The nature of the CSA, what does it stand for? Community Supported Agriculture and when you reverse it you have an Agricultural Supported Community! This means a closer connection between you and your food and the farmers who work to produce it. It means having a face to put behind your meal, and teaching your children that food comes from soil and toil not the grocery store, via who knows where. Being in a CSA means eating locally with the seasons and at the whims of Mother Nature. We tickle her with our hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
In the beginning expect the boxes to be easy to carry containing mostly scrumptious salad fixings of spring and early summer. By August and September you will need to remember to bend at the knees when lifting your CSA box and check your drop site for bulk boxes of Veggies that just would not fit (like sweet corn, winter squash, and melons ( they will be labeled with instructions on how many to take).
If you are flexible and adventurous with the time to prepare many different vegetables and online casino find new recipes, we think you will enjoy cooking from your CSA box.
Be realistic do you have the time and energy to cook and try new things? If you are a family of picky eaters or if you eat out more than in CSA may not be for you, unless you are trying a lifestyle change. If your expectations are for a constant supply of just the right amount of your favorite veggies you may be disappointed.
CSA is a season long commitment. Will you be able to pickup your share each week during your pickup window? If you are unable to pickup your share you must make alternate arrangements ahead of time. You can instruct someone to pickup your box for you, you can ask the farm not to make a box for you that week, or you can ask your site host to hold your box for a later pickup.
As a CSA member you share in the bounty and the risks associated with farming. CSA membership allows you to complete the circle between you, your food, the farm your food is grown on, and the people who work to produce the harvest! Who's Your Farmer?