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CSA WINTER SHARE INFO: What it is about, what might come

Here is how my winter CSA Share is supposed to work, according to the newsletter announcement:

WINTER “VEGETABLE” SHARE
20+lb share each delivery
$28 per delivery
5 deliveries
$140 TOTAL PRICE

1 – Week of December 15th
2 – Week of January 5th
3 – Week of January 26th
4 – Week of February 16th
5 – Week of March 9th

Contents of share may include:
Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes (white & yellow varieties), Carrots, Red Beets, Celery Root, Rutabaga, Watermelon Radish. First share may include: Cabbage, Kale, Leeks (depending on the weather– no guarantees on this!)

I also signed up for a Mixed Apple Share ($21.25 total for 3 lbs per delivery) and 2 Cider Shares ($20 total for 1/2 gallon per delivery). It came out to a little over $200 for December through March organic fruit/vegetable/cider delivery. All I will have to get from the market will be greens and onions, as I see it. (I have a boatload of dehydrated tomatoes from the summer tomato share.) Oh, but I have already finished 1 of the cider bottles. Yum!

I got the job of “coordinator” (or whatever they are calling it) of the Winter Share Distribution, which is at a local community center. Yea!!! One of the interesting things about the job is that I have to count people and children, so that the center can get funding. Good! Probably more than half of the members come in bearing children. Some come with three or four. Good numbers!




11/08/07 CSA SHARE: What I actually got

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Here’s the breakdown of prediction vs reality… i.e.,

1 head…… Red Boston Lettuce
1 bunch……Chioggia Beets
1 bunch……Broccoli Raab…………. 1 head Radiccio
1 bunch……Round Carrots…………normal carrots
1 bunch……Scallions
1 bunch…..Cilantro
1 bunch…..Daikon Radish
1 bunch…..Rutabagas…..???……..2 big turnip-y things
2 lbs………Potatoes

Not bad…. the potatoes will go to the potato latke experiment .. I will look up radiccio and rutabagas, and write about them and give recipes for these “new-to-me” vegetables later tonight.