A life changing experience By: Rachel Kugelmass (Apr 30, 2012)
My husband and I were first-time CSA participants in 2011. We were thrilled. The produce was unbelievable, both in variety and in quality. At the end of the season, we tried to list everything we had received and lost count at over 40 different kinds of produce. Every week was an adventure in cooking, as we sought out new recipes to try. In addition to farm updates, we also received storage tips and recipes from the farmers. The two of us had a full share and it was more than ample for our produce needs. The salad greens were delicious and we found it difficult to return to store-bought produce when the season was over. The farm-fresh eggs were a revelation. The fruit was abundant and delicious. We also liked the ability to swap items and the knowledge that unclaimed shares (due to vacations) are given to the Center for Food Action. We are counting the days until our share begins again.