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Are you joining a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture)?


Yes, I can't wait for 2 tons of tomatoes!
46% (120 votes)
I'm thinking about it, how do I do it?
18% (46 votes)
I'm worried I won't be able to use all that food!
7% (18 votes)
No, I'm shopping the farmer's market instead.
19% (50 votes)
What's a CSA?
10% (26 votes)
Total votes: 260
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17 comments

 
Nicole_1055 wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

There are no CSAs in my area.

There are no CSAs in my area. :(

Anonymous wrote 5 years 22 weeks ago

I'll think about it in 3

I'll think about it in 3 years when I move back to the states but living in Japan right now sort of puts a damper on most of my plans.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

we have participated in CSA

we have participated in CSA for many years. Wonderful opportunity to try new veggiesand recipes, and be able to help local, organic farms survive.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

I live for the start of the

I live for the start of the CSA season! Our family has subscribed to a CSA in Massachusetts for 2 years now. It has really expanded our culinary experiences and helped us to eat more vegetables. I love supporting local agriculture and getting the freshest produce available. I only wish the season was longer. This year we're planning to try out a meat CSA as well!

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

I was a member of a local CSA

I was a member of a local CSA and got some friends to join as well. Best thing for our family-tried some new veggies that I never would have..they had a weekly newsletter with recipies for the new to us items
which was GREAT! Lots of work, lots of food. We can share shares with others and for small families
that worked-they just alternated weeks.
This year I am growing my own garden...so fingers crossed for a good growing year!

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

Milk? Whole Milk? 2% 1%?

Milk? Whole Milk? 2% 1%?

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

We joined a CSA last year but

We joined a CSA last year but found that they had too many things we didn't eat and not enough of the things we did eat. So this year we're just going to shop at the local farmer's markets.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

I watched Food, Inc. and

I watched Food, Inc. and then, for the first time, bought a CSA share to a wonderful, fully-organic, local farm. I'm expecting to use my "EatingWell In Season" cookbook frequently, and hoping to make some drastic, much needed changes in my diet.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

I have been a member of a CSA

I have been a member of a CSA for 12 years. I love the variety. I have tried many different vegetables that I otherwise would not have chosen at the grocery store.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

CSA's are a great thing? The

CSA's are a great thing? The abundance of food is the only obstacle for a family of 2. Your forced to prepare or store the food each week, it becomes laborious. My solution is buying local at farmers markets, I will be contributing to the local farmer while getting delicious and nutritious food. Its a win-win situation.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

I have never heard of any of

I have never heard of any of them. We have a Costco but I don't buy peanut butter from Costo.I will look up the one at Safeway and try it.What about Adams all Natural (100% peanuts).

Anonymous wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

All the CSA organizations in

All the CSA organizations in Cincinnati are full and have very long waiting lists.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

I am allergic to tomatoes,

I am allergic to tomatoes, but I will be a volunteer at one. They are conduction classes on how to grow a garden. I am expecting some CSA in return for 6 weeks x 2 hours work.

CSA for 1 is not available.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

Not joining one yet. Not many

Not joining one yet. Not many in our area. We need to make better use of our excellent farmers' market (twice weekly April-October). After that, we may join.

Anonymous wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

Eating Well is my absolutely

Eating Well is my absolutely favorite magazine in terms of its commitment to sustainability, consuming local products, ethical eating, and, of course, wonderful recipes. I belong to an Ethical Eating group and have highly recommended your magazine to all of the members. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

Anonymous wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

I like the community aspect

I like the community aspect of going to the farmers market every week in the summer. But I've been considering signing up for a winter share. Has anyone had a good experience with that? I'm afraid of getting so many root vegetables I don't know what do to with them...

 
Michelle Edelba... wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

I love the idea but with

I love the idea but with picky eaters in the house I don't think we'd eat all the things you get in a CSA so we're going to shop at the farmer's market. I think a CSA would be cheaper though...

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