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Do you belong to a CSA?

I do. I renewed my subscription to Spiral Path Farms, our local organic CSA, last week.

I first learned about CSAs last summer, and Joe and I decided to subscribe just days after. We had several reasons for subscribing, most notably that we would get fresher, nicer produce for less than we could buy it at the grocery store.

Each and every Wednesday from July 2 to Thanksgiving, we picked up a box of fresh organic vegetables. We ate and fed our baby fresh, juicy tomatoes picked only days earlier, the sweetest sweet corn we'd ever experienced, and chunks of a wonderfully tender and juicy eggplant. We also ate fresh cabbage, onions, lettuce, spinach, green beans, broccoli, potatoes, peas, and sqaush.

We never found a single food that we disliked.

Our toddler adores fresh vegetables. I think it is largely because she has eaten such perfect versions of them. These aren't the cardboard varieties that reach our grocery store after a thousand mile trek across continents, but rather flavorful and delicious varieties that were grown less than sixty miles from our home.

We ate vegetables, we canned vegetables, we froze vegetables. We're still enjoying a few of them. They're still delicious.

As long as Spiral Path Farms is delivering remotely close to our little town, we'll be subscribing to their farm. It works for us.

Don't forget to stop back on Thursday for Grace's Kitchen!

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21 thoughts on “Do you belong to a CSA?”

  1. Thanks for the tip. I need to look into our local farmers produce. There is a farmer’s market. But, I need to look into this, the organic approach.
    Thanks Tara. Have a great rest of our week and Happy Easter. Grace and I are traveling to see my family(which includes Lana). Chris will join us this weekend. It will be fun. Probably won’t do too much blog surfing and commenting, though.

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  2. Thanks for the tip. I need to look into our local farmers produce. There is a farmer’s market. But, I need to look into this, the organic approach.
    Thanks Tara. Have a great rest of our week and Happy Easter. Grace and I are traveling to see my family(which includes Lana). Chris will join us this weekend. It will be fun. Probably won’t do too much blog surfing and commenting, though.

    [email protected]’s last blog post..Works for Me Wednesday…. book sale at the Library

  3. I loved it when I was part of our CSA. I loved the fresh fruit and vegetables and I loved that I could try something that I would not have normally purchased. I ended up giving it up though because we are moving house soon but will definitely be looking into it again

    * TONYA *’s last blog post..WEEKLY WINNERS

  4. I did research last year, and there wasn’t a CSA even remotely close to us. We do have a few local markets that have fresh fruits and veggies and we go there a lot. I’m gonna check into whether there might be a CSA this year! I know I would love it!

    Heather @ Not a DIY Life’s last blog post..WW – My Girl

  5. I did research last year, and there wasn’t a CSA even remotely close to us. We do have a few local markets that have fresh fruits and veggies and we go there a lot. I’m gonna check into whether there might be a CSA this year! I know I would love it!

    Heather @ Not a DIY Life’s last blog post..WW – My Girl

  6. I loved it when I was part of our CSA. I loved the fresh fruit and vegetables and I loved that I could try something that I would not have normally purchased. I ended up giving it up though because we are moving house soon but will definitely be looking into it again

    * TONYA *’s last blog post..WEEKLY WINNERS

  7. I’ve been trying to find one around here but the nearest one’s delivery point is an hour away. I’m hoping someone at the nearby farmer’s market will start one or someone will decide to use that market as a delivery point.

    [email protected]&Mayhem’s last blog post..Mayhem sayings

  8. Hi there. I found your blog on Technorati. We have done the CSA thing for the last 2 years and absolutely loved it. I have 3 kids (7, 5, and3) and it is really amazing what they will eat. We have expanded our garden a lot this year and are going to try to grow our own and supplement with farmers markets.

    I am enjoying looking around your site!

    ali
    http://www.motivatedmama.net

  9. Hi there. I found your blog on Technorati. We have done the CSA thing for the last 2 years and absolutely loved it. I have 3 kids (7, 5, and3) and it is really amazing what they will eat. We have expanded our garden a lot this year and are going to try to grow our own and supplement with farmers markets.

    I am enjoying looking around your site!

    ali
    http://www.motivatedmama.net

  10. I had never heard of this until this morning when I was watching Emeril Green and they had a farmer explaining the CSA and Emeril was teaching his guest how to cook some different things with the veggies. Now I come here and see you talking about it – isn’t that strange how those things happen? I’m going to do some research and see if I can find a CSA around us.

    Robyns Online World’s last blog post..Acts of Kindness

  11. I had never heard of this until this morning when I was watching Emeril Green and they had a farmer explaining the CSA and Emeril was teaching his guest how to cook some different things with the veggies. Now I come here and see you talking about it – isn’t that strange how those things happen? I’m going to do some research and see if I can find a CSA around us.

    Robyns Online World’s last blog post..Acts of Kindness

  12. I remember when you posted about this a couple of years ago! We renewed our subscription this year too. Love it! (But the tomatoes I grow in my yard are even better :P)

  13. I remember when you posted about this a couple of years ago! We renewed our subscription this year too. Love it! (But the tomatoes I grow in my yard are even better :P)

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