Crazy cheap for Organic produce!
By: Christopher South (Mar 27, 2012)
I believe that this is the best choice for the ann arbor area. I like calling all the farms and asking them important questions about quality. Certified organic doesn't always mean good quality.
Here is the info i received while talking with Carpenter's: - Certified organic - does not use green manure withing 6 months of harvesting (to protect consumer toxicity) - Has a wonderful way of keeping bugs off. If a plant becomes taken by pests, they will simply spray a natural/organic soap on the plant. The soap attracts moisture and essentially suffocates the bugs (or the jump off) before they can get close enough to eat the produce. (very cool way of dealing with pests!) - Also offers some hydroponic produce (which is CLEARLY marked)
Another awesome feature is that you don't get a pre-made basket of veggies. Instead they have implemented a "pre-paid" punch card for getting produce. So basically when you go the the market you simply choose what you want. The website explaines it http://www.carpentersorganic.com/CSA.html
I think the major bonus to the punch system is that even if you miss a week you can still get your produce on another week. no more wasted money!
Lets break down the price. (20 weeks) - full share is $17/week (feeds 4 Adults) - half share is $8.50/week (feeds 2 adults)
Wow. how amazing is that?! Most other places in the area charge $25-35/week. And most are not even organic certified!
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