Monday, June 20, 2011

Excited for fruits and veggies

After many months or looking at and reviewing local CSA, I have signed up for CSA delivery from Full Circle. I selected Full Circle because of the flexibility of ordering and the ability to cancel or stop your order for one week if you are going to be out of town.

I pick up my first box at a local pick up, about 2 miles from my house on Wednesday and I can't wait. I looked up my order and this is what I am getting in my first box. My favorite part is if I don't like something in my box, I can sub something else at no charge. For example this week it said 1 bunch of beets. After looking online at what beets are and and how you would cook with them I decided to sub carrots in there place.

Celery, Organic - 1 each
Carrots, Organic - 1 bunch
Spinach, Organic - 1 bunch
Yellow Onions, Organic - 2 each
Avocados, Organic - 1 each
Green Beans, Organic - 0.75 pound
Mixed Baby Lettuce Heads, Organic - 3 each
Lacinato Kale, Organic - 1 bunch
Cameo Apples, Organic - 3 each
Nectarines, Organic - 4 each
Pluots, Organic - 3 each
Peaches, Organic - 4 each

I wish our state had more better priced farmers markets or fruit stands like I see in other states. It is really hard to support locally in this economy. I will take a photo of my box when I get it on Wednesday - I am excited.

Do you support local farmers markets or use a CSA? If you do how do you like it? Do you fell it is reasonably priced for what you get in return?

5 comments:

  1. So, I'm so uncool that I am not worthy of being a reader of your blog. What does CSA mean? I get the gist, but I just didn't know what it was - I've seen it in other blogs. Ohhh, I'm sooo unworty of being a follower and reader. I apologize!

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  2. LOL - all followers are worthy - CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

    Basically a get a box of fruits and veggies weekly from local and semi local farms.

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  3. That is so cool..I wonder if they have something like that here. there are farmers markets here but not big like I hear about in other places. We do go to them but not nearly as much as we should be.

    Have you gotten the books yet??

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  4. @ Annette - no book yet, could be in my mail at home now. :)

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  5. I have been getting an organic box of fruits and veggies for a while too about 2 years ago. What I liked about it was that I got veggies that I hardly ever used (we couldn't switch). I stopped with it because I had to drive to a store to get it and could only go there on 1 particular day. But I've been looking at it again a few weeks ago since there's a store close by work where I can pick it up too. I haven't decided yet however.

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