Based on our experience with a multitude of wonderful local
food enthusiasts we've developed some indicators to predict
whether you'll enjoy being a part of the farm.
You cook or want to cook more. The real treat of having fresh,
organic food is the flavor, color, texture and freshness. Taking the time
to prepare and eat it (or chop it, roast it, freeze it for winter) - especially
with family and friends - is important. If you currently do not cook a lot,
you may seemed overwhelmed with the amount of vegetables you
receive. We've had members join to force themselves to cook more and
eat differently. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for a member to
not renew because they could not use or preserve all the vegetables
You are open to seasonal and local eating. We grow a variety of
crops. As the season progresses, one crop comes into being, while
another fades away. Although we keep track of members' preferences
and devote crop space accordingly, some crops just do better (or
worse) depending on temperatures, rainfall, and natural insect and
disease populations. For example, some years when temperatures are
lower than average, we might be able to deliver lettuce and spinach
twice as often as a 'hot' year. Warmer seasons we have a lot of summer
squash and very little spinach. One year, we had very few beets, but a
lot of late cucumbers. Each year is different. The important thing to keep
in mind is your willingness to eat what naturally does well according to
the environment and time of the year.
CSA - Is Small Potatoes CSA For Me?