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?


  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!

  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.

  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??

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

  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.