Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What's in a CSA share?

Here is a sample of the first five weeks of our CSA share with Garden Treasures (I didn't take a picture of week one).  We have an economy share (the medium size - $28.50 a box for 15 weeks) with a fruit share (19.50 a box for 12 weeks).  I paid for the season ahead of time with our tax return, so picking up from the farmer's market on Sundays feels more like going in for free food.  I am posting this primarily for our own records to help us determine if this is our best value for the dollar, but I thought it might be helpful to visualize for anyone wondering about Community Shared Agriculture, which I have written about previously.  The only produce we are supplementing from the grocery store right now are bananas, onions, and potatoes.  To find local CSA near you, see Local Harvest.

Peaches, Apricots, Raspberries, Cherries, Garden Salad Mix,
Kohlrabi, Oregano, Zucchini and Crookneck squash,
Shelling Peas, Cabbage, Kale (8 items harvest, 3 items fruit)

Spring Salad Mix, Kale, Cabbage, Shelling Peas, Raspberries,
Fennel,  Radish, Basil, Onions, Carrots, Corn (11 items)

Three varieties of Cherry including Sour!, Apricots (4 items)

Turnips, Salad Mix, Carrots, Kale, Onions, Strawberries,
Cilantro, Collard Greens, Kohlrabi (9 items)

Broccoli, Zucchini, Dinosaur Kale, Radish, Onions,
Turnips, Cilantro, Garlic Scapes, Salad Mix (9 items)

If I recall correctly, week one had Garlic Scapes, 
Collard Greens, Turnips, Onions, Salad, Strawberries, 
Radishes, Kale, and Cilantro (9 items)

I'll compile another report after week 10.

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