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.

This week there was a big sign that the squash crop took a beating with all the rain, and the zucchini and yellow summer squash was limited. They weather prediction is sun for the next week, and these poor farmers can really use it!

The peas apparently liked the rain though, because we were each allowed two quarts! That’s a lot of peas. We liked what we received so much last week though, that I took all shell peas.

This week we had a choice of:

• Cucumbers
• Garlic Scapes (to be used as garlic, scallions, or onions)
• Kale
• Kohlrabi
• Napa Cabbage
• Peas
• Scallions
• Various Salad Greens
• Yellow Summer Squash
• Zucchini

Since Hubby didn’t pick up with me, I got what I would eat plus a lot of scallions for him to cook with – hint hint! He hasn’t been cooking much, but I have an idea in my head for dinner tomorrow including Kohlrabi chips and grilled zucchini. Now let’s see if I can pull it off. Hubby’s off to another auction, and that may mean he’s very late to home, and that may not happen until Sunday.

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 had a great “SCA” pick up this AM from my garden. Summer Squash, Zucchini, Swiss chard, onions, tomators 🙂 carrot cucumbers, egg plant, herbs, hot peppers and even three large potators! Per your advise, Ann I froze two gallon size zip log bags of Summer Squash, Zucchini.

    • LOL Sounds like your garden is really producing, Tatiana!

      I think I am going to drag Hubby for a ride tomorrow. He had a 10# (and 50#) sour cherry gallon (pitted) ad somewhere, and I know that the produce just 10 miles from us is doing ok. They’ve had rains, but not the floods we did. We finally replaced the garage refrigerator, so now we have some room.

      Ann

  2. Skirnir Hamilton says

    We had our first CSA incident. Monday was our CSA pickup day and my hubby and son picked up. The lady there told him it was a Galia Melon and that it wasn’t quite ripe and to set it out on the counter overnight. Any idea what awaited us the next morning? Liquid all over the floor and counter with a very soft exploded melon. Apparently they have had this happen in the field some, hence picking before they were ripe. Caused by all the rains I guess. May be a tad nervous the next time we get another melon from our CSA!

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