Reviews for: Fox Creek Farm
Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is
By: Melissa del Cano (Oct 29, 2008)
The more you read, the more you know; try Omnivore's Dilemma, or Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. These books will make you want to shake the hand of your farmer. If you become a CSA member with Fox Creek Farm, you can do just that. You will know the people who grow your food; you can help them harvest it if you want. You will know that not only are your veggies delicious, they are wholesome and easy on the environment. You will be giving your money not to the people who truck your veggies from who knows where, grown who knows how; but to the actual people who work the land, grow the plants and pull in the harvest--with every care to the food they grow on their land.
This is a community; we share recipes, we have potlucks and contra dances, sometimes the farmers will share homemade cookies with their weekly deliveries. But even if you just bring your bag and fill it with this week's harvest, you are doing the right thing--for yourself, your farmer, your environment, and every recipe you cook with the ingredients from Fox Creek Farm!
This is our first year with Fox Creek Farm; I already have my deposit in for next year. I can't wait to see what the new harvest brings!
Fox Creek Farm: A model for the future face of local farming
By: mike warner (Apr 25, 2008)
We have been members since they started with only 10 shares. One would think that as the CSA increased in members many times over, that the personal attention and quality of share might have gone down. Just the opposite is true. As the years have passed the quality and variety of our share has continued to improve. The community created by the CSA has become a freindly, active group. The potlucks with swimming (or snowshoeing in the winter), good food and fellowship are an added bonus. The ability to cut fresh flowers and herbs is a plus. This is a well planned operation which should be self sustaining and shows a way for more locally produced fresh food in a time when this is becoming increasing important for global reasons.
Mike Warner & Emily Davis & The Barton Hill Gang
Fox Creek Farm Forever
By: Jennifer Mosher (Apr 25, 2008)
We've been members of Fox Creek Farm CSA since its first year, and intend to be members as long as there's a CSA (which we expect to be a long, long time!) The wide variety of produce is always excellent quality. It's all so fresh and abundant that it really lasts all the way till the next pickup, and we often have extra even then. The greens, beans and snow/snap peas are tender, the carrots sweet, the radishes tangy, the herbs flavorful, the tomatoes succulent - everything picked at its peak, neither too early nor too late. I made the best tomato sauce ever from FCF tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil last fall. The variety of vegetables FCF offers is too wide to mention all of them, but you get my point. Not only are the veggies great, but so is the social aspect of the farm. Sara and Raymond host wonderful potlucks at the farm, full of good food and great company, beautiful walks on the property and educational opportunities as well. Every pickup day is a friendly, well-organized experience. Each weekly newsletter contains recipes using that week's produce, also a helpful feature. An additional perk of membership is the beautiful bouquets we can cut from FCF's abundant flower beds, perfect for setting off delicious meals made with FCF veggies and herbs. All in all, Fox Creek Farm is a great "forever CSA!"
Best CSA you can imagine
By: Russell Pokorny (Apr 25, 2008)
We have been members of the Fox Creek Farm CSA for 4 years now, and have really enjoyed the fresh vegetables every week. Raymond and Sara always have an interesting selection of different vegetables ready and even provide recipes along with some of the unfamiliar items so their customers will know how to prepare them. We pick up our share each Friday afternoon at their farm, and enjoy visiting with the other customers who are having as much fun as we are seeing what is available and getting to know each other. Flowers are also available for the picking. Our share for two is so generous, we enjoy sharing it with our neighbors.