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.

Our winter share csa sign-up came out last week. I don’t think Hubby pulled the trigger, and it is now sold out. I am not heartbroken though; we won’t be here for two of the three pick-ups, and we’d basically be buying for my sister. She can buy her own CSA share. 😉 My fear is Hubby will go out and do another 1000# squash buy though. My head can’t handle that this year.

This week we didn’t really need anything. Hubby spent last weekend foodsavering a lot of the CSA veges we had in the refrigerator, and we still have garlic, onions and squash to use from prior weeks. Sooooo I went to pick-up myself this week (well, Max went along for the ride) and stood there and looked and looked before making my decision. I took a lot of potatoes because those we will use, and one of the choices were Yukon Gold which are excellent! I also know what time to pick-up now that school is back in session: 3pm. The kids haven’t been picked up nor are they off the bus yet, so the CSA is pretty empty! YAY!

This week we took:

• Bok Choy
• Broccolini
• Celery
• Onions (red and white)
• Peppers (hot and sweet)
• Potatoes (ref and white)
• Radicchio
• Radishes

Available that we did not take:

• Beans
• Beets
• Chard
• Collards
• Eggplant
• Fennel
• Kale
• Kohlrabi
• Salad Greens

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. 1000# huh.. Sounds pretty ambitious to me.. 😉

    I picked up my CSA this morning… it was nice as always… havent got it up on my blog yet but probably will later today or tomorrow.. I also ordered 40# of onions, 20# of tomatoes , & 2 pints of ground cherries.
    I plan on making a lot of French Onion Soup & can it.. and I think I’ll just can most of the tomatoes whole or crushed. I am going to make another small pot of tomato soup for the pantry too.
    Whats left of the onions will store in the basement just fine. Im not sure what I’ll do with the ground cherries but I imagine I’ll make a jam of some sort. I’ve never had them & really wanted to try em.

    I need to go a veggie cleaning out session & get a lot of the veggies that are in my frig into my freezer, can, or dehydrate. I’ve been slacking the last few weeks. Ours also announced they were getting ready to announce the winter session but havent yet. I’ll be here so I’ll sign up, as usual.

    • He ended up basically selling off 500-600#s at cost. We had squash coming out our ears that winter.

      We went to a farmer’s market today, and although everything looked so beautiful, I just didn’t want to deal with processing. Maybe I’ll get ambitious the next week or two, otherwise I’ll be SOL this year.


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