The BEST produce around!
By: Dawn Patterson (Jun 25, 2008)
This is our third year as members of Loon Organics CSA, and we couldn't be happier! Laura and Adam have created a atmosphere of community even with many of the members picking up off farm. The produce is spectacular, and incredibly varied. Periodically, fun little things will appear in the boxes, such as freshly picked black raspberries from a friend's farm... And they cooperate with so many other local growers, Gardens of Eagan, Driftless Organics, Sunshine Harvest, and even Great Harvest Bakery, that the variety is amazing and the options are endless! They also offer "extras" like 20# boxes of tomatoes and other produce available to purchase at very reasonable prices for canning/freezing/putting-by during the course of the season. They welcome members to the farm, and allow occasional U-pick opportunities for cherry tomatoes and the like (my kids' favorite feature). The recipes in each newsletter are so helpful (as well as hints, cookbook suggestions, and more), and the best part is a full share is currently a 3/4 bushel box, rather than the usual 1/2 bushel, and if you pick up at the farm, you can supplement that from the "extras" box which always has tasty goodies (sometimes in quantity), even for the last person who picks up! You'll be hard-pressed to find a better CSA value!
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