We hope so! Because you’re likely going to find some in your CSA basket from time to time. We do help out with ideas for how to use our produce, especially varieties of vegetables you might be less familiar with. And since our vision is constantly growing and part of that is exposing you to new vegetables, we hope you love it. Don’t worry, though—the majority of what you receive is widely known and loved.
4. Do you need control in your menu planning?
We give you a general idea of what to expect, in terms of seasonal offerings, in our Farmer-Shareholder Agreement. At the beginning of each week, we also email a heads-up about what to expect that particular week. But there are always surprises, so you can expect to get more than what we may have indicated. Can you roll with this kind of excitement? Many of our shareholders have commented that opening up each week’s basket and exploring what’s inside is like Christmas! Doesn’t that sound great?
5. Are you looking for a deal, or comparing your share to prices in the grocery store?
You won’t find the same quality of vegetables in your local store, so it’s not an apples to apples comparison (forgive the pun) but you’ll find our shareholders frequently report we are a good value, and they are more than pleased with what they receive for the price they pay. You might find we are comparable, more expensive and sometimes less expensive to grocery store prices if you are buying high-quality organic vegetables. Of course, some of those will be shipped from across the country, or even overseas, which greatly reduces their nutritional value and freshness. If this is a benchmark for you, please remember at the heart of the CSA is really the farmer-customer relationship. We value that above all else.