Let’s talk CSA. Are you a member? All I know is that every other Tuesday, when I wake up in the morning, it’s like Christmas. There’s a box on my doorstep filled with a plethora of mystery goodies and I’m giddy like a 15-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber concert. Actually not gonna lie, I would be giddy at a Biebs concert. WHO WOULDN’T? So it’s Tuesday morning and here’s what I’m thinking: What will be inside the box this time? What recipes will I make with it? How many items can I properly identify? Kyle, will you go outside and get the box this time because my feet are cold?
It’s all so exciting! I love my CSA program because they deliver it to me in the middle of the night. I don’t have to go to anywhere to pick it up. Some may call that lazy, others may call it genius. Either way, I’m getting a box o’ veggies & fruit every other week and it’s changing my life. Here’s why:
+ The veggies/fruit are all organic and from local farms.
+ The produce is always seasonal. Right now, I’m getting lots of squash, apples, and greens.
+ It’s fairly cheap. I pay $25 for a small mixed box (that includes delivery) and it comes every other week. I easily spend that much on produce every week so ehhh not too bad?
+ It’s a LOT of stuff for 2 people. We pretty much gorge ourselves (Kyle and I) on healthy foods for the week that we get it. We’re talking veggie-centric meals every night and then a fruit cobbler for dessert. On the weeks we don’t get the box, I’m not going to tell you the crap we eat but it may rhyme with braft lacaroni & schmeese.
+ It really pushes me to try new foods and new recipes, which I love! For example, there is an acorn squash in the box I got this week and I can’t wait to make this with it.
My CSA program is called Farm Fresh to You and I have nothing but praise for them. If you’re in the LA or Southern California area, I would highly recommend. DO IT.
BRB, going to eat 5 pears.
I’ve actually been thinking about joining our local CSA. They even let you know what’s in the box ahead of time and give you the option to order other items to come in your box. The one thing holding me back is that pick up is on Saturday mornings and we go out of town a lot on weekends. I think it’d be fun to get random varieties of produce that I’d have to come up with recipes for.
I’ve always wanted to join the local CSA but it’s pick-up only and they also require you to volunteer (which is cool except it’s on a weekday and I’m trying to be an adult with a full-time job so it’s not quite feasible). Maybe I’ll look into the local one near my boyfriend’s place in Brooklyn…fresh vegs and fruits at my doorstep: that’s all I ever wanted…
Love this! I need to get myself a CSA one of these days. Teach me your ways? xoxo
We use Farm Fresh to You as well! Love it.
Great post! I think we need to try it too.
My roommate just got her first box, and it does seem like a lot of veggies for one person to finish! Perhaps I will ask if she needs some help and I can chip in! Looks like a great system though!
Also, farm fresh to you has a groupon out right now! Although the LA ones are sold out already 🙁
So awesome about the Groupon, Linna!
When we lived in WA state, we had a farm about a mile or so from our house. Our CSA membership also allowed us to pick stuff: pumpkins in the fall, fresh flowers, fun stuff from the kids garden and GREENS in the winter. OMG, I miss the greens so much…collards, mustard, kale…OH MY!