How many people does a Black Kettle Farm CSA share feed?
That is without a doubt the most frequent of the "frequently asked questions", that and, "do you have a tractor?"
The tractor question is easy. Yes, two.
The amount of people a share feeds is a tough one. It really depends on how often you cook at home and now committed you are to "eating within the box", i.e. sticking to eating local and with the season and with the abundance that the farm provides, waiting for tomatoes, having salad more often then not, looking up recipes for kohlrabi and the like.
Some couples power through their share and are more then ready for the fresh harvest when the week is up to meet the needs of their kale addiction. Other families work through their produce, cooking when they can, but also eating out and consistently having meat in their diets. Members of the Black Kettle Farm crew easily eat 3 shares a week each. No exaggeration, we love, love, love our veggies!
Greens at every meal and at least a pound of carrots a day!
Each member could answer this question differently. Only you know how much chard and how many cukes you can consume.
So check it out! The proof is in the produce!
See below each and every harvest of the 2012 growing season. That is the true story of the Black Kettle abundance.
Every season is different, and certainly no guarantees for what the summer of 2013 holds, but this gives a great idea of what is to come.
As always, CSA members contribute $500 and receive 10% more in value in produce, it's the BKF collaborative way!
Here's to hefty harvests to come!
To become a member of the farm and secure a CSA share for the coming season, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Weekly CSA Shares:
Week Three: 2 heads lettuce, 2 bunches greens, 1 bunch salad turnips, 1 bunch herbs, Summer Squash, Garlic Scapes
Week Four: 2 heads lettuce, 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch chard, Purple kohlrabi, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Garlic Scapes
Week Five: 1 head lettuce, salad mix, 1 bunch collards, 1 bunch french radishes, purple kohlrabi, summer squash, cucumbers, basil
Week Six: 1 head lettuce, salad mix, 1 bunch kale, cippolini onions, summer squash, cucumbers, asian eggplant, 2 bunches herbs
Week Seven: 1 head lettuce, 1 bunch asian greens, 1 bunch carrots, new red potatoes, 1 bunch dill, cippolini onions, summer squash, cucumbers, sweet peppers, hot wax peppers
Week Eight: 1 head lettuce, 1 bunch asian greens, 1 bunch greens, 1 bunch carrots, green beans, ails craig onions, summer squash, cucumbers, sweet peppers, eggplant, 2 bunches herbs
Week Nine: 1 head lettuce, 1 bunch chard, 1 bunch carrots, green beans, onions, cucumbers, hot wax peppers, eggplant, new potatoes, 1 bunch herbs, tomatoes
Week Ten: 1 bunch chard, 1 bunch kale, green beans, 1 pound cippolini onions, hungarian hot wax peppers, sweet peppers, new potatoes, 2 bunches herbs, garlic, tomatoes
Week Eleven : 1 bunch kale, 1 head lettuce, hot peppers, sweet peppers, broccoli, eggplant, garlic, watermelon, sweet onions, tomatoes
Week Twelve : 1 bunch kale, hot peppers, sweet peppers, broccoli, carrots, savoy cabbage, sweet onions, tomatoes
Week Thirteen : 1 bunch kale, broccoli, cabbage, hot peppers, sweet peppers, carrots, sweet onions, tomatoes, garlic
Week Fourteen : 2 bunches greens, cabbage, sweet peppers, hot peppers, carrots, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic
Week Fifteen : 2 bunches greens, salad mix, potatoes, sweet peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes
Week Sixteen : 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch carrots, mixed fall roots, cabbage, sweet peppers, hot peppers, red onions, shallots, garlic
Week Seventeen : 1 bunch kale, 1/2 pound arugula, 2 pounds onions, 1 pound mixed fall roots. 1 bunch radishes, 1 stalk brussels sprouts
Week Eighteen : baby lettuce mix, red cabbage, 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch radishes, 2 stalks brussels sprouts, red onion, garlic
Week Nineteen : baby greens mix, 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch hakeri turnips, red cabbage, brussels sprouts, onions, garlic, dried sage