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 didn’t each much of last week’s CSA – well except some of the salad greens and the soy beans. When I went in this week, it was to get either get produce we use regularly, or something new. They had delicata squash again – our favorite! but the ones we got last time didn’t taste all that great and had too little meat in them. They were so small, they didn’t make for a good squash. This week’s delicata were even smaller, so I passed.

They had two different types of potatoes – a red and a Yukon gold, so I immediately took my 4# in Yukon gold! Those are some good potatoes. I also grabbed Hubby some leeks and it looks like potato-leek soup is on the menu soon!

I took three cabbage hoping Hubby will get out the mandoline. We have three other cabbage in the fridge, and the six should make for an excellent batch of frizzled cabbage!

They had apples and pears this week, and yeah I know pesticides are bad for you, and apples and pears are part of the dirty dozen, but man after seeing those available that weren’t sprayed, weeeelllllllll I’ll just make sure I wash what I get from a roadside stand very well. Wow were they spotty! I doubt they’d have lasted the night.

All-in-all I liked this week’s haul just because it is so useable for us!

This week we took:

• Broccoli
• Kale
• Leeks
• Napa Cabbage (OMG this makes the BEST frizzled cabbage!)
• Onions (red)
• Peppers (hot and sweet)
• Pumpkin
• Red Cabbage
• Yukon Gold Potatoes

Available that we did not take:

• Apples (heirloom)
• Beets
• Carrots
• Celery
• Chard
• Collards
• Eggplant
• Kohlrabi
• Pears
• Radicchio
• 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. I like to boil cabbage wedges in some jarred (generic) pickling spice.
    W/ a little dab of melted butter, or not, your preference…. It makes a nice low cal side accompaniment for any meal (like pork chops or grilled sausage).
    I stole the idea from my St Patrick’s Day standard of corned beef ‘n cabbage.

    Don’t overcook the cabbage tho! If it has a sulfur smell, you overcooked it, it’s garbage. Start over and boil for shorter time.

    • Wait a sec. Green cabbage? from you CSA?
      What a rip!
      Please tell me it’s gourmet, fancy, organic green cabbage grown by faeries who imbued it with Magical properties….
      …and not that same ordinary green cabbage that goes for 30 cents/lb.

  2. What is frizzled cabbage? Never heard of it..
    I had to jump up early & go get our CSA share on Saturday morning.. We were meeting M’honey’s daughter & ther S/O for a trip out to Geauga County (Amish country) and to a Pumpkin Festival.
    The Share was decent and the day was a great one!

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