Highland Orchards’ Spring CSA – Week 1

I just picked up my first 1/2 share of the season from Highland Orchards.  The share included: bok choy, potatoes, onions, broccoli, apples, sprouts, cauliflower and an herb (Rosemary?).  I’m not sure yet which herb it is but I’ll let you know when I find out. Below are pictures of all the items in the share so you can get an idea of what types of vegetables / fruits you’ll find in a spring share.

I paid $165 for a 12 week share so that breaks down to $13.75 per week.  I priced out the above online at Shop Rite to compare how much I would have paid.  A few notes:
1 – I could not find fresh rosemary so I had to substitute it with prepackaged rosemary
2 – Most of the items excluding the Apples were priced at the non-organic price.  They would most likely cost the same or a bit more depending on sale prices.

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One of the best parts of signing up for the CSA is that you get to try vegetables / fruits you might not normally try.  I’m going to try to make something with the bok choy this week and will let you know how it goes.  If anyone has ever made anything tasty with Bok Choy, I’d be interested in hearing about it.

Update: The herb was dill which is selling for $0.79 per unit (whatever that means).  We got a ton so I’m guessing it would be at least 2 units which changes the price to $12.90. As I mentioned above it is $12.90 not factoring in how much all of these items would have costed if they were organic.  I’m going to try to write another post showing how we used the veggies / herbs.  This might force me to use more.

Share Items / Usage
Bean Sprouts (Sunday) – We used the sprouts on our tuna sandwiches
Onion (1 of 2) (Sunday) – We put in a chili we are making for dinner tonight
Dill + Potatoes (Monday) – We made garlic dill potatoes with all the potatoes and part of the dill
Onion (2 of 2) (Tuesday) – We used in Chicken Enchilladas
Apples (Sunday – Monday) – We used as a snack