think I got everything.. We didnt get lettuce.. shocking! 😉 Its ok by me! 😛 It was a decent bag.. Still loving it!

    • The beans I picked. I “think” there may be a limit, but I have no idea. Unless we are allowed an entire bag, I couldn’t take one of everything – I think there is too much for only 2/3 of a bag.

      I would have soooooo traded kohlrabi for rhubarb, Kim! That was a nice deal for you.

      Ann

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