Reviews for: Land's Sake
Great Food/Great Experience
By: Michelle Hipwood (Jan 19, 2012)
I have been a member of Land├ó┬?┬?s Sake for a year now and every time I go to the farm stand, I am so impressed with how friendly and knowledgeable is everyone on staff. In addition to getting a little education for me and my kids on every trip, the veggies are amazing. At the stand, they provide a great assortment of recipes that I can take home with me for each veggie choice. So convenient and inspirational! One week I made this great cabbage dish for a family gathering. It got great reviews. I went to a regular market the next week to get the ingredients and repeat├ó┬?┬Žit was nowhere near as good. We definitely taste a difference between store versus farm fresh veggies, plus I get to support the community at the same time.
Land's Sake CSA
By: Patricia Hambrick (Jan 18, 2012)
Land's Sake CSA is like having Christmas every week! I have been a CSA member for 2 years and have loved the variety and abundance of produce that we get. I personally love not knowing what we are picking up each week as I have tasted and learned to love many vegetables that I wouldn't have known otherwise- such as Kale. I had never tasted Kale and now I know 4 or 5 different ways to use it so that I now miss it when the season is over! The vegetables are obviously very fresh. Everything is organic and tastes so much better than anything I could buy at any store.I miss the wonderful vegetables in the winter and am already looking forward to Spring/Summer. I split my CSA with a friend and there is more than enough for each of us each week (I think they say there is enough for a family of 4, and this would support that). We also bought the winter share this November and I am still enjoying many of the root vegetables from that pick up. Pick up times are reasonable so that even though we both work full time, it's not a problem to get my vegetables once a week. Lands Sake is like a family. You meet the farmers at the stand, they always have great ideas how to prepare any of the vegetables, and working the fields with them during the volunteer hours connects us all. Lands Sake CSA is a great program which I am very happy to support.
Nice farm, some issues.
By: Number Six (Sep 28, 2011)
Please note I am rating the CSA "3", the farm a "4". This is a great operation with very knowledgeable and dedicated staff. I have been a customer for a number of years and a CSA subscriber for two although have given up on the CSA.
As I figured originally, the CSA is not for everyone. You expect that you will not receive everything you want when you sign up, it's the nature of the beast. Well, our share was supposed to feed a family of four although there was rarely enough for the two of us. The selection was usually marginal with a skimpy portion of more desirable veg say - lettuce, and an over abundance of say - beets. We gave up after two years and just buy what we need now.
It was very disappointing to learn that a vast majority of the food grown at the farm is given away to charity. Now I am a charitable person and don't mind if the farm helps some people out. However, The expensive CSA combined with the skimpy portions is too much to handle. Van loads of free food going into the city is way too much. My personal belief is that they are taking advantage of the "rich" people in the area.
The farm claims to follow organic standards although they are not rated. Also troubling is that they get their water from the town and hence, the MWRA. So water comes with flouride and chlorine and all the goodies in the public water supply. So not quite as organic as they would have you think.
We still shop at Land's Sake, just not a s much as we would like.
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Patricia Hambrick says: (Jan 18, 2012)
It's a good thing that Lands Sake is so charitable. The CSA quantities are abundant, so I'm glad that food is being sent to those who need it.