Very pleased - high quality, good variety
By: Kate Betene (Mar 9, 2012)
Last year was our first year with Harmony Valley's CSA (we tried to sign up the previous year but they were sold out by the time we got around to it in late spring!) and we are looking forward to another year of delicious, fresh, healthy produce. I love that their growing season is so much longer than many CSAs, so we get to enjoy it for longer.
One of the things I like the best about Harmony Valley is their flexibility. My husband and I signed up for their flex box plan, where we can choose which weeks we would like to get boxes. In general, a box every 2 weeks works perfectly for us, but I love being able to plan around any summer vacations. They also have a great option to do a monthly debit so the cost of the boxes is spread out over the course of the year.
This year, I am especially looking forward to the early spring veggies - last year I tasted ramps for the first time thanks to Harmony Valley and can't wait for them again this year! I also appreciated that we got to try out some new veggies that I probably wouldn't have bought in the store, but more than that, we got lots and lots of high quality staples in every box. It was fun to discover different varieties of potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and many more veggies than they typically sell in the grocery store.
The newsletters that come with each box are very well done. You get a bit of news from the farm or news on the local and organic food movement in the country, as well as some tasty and simple recipes. And like someone else mentioned, it is really helpful that they provide a description of each veggie and how to store it and tips for using it so you know exactly what's in the box.
We also attended Strawberry Days on the farm, which was a great time to meet the staff on the farm, see where our food comes from, and of course, eat lots of fantastic strawberries.
Overall, we are very pleased and have recommended HVF to several of our friends. We are looking forward to another growing season with HVF.
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