By: John Aa (Dec 27, 2010)
We joined this CSA in 2010, and were very disappointed with our experience. We received very few vegetables, even during the Fall, and were treated rudely by the proprietors. The vegetables we did receive were often poor quality. The fruit share was quite good. Wayward Seed claimed to have suffered from very poor weather, but other local farmers seemed to do fine. We have since signed up for a Winter CSA with a different local farm, and are getting more produce from them in the Winter then we did from Wayward seed in the Summer.
Comments on this Review:
Jaime Moore says: (Jan 12, 2011)
John--first, let me say that we are so sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your service and your CSA share. We pride ourselves on our level of service, and we encourage our members to let us know when they feel something isn't quite up to par. So, thank you for telling us--but admittedly, we are saddened that we didn't know sooner, considering you were so unhappy. Between the heat and the cold, the flood and the drought, our fields just didn't get what they needed. We planted and replanted with little success. In five years, this was our most difficult by far. (And in turn the same can be said for our members.) It was a test of our faith in organic method agriculture, to say the least, but we believe providing a trusted product in the end is worth the effort. We've been diligently planning for 2011 over the past six weeks--more so than any previous year. We've reviewed our crops, the planting schedule, equipment, markets, staffing--we've reviewed and debated every detail and we're getting closer to what we believe will be the plan for a successful season for Wayward Seed and its CSA members. Whether it's our farm or any other, in the end, we want to see our members enjoy a personal relationship with the men and women that are growing their food. Here's to 2011!
Marie Nichols says: (Feb 25, 2011)
The growing season for 2010 was very difficult. Between the wet May and June, then a bone-dry July through September, it's a wonder anyone was able to grow much of anything. Don't give up, Wayward Farm!