We’re down to the final weeks for our CSA. This week’s share included potatoes, delicata squash, radishes, green beans (and a couple “red noodle” purple yard-long beans) spinach, garlic, onions, peppers, lettuce, celeriac, two tiny eggplant, and a head of broccoli. I’ll bring my parents a squash (as well as some onions and maybe some spinach) this weekend. I’ve already blanched and frozen the broccoli. I still have the celeriac from last week (or was it the week before?), so if I don’t get around to using them next week, I’ll freeze those as well and use for soup down the road.
Our last regular pickup is on the 28, and there is a “bonus” pickup on November 22nd. I imagine that is extra root vegetables, but I’m not sure. In this week’s newsletter we learned that the farm needs to increase prices next year. That didn’t really surprise me, but the extra $100 would make the weekly shares cost-prohibitive for us. I don’t really want to split a share (2.5 radishes? 1/2 a garlic bulb? LOL…). But lucky for us, there will be a new option for next year: a bi-weekly share for $325-ish. We were thrilled to read that because I think it will work out great for us. As you’ve seen, the shares are quite big and almost always lasted us more than a week. I froze a lot and gave some produce to family members, too. It will also cost us less than we paid this year for the weekly distribution, so that is great too. I really like eating local food and supporting local farmers, and organic is certainly nice too so I’d hate to have to give it up. Hopefully they’ll have sign-up information soon.