By Rob GardnerFebruary 12, 2010 at 10:09 am
This thread is dedicated to sharing your 2010 CSA decisions. Which CSA have you chosen? Why? Need help? Let’s share our experiences.
I love Genesis Growers. They always send the freshest produce and give updates on the farm with the list of items for the week. I get their egg share too and love it! Nothing like CSA eggs
For vegetables we go with Gibbs Family Garden, meat we go with
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm. We get eggs from both. Love them both, looking forward to Spring so the vegetables start again!
We did Sweet Earth Organics last year, because one of their pick-up locations is relatively close to our home in Jefferson Park (the Northwest Side is a bit of a CSA desert). We’ve signed up with Irv & Shelley’s Fresh Picks in the past month because of the convenience of home delivery and the varying portion sizes. I also like being able to add additional, organic produce from elsewhere in the county – root veggies are great in winter, but sometimes you just want an avocado!
We belong to the Grass is Greener Gardens Meat CSA (which operates year-round). The quality is outstanding, and we appreciate how they are raising their meat, and the price is a very fair value…their communication can be a bit lax, but they’re a small operation busy running the farm, so I understand email isn’t their top priority.
We’ve been members of Home Grown Wisconsin (which is now Simply Wisconsin) for three years. The quality of produce and variety has been outstanding. Last year they changed their management structure mid-season, and I don’t think we received quite as much produce as we were used to in the past, but we’ve re-upped with them for the summer season, as they’ve also dropped their prices quite a bit. Their communication is excellent, and they typically email a newsletter out the day before pickup which is helpful for planning meals for the week.
We are joining Grass is Greener and Videnovich. It’s our first time doing CSAs. I can’t wait!
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