This was the final week for the CSA. It has been really wonderful to receive produce every single week that was organic, local and delicious. I have to admit, however, that after a while, figuring out what to do with the kale became more than just a fun game. Of course, it was entirely up to me how much kale I picked up every week, but sometimes it was just easier to grab a bunch of greens than to weigh and calculate how much each pound of onions was worth.
Regardless, seeing as though this was our first year doing it, I think it went well and we enjoyed it enough to want to do it again next year. Apparently, there were quite a few CSAs in our area that had to cut out early, resulting in a great loss to their supporters, but ours did not and for that, I can't complain. Our CSA was also very flexible; in addition to picking up whatever we wanted each week, we could go to any location and day of the week to grab our "box". I don't know of any other CSAs that allowed their supporters to do that.
So, here it is, in all its glory: one last purple kale, some carrots, potatoes, onions, hummus, and freshly milled flours.
Goodbye, CSA. See you next year...