Friday, August 19, 2011

CSA co-op Farm Fun!

Down in the valley lies a CSA farm. Many of the locals go on their assigned pick up day with canvas bags and woven baskets to gather their share of fruits, veggies and herbs.
You could also opt to buy shares of eggs,bread, salad
(washed and bagged) and flowers.

The season began in March and goes through the end of October.  We just joined from August-October.
Our fee was pro rated and we can make it in 3 payments.

Last Friday it was just Noah and I (hubby joined us as we were getting done)
I ran out of camera space so I only got a few pics. I plan to take more today when we go!

Here is a list of what we got on week # 1!

We bought the sample share......

.75# green beans
3 cucumbers
1# broccoli
1 fennel bulb
5 green onions
1 bundle of greens (kale,Swiss chard or collards)
1 pint of cherry tomatoes (u-pick)
1 pint of raspberries
1 pint of blueberries

We were also allowed to pick fresh herbs!

I got:


We payed $18.00 for the share.

For $5.00 a week I added a large bag of washed mixed salad greens
For $2.90 a week I added u-pick flowers. (I can get 15 stems)

I can't wait to see what there is waiting for us today down at the farm!
What we get changes from week to week!
I did a good job eating all we had!
I made a real effort to make sure we ate ALL of what we had picked up last week.
The sample share ($18.00) is only 1/3 smaller than the basic share ($29.00)......we did good.
There was plenty for us. My kiddos though there are 6 of them did not eat to much.

Heres to a great weekend and healthy eats!

Peace and Love,

1 comment:

  1. What a blessing to have this CSA farm in your area and the produce looks fantastic and great value too. I would also be choosing the pick your own flowers option!


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