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Old 06-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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CSA - Community Supported Agriculture - You buy shares in a farm, and get a box of produce every week. Your box will vary depending on what's in season.
For more information, go to http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

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I just received sugar snap peas, green beans, cucumbers, summer squash, greens, red head lettuce, a huge bundle of rosemary, and gooseberries! Everything is organic


I know some of you do this, what did you get?
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:37 PM   #2
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Nuthin! (Seriously, my CSA switched to dryland farming methods last year, making the growing season really late , more or less the end of June through the beginning of November. I am anxiously waiting for my first box, but it is interesting to hear what other people are getting, depending on where they are. It sounds like you got a lovely box. I love gooseberries!
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Wednesday is our CSA "veggie day" as well. It makes the middle of the week more exciting!

Today our box contained:

Celery
Carrots
Snow Peas
Baby Red Onions
A Very Small Broccoflower
Cauliflower
Zucchini
Green Leaf Lettuce
Red Leaf Lettuce
Butter Lettuce
Savoy Cabbage
Strawberries

Everything in ours is organic too.
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Thanks for reminding me , I used to get this when I lived in another community and could not locate it when I moved I remember we just called it SHARE, I checked on CSA after seeing your post , there is a pick up location less than a mile from me.Thanks!
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Is $500/year about average?
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Is $500/year about average?

I see ours is $400 for a growing season of June-September. Ouch...Years ago we belonged to one in Colorado. I thought we paid $300...
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Thanks for reminding me , I used to get this when I lived in another community and could not locate it when I moved I remember we just called it SHARE, I checked on CSA after seeing your post , there is a pick up location less than a mile from me.Thanks!
Where I live, there was a program called "SHARE" which was a discounted food program but not a farm support program.
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Is $500/year about average?

Ours is $672 for the entire growing season, April through December. It's actually less than I was spending at the farmer's market here anyway. We eat A LOT of veggies.
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Suzanne, being that you are another old maid like me, do you find this cost effective? I am worried about getting too much or things I cannot stand and having it spoil.
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soulbliss, I think you are right about SHARE ,you had to agree to do volunteer work and it was $14 a week.This quite a while ago. I realize CSA is not the same , but the benefits are similar.
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LindaT I see you are in San Jose,too, well, I am actually in Saratoga. I live alone and would punch anybody's lights out if that called me an old maid.I haven't started CSA yet but I will share with someone what I cannot use.
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-black rasberries
-green beans
-broccoli
-squash
-more squash
-yet more squash
-zucchini
-cucumber
-white onion
-yellow onion
-tomato
-lettuce

Oh, almost forgot about the eggs!
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LindaT I see you are in San Jose,too, well, I am actually in Saratoga. I live alone and would punch anybody's lights out if that called me an old maid.I haven't started CSA yet but I will share with someone what I cannot use.
hehehe Suzanne cannot reach me all the way here!
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onions
chives
scallions
lettuce (2 kinds)
chard
strawberries
heirloom broccoli
purple potatoes
carrots
radishes
garlic scapes
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Just saw this topic today! Thursday is my pickup day so I'll post an update in a couple of days! I absolutely love doing the CSA thing! You eat differently with a CSA that is for sure!
I have got to tell you all that I had a beet left over from the previous week. I had seen Rachael Ray on TV at a friend's house - making crab cakes using potatoes as a binder. I thought it sounded good and I got some fresh crab meat. I used the purple potatoes, since that is what was in the bag - and the beet with it (as well as onions, garlic scapes, spices) and I had the most brilliantly bright purple crab cakes!!!! Really - they were wonderful!!
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:03 AM   #15
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My mom and I thought about going in on a CSA share, splitting the box, but we didn't get to it this year. They're an awesome program! We did SHARE a while back too, and that's a good program. Back then it was called Fair Share.

I'm envious now!
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