Our share of Colorado State University’s community shared agriculture plan is providing us with an increasing cornucopia of organic vegetables and flowers. We get varieties you never see in the store, like Cosmic Purple Carrots. The colors alone are a feast.
2 responses to “Veggies”
$425 / 22 weeks… hmm… ~$20 / week on veggies.. hmmm….
i guess the upshot is i would eat more the EXPENSIVE vegs, lie bell pepper. but you’d be hardpressed to eat $20 worth of carrots / week. i eat 2 / day and that’s like … a penny a carrot.
the upshot is, i heard that purple carrots taste better and are better for you.
We’re splitting a share with another couple, so that halves the price. For a wide variety of organic veggies every week it doesn’t seem bad. There’s always going to be cheaper, mass-produced veggies available if you’re willing to eat the pesticides they put on them. The CSA also sort of connects you with the growing process too – if there’s good rain you get more, better veggies, and if there’s a heat wave or hail your share suffers with the crop…