Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TA-DA! DRUMROLL - PLEASE! Our veggies are now 50% off - officially

Sadly I found out today, that the last pick-up for the season will be on November 8th, which is only 3 weeks away - but all good things must come to an end. For the last week I thought it might be a good idea to do a grand-total of all things picked, and the money saved and all that. Of course at the end of the season it is also the time to think of next year and with so many CSAs now having to establish waiting lists - the sooner you put down that deposit the better! I think I have proven here that a CSA a is well worth the money - especially since the 20th pick-up holds a bit of a surprise. We have now picked up $1762.20 worth of produce - so, we can truly say we have gotten our veggies 50% off - since we only paid $860 for them back in February. Not bad!

4 heads lettuce $6.76
4 roots rutabaga $4.00
1 pound kale $1.86
1 pound broccoli $1.50

1 pound cauliflower $1.50
3 pounds peppers $5.52
2 pounds eggplant $3.00
2 butternut squash $4.00
2 pounds hot peppers $6.00
1 handful raspberries $2.29
1 bunch flowers $5.00
pick your own green beans - 10 pounds - $19.90
pick your own basil - for pesto - hard to price - $5.00
1 bunch dill $1.99
1 bunch parsley flat $1.99
1 bunch parsley curly $1.99
1 bunch sage $1.99
1 bunch thyme $1.99
1 bunch cilantro $1.99

Total: $78.27
The season’s total so far was $1684.20, if we add this pick-up we have a grand total of $1762.47! Grand indeed, especially if you take into consideration that we paid $860 for our $1762 worth of veggies! The power of the CSA - and a true reward for doing something good for the local economy!


earthmother said...

You've sold me!

I have really enjoyed and appreciated these postings, Moni. I don't know how many people I've told to check them out too.

I am so excited to support and participate in a CSA next spring.

moni said...

Hi earthmother!
Love the name!
I have to say it took my by surprise too - I just wanted to know if one would break even joining a CSA - I guess we have proven that! It was a good year - I don't know if it was a phenomenal one yet - I will actually do an interview with our farmer Jes - once the season is over to get a "behind the scenes" look. Also, I am working on a tallying up of the season, because I think it would be really cool to see that we went through: 80 pounds of green beans or 100 pounds of tomatoes - I guess that is my kind of cool - I have outed myself as a Veggie Nerd! Anyway - I am glad you enjoy the posts - keep telling people! Where is your CSA? I would love if you kept me posted about your experience with your CSA!