Recently I've been very disappointed with my local supermarket's produce selection and began searching for local farmers' markets to visit. Instead, I found an interesting program here in North Atlanta called a CSA - Community Supported Agriculture program. Basically they visit local farms and choose seasonal produce, package it and once a week you come to the drop off point to pick it up. There are different size bags but the regular one this week offers:
Pluots 3 CT, Raspberries 1 CT, Cantaloupe 1 CT, Blueberries 1 CT Broccoli 1 CT, Carrots Rainbow or Patty Pan Squash 1 CT, Lettuce Redleaf 1 CT, Avocados 1 CT, Green Chard 1 CT, Pepper: Orange, Red or Yellow 1-2 CT for $29.99 (with the option of up to 2 substitutions).
It seems like a great deal and the produce has been getting rave reviews, but my biggest concern is planning your meals that week around the produce instead of planning the produce around your meals. If that makes any sense.
Does anyone use such a program? Do you find planning menus to be difficult?
Added side note...I have no idea what a pluot even is O.O