After so long without a CSA, it’s actually fairly difficult getting back into the swing of things – making sure that we plan meals around what we got and building in the time needed to make the CSA worth its weight. We’ve had a minor amount of spoilage over the past few weeks, but we’ve tried to make things work as best as we can. The corn went the first night, and we have an idea for something to do with the turnips, beets and potatoes (the only downside being that it requires using the oven and it’s a KAJILLION DEGREES outside, so the last place I want more heat is INSIDE my air-conditioned house).
So, here’s how things shook out for this week:
|Year 2 – Summer Week 4|
|Grocery Store Unit Price
|Grocery Store Total Item Cost|
|Mustard Greens (bunch)||1.00||$1.29||$1.29|
|Grocery Store Total Cost||$23.77|
|Year 2 Summer Week 4 Savings (Deficit)||$1.77|
All in all, it’s not a huge savings, and the odds are that we won’t have some massive shift that suddenly gets us in the black for the remainder of the CSA season. Still, that’s not the only point, so consider this only one variable in the overall equation.
Hopefully the summer CSA boxes will yield more recipes, too; guess I have some experimentation in the kitchen to get on about…