Know What You Are Getting
By: Susannah (Jan 13, 2009)
I found out about CSAs a little over a year ago and signed up for the waiting list for Clear Spring Farm. The folks were very friendly and called me to sign up for 2008, but I was disappointed with the overall experience. My main complaint is that the list of produce on their website is deceiving. I am a fruit lover and was looking forward to fresh berries, peaches, etc. After receiving weeks and weeks of lettuce, kale, peppers, and other vegetables, I finally asked when I could expect to see some fruit in my bag. It was explained to me that the only produce included in the share was produce grown at Clear Spring. Many of the items they sell are actually from neighboring farms. I was also somewhat disappointed in the quality of the vegetables I received. They were often covered in significant dirt or mud, and they never seemed to be of choice quality.
Comments on this Review:
terry kromer says: (Jan 14, 2009)
Hi Susannah, we certainly were sorry to hear that you were not happy with your experience with our CSA. We have learned that in the 4 seasons that we have done CSA that CSA is not for everyone. We thought that we had made it known to everyone that the CSA here at Clear Spring Farm was a vegetable and herb share. As for the quality of the produce, this produce is farm grown with no chemicals added. We are a family farm not a commercial grower. Hope that you can find the type of program that you need. May I add that we are now signing up 2009 members that have been with us since our first season in spring of 2005.