Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:28 PM
All in all, are CSAs worth it? And does anyone know the Bloomfield CSA?
Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:52 PM
i heard about this last fall and am also curious. How much does this one cost?
Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:59 AM
It is kinda pricey - not certain it is worth it.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:55 AM
Last year, I belonged to another CSA but switched this year because of this one is closer and more convenient. Right now, we have had only two weeks of pickups, and today is the third. The produce has been nice although not as plentiful as it will be as we get further into the growing season.
The thing that I most enjoy is the fact that I am forced to be introduced to items that I have never had before. Last year, I had garlic scapes for the first time. They are wonderful and couldn't wait to get them this year. This early on, we have a lot of greens - plain and attached to radishes, beets, and turnips. Salad lettuces and broccoli are also nice right now. The herbs are nice and the peas have been fantastic.
The other nice thing about being a member of a CSA is that there are other things that are available. Every two weeks we can order eggs and/or chickens from Havenwood Farms which are delivered to our pick up spot. We also had an opportunity purchase flats of blueberries. Our farmer from Star Brite also offers fruit shares which he doesn't grow, but he delivers.
All in all, I enjoy the CSA experience. It's nice to eat local food that is in season.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:08 AM
I'm not certain how long I can be a member. There is so much food, even tho I share with someone. I'm not happy with the fruit so far, but the veggies have been pretty good.
I love the idea, but cannot keep it up if I end up wasting the food. I keep looking for new recipes to cook all of it, but when you're cooking for one, it's hard to come up with recipes that are suitable.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:01 AM
"Civilization means food and literature all round." -Aldous Huxley
Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:56 PM
I have more veggies and fruits than I know what to do with, but it's an interesting experience!