What’s In Your CSA? Autumn Share, Week 2

When you make eating local a priority, and if you decide to join a CSA, you might start to wonder ( or at least I did) what is showing up in shares around this great country of ours. So I began to use the 21st century tool of the internet to see if I could find other bloggers tracking and sharing about their shares. And you know what? With a little time and persistance, I was able to begin to satisfy my curiosity.

But let’s start with what was in our CSA share this week.

This is our second week of the Autumn share. We have moved to the mini-share, so that is what is pictured above.

What did we get?  Lots of fall greens – bok choy, tatsoi. Purple-icious eggplants. A last bouquet of basil to make pesto with. A couple of radishes. Pole beans.  Tomatoes. A beautiful clipping of thyme.

But what do we find if we travel across this great country of ours?

In Maine, a bit more northerly and westerly than we are, and stop by the living local experiment, you see turnips and cheese and brussel sprouts, and a beautiful squash!

In New England, CrunchyMetroMom, there is some overlap with ours – tomatoes – and we see garlic and butternut squash (which we had last week), but they also have corn and apples (which we purchase at the market, but is not part of our share), and honey!

In New York City, With a Fork and a Knife are feasting on peppers and celery and rainbow chard and apples and pears…

Or, if you live in Jersey, you can order a winter CSA of frozen summer veggies.

And Colorado’s not so different from the East Coast – squash, tomatoes – but still seeing peppers and cucumber.

In California, you can still get watermelon in your share!

But in Kentucky, the folks at Jockey Full of Bourbon are saying goodbye to their CSA for the season.

And I’m not sure where Cooking Cacophony hails from, but I love that their CSA includes all the fixings for pizza!!

What variety – and how fun to see how unique every CSA delivery is!

Readers, please do add your experiences, and let me know what you love (and maybe don’t love as much) about your CSA!


7 Comments to “What’s In Your CSA? Autumn Share, Week 2”

  1. To be even more geographically specific for you, my share is for the Providence, RI area (I live in SE Mass but work in RI). 🙂

  2. Interesting post! Cooking cacophony is from Cleveland, Ohio! We have an awesome CSA which is actually going to continue through the winter- Freshforkmarket.com. I love the variety as it includes some kind of local meat each week.

    • Thanks for reading and for sharing your location! Your CSA sounds very cool. I love ours, but the idea of participating in a CSA with local meat each week is something I’d be quite tempted to do.

  3. Our fall/winter CSA is monthly rather than weekly– here is our first month: http://greenishmonkeys.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/fall-winter-csa-month-1/
    We get more next weekend, which I’m looking forward to. 🙂 We get just veggies through our CSA, but have a local food share through a store for eggs, cheese, and meat.

  4. Great post – loved seeing what everyone else gets. Funny thing is that ours is fairly similar here – lettuce, greens, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, corn, sweet potatoes and radishes. But our fruit is a little different – pineapple, bananas, lilikoi, avocado and watermelon. The fruits are what really varies from month to month, the rest is fairly consistent. Totally jealous of the regular potatoes and carrots. We have local versions of both here, but they are rare and expensive.

    • Ah, but the different fruit is SO different! When we lived in Bolivia, we had an avocado tree in our front yard. There is nothing like waking up in the morning and picking an avocado for breakfast!

      I’m intrigued that the basic veggies are the same – and had no idea that regular potatoes and carrots are hard to find in Hawaii. It’s a good day when you learn something new.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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