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Summer CSA Week Six

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Week Six from Sandy Spring. Another huge haul. Too big for the picture again.

Here is the official list at pick up.

I swapped the green cabbage. I am using most of last week’s to make sauerkraut, and some for cole slaw with the lovely carrots we got this week. I picked a second bag of these precious sweeties. I ended up with a dozen miniature white cucumbers. This variety is very sweet. We loved them last year. This year I am making sweet pickles with them.

The carrots and onions were gorgeous. Who knew you could get excited over vegetables?

And, this green oak leaf lettuce. Yum! I was eating it while rinsing and spinning it. It is such a great tasting lettuce.

Now, the dandelion greens and kale. I need to get creative this week. Might be steaming and freezing to use in soups this winter. As for the analysis.

Kale $2.50. Chard $3 for this size. Three pounds potatoes $4.50. A dozen cukes $6 at 2/$1 the going price at the market last week, and these are more exotic. Carrots $2. Onions $3. Dandelion greens $2. Lettuces $3 each for these two varieties. Scallions $2. Zucchini $3. These prices reflect organic pricing, and not the cheapest prices for veggies found that aren’t organic. Total for the twelve items, $34. Running total for six weeks. $48.65 ahead of what we pay for the CSA.

On a closing note, as I drove down through Dayton on the way to pick up in Columbia, I spied the bunny by the old general store and post office. He sums it up perfectly.


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

7 responses »

  1. it looks like your CSA has a lot more to offer than ours… carrots sound awesome!

  2. Those cucumbers looks amazing! I have never seen those before. Now I will be on the lookout.

    Thanks for linking up 🙂

  3. Love that you do a price compare. I know what you mean about the lettuce. Mine was gone within hours of getting it home this week too. So fresh and yum.

  4. That is a huge haul! And, wow, I’m liking those cucumbers. I’m hoping for lemon cucumbers sometime this summer. They are my favorite.

  5. Wow, looks like a great haul. Maybe I’m shelted, but I’ve never seen white cucumbers before. Look interesting- do they have a different flavor??


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