Reviews for: Paiges' Produce
very happy 3rd year CSA members
By: Paul Kavicky (Oct 21, 2012)
My wife and I are third year CSA members with Paige's Produce. What a great farm and delightful folks. It makes it easy for us to choose these guys for our produce. Getting weekly bags of fresh local produce is helping us eat healthier and cook at home more. I had some of the best meals of my life at home this year thanks to the CSA. Paige's Produce gets you fresh in season tomatoes, corn, beans, squash, pickles, apples, pears, kale, etc. It's really nice. We enjoyed visiting the farm, too. Our local supermarket has a pretty dismal offering of vegetables and fruit and we couldn't be happier than to solve that problem by buying locally. I'd encourage anyone interested in healthy food, the local economy, supporting farmers, and just plain having better produce to become a Paige's Produce CDA member. Very satisfied customers here.
Amazing produce, better people, happy to be a part
By: (Jan 25, 2011)
I bought my first CSA a couple summers ago from Brian and Paige's Produce. It was amazing! The season started with flowers and herbs to plant. The flower baskets bloomed for weeks. The planted herbs grew all summer long; a perfect beginning and accoutrement to the produce to come.
I purchased a half share for myself. I cook frequently but there was tons of great produce. Every Saturday, I would pick up my CSA, excited to see what was next. Everyone at Paige's Produce recognizes your face, says hi and how are yous, and are genuinely glad to see you. And they love feedback. (mine always appreciative of hard work and kindness) What I didn't take into account, after I brought tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, etc home, the shelf life of local produce is outstanding. Paige's Produce harvests the ripe and ready hours before they drive to the Columbus markets- so by mid season, the fridge is full! It's wonderful. I gave away baskets to friends, or had BBQs, and made lots, and froze lots, of veggie lasagna.
I happened to move to Washington, DC at the end of the summer, and a friend took advantage of the autumn CSA. The next summer, in DC, I participated in the farmers market per-usual, but I missed the convenience and sense of family that Paige's Produce brings. You can't buy kindness; Brian and everyone at Paige's Produce just happen to give it away for free.
Now, back in Columbus, I'm anxious to begin the 2011 season with Paige's Produce once again.
A half share is great for two adults, frequent cooks, smaller families, and party throwers. I'm sharing my CSA this year, and have seasoned canning skills I'm anxious to tryout. A full share works with larger families, shared by couples- I've seen- and smaller shares work for anybody. I usually purchase additional fruit and vegetables upon pick-up, if I want.
I hope this helps! (sorry, seems I had a lot to say) But I really enjoyed my CSA with Paige's Produce. I trust I will enjoy it again, and again too.
This is year 4
By: thriftorama goo (Apr 8, 2010)
This is the fourth year we have participated in this CSA. We love the Helser family. They truly are great. They have farm open houses twice a year, which are a great time.
We buy the half share of veggies, which is more than enough for two adults and two babies, and we buy a share of eggs. LOVE the eggs. I wish I could get them year round. This year, we are trying the fruit share as well, since we saw all the goodies they had last summer, including the best blueberries ever.
By: Marion Wolfe (Nov 21, 2009)
As graduate students, my husband and I are on a small budget and weren't sure how doing a CSA would work out for us, but it was definitely worth it! The quality and variety of produce kept us interested all summer and broadened our palates. Brian and his family are great, and we loved visiting the farm.
In terms of the share size, we thought the 1/2 share was the perfect size for two adults who like to cook.
One more thing: the CSA definitely saved us money, if not on produce, then on eating out less often! When you have fresh veggies in the fridge that need to be eaten, there's no reason to go anywhere else.
By: Barri Jones (Oct 12, 2009)
We joined this CSA two years ago -- after a bad experience with another CSA -- and we love Paige's Produce with all their delicious veggies and eggs. Who knew fresh picked corn, beans and tomatoes could be so good! We've already signed up for another year.
Great people to work with!
By: (Nov 19, 2008)
We love using Paige's Produce every summer as our CSA. We pickup in Clintonville and Brian is always there with a smile and veggies for us. My family loves getting all of the tomatoes, green beans, corn and other veggies. The eggs were great too. The best part was meeting the chickens and making homemade apple cider on their farm in September. We are getting full shares this year. Thanks so much to Brian and Kelly!
Good People, Good Produce, Good Fun
By: Ryan Pearson (Nov 14, 2008)
It really can't get much better than this; Good People, Good Produce, Good Fun with a convenience factor built in. We are CSA members going on our fourth year and we hope to be lifers. The CSA program brings a fresh bounty throughout the growing season (healthy) and you know where it comes from/how it is handled not to mention the gratification for supporting local farmers. We're already anxious for the annuals in the early spring because that means the veggies are right around the corner - literally (ua farmers market).
By: Mike Meeks (Aug 23, 2008)
I bought a bunch of green beans from them last weekend. From top to bottom of the basket all the beans were of high quality