Friday, November 19, 2010

Reasons I Love My CSA

We joined a CSA almost a year ago, and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Here is why (If you are interested, I wrote about how to make a CSA work best for you here):
  • Nothing compares to a salad made with ingredients from the box. I have honestly never tasted fresher salad. Last Friday’s salad, made with ingredients from the box: butter lettuce, radishes, cilantro, avocadoes, tomatoes (from the Farmers’ Market). And yes, we are very lucky to get this in November…

  • All the veggies really encourage me to make veggies the star of meals. Plus, I find excuses to eat comfort foods for dinner… Baked potato and tomato/cucumber salad.

  • Over the last year, I have tried a number of veggies I would have never tried otherwise, such as fava beans.

  • Our CSA is really easy to work with and focused on costumer service. They replace items you are not satisfied with (such as a squash that is rotten on the inside) without any problems and make up for it in the next order.
  • Getting a box is always like getting a present. Plus, we try to open it as a family whenever we can, and it’s just a lot of fun!
Questions: Have you ever considered joining a CSA? I debated it for a LONG time before I joined. And when I finally joined, it was the last week of December, which is not the most common time to join I guess… Since we have some year-round produce here in California, we enjoyed it right from the start. But, I have to say that the summer and fall produce was truly outstanding! I truly wish I had joined sooner! What are your weekend plans? I am looking forward to a lot of quality time with the family. We also have a party to attend, which should be fun!

Be well,