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.


Two weeks left to our 2013 CSA Season. The harvest vegetables have been plentiful the last few weeks! Hubby made a few soups, froze some peppers and leeks, and we’ve stored the squash. I am hoping for another round of frizzled cabbage and Kale Chips myself!

I learned something new about carrots! I made a comment that these looked a “tad” different from all the other carrots this season. I was told that carrots won’t grow down through water, so all that rain we had early in the season was what made the carrots grow in corkscrew fashion! Today’s carrots were the typical straight carrots sold in stores.

I had been waiting for the eggs! Two weeks ago I was too late to buy – they had sold out, so I requested two dozen for the following week (last week). Mr. Rootdownfarms didn’t get the memo, and sold them to someone else. Mrs. Rootdownfarms was not very happy. LOL This week when I came in, she got them for me immediately! These are brown eggs from organic fed, free range chickens.

This week we took:

• Cabbage
• Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Garlic
• Kale
• Leeks
• Radicchio
• Romanesco (the green stuff – it is a cross between broccoli and cauliflower)
• Squash – delicato and buttercup

Available that we did not take:

• Beets
• Braising Greens
• Broccoli
• Celery Root
• Eggplant
• Kohlrabi
• Winter Radishes (black Spanish, watermelon and daikon).

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. Jay @craftyspices says

    We don’t currently belong to one, but I am looking into it. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Jay, check the CSAs in your area to see what you can get!

    Ann

  3. Nice haul, Ann. As for me I harvested my Swiss chard before our first frost. Somewhere around 4-5 lbs. I still have cabbages, beets and carrots in the ground, which I need to take out shortly. This year I had so much extra veggies from my garden that I ended giving away lots, so I think I could actually sell a share for next year. Only where to find a buyer! 🙂

  4. No CSA Share for me this week.. Our regular Summer Share Program ended last weekend but next weekend, Our 6 week Fall Share starts up. It will predominately be winter squashes, carrots, beets, turnips, garlic, onion, kales & other winter hardy greens. Looking forward to it.. I’ve still got some veggies in my crisper that I should probably chop up & put in the freezer.. I just havent.. mainly peppers.

    I pulled all my cherry tomatoes off the vines today.. (about 3 gallons) most are still green but will turn red over the next 6 weeks.. We went & removed all our belongings from the community garden last week so other than planting garlic, gardening season is basically over for me this year. I still need to do some clean up along one side of my house & in my little sanctuary in the back yard but it wont take much to finish that one day when its warm & dry.

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