Reviews for: Scott Arbor - A Certifed Organic Farm
By: Katie Z (Apr 4, 2010)
This is the first CSA I've ever been involved with and we joined for the winter. I have really enjoyed this experience! The Scott family has been easy to communicate with and very transparent about their farming practices. Their winter vegetables are wonderful--broccoli, cauliflower, pac choi, chinese cabbage, cabbage, swiss chard, spinach, and green cooking shallots. The farm offers work days, which you can attend if you'd like. If you do go out to work with the Scott family, you won't be disappointed. They make it worth your effort!
By: Zoe Trieff (Aug 5, 2009)
I have to say that I disagree with Grace's review below. The only reason I stopped my membership with the Scott Arbor CSA was my husband and I were getting deluged with fresh vegetables and couldn't keep up. We needed a half share, but that wasn't an option. The veggies (and occasional fruits) were delicious! Communication with Clyde was great - there was never a problem or any kind of delay. I appreciate that they offered work days, and the recipes were very helpful. There were a couple of harvests that were shorter than the Scotts were hoping, and they promptly issued refunds or credits toward the next season. Overall, the Scotts were great, the veggies were wonderful, and this CSA is a great choice!
Spring Session has been wonderful!
By: (Apr 21, 2009)
The Best! My family and I have really enjoyed the spring CSA with Clyde and Ellen and can't wait for the summer season and the tomatoes! The great big orange caulflower was an amazing hit at our house. The greens have been awesome with the chard being a new family favorite. The lettuce and broccoli are so good, they don't last a night in our home. I really enjoy being able to pick the bags up on the porch a bit earler; but miss seeing Ellen. Thank you for all the recipes too! Two of my friends joined for this season and I know they are very happy too! M. Elliott 5 STARS *****
OUTSTANDING CSA! We can't wait for the fall harvest! 5 STARS
By: (Sep 26, 2008)
Ellen and Clyde provided our family with a WONDERFUL experience this summer with the freshest locally gown organic fruits and veggies! The squash were wonderful, the herbs were heavenly and the melons were amazing. AND THE TOMATOES TASTED LIKE REAL TOMATOES!!!! My family is still talking about the big melon drop! We ate the wonderfully ripe melons until I thought the kids would pop! It was exciting to pick up my bag each week and see what we were eating. And thank you especially for the recipes for some of the less common items! My kiddos tried new things that I never would have imagined that they would try and they LOVED everything. The spaghetti squash was the biggest hit! I look forward to seeing Ellan each week and really enjoyed the informative emails and the phone calls especially. I've already signed up for the fall and have gotten several of my friends the information to get on the waiting list.
For some reason I couldn't get the stars to work on the rating system but in case you had any doubts - *****Five Stars*****
By: Grace (Sep 11, 2008)
This year my daughter suggested that we take part in a local CSA group. What we wanted was seasonal organic produce at a reasonable price. What we got was weeks of delay, curt communication from the farmer, and no satisfaction that we got our monies worth. One would be better off buying organic produce from the local farmer's market. You will get much more for your money and you will be guaranteed produce every week.
Comments on this Review:
Brad and Jenny Stufflebeam says: (Sep 17, 2008)
Being a CSA farmer myself, I wonder if your experience is based upon one season? If you took part in a season with extreme drought (like this year), or a single season suffered by extreme flooding (last year) you may have been disappointed. Supporting a CSA is about commitment to local food and sustaining a family farm. Seasonal food is always limited by the weather we are given, and you certainly take less risk when you shop at the farmer's market. CSA's are not right for everyone, but it takes commitment from both parties, sharing the risk involved in growing food. CSA farmers are not only determined to grow the finest food to their members, but they also need to communicate regularly for their members to know and understand what is growing (or not growing) on the farm. Don't give up on CSA's too quickly. But, if you want cheap food, you will always be disappointed.
Paul Johnson says: (Aug 3, 2009)
This is our first seaon with Scott Arbor CSA, They are doing a great job. Add in a record drought and record heat and I am amazed. Don't let this one review cause you to miss a great CSA. Plantdetective