so many better csas than this one
By: Lori Harry (Aug 10, 2009)
I did not like this CSA. The variety was lacking, the veggies were either too big (left on the vine too long) or obviously not as fresh as they could be. We got one box that was all zucchini; I mean the zucchini was so big that it took up nearly the whole box. There were tomatoes, but again, the whole box was tomatoes and they were past ripe and well on their way to rotten. The winter squash was already soft. Like the previous reviewer said, most of the food was overly dirty and damaged like there were not enough people to care for what went in the boxes. All in all, there are quite a few CSAs out there, in this area of Wisconsin, who put out a better box for the money.
Comments on this Review:
gerstelten pohl says: (Sep 25, 2009)
You can't possibly be writing your review about the same Sunny Sky CSA Farm that my wife and I have been a part of for the past eight years. Your ridiculous review has to have some underlying agenda to it. I don't know if its an attempt to undermine CSA's that you're not friendly with or if you just have a problem with this particular operation and its long history of supplying its members with abundant, varied and high quality produce week in and week out. Not only have we been members who just "pick up our produce", but for the past 5 years, we've been part of the Thursday worker group that helps harvest and put together the shares that go out to the drop spots each week. The descriptions of the bad boxes you received are completely false. It also appears your review was written before any of the produce you described was harvested this year. We take great pride in the quality, variety and abundance that is provided each week to members of Sunny Sky Farm. If any of the vegetables have an excess amount of field dirt on them, they are tenderly cleaned or sprayed, then dried before they are sent out. The harvests have been so bountiful and plentiful that in most cases, the entire share does not come close to fitting into the box. I, along with all the Sunny Sky family would invite you to come out and share our experience of providing some of Central Wisconsin's best organic produce. Then you can see first hand the care we put into each and every piece of produce.
Kimber Goodwin says: (Sep 26, 2009)
I'm quite shocked by this review because it is far from my 10 years of experience with Sunny Sky Farm. I have been involved in the past as a farm apprentice, worker share and now as a paying member for the last 4 years. The produce is abundant, fresh and delicious week after week, year after year. There is exceptional variety. Just yesterday, we received in our box the following: potatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, butternut squash (perfectly fresh and not at all soft), radishes, a beautiful head of lettuce, spinach and pineapple sage (a new herb offered at Sunny Sky Farm this season). Yes, sometimes you may end up with a large zucchini, but that is the nature of eating seasonally: sometimes you have to get creative. I actually appreciate a large zucchini or two per year for shredding and freezing for baking muffins and breads during the winter months. And as far as tomatoes, I'll never complain about having too many. They are so easy to put up for enjoying during the winter months. I'm not saying that every items is absolutely perfect all the time, that is simply unreasonable. If that is what you expect, then perhaps CSA farms are not for you. You may prefer buying at the local farmers market so you can personally choose each item. That is a perfectly fine choice. Either way, I'm a proud member of Sunny Sky Farm and highly recommend it.
Kris Pethick says: (Jan 17, 2014)
This is certainly NOT our experience with Sunny Sky Farm at all. I was a member in the past and last summer my husband and I joined again, and we cannot wait for the coming season. We were awed by the wide variety of vegetables we got every week, and they were perfectly ripe. Nothing overripe at all, everything just exquisite. Fresh, tasty & varied. We got so spoiled because now anything purchased from the store pales in comparison. Every pick up day was like Christmas, we couldn't wait to open the box and find out what treats we received! It was so fun to try new vegetables too. If you want quality product for your buck, Sunny Sky Farm is definitely the way to go!