Monday, June 15, 2009

csa week 1

the long awaited first csa pickup! sadly, i couldn't actually pick the bounty up myself due to a prior engagement but lucky for me, i have willing friends who are happy to be paid in strawberries. so, without further adieu, CSA WEEK NUMERO UNO!

1. the bounty
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 large leeks
  • 1 small head red lettuce
  • 1 bunch pea shoots
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 bunch radishes (french breakfast and easter egg)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 quarts strawberries
  • 2 stalks rhubarb
2. cost analysis (comparison costs courtesy of freshdirect):

  • asparagus: $4.99/bunch (organic)
  • leeks: $3.99/bunch (organic)
  • red lettuce: $2.99 (organic)
  • pea shoots: unavailable
  • arugula: $1.49/bunch (organic not available)
  • radishes (french breakfast and easter egg): $0.99/bunch (organic not available)
  • cilantro $1.99 (organic)
= $18.44 (assuming $2/pea shoots)
actual csa cost per week = $22

  • strawberries: $3.50/quart (organic)
  • rhubarb: $3.99/ 3 stalks (organic not available)
actual csa cost per week = $11.67

so i came out a little short this week but the weather around here has been cold, rainy, and not spring like at all. it seems the season is just off to a late start. what did i do with all of this yummy produce? stay tuned. i'll post recipes of what i made in the upcoming days. don't see a recipe for a particular veggie or fruit? chances are it didn't make it to an actual formal dish and i just had to eat it plain.