Snead’s Farm CSA total produce value so far: $274

People join CSAs for a lot of reasons. Supporting local agriculture, ensuring access to fresh and high-quality produce, exposing kids to lessons about where their food comes from and eating seasonally are a few of them. But just like everything else, it should be a good value. So, using retail prices for the items included in your box each week, we’ve added up the value of the weekly boxes, and will track this value through the summer. We’ll let you know when Snead’s Farm CSA members “break even” on their investment for the season. Here’s a look at the retail value of past weeks’ boxes:

5/1/2013
1 dozen eggs – $5
1 20$ gift card –  $20
5 pounds asparagus –  $20
4 pounds sweet potatoes – $3
2 bunches of swiss chard – $6
2 bunches of onions – $3
2 bunches of radishes – $4
total  – $61

5/8/2013
1/2 dozen eggs – $2.50
1 30$ gift card – $30
5 pounds of asparagus – $20
4 quarts of strawberries – $20
2 cucumbers – $2
$74.50

5/15/2013
1/2 dozen eggs – $2.5
4 quarts of strawberries – $20
1 head green lettuce – $2
1 head red lettuce – $2
2 heads romaine – $4
1 bunch of onions $1.5
1 bunch of swiss chard – $3
2 bunches of bok choy  – $4
$39

5/22/2013
1/2 dozen eggs – $2.5
2 swiss chard  $6
2 head green lettuce  $4
4 kohlrabi $4
2 cucumbers $2
4 garlic scapes $4
2 pounds asparagus $10
2 pints sugar peas $5
2 quarts strawberries $10
$47.50

5/29/2013
1 dozen eggs $5
10 pints sugar snap peas $25
2 quarts of strawberries $10
2 bunches of beets $6
2 whole garlic plants $6
$52

That brings the total value of produce you’ve picked up so far to $274. We’ll keep a running total and let you know when you break even on your share.

 

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