As your farmer, I am committed to helping to build our community, providing fresh and healthy food to you and being a responsible steward of the farmland and our ecosystem. The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model is an innovative way for you to receive fresh vegetables each week and be a part of the Deri Farm community. Healthy vegetables come from healthy soil. Using organic farming methods, I am not just restoring the nutrients in the soil, but improving its quality for our future.
-Justin Deri

The Deri Air

A Blog and Farmcast About a Vegetable Farm and Then Some

CSA Share 2014 – Week 10

Week 10 CSA share

Week 10 CSA share

This week I tried something a bit different.  Typically I divide up how much we harvest and then let people take set weights of particular items.  That often leads to things like “half share take: .38 pounds” which is an awkward way of taking one half of the whole share’s .75 pounds.

This week there would’ve been several vegetables that would’ve had the awkward weight.  So, instead I offered up what one shareholder on Tuesday named “The Full Plate.”  The idea being that shareholders take a total weight and get to choose the items to include in that weight.  So, the share this week was:

  • take one cabbage, then add items from the following list for a total of 9 pounds (the total weight was different on Tuesday and Friday because I had many extra items leftover on from the Thursday market): potatoes, onions, zucchini/summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplant (Friday also had a few bonus items left over from the market) – 9 pounds @ $2.50 – $22.50
  • Carrots – 1.5 pounds @ $2.50 – $3.75
  • Garlic – 1 bulb @ $1.50 each – $1.50
  • Tomtatoes (red slicers, cherries, heirloom, paste) – 2.5 pounds @ $3 – $7.50

The total value for week 10 is $35.25 and the total for the season so far is $315.25.

One Response to “CSA Share 2014 – Week 10”

  1. The Deri Air » Blog Archive » CSA Share 2014 – Week 13 Says:
    September 17th, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    […]  The number of items doesn’t seem like a lot because so many were wrapped up in the “full plate” choice.  I think most shareholders like being able to have a little more […]