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Sunday, June 22, 2008

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Week #1

This weeks CSA included about 4 lbs of each:

Red and Green Lettuce: great for fresh salads and sandwiches
Tat Soy: Good in a stir fry
Mizuna: Used for adding flavor to salads
Arugula: Great in a salad, and my husband found a recipe for Arugula Pesto Sauce, I can't wait to try it.
Radishes: Great in salads or just eating by themselves.

Luckily our friends Tressa and Steve are splitting our full share with us, otherwise we would be giving away a lot of produce. Pictured is the full share, half of which went to our friends. The total cost per week for each of us, averages out to $11, not bad for an abundance of freshly picked naturally grown produce.


Jennifer said...

So about $22 for 20 lbs. of fresh produce? Wow! I'll say that's not bad! My CSA hasn't started yet, but based on the sign-up information, I can expect only a pound each of three to five items in my share. Yours is a steal!

Em said...

The CSA's around here fill up really quickly, so it's hard to get into one. I hope we'll be able to do it next year though. It seems like a lot of money up-front, but portioned out it's not bad at all! It looks like yours is quite productive!

Molly said...

I signed up for a CSA because of this blog and I love it. Thanks for spreading the word!

marisa said...

Em, sorry yours filled up so quickly, but like you said, there is always next year.

Molly, you will have to send us a picture of the bounty you receive.