Food for foodies
By: Megan Jones (Mar 3, 2010)
I have been a member of Laura's CSA for the past 3 seasons. I initially joined because I love to cook, love good food, and was intrigued by the challenge of cooking veggies that I wouldn't think to buy at the store. My husband and I quickly became very spoiled by the wonderful produce and the first off season we experienced was torture- there is just no going back to store bought veggies after you eat fresh for almost half the year!! And I never would've guessed that I would start craving things like kale, swiss chard and beets!
In addition to the veggies being top notch in quality, we found that the quantity of veggies in the share each week was phenomenal- you really get a big bang for your buck. As the other reviewer said, I do NOT buy veggies during the season, save the occasional purchase at the farmer's market. And although my husband and I eat a lot of produce and Laura bases the share on how much a family can eat in a week, I still found that I could squirrel away some frozen, dried and canned veggies and herbs now and then to enjoy a delicious treat in winter.
And if delicious food at a cheap price wasn't enough for you, as a special bonus of being a part of Abbe Hills Farm CSA you know you are contributing to conscientious farming business. Laura is aware of the needs of the community and donates her "extras" to local food banks and shelters. She also takes great steps to be environmentally friendly in her farming methods and readily gives tours and talks for people of all ages on her practices. And of course- it's a lot of fun to be a CSA member, too! Farm tours, outdoor movies, playing with kittens and seeing chickens- what more could you ask for??
My husband and I are very satisfied customers and are drooling for the next season to start!
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