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.

When I picked up our share yesterday, it was one of those perfect Western New York summer days where the temperature is 75°, it is sunny, blue skies with a few puffy clouds to break things up. The wind was light, and birds were chirping, the bees were buzzing – were they ever! I swear every sunflower I went to cut had a minimum of two honey bees in the middle! Since the day was so ideal, I decided to pick green beans as well as sunflowers. That entire bowl took me just a few minutes to gather – clearly produce is growing, and growing well in spite of the crazy weather we’ve had this year!

What we ended up with this week:

• Beets
• Carrots
• Fennel – which Hubby loves! Look for a recipe in the coming weeks!
• Green Beans
• Kale
• Radicchio
• Salad Greens
• Sunflowers

Also available that we didn’t take:

• Cabbage
• Cucumbers
• Scallions
• Swiss Chard
• Zucchini

Even without picking the flowers and the green beans this was a decent week – at least it was different than past weeks and for that I am grateful. While this CSA hasn’t been plentiful due to the weather, it has been diverse.

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 & those flowers are beautiful. We dont get flowers in ours.. I’d love to though since I buy at least 2 inexpensive bouquets a week most weeks.. If I had the space, I’d just grow my own.. I have a few things here & there but not masses of blooms like I’d like. I need a place in the country with lots of land. 😉

    Our bag last week was really great! acrossmypathtoday.blogspot.com/
    Im making chicken & veggie soup today so that I can clear some of it out of my frig.. I’ll can it too so that it wont be taking up freezer space.. Gonna be a long weekend of canning chicken broth, veggie chicken bone broth & chicken soup..

    • One of the things I was most interested in with this CSA was the flowers, Kim. This is our second bouquet, and I will keep clipping as long as they keep growing.

      Ann

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