Earlier this month I posted about the topic of CSAs and last week our first boxes came in. For those of you who didn’t participate, here’s a look at what came in the large box I picked up:
(Anna went with the small box, so hopefully in the comments she can tell you what items were different for her delivery.)
Everything seemed to be good quality and most of the items were so freshly picked that they still had some dirt from the field on them. The bounty was enough to completely fill two grocery bags and all the veggies came with their greens attached. (Many of which can also be used for cooking.)
My initial impression is that the price was a little high compared to what was received, coming out to almost twice what I’d pay at the farmer’s market. While I understand the concept of the CSA is to help support the farmer, at the farmer’s market I believe they pay booth rentals fees in addition to gas for transport, so you’d think that would be the more expensive of the two. I did see on the CSA blog that our participation was a sudden spike in their membership, so perhaps that caused the pickings to be spread out among more people and the next week will be better. I’m waiting until the next delivery before I make a final decision, but thankfully we have a few different CSAs in the area to choose from!
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